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The Most Notable Esports Events in April 2021

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Pavo Jurkic
in General | Apr, 6th 2021

Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter, obeying social distancing measures and all that! But, with the short Easter break behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to esports events in April! No worries, several ongoing contests are still afloat, but there’s a handful of fine specimens to look forward to, as well.

Biggest Esports Events in April 2021


CSGO is set to have another record-breaking month! There’s not one, not two, not three, but four notable events to discuss this month. We have several regional leagues to mention, too, most notable in Riot Games’ esports ecosystem. Esports events in April 2021 will have you covered no matter which genre you belong to!

The most popular esports events in April can be found right down below:

A Plethora of CSGO Events


CSGO events in April are not to be taken for granted. Here’s the full list, followed by a closer look into each entry:

  • ESL Pro League S13
  • Funspark ULTI
  • BLAST Premier Spring Showdown
  • DH Masters Spring

ESL Pro League started last month but is still far from being done. We’ve just entered the playoffs stage and have plenty of action left to enjoy. Many quality competitors are out of the equation, but the quality of the remaining teams is still at a remarkable level. Perks of being the biggest CSGO league-like competition, I suppose.

Funspark ULTI starts on April 19 and features five direct invitees and three teams who’ve snatched their spot via regional qualifiers. It’s the final event of the 2020 series, sporting $250,000 in prize money. It ends on April 27 with a proper bang – a fully-fledged Bo5 grand finale with the winner going home with $150,000.

BLAST Premier Spring Showdown is a short (but highly intense) contest that will decide the final two BLAST Premier Spring Finals participants. However, those two spots will be heavily contested. There are 16 teams in the equation, more than half of which have already set claim to the tickets. We’re looking at two separate single-elimination brackets, the winners of which advance to the Spring Finals.

Lastly, DreamHack Masters Spring! April 29 is the start date of this $250,000 event. Sixteen teams, most of which belong to the top CSGO echelons, almost guarantee a proper spectacle! If you came here looking for the biggest esports events in April, DreamHack masters Spring ought to be at the very top of your list!

Valorant Champions Tour Still Going Strong


The first stage of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT from now on) is a thing of the past. The all-new Stage 2 is just about to start. Well, technically, the first regional championship has already started, with others soon to follow.

All these regional Challengers Stage contests are merely an introduction. The entire Valorant esports community eagerly awaits the next Masters. VCT 2021 Stage 2 Masters in Reykjavik is what we’re talking about here. Scheduled for late May 24-30, it’s going to bring together the 10 best Valorant teams and pin them against each other in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. We still don’t know the prize pool, but it’s bound to be massive!

LoL Regional Championship Playoffs


Whether you’re into LPL, LEC, LCS, LCK, or any other regional championship out there, April is going to deliver a ton of excitement. 

Of course, the upcoming MSI’s thought is slowly buzzing through the mind of every LoL fan out there. But we still have more than a month to go! The MSI will start on May 6 and end on May 23, just a day before the VCT Stage 2 Masers. An interesting insight – the folks over at Riot Games seem to be digging Iceland! 

Call of Duty Stage 2 Major


The Call of Duty League is in full flow, boys and girls! Even though the popularity of the franchise and its esports scene isn’t at the level its makers hoped for, it’s still one of April’s most anticipated esports events. Of course, we’re referring to the Stage 2 Major, a grandiose occasion that sports half a million dollars in the official prize pool.

Stage 1 Major ended with Atlanta Faze stealing the show by defeating Dallas Empire 5:2 in the grand finals. Stage 2 Major starts tomorrow, featuring $500,000 in prize money and promising another set of spectacular Call of Duty gameplay. Fingers crossed it lives up to the expectations!

Dota 2 i-League 2021


Last but not least, Dota 2! Yessir, Valve’s MOBA game did have major issues because of the health crisis, but its 2021 has started on the right track. The ONE Esports Major just ended, with Invictus Gaming snatching the title right in front of EG.

One day before the end of the Singapore Dota 2 festival, another noteworthy Dota 2 contest had kicked off. I-League 2021 is the name, and it’s bound to deliver a thrilling offline experience in Shanghai sometime in May.

Yessir, the final stages of the event will play out offline. The group stage, unfortunately, is going to pan out in an online setting. Still, with Invictus Gaming among the participants, it’s bound to be a remarkable event!

Conclusion


We’ve reached the end of our list of notable esports events in April 2021! If you want a closer look, the best source of useful info is Liquipedia. Just navigate to the portal of the game you wish to examine, open up the tournaments section and mark your calendar accordingly.

Cheers! 

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Source: https://www.esportstalk.com/blog/most-notable-esports-events-april-2021/

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CS:GO Navi Chooses “b1t” For Their Five-man Lineup At RMR Tournaments

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Egor “flamie” Vasilev will be left out of RMR tournaments and DreamHack Masters Spring 2021.


Natus Vincere will be performing at the upcoming RMR tournaments with a change in its roster, due to the player-change penalty rules established by Valve. The team has announced through Twitter that they are moving away from the six-man roster approach to adhere to Valve’s new rules. Because of this, Egor “flamie” Vasilev will be left out of their roster for the upcoming RMR (Regional Major Ranking) tournaments and DreamHack Masters Spring 2021. On the other hand, Valeriy “b1t” Vakhovskiy will hold a permanent position on the team.

Flamie out, B1t in

Due to Valve rules stipulating penalties for using substitute players, NaVi’s rotating six-player roster was put in question. A team found in violation has to undergo a compounding penalty of 20% of the points earned at the event if they substitute at least one player during the tournament. In response, Na’Vi has said “Valve made it clear that they do not intend to change the rules. Na’Vi needs as many points as possible to qualify for the Major. In this regard, the team had to coordinate the final roster for the next tournament to avoid penalty points.”

Na’Vi will prepare for their upcoming challenges at a boot camp in Kyiv, Ukraine, from April 11-24. DreamHack Masters Spring, their first focus, will be held between April 29 and May 9. The later CIS RMR tournament is expected to take place in May, around the same time as the European and the North American tournaments. “Despite this, DreamHack is still an important tournament for NAVI,” the organization noted.

The decision to opt for b1t over flamie was not explained in detail. But the team’s coach, Andrii “B1ad3” Gorodenskyi, will be providing clarification in a YouTube video to be posted “next week.”

NaVi roster for DreamHack Spring:

  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple‘ Kostyliev
  • Denis ‘electronic‘ Sharipov
  • Ilya ‘Perfecto‘ Zalutskiy
  • Kirill ‘BoombI4‘ Mikhailov
  • Valeriy ‘b1t‘ Vakhovskiy
  • Andrii ‘B1ad3‘ Gorodenskyi (coach)

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Source: https://estnn.com/csgo-navi-chooses-b1t-for-their-five-man-lineup-at-rmr-tournaments/

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Twitch bans Adin Ross after ZIAS uses Homophobic slurs during his stream

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Adin Ross is a popular Twitch streamer and YouTuber who is known for playing Grand Theft Auto: Online RP & NBA 2K during his streams, having over 600,000+ followers on the platform. However, he has been under the spotlight recently due to various controversial events surrounding his streams and personal life. Just recently his channel fell victim to trolls who were using bots to follow his channel which resulted in his follower count going over 4 million followers.

Adin was streaming alongside ZIAS!, a famous YouTuber who is known for reacting to music videos and vlogging. During the stream, Zias answered a phone call and called Adin a “f*ggot” while he was reportedly away from his room. 

Adin immediately contacted a Twitch mod who said “it’s fine” to continue the stream as Adin was not the one who used the derogatory term, yet he was banned immediately while freestyling in front of 83,000 viewers. This isn’t the first time his channel was banned as he was previously banned for a week on June 8 2020 due to an unknown reason. 

His followers started the ‘#FreeAdin’ movement to clear his ban as they claim that it was unfair. Adin later tweeted the hashtag, stating “Free Adin #freeadin. Mfs don’t wanna see me win. All G tho… let’s hope it’s not a perm.”

It is unclear how long his suspension will last as it could be another week-long ban or even last up to 3 days.

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Source: https://www.talkesport.com/entertainment/twitch-bans-adin-ross/

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CoD: Players Call For Warzone HUD Update In Season 3

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Teamwork in Warzone can be hard, but this Reddit user may have solved all our problems.


It’s been just over a year since the release of Warzone, and while many players team up with a regular squad, some like to play with randoms online. In both scenarios, communication between your team can be hard, and Warzone’s UI does nothing to help that.

Well, Reddit user Abood_Abuoaid has created a new mockup for the Warzone UI, showing each player’s scorestreaks, plates, gas mask, etc.

this could be very helpful from CODWarzone

With over 5.5k Upvotes at the time of writing, this has proved to be very popular, with many players calling for the update to come soon. Warzone already shows if players have self revive, so adding the other icons shouldn’t be too much hassle for the developers.

This little addition to the Warzone UI would change the game drastically. Teamwork would be much easier, and the leader of the squad who’s always checking up on their teammates’ plate/UAV situation wouldn’t have to keep asking.

If we see this update, it’s likely to come with the Warzone map change that is rumored to happen soon. With a move to a Black Ops Cold War-themed Verdansk, many players will be excited to see what arrives in the coming months.

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Source: https://estnn.com/cod-players-call-for-warzone-hud-update-in-season-3/

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Top World of Warcraft teams clash in the AWC Shadowlands Circuit

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Throughout April 10, the top World of Warcraft teams continued to duke it out in the Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit. A place in the Season 1 Finals was at stake.

Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit Europe

Day 1 of the third week of round-robin matches began with games between Creed and Tegridy Damp in the Nagrand Arena. Creed won the first game and followed that up with two more victories.

Tegridy Damp tried to land a Freezing Trap for crowd control, but it was to no avail as the opposing team’s Demon Hunter landed The Hunt and helped end the third game.

Top World of Warcraft teams clash in the AWC Shadowlands Circuit Creed versus Tegridy Damp

Creed versus Tegridy Damp. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

In the games between Blast Wave Bros and Ad Hoc Gaming, the latter team took the series with a quick 3-0. Against their opponent’s they played in the Nagrand Arena, Dalaran Sewers and Tiger’s Peak.

When Skill Capped faced Reload Esports, the first team was victorious in the Nagrand Arena. However, Reload Esports tied the score 1-1 at Hook Point. The third game took place in Empyrean Domain and had a nail-biting end, with Skill Capped earning another win.

Reload Esports had to win the next game, but the Dalaran Sewers arena went to their opponents. Meanwhile, the Method EU versus Cowana Gaming games were intense as both teams had a score of 2-2. Method EU won the fifth game in Empyrean Domain. This victory closed out the third week of Europe’s Arena World Championship games.

Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit North America

Over in the other region, the first round of games began with Unitas versus Cloud9. The latter team fought against their opponents in the Nagrand Arena, Ashamane’s Fall and Hook Point. They obtained victory with three consecutive wins.

Top World of Warcraft teams clash in the AWC Shadowlands Circuit North America Cloud9 Versus Unitas

Cloud9 versus Unitas. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

World of Warcraft team Hamsters & Hares then clashed against OTK. While Hamsters & Hares earned a win in the first game, OTK tied the score 1-1 in the next arena.

OTK continued to turn the games around in the following two games, earning a score of 3-1.

The final game of the day came down to Method NA versus the Golden Guardians. Although the latter team fought valiantly in three different arenas, Method NA closed it out with a score of 3-0.

Top World of Warcraft teams clash in the AWC Shadowlands Circuit North America Method NA versus Golden Guadians

Method NA versus the Golden Guardians. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

The first season of the Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit consists of four weekends. Once completed, each region’s top four World of Warcraft teams will head into the Season 1 Finals.

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Source: https://www.dailyesports.gg/top-world-of-warcraft-teams-clash-in-the-awc-shadowlands-circuit/

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