All games and schedule for Esports World Cup 2024

The Esports World Cup is shaping up to be massive, with several tournaments lined up and a $60 million prize pool. Let's check out all the games and their schedule.

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The Esports World Cup (ESWC) is all set to begin next month and will be featuring the biggest prize pool in the history of esports. A total of 19 games will be featured across 20 tournaments, including an exclusive event for Women. Teams with the highest score across all the events will be able to take home some extra rewards as part of the Club Championship.

A few speculations and rumours are going around regarding the addition of another game to the ESWC. If true, the game may be announced in the coming one or two weeks, but for the time being, let’s check out all the events and their schedule.

Games and Schedule

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB)

MLBB is one of the most popular MOBA titles for mobile title, that clocks in millions of gamers and viewers at the tournament alike. In fact, MLBB has an all-time peak viewership of 5 million. The event for MLBB featured at the ESWC is the MLBB Mid-Season Cup 2024.

The event is set to commence on June 28 and will feature 23 Teams competing for a massive prize pool of $3 million, with the winner taking $1 million. Alongside the Mid-Season Cup, there is also MLBB Women's Invitational 2024 planned as an exclusive all-female event featuring a prize pool of $500,000 that will start on July 25.

StarCraft II

StarCraft 2 is a popular Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game that boasts a huge number of audience in many parts of the globe. Despite that, the community hasn’t seen much exposure apart from a few events. This is all set to change as the game is jumping straight to the big leagues at the ESWC with a million-dollar tournament.

Matches will commence starting August 14 with eighteen players competing for $1 million prize pool. More details regarding the event are yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, this comes as a huge boost for the StarCraft 2 community.

Counter-Strike 2

Another iconic game in the mix, Counter-Strike 2 is one of the most beloved tactical FPS shooter games with millions of players and a bigger fan base. The game features highest number of tournaments and has seen over 7,700 events.

The game will also see a dedicated tournament featuring a prize pool of $1 million. The event is hosted by ESWC along with ESL which will take place from July 17. We will see 15 teams that made their way through various ESL events and regional qualifiers.

Dota 2

Counter-Strike isn’t the only Valve game in the ESWC as Dota 2 is making an appearance. It is one of the two most popular MOBA titles on PC and is known to feature a hefty prize pool, reaching over $30-40 million at times.

The bigger prize pool has seemingly rubbed off ESWC along with the fondness of Saudis for Dota 2 in general to bring an event with a 5 million dollar prize pool that will take place starting July 4. It is also the highest compared to any other game.

League of Legends

The most popular MOBA title, League of Legends, has reached record heights. The game currency holds the highest record viewership among any game at 6.4 million viewers at the 2023 League of Legends world championship. The tournament will see eight invited teams compete for $1 million in a prize pool starting July 4. The winner takes home $400,000.

Teamfight Tactics

Teamfight Tactics came as a surprise announcement, considering the ESWC did not have a Valorant tournament. The game is an auto battler PvP title and will have an unofficial tournament similar to League of Legends. Matches are set to start from Aug 8 and will feature 16 teams qualifying through various closes qualifiers and a $550,000 prize pool.

Honor of Kings (HoK)

A direct competitor to MLBB, Honor of Kings is a well-known MOBA title with a sizable player base, although not quite the same. The ESWC is set to host the HoK Mid-Season Invitational 2024 starting sometime in July. The tournament will feature 12 teams competing for a $3 million prize pool. More details on the event to be revealed.

Free Fire

Thanks to the rapid growth of the mobile gaming industry, mobile gamers are getting much more exposure. The ESWC is also featuring multiple mobile titles, including one of the popular battle royale titles, Free Fire. Eighteen teams from various regions will compete in the $1 million tournament organized by Garena and ESL that will commence on July 10.

PUBG

When PUBG was previously released in 2017, it defined the battle royale genre. Seven years after its release, the game is still quite popular among players. The PUBG Corporation is also set to host an official PUBG tournament at the ESWC The event will see 24 Teams compete for a $2 million prize pool, but that’s not all. The top 16 teams will also be getting PGS Points that will contribute towards the path to Global Championship 2024.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile will also be joining the mobile game roster for the ESWC through PUBG Mobile World Cup 2024 organized by Krafton and Level Infinite. The event will see an even bigger prize pool than PUBG PC for $3 million and even more teams qualifying through various regional qualifiers. A few teams have already made their way with more before the event begins on July 19.

Apex Legends

Another battle royale entry, the tournament Apex Legends at ESWC is set to begin from July 31 and will 40 teams from across the globe compete with each other. It is also the only event featuring this many teams, simply due to the popularity of the game. The entire event features a prize pool of $2 million, with the winner ultimately taking home $600,000.

Rainbow Six Siege

R6 is another take on the tactical shooter with close-quarter combat (CQC) and is unique and beloved by many. The game is watching some new-found popularity among the community and is also a part of the ESWC set to begin on July 31 with a $2 million prize pool. The event will feature 16 teams, although they are yet to be announced.

Overwatch 2

The first and only hero shooter in the list, Overwatch 2 has seen some rocky roads in the last few years in terms of popularity. While the situation is a bit better, the addition to the ESWC will be a huge boost. The event will take place starting July 24 and feature 16 teams and $1 million in prize pool. The winner will be taking home $400,000.

Fortnite

Everyone knows Fortnite, but not everyone is aware that the tournament organized by ESL at the ESWC for the game is ditching its popular battle royale format and going the arena shooter route similar to the recent Dreamhack Dallas for Fortnite. The event will see 16 teams and a million-dollar prize pool and is set to commence on August 8.

Rocket League

Rocket League has now been out for almost a decade and still remains as one of the unique esports titles. Recent years saw an uplift in the community, and its addition to the ESWC is another win despite being a third party event. The tournament is to take place sometime in August featuring $250k in prize pool with more details regarding the format to be announced soon.

EA SPORTS FC

Another one-of-its-kind game in the list for ESWC if players do not count Rocket League. EA SPORTS FC is the most popular sports simulation game set to feature 16 players qualifying through an invitation along with Dreamhack Summer and Dallas qualifiers. Matches will begin starting August 15 with players competing for a million-dollar prize pool.

Street Fighter 6

One of the two planned fighting games, the release of Tekken 6 was a massive hit, along with the recent Capcom Cup X tournament that featured the biggest ever prize pool. Now the ESWC is also set to feature $1 million in prize pool with 32 players qualifying through various events with the main event set to take place starting August 8.

Tekken 8

The second fighting game at the ESWC, Tekken 8 will also see an unofficial event with players qualifying through similar events as Street Fighter 6. The prize pool and player count are also identical, with 32 players competing for $1 million, with the winner taking home $300,000. The tournament will commence on August 22.

RENNSPORT

Sim racing has been quite popular recently in esports and RENNSPORT recently partnered with ESL to host the R1 2024 Spring championship featuring 48 drivers across 12 teams racing for a prize pool of $500,000. The event will be taking place starting August 8. Having a sim racing event in front of a huge audience is a huge push for the sim racing community to branch out of the Olympics.

ESWC Club Championship

Apart from all these events, the ESWC Club Championship has also set aside $20 million that will be distributed to the top 16 teams that score the most points throughout all events. The winner will be taking home $7 million. However, in order to secure the win, teams also need to have at least one win across all 19 events.

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