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The 2020 esports events you won't want to miss

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From Red Bull Dragon Ball FighterZ to the next instalment of The International, here's every major esports competition coming your way this year. Clear your diary...
Written by Gustavo MaesoPublished on
Skirmishes. KOs. Golazos. Headshots. However you enjoyed watching it, 2019 was one hell of a year for the competitive gaming scene.
Well, expect drama and action to abound once again as the esports world gears up for a mammoth 2020. The key dates may not be set, but here's a good idea of what awaits us across the next 12 months.

January

  • 9-12: WePlay! Bukovel Minor (Dota 2)
  • 18-26: DreamLeague Season 13 (Dota 2)
  • 24-26: Call of Duty League Launch Weekend (CoD)
  • EVO Japan 2020 (FGC)
  • DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020

February

  • 7-9: FIFA eClub World Cup
  • 7-16: Six Invitational 2020 (R6)
  • 8-9: Red Bull Dragon Ball FighterZ World Finals Paris
  • 8-9: Call of Duty League week 2 (CoD)
  • 21-22: CDL Toronto Ultra week 7 (CoD)
  • 21-23: DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020
  • 22: Red Bull M.E.O. Finals (Clash Royale, Brawl Star, Hearthstone)
  • 22-23: Call of Duty League week 3 (CoD)
  • 24-25: LEC Opening week (LoL)
  • 25-March 1: IEM Katowice (CS:GO, Starcraft II)
  • 29-March 1: Call of Duty League week 4 (CoD)
A photograph of gamers competing at Red Bull M.E.O. in Dortmund, Germany on February 1, 2019.
Competitors battle it out at Red Bull M.E.O.

March

  • 3-7: Minor (Dota)
  • 6-8: CDL LA Guerrillas & OpTic Gaming week 5 (CoD)
  • 14-15: CDL NY Subliners week 6 (CoD)
  • 15-22: ESL One Los Angeles (Dota 2)
  • 20-22: Capcom Pro Tour – Brussels Challenge 2020
  • 28-29: CDL Dallas Empire week 8 (CoD)
  • TBC: Capcom Pro Tour – Fighter’s Spirit 2020 Korea

April

  • 4-5: CDL Chicago Huntsmen week 9 (CoD)
  • 11-12: CDL Florida Mutineers week 10 (CoD)
  • 17-19: EU ESL Pro Tour Masters (CS:GO)
  • 18-19: CDL Seattle Surge week 11 (CoD)
  • 18-19: Capcom Pro Tour - The Mixup 2020 Lyon
  • 22-26: Minor (Dota 2)

May

  • 1-3: Capcom Pro Tour – Texas Showdown 2020
  • 2-10: EPICENTER Major (Dota 2)
  • 9-10: CDL Minnesota Røkkr week 12 (CoD)
  • 11-24: ESL One Rio Major (CS:GO)
  • 15: FIFA FUT Cup
  • 16-17: CDL Paris Legion Week 13 (CoD
  • 22-24: DreamHack Dallas 2020
  • 22-24: FIFA eNations Cup
  • 29: FIFA eChampions League Final
  • 23-24: CDL Seattle Surge week 14 (CoD)
  • 29-31: Capcom Pro Tour – BAM 12 Melbourne
  • 30-31: CDL Atlanta FaZe week 15 (CoD)
  • TBC: PES eFootball Regional Finals
A shot from Capcom Pro Tour 2018
2020 is set to be an epic year for esports

June

  • 6-7: CDL NY Subliners week 16 (CoD)
  • 9-13: Minor (Dota 2)
  • 12-14: DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020
  • CDL LA Guerrillas & OpTic Gaming week 17 (CoD)
  • 19-21: Gamergy 11 (Madrid)
  • 19-26: FIFA 20 Global Series Play-Offs
  • 20-21: CDL London Royal Ravens week 18 (CoD)
  • 20-28: ONE Esports Singapore Major (Dota)
  • 23-28: ESL Pro Tour Masters (CS:GO)
  • 26-28: Capcom Pro Tour – CEO 2020 Orlando
  • 27-28: CDL Chicago Huntsmen week 19 (CoD)

July

  • 3-5: DreamHack Valencia 2020
  • 4-5: Capcom Pro Tour – Game Over 2020 Santo Domingo
  • 4-5: CDL Dallas Empire week 20 (CoD)
  • 6-12: ESL One Cologne (CS:GO)
  • 15-19: Tenerife Summer LAN Party 2020
  • 17-19: Gamepolis Málaga 2020
  • 18-19: CDL Toronto Ultra week 21 (CoD)
  • 25-26: CDL Florida Mutineers week 22 (CoD)
  • 31-August 2: EVO 2020 (Fighting Game)
  • TBC: FIFA 20 eWorld Cup
  • TBC: PES eFootball Open World Finals

August

  • 18-23: Oceania ESL Pro Tour Masters (CS:GO)
  • 18-23: The International 2020 (Dota 2)

September

  • 1-15: Overwatch League Playoffs Los Angeles
  • 16-18: DreamHack Montreal 2020
  • 29: Overwatch League Grand Final Philadelphia
An image from an Overwatch League event
Overwatch League is one of the most popular fixtures on the esports roster

October

  • 8-11: Madrid Games Week 2020 (LoL)
  • 8-11: LVP Clash Royale Cup (Madrid Games Week)
  • 8-11: LVP CS:GO Cup (Madrid Games Week)
  • 9-11: NA ESL Pro Tour Masters (CS:GO)
  • 16-18: DreamHack Rotterdam 2020
  • 30-1 November: DreamHack Hyderabad 2020

November

  • 2-15: Winter 2020 Major (CS:GO)
  • 6-7: Blizzcon 2020
  • 13-15: DreamHack Atlanta 2020
  • 13-14: MotoGP eSports Championship
  • 27-29: DreamHack Open Winter 2020
  • TBC: Red Bull Conquest USA (SFV, Tekken…)
  • TBC: HI-REZ EXPO 2020 (Smite, Paladins…)
  • TBC: GT Sports World Finals

December

  • 2-6: Fun & Serious Game Festival Bilbao 2020
  • 11-13: DreamHack Sevilla 2020
  • 11-13: Gamergy 12 (Madrid)
  • Red Bull R1v1r Runes 2020 (Dota 2)
  • Red Bull Player One 2020 (LoL)
  • Red Bull Kumite 2020 (SFV)
  • EU ESL Pro Tour Masters
  • LVP Iberian Cup (LoL)
  • Capcom Cup 2020 (SFV)
An image of the stage at Red Bull Kumite 2016
The stage is set for Red Bull Kumite
Events with dates still TBC:
Of course there are still some events yet to be announced, but you might want to keep an eye out for...
  • LVP SLO 2020 Spring/Winter (LoL)
  • LoL European Masters Spring/Winter
  • Call of Duty League Championship Weekend (CoD)
  • Pro League Season 11 (R6)
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • ESL Pro Tour Masters (CS:GO)