2018 in esports

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List of events in 2018 in esports (also known as professional gaming).

Calendar of events[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Date Game Event Location Winner(s)
January 12–28 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Major 2018[1] Fox TheaterAtlanta & Agganis ArenaBoston, United States Cloud9
January 19-21 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros.
Genesis 5[2] Oakland Convention Center (January 19 and 20) & Paramount Theater (January 21) − Oakland, United States MKLeo (SSB4)
Plup (SSBM)
Alvin (SSB)
January 26-28 various fighting games Evo Japan 2018[3] Sunshine City (January 26 and 27) & Akiba Square (January 28) − Tokyo, Japan see main page
February 13–18 Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational 2018[4] Ubisoft Montreal StudioMontreal, Canada Penta Sports
February 17–25 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarSeries Season 4[5] Kiev Cybersport Arena − Kiev, Ukraine Mousesports
February 20–25 Dota 2 ESL One Katowice 2018[6] SpodekKatowice, Poland Virtus.pro
February 23–24 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Challenge 2018[7] Spodek − Katowice, Poland Team Dignitas
February 27–March 4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters Season XII – World Championship[8] Spodek − Katowice, Poland Fnatic
March 4–11 Dota 2 The Bucharest Major[9] Polyvalent HallBucharest, Romania Virtus.pro
March 13–18 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Hearthstone
StarCraft II
WESG 2017[10] HICECHaikou, China Russian Forces (CS:GO Female)
Fnatic (CS:GO Male)
Team Russia (Dota 2)
GLHuiHui (Hearthstone Female)
Fujitora (Hearthstone Male)
Maru (StarCraft II)
March 22–25 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PGL-PUBG Spring Invitational 2018[11] PGL Studios − Bucharest, Romania Ghost Gaming
March 29–April 1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
FIFA 18

Hearthstone
League of Legends
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Rainbow Six Siege
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Team Fortress 2
Copenhagen Games 2018[12] Bella Center − Copenhagen, Denmark Team Singularity (CS:GO Female)
The Imperial (CS:GO Male)
Mikkel Hjorth Bach (FIFA 18)
Alexnoerh (Hearthstone)
Sørbye Esport (LoL)
De Uheldige Helte (PUBG)
Benjamaster (R6S)
Lillekanin (SC2)
Ascenchilada (TF2)
March 29–April 7 Dota 2 Dota Asia Championships 2018[13] Shanghai Oriental Sports CenterShanghai, China Mineski
April 27–May 6 Dota 2 EPICENTER XL[14] VTB Ice PalaceMoscow, Russia PSG.LGD
May 1–6 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Sydney[15] Sydney Super DomeSydney, Australia FaZe Clan
May 3–20 League of Legends 2018 Mid-Season Invitational[16] Zénith ParisParis, France Royal Never Give Up
May 14–20 Dota 2 Mars Dota 2 League Changsha Major[17] Hunan International Convention and Exhibition Center − Changsha, China PSG.LGD
May 14–20 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals[18] Verizon TheatreGrand Prairie, United States Astralis
May 19–20 FIFA 18 2018 FIFA eClub World Cup[19] EA Paris Studio − Seine-Saint-Denis, France Brøndby eSport
May 19–20 Rainbow Six Siege Rainbow Six Pro League Season 7 Finals[20] Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, United States Team Liquid
May 19–21 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Quake Champions
DreamHack Open Tours 2018[21] Parc des Expositions − Tours, France Team Liquid (Quake)
North (CS:GO)
May 23–27 Dota 2 ESL One Birmingham 2018[22] Arena BirminghamBirmingham, United Kingdom Virtus.pro
May 28–June 3 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarSeries Season 5[23] National Palace of Arts − Kiev, Ukraine Natus Vincere
June 1–3 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Hearthstone
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Rainbow Six Siege
StarCraft II
DreamHack Austin 2018[24] Austin Convention CenterAustin, United States Space Soldiers (CS:GO)
Amnesiac (Hearthstone)
FaZe Clan (PUBG)
Millenium (R6S)
Serreal (StarCraft II)
June 1–July 13 Street Fighter V ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018[25] Turner Studios − Atlanta, United States Tokido
June 2–10 Dota 2 China Dota 2 Supermajor[26] Yuanshen Stadium − Shanghai, China Team Liquid
June 8–10 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Esports Championship Series Season 5 Finals[27] SSE ArenaLondon, United Kingdom Astralis
June 8–10 Rocket League Rocket League Championship Series Season 5 Finals[28] Copper Box Arena − London, United Kingdom Team Dignitas
June 8–10 Dragon Ball FighterZ Summit of Power[29] Summit House − Los Angeles, United States HookGangGod
June 12 Fortnite Fortnite Celebrity Pro-AM[30] Los Angeles Convention Center − Los Angeles, United States Ninja & Marshmello
June 13–17 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018[31] Mineirinho ArenaBelo Horizonte, Brazil FaZe Clan
June 14–18 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CS:GO Asia Championships 2018[32] Yuanshen Stadium − Shanghai, China Natus Vincere
July 3–8 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One Cologne 2018[33] Lanxess ArenaCologne, Germany Natus Vincere
July 21–29 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018[34] ELEAGUE Arena – Atlanta, United States Astralis
July 25–29 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Global Invitational 2018[35] Mercedes-Benz ArenaBerlin, Germany Gen.G Gold (TPP)
Oh My God (FPP)
July 25–29 Dota 2 Dota Summit 9[36] Summit House − Los Angeles, United States Evil Geniuses
July 27–28 Overwatch 2018 Overwatch League Grand Finals[37] Barclays CenterNew York City, United States London Spitfire
August 1–6 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Shanghai[38] Shanghai New International Expo Center – Shanghai, China NRG Esports
August 2–4 FIFA 18 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup[39] The O2 Arena – London, United Kingdom Msdossary
August 3–5 various fighting games Evolution 2018[40] Mandalay BayLas Vegas, United States Heiho (BB:CTB)
SonicFox (DBFZ)
Omito (GGXR2)
Rewind (Injustice 2)
Problem X (SFV)
Lima (SSB4)
Leffen (SSBM)
LowHigh (Tekken 7)
August 9–12 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Con 2018[41] Dulles Expo Center – Chantilly, United States Nairo (SSBB)
MKLeo (SSB4)
Armada (SSBM)
SuPeRbOoMfAn (SSB)
August 13–19 Rainbow Six Siege Six Major Paris 2018[42] Paris expo Porte de Versailles – Paris, France G2 Esports
August 15–19 Call of Duty: WWII Call of Duty World League Championship 2018[43] Nationwide ArenaColumbus, United States Evil Geniuses
August 20–25 Dota 2 The International 2018[44] Rogers ArenaVancouver, Canada OG
August 26–September 1 Arena of Valor
Clash Royale
Hearthstone
League of Legends
Pro Evolution Soccer
StarCraft II
Asian Games 2018[45] BritAma Arena - Jakarta, Indonesia See main page
August 29–September 2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018[46] Ericsson GlobeStockholm, Sweden North
August 31–September 3 Fortnite Fortnite Summer Skirmish Grand Finals[47] Washington State Convention Center − Seattle, United States Morgaussetv
September 5–23 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive FACEIT Major: London 2018[48] SSE Arena, Wembley – London, United Kingdom Astralis
September 26–30 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One New York 2018[49] Barclays Center – New York City, United States Mousesports
October 7–14 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarSeries Season 6[50] Kiev Cybersport Arena − Kiev, Ukraine Ence
October 23–28 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive EPICENTER 2018[51] VTB Ice Palace − Moscow, Russia FaZe Clan
October 23–28 Dota 2 ESL One Hamburg 2018[52] Barclaycard ArenaHamburg, Germany Team Secret
October 26–28 Fortnite Fortnite Fall Skirmish Grand Finals[53] San Jose Convention CenterSan Jose, United States FaZe Clan
October 29–November 4 Dota 2 DreamLeague Season 10[54] DreamHack Studios − Stockholm, Sweden Tigers
November 1–4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CS Summit 3[55] Summit House − Los Angeles, United States NRG Esports
November 2–3 Overwatch Overwatch World Cup 2018 Finals[56] Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, United States South Korea
November 2–3 Hearthstone 2018 Hearthstone Global Games Finals[57] Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, United States China
November 2–3 StarCraft II 2018 World Championship Series Global Finals[58] Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, United States Serral
November 3 League of Legends 2018 League of Legends World Championship Finals[59] Incheon Munhak StadiumIncheon, South Korea Invictus Gaming
November 6–11 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Chicago[60] Wintrust ArenaChicago, United States Astralis
November 9–11 Rocket League Rocket League Championship Series Season 6 Finals[61] Orleans Arena − Las Vegas, United States Cloud9
November 9–18 Dota 2 Kuala Lumpur Major[62] Axiata ArenaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia Virtus.pro
December 1-2 Tekken 7 Tekken World Tour Finals 2018 Theater Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands Rangchu
December 14-16 Street Fighter V Capcom Cup 2018[63] ESports Arena Las Vegas – Las Vegas, United States Gachikun

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