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As we head into the final month of 2020 the year in esports shows no signs of slowing down. Despite the pandemic, we have enjoyed a full year of esports competition and December will prove to be no different providing us with plenty of exciting moments and games to watch as 2020 comes to a close. Flashpoint and DreamHack will provide us with plenty of CSGO competition. Season 2 of Flashpoint concludes their playoffs with $1,000,000 on the line and both DreamHack Masters and the DreamHack Open will take place throughout December. For fans not as interested in FPS titles, Rocket League still has a few weeks of The Grid and regional competitions in both North America and Europe. Last but certainly not least, FGC fans also have something to look forward to with the Street Fighter League entering their final 3 weeks of 2020.
Highlight Match: Grand FinalsSunday December 6th - 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST
Flashpoint has followed up an incredibly successful first season with another fantastic event that is sure to cement them in the pantheon of great CS:GO tournaments that players all want to attend and fans all want to watch. This week will be the culmination of this second season with the entire playoffs taking place over the course of the week which will end with a Grand Finals on Sunday for the lion’s share of the million-dollar prize pool. While there is a lot of CSGO going on this month this tournament is well worth finals and the Grand Finals is something every CSGO fan should have circled on their calendars.
Highlight Match: Grand FinalsSunday December 6th - 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST
This week DreamHack is provding CSGO fans with nearly 24-7 action across their four regions of competition: Oceania, Asia, Europe, and North America. With games going on essentially all day every day of the week this is an event worth tuning into whenever you are looking for something to watch or do. Sunday is especially exciting with the Oceanic Finals beginning as the clock strikes midnight and the North American finals not concluding until 8PM EST, there will be championship level CSGO to enjoy all day long.
Highlight Match: Grand FinalsDecember 3rd - 6th, 10th - 13th
Rather than doing a traditional league format, the RLCS is switching things up this season with a plethora of tournaments instead. The Grid is taking place on a regular basis and this month also features regionals in both North America and Europe. The European event is up first taking place the first weekend in December with the European regional taking place the following weekend. Both events are sure to be of interest to any Rocket League fan and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new esport to follow!
Highlight Match: Opening MatchThursday December 3rd, 10th, and 17th - 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST
While the FGC has always relied on tournaments to be the backbone of their scene the current pandemic has made that difficult. This is where Capcom’s Street Fighter League comes into play allowing FGC fans to get the highest quality competition they love to see on a regular cadence akin to many of the other biggest esports around the world. This League features exciting team-based matchups and takes place the first three Thursday nights in December. If you haven’t given it a shot its well worth tuning into for any FGC or esports fan looking for something to watch on a Thursday evening.
Highlight Match: Grand FinalsSunday December 13th - 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST
DreamHack has always been one of the pillars in elevating up and coming talent into the spotlight. This month’s open is set to continue that trend with $100,000 on the line for some players are certain to make their way onto the best teams in the world over the coming years. This will provide an excellent opportunity for these players to prove themselves in the game and under the pressure of a major event. With their Masters event and Flashpoint wrapping up the week before this will be an excellent event for CSGO fans to enjoy as the year comes to an end.