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Four Major eSports Championships Are Underway This Weekend

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With the Spring playoffs beginning today for the North American branch of the League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), excitement is brewing in the eSports community. This championship is being held this weekend, along with Major League Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive championship, the Pound 2016 tournaments, and the Call of Duty World League. The Call of Duty World League can be watched live from Call of Duty Black Ops III, through the start menu. Prizes vary between each championship and tournament, but Counter-Strike: Global Offensive notably has a prize pool of $1,000,000.

Below you can view the weekend schedule in full. All of the times are in Eastern Time.

Major League Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship (streamed live here):

Saturday

8:00 a.m.: Doors Open to Players & VIP
9:00 a.m.: Doors Open to General Admission
9:30 a.m.: Pregame Show
10:00 a.m.: Quarterfinal #4 — Luminosity Gaming vs. Virtus.pro
12:30 p.m.: Semifinal #1 — Natus Vincere vs. Astralis
3:00 p.m.: Semifinal #2 — Team Liquid vs. Luminosity/VP winner

Sunday

10:00 a.m.: Doors Open to Players & VIP
11:00 a.m.: Doors Open to General Admission
11:45 a.m.: All-Star Pregame Show
12:00 p.m.: All-Star Game – Team Americas vs. Team Europe
1:00 p.m.: Final Pregame Show
1:30 p.m.: Final

Call of Duty World League (streamed live here): 

Saturday

1:00 p.m.: Finals — Rise Nation (1-0) vs. Luminosity Gaming (0-1)
3:30 p.m.: Finals — OpTic Gaming (1-0) vs. Team SoloMid (0-1)
6:00 p.m.: Team eLevate vs. Team EnVyUs
8:30 p.m.: FaZe Clan vs. compLexity Gaming

Sunday

3:00 p.m.: Rise Nation vs. TBD
5:30 p.m.: TBD
8:00 p.m.: TBD 

League of Legends Championship Series (streamed live here):

Saturday

3:00 p.m.: Quarterfinals (Best of 5) — Cloud 9 vs. TSM

Sunday 

3:00 p.m.: Quarterfinals (Best of 5) — Liquid vs. NRG Sports

Pound 2016 (streamed live here):

Pound’s Super Smash Bros. tournament, which has battles encompassing an abundance of the series’ games, from Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U to the Nintendo 64. Several rounds are occurring in singles and doubles this weekend, as they slowly narrow down to the top players. You can view all the details of each round here.

You can learn more about these eSports tournaments of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship, Call of Duty World League, League of Legends Championship, and Pound 2016, by clicking the corresponding links to head to their websites.

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