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Esports day-by-day: PSG Talon in Mid-Season Invitational action

An intriguing and varied week of Esports lies ahead with key tournaments taking place in Dota 2, League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

The week begins with more action in the Dota 2 ESL Berlin Major while on Tuesday and Wednesday the Mid-Season Invitational - one of the biggest events on the League of Legends circuit - begins with its playoff stage.

There is also the final of the CS:GO Brazy Party to look forward to before action in the Elisa Invitational and the Call of Duty League at the end of the week.


Dota 2: Playoffs commence in Berlin Major

The latest Major in the world of Dota 2 - the ESL One Berlin Major in Germany - has not disappointed and on Monday things go up a gear with the start of the tournament's playoffs.

The group stage has concluded with the top four in each section advancing to the upper bracket of the playoffs and the teams which placed fifth and sixth also progressing to the knockouts, but starting out in the lower bracket.

Gaimin Gladiators, 9 Pandas, Tundra Esports, OG and Team Spirit all went unbeaten in the Berlin Major group stage and are worth keeping an eye on.


League of Legends: Mid-Season Invitational gets underway with play-in stage

With a prize pool of $250,000, the Mid-Season Invitational is always one of the most highly anticipated events on the League of Legends calendar and the S-Tier tournament returns this week, starting with the play-in stage on Tuesday.

The MSI is an international event which features the winners of the nine Riot Games League of Legends Spring Splits along with the runners-up from the best divisions.

It gives some of the biggest teams on the League of Legends circuit the opportunity to battle with the best from other countries with a view to compete in the end-of-season World Championship.

On Tuesday, PCS Spring side PSG Talon are 4/9 to beat DetonatioN FocusME, who ply their trade in the LJL Spring and are 13/8 shots to prevail.

The later game, meanwhile, pits 1/12 G2 Esports, who were winners of this year's LEC Winter, against Brazilian organisation LOUD, who can be backed at 6/1 to pull off a shock win.


League of Legends: Bilibili Gaming involved in MSI play-ins

The play-in stage of the aforementioned League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational continues on Wednesday with another two matches.

The first is expected to be very one-sided as the runners-up in the LPL Spring - one of the most competitive leagues in the world - take on the best side from the Latin American division.

LPL big guns Bilibili Gaming are 1/200 to win their match with Movistar R7, who are 16/1 to win the match.

The other game on Wednesday is a little more even with Golden Guardians of the LCS priced at 4/7 to defeat GAM Esports, who play in the VCS Dawn and are 5/4 to win.

CS:GO: Brazy Party reaches its conclusion

Last week it was all about the Brazy Party in CS:GO and the A-Tier event reaches its conclusion with the Grand Final on Wednesday.

The quarter-finals of the tournament took place on Monday with the semi-finals on Tuesday and in the Grand Final the remaining two teams will battle it out for $133,000.

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CS:GO: Double header in Elisa Invitational

The dust has settled on the Contenders Stage of the CS:GO Elisa Invitational and the Main Stage is up and running.

On Thursday there are two matches punters can catch in the tournament. EYEBALLERS are 8/15 to beat ENCE Academy, who can be backed at 11/8 to win, while Sprout are 8/11 to beat Dynamo Eclot, who are 1/1.


Call of Duty League: Qualifying for Major Five begins

The final Call of Duty League Major of the season is nearly upon us with qualifying for Major Five beginning this weekend.

Major Five is the last Major before the end-of-season Call of Duty League Championship and teams will desperately be scrambling around for last-minute points.

The Major itself will take place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto later this month but for now attention is on the online qualifiers.

There are three matches on the cards for Friday with Atlanta FaZe, who lead the way in the 2023 overall standings and are already qualified for the CDL Championship, 1/20 to win the opening match of the weekend against 15/2 shots LA Guerrillas.

Las Vegas Legion, meanwhile, clash with OpTic Texas, while Seattle Surge battle with Toronto Ultra.


Call of Duty League: Four matches on the cards in Major Five qualifiers

There are four games to be played in the Major Five qualifiers on Saturday with Minnesota ROKKR, one of the most intriguing teams to follow this year, in action twice against London Royal Ravens and Boston Breach.

The final match of the day could be the most entertaining with LA Thieves marginal 4/6 favourites against Toronto Ultra, who are 11/10 to win.


Call of Duty League: Atlanta FaZe and OpTic Texas clash in Major Five qualifying

The first batch of Major Five qualifiers conclude on Sunday with three more games.

The highlight of the day is table-toppers Atlanta FaZe clashing with OpTic Texas, who are just below them in the overall CDL standings and also already through to the CDL Championship.

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