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It’s another incredible month in the world of esports! The spring split is well underway across all major regions in League of Legends. CSGO fans have plenty to watch as well with both BLAST Premier Spring Groups and IEM Katowice taking place over the coming weeks. Last but certainly not least, the Street Fighter League concludes its regular season this month with weeks 15 and 16 of the competition taking place over the first few weeks of February.
Highlight Match: Opening MatchesEvery Friday - Sunday
With the conclusion of the Lock-In tournament taking place in January, we now know that Team Liquid is the team to beat in North America moving forward and Cloud9 is right behind them. This month marks the beginning of the regular season in North America with weekly round-robin action and now that the pecking order in the region has been established it is up to each and every team to show that they can improve over the course of the year. This month will have a full slate of 10 games each week and each and every one of them will be crucial to ensuring teams start the year well so they are all well worth tuning into.
Highlight Match: Opening MatchesEvery Friday + Saturday
Entering the month of February the LEC is now in full swing. Each and every match will be meaningful for securing a position in the playoffs and an opportunity to compete at MSI, the first international event of the year. The matches take place at the same time each week so you can easily block this time off on your calendar. Make sure you tune in from the very first match on Friday to get your fill of some of the highest quality League of Legends action in the world.
Highlight Match: Opening MatchThursday February 4th + 11th - 7PM EST / 4PM PST
With most fighting game tournaments being moved to online or canceled entirely events like this Street Figher League are a great way for FGC fans to stay engaged with their favorite esport. As the oldest and one of the most popular esports of all time, Street Fighter has found an entirely new format with this team-based competition through this official Capcom league. For any esport fan looking for something to do on a Thursday evening, this is an event well worth tuning into as FGC matches are some of the most exciting in any esport. With these being the last few weeks of the regular season they are well worth tuning into!
Highlight Match: Opening MatchStarting February 4th
After an incredible 2020 season culminating in a million-dollar event BLAST is now ready to begin their 2021 competition circuit. As one of the leading organizers within CSGO, any event run by BLAST is filled with the highest caliber of teams and always worth watching for any CSGO or FPS fan. All three groups will play out over the course of the month so this will be an action-packed time for any CSGO fan.
Highlight Match: Opening MatchStarting February 16th
IEM Katowice is always one of the premier events of the year in the world of CSGO. While this year will lack the massive crowds and audience that is typical of past Katowice tournaments due to COVID, the event will be no less exciting with all of the best teams in the world attending and a massive prize pool. This a tournament well worth tuning into not only for CSGO and FPS fans but for any esport fan as it is one of the flagship events across all of esports each and every year.