In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- Every team that qualified for the Leipzeig Major
- Epic announces a US$15 million Fortnite Duos tournament to end the year
- And Hearthstone World Champion, VKLiooon, talks to ONE Esports
Every team that qualified for the Leipzeig Major
The closed qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13 have officially ended, and we now know 15 of the 16 teams that will be competing at the Leipzeig Major in January.
In the Chinese region, Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, and Team Aster have all qualified. Surprisingly, powerhouse squad PSG.LGD failed to qualify.
In the SEA region, Fnatic, Reality Rift, and TNC Predator have all qualified. TNC Predator only barely managed to qualify after their playoff opponents, Cignal Ultra, disconnected midway through the third game.
In the European closed qualifier, Team Liquid, Team Secret, and Alliance all qualified, while the newly-formed Team Nigma narrowly missed out, losing to both Secret and Alliance in the playoffs.
After missing the first Major of the year, both Virtus.pro and Na’Vi showed a return to form by qualifying from the CIS region.
In South America, Pain Gaming and Beastcoast were by far the best teams, taking the two qualifying spots for the region.
Finally, in the North American region, the newly signed Chaos Esports Club (formerly known as Quincy Crew), and Evil Geniuses took the last two spots for Leipzeig.
The final spot at the Major will go to the winner of the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020.
Epic announces US$15 million Fortnite Duos tournament to end the year
Epic Games is ending the year with a bang with the Winter Royale 2019 duos tournament, which is set to take place on December 20-22.
The best players in the world will be teaming up for the Duos format competition, which will be held over three days, with US$5 million up for grabs each day.
A number of Fortnite pros and streamers have already expressed their interest in joining the tournament, including Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore and Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff.
Hearthstone World Champion, VKLiooon, talks to ONE Esports
Last month, Li “VKLiooon” Xiaomeng, made history by becoming not only the first woman and first Chinese player to win the Hearthstone world championship, but also the first woman to ever win a major esports title at Blizzcon.
VKLiooon spoke to ONE Esports about how she first got into Hearthstone, how she felt playing against her favorite players at Blizzcon, and her advice for any aspiring female gamers looking to turn pro.