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Esports day-by-day: Another busy week ahead

With the continuation of the ESL Pro League, another Call of Duty League Major and more action across the League of Legends Spring splits, it is set to be another crammed week of Esports action.


League of Legends: Two LPL Spring contests to start the week 

The week of Esports starts slowly but the LPL Spring is back in action and begins with two matches with mid-table pair ThunderTalk Gaming and Rare Atom going head to head and Royal Never Give Up and Bilibili Gaming also locking horns.


League of Legends: Top Esports involved in LPL Spring double header 

On Tuesday in the LPL Spring, attention turns to a few of the split's highflyers. Edward Gaming went into the latest week of LPL Spring action top of the standings with an 8-2 win-loss record and they are 4/6 to beat 11/10 shots Weibo Gaming in the first match on Tuesday. 

There were two other teams who could boast 8-2 win-loss records coming into this week's matches - Top Esports and LNG Esports - and they both clash in the other game on Tuesday. 

At 8/15, Top Esports are marginal favourites with LNG Esports priced at 11/8 to prevail.

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CS:GO: New group commences in ESL Pro League 

The season's latest Counter Strike: Global Offensive major event - the ESL Pro League - is in full flow and the group stage continues this week with the start of the Group C campaign. 

Season 17 of the ESL Pro League is an S-Tier taking place in Malta with 32 teams initially involved and divided across four triple-elimination groups. 

At the end of the group stage, four teams progress from each section to the playoffs and compete for a share of the $850,000 prize pool with the eventual champions set to qualify automatically for the IEM Cologne 2023 and the BLAST Premier World Final at the end of the year. 

Each group features an upper bracket, mid bracket and lower bracket, ultimately giving teams three shots at qualifying for the knockout stage. 

Groups A and B have already concluded with Cloud9, Outsiders, G2 Esports, Fnatic, Heroic, MOUZ, FURIA Esports and Movistar Riders already through to the knockout stage. 

In the opening matches in Group C, FaZe Clan are 1/500 to defeat 20/1 shots Rooster, while Ninjas in Pyjamas are 1/5 favourites against paiN Gaming, who can be backed at 10/3

And in the later matches, Team Vitality are favourites to beat Grayhound, while OG are also expected to beat 00Nation on a day of potentially one-sided affairs.


Call of Duty League: Major Three gets underway 

Qualifying is done and dusted and on Thursday, the Call of Duty League's latest Major begins in Arlington, Texas. 

The event begins with the eight teams in the winners' bracket with the losers of each contest set to drop down to the losers' bracket. 

In one of the closer matchups, Toronto Ultra are 8/11 to beat New York Subliners, who are 1/1 to progress. The winners of each match will move on to the second round of the winners' bracket. 

The season's first two Majors have gone the way of the Subliners and Atlanta FaZe and the winner of the third will secure $200,000 in prize money as well as 65 Call of Duty League points.


League of Legends: Dplus kIA back in action in LCK Spring 

While T1 are the standout team to beat in this season's LCK Spring, fans of Dplus KIA can also not have too many complaints about the performances of their team, who are sitting pretty with a 10-4 win-loss record. 

They are fancied to continue their strong run on Friday, when they are 1/25 to defeat 8/1 shots NS RedForce. 

In the other match taking place in the LCK Spring on Friday, KT Rolster are 3/10 to defeat BRION, who can be backed at 12/5.


League of Legends: Three games on the card in LPL Spring 

The thrash and crash of the LPL Spring continues on Saturday with three matches on the cards. The season's early pacesetters Invictus Gaming are first up against Team WE before LGD Gaming face Top Esports. 

And in the last game of the day, Weibo Gaming are up against Royal Never Give Up. 

Sunday CS:GO: Group C concludes in ESL Pro League Season 17 of the ESL Pro League takes another step towards the playoff stage on Sunday with the conclusion of Group C - the penultimate group of the group stage. 

We already know the first eight teams to have qualified for the playoffs and four more will join them at the end of the week.

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