The year 2022 has been monumental for the Esports industry and online gaming fanatics, several new records have been made, and many previous ones are now broken. This year, events like League of Legends: World Championship, CSGO Blast Premier, and Valorant Championship Tour have delivered some of the most amazing moments in esports history; from super competitive matchups to one-sided beatdowns, all the events have delivered to the expectations of fans. But now it’s time to say goodbye to 2022 and prepare for 2023.
Since 2022 was such a fantastic year, fans’ expectations are even higher, and there are many hopes for next year.
Let us take a look at the most awaited esports tournaments scheduled for next year.
Valorant Champions Tour 2023
Venue: Multiple Venues
Dates: Starting February 14
When it comes to Esports events, the Valorant Champions Tour is one of the most anticipated events of the year. VCT conducts major gaming leagues and tournaments, and thousands of esports gamers around the world take part in the events. The world leader of video games, aka Riot Games, has invited all the esports professionals to come and join the invite, which tentatively will take place between January 2023 to September 2023. Several world-class venues have been finalized for the events, which include Berlin, Germany; Seoul, South Korea; Los Angeles and California, USA.
The VCT 2023: Kickoff Tournament will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The regional leagues will take place from March 26 to May 28 concurrently in Berlin, Seoul, and Los Angeles.
CS: GO – BLAST Paris Major 2023
Venue: Paris, France
Dates: May 8, 2023 – May 21, 2023
Counter-Strike was the third most played and watched a game of the year 2023. The Intel Extreme Masters was one of the most successful events of 2022, and it broke all previous viewership records and was trending everywhere as long as it lasted, and quite a similar story was with the seventeenth CS: GO major championship PGL Major Antwerp which was also a huge hit.
Now, the creators of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have announced that they will organize two Major tournaments on a yearly basis, and in May 2023, BLAST will organize the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. The event will take place in Paris, and a prize pool of USD 1,250,000 is up for grabs.
League of Legends – Worlds 2023
Venue: To be announced
Dates: To be announced
There is so much to talk about the second most popular game of 2022; League of Legends became one of the most played games of the year with crazy tournaments.
What LoL has delivered this year is beyond esports, and players like Faker, Smeb, Caps, Uzi, and more have taken this sport to a whole new level. With a viewership of over 5 million (in T1 vs DRX matchup), the 2022 League of Legends World Championship broke its own record of 2021, and it has attracted a crazy number of audience this year.
The League of Legends (LoL) Preseason 2023 has already started from November 16, 2022, and the hype has already started to build up. Now considering the success of Worlds ’22, there is absolutely no doubt that the 2023 Worlds will be a major hit.
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Dota 2 – The International 2023
Dates: October 15, 2023
Dota 2 is the number one esports game of 2022, the top competition in terms of players and viewership. The 11th season of the annual Dota 2 world championship took place in Singapore in October 2022 with prize money of USD 18,865,624, a total of 30 teams took part in it and the London-based esports organization Tundra Esports won the event and took home a hefty purse of USD 8,518,800. The event hit a record peak viewership of 1.7 million during the finals clash between Team Tundra vs Secret Esports, and the event wrapped up with highs.
Now, it’s time for the 12th season, and fans are eagerly waiting for The International 2023 which will take place in October next year; the pros have already started the preparation as USD 1,600,000 will be up for grabs next year.
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