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DreamHack event kicks-off exciting period for eSports

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The eSports bandwagon continues to roll on, with this vibrant industry set to maintain its upward trajectory during the rest of 2020.

According to the latest Global eSports Market Report, revenues in the sector are expected to grow to $1.1 billion in 2020 - a year-on-year rise of more than 15 percent.

The majority of that income comes from sponsorship and media rights, while mobile eSports in new markets such as Brazil and India are also powering massive growth.

Interest in big events continues to rise at a rapid rate, so read on as we look at some of the major tournaments and competitions taking place over the next few months.

DreamHack confirms Masters Spring event line-up

DreamHack has confirmed that its $300,000 Masters Spring event will feature 32 teams from Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.

The tournament, which starts on May 19, features 16 teams in the European division who have been split into four best-of-three round-robin groups.

The winners will progress to the upper bracket semi-finals, while the second to third-placed teams move to the first round of the lower bracket.

There is a similar format for the eight teams in North America, while the two sets of four teams in Asia and Oceania will each play in double-elimination play-offs.

ESL One Cologne headlines the summer schedule

There will be plenty of CS:GO predictions doing the rounds in the run-up to the prestigious ESL One Cologne event this summer.

Scheduled to take place from July 6-12, it will be the first Masters Championship event to have a $1 million prize pool on offer.

The play-offs for the tournament will be held at Germany’s biggest indoor venue – the Lanxess-Arena – which can hold more than 15,000 people.

The 16 slots have been divided between four regions, with Europe (9) and North America (5) taking the biggest proportion. Asia and Oceania will each be represented by one team.

Overwatch League Grand Finals top autumn events

The date for the 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals is yet to be confirmed, although the final weekend in September seems the most likely target.

The format will be similar to last year’s event, with a play-in tournament followed by double-elimination bracket play leading to the Grand Finals.

San Francisco Shock claimed the title in 2019, defeating Vancouver Titans at a packed Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They scooped $1.1m out of a total prize pool of $1.7m and this year’s participants are expected to battle for an even larger amount.

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