We’re closing out the year 2023 with a bang in a return to Sydney in the ESL Intel Extreme Masters 2023 where the top teams in CS2 will battle it out. This is the first time CS2 is played on the global stage and so far the fans are loving it!
But what does 2024 have in store for Esports? Here’s all you need to know…
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Top Esports events in 2024
Although the industry has seen some decline over the last few years post-lockdown, 2024 is a beacon of hope for the industry as many titles are looking to get back to the glory days.
In March the first CS2 Major will take place at the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024. Although this won’t be the first LAN event for CS2, this will be the first Major.
For League of Legends, we have the LEC Finals hosted in Munich. This is set to take place towards the end of August/beginning of September.
The Six Invitational will be one of the first majors to take place in 2024 with its launch in February.
Valve has also stated they are already working on the next Pro Circuit International for 2024. Dota has one of the largest prize pools for any game at the moment, so we can’t wait for this one!
Other gaming events
Here’s a list of other gaming events taking place in 2024:
- New York Game Awards 2024
- Taipei Game Show 2024
- Hamburg Games Conference 2024
- SXSW 2024
- BIG Festival 2024
- Gamescom 2024
- PAX West 2024
- New Zealand Games Developers Conference 2024
As you can see, there’s a lot to be excited about in 2024, no matter where you are in the world.
Although these may not directly be Esports events, they will feature some matches, specifically at Gamescom and SXSW.
Although we still have 2 months left in 2023, there are few events left as we move into the Holiday season.
As mentioned previously, IEM Sydney is currently taking place with the top teams in Counter-Strike. However, this isn’t the final Counter-Strike tournament with the BLAST Premier World Final taking place in December.
Mobile Legends is a huge game in Asia and SEA. If you’re situated in Europe or NA you may not have heard of this game. However, the MLBB Pro League Invitational is scheduled for November with some of the best players from across the globe competing for the title.
We also have ESI London this weekend with all the biggest names showcasing their latest products and software. Although this isn’t an opportunity for players to compete, it’s a place for industry specialists to connect and develop new opportunities heading into the new year.
In 2023 we saw some awesome events such as Gamers8. This really opens up new opportunities within the industry with investment from Saudi Arabia helping to push the industry into mainstream media with massive prize pools and production.
With lots to look forward to, what event are you most excited about in 2024? Let us know on Twitter (X) at BestofBetsUK!