Welcome to the High Score Esports News Weekly Round-Up!
Each week, High Score updates you on the week that was in esports. Catch up on the coolest matches, the biggest battles, and the latest news right here, all in easy to digest word bites! Read on friends and stay in the know!
DreamHack Atlanta Dreams Up Some Winners
Overall, it was a quiet week in the world of esports. LCS is done for the year, as are Overwatch League, Fortnite League, and really every major esports league.
But lucky for us, DreamHack Atlanta went down this weekend!
Over 35,000 people packed the Georgia World Congress Center, and over a million dollars in cash was given out to players in tournaments.
Marss took the top spot in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate 1v1, while Captain Faceroll won Super Smash Brothers Melee 1v1. On the doubles side of Smash, Cosmos and Light won Ultimate, and Ryan Ford and Mew2King took Melee.
For Mortal Kombat 11, Ninjakilla_212 won the top spot. Manegro won Street Fighter V. The Soulcalibur VI champion was Xephukai. For Tekken7, Anakin walked away as the champion. Rivals of Aether 1v1 saw CakeAssault become the big winner, while CakeAssault and Penguin teamed up to win doubles. Sandstorm took Brawlhalla 1v1. Sandstorm also won Brawlhalla 2v2 alongside teammate Boomie.
Heroic came out tops in the CS:GO tournament, defeating Sprout 2-0. Casper “cadiaN” Møller had been struggling this year, but there was no sign of it at Dreamhack where he had 50 kills and just 16 deaths.
On the Halo front, Tox Gaming took the 4v4 tournament, while GBX took the 2v2.
Ninjas in Pyjamas won the Paladins Premier League, defeating the Pittsburgh Knights 4-2.
On the SMITE World Championship front, SK Gaming pulled off a big upset, defeating number one seed Team RivaL 3-1.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Esports is ever-growing, with more and more leagues being birthed each year. The latest league may be smashing beer cans and asking if you can smell what they’re cooking. Yes, my wrestling references are over 20 years old. What of it?
This week, the WWE registered the trademark for “WWE SGL” & “Superstar Gaming League”.
Now, companies will often file trademarks they never really plan on using, just to make sure someone else doesn’t get them, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the WWE wants some of that esports money companies like Activision, Riot, and Epic are pulling in. Of course, there is one big thing that stands in the WWE’s way – the quality of the game. WWE2K20 has been met with less than good reviews. And by “less than good” I mean that the game has been pretty much panned by critics and gamers. In reality, WWE2K13 was the last WWE game to get really good reviews.
Surely both WWE and 2K would love to get a seat on the esports train, but they’re going to have to put together a seriously strong game to make that happen.