2016 in esports

List of events in 2016 in eSports (also known as professional gaming).

Years in esports: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s
Years: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Calendar of eventsEdit

LeaguesEdit

Date Game Event Location Winner
January 14–March 18[1] League of Legends 2016 Spring European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) (regular season) EU LCS Studio – Berlin, Germany G2 Esports
January 16–March 20[2] League of Legends 2016 Spring North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) Spring Split (regular season) NA LCS Studio – Los Angeles, United States Immortals
January 14–March 27[3] League of Legends 2016 League of Legends Master Series (LMS) Spring Split (regular season) Garena e-Sports Stadium – Taipei, Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club
January 14–April 10[4] League of Legends 2016 League of Legends Pro League (LPL) Spring Split (regular season) Shanghai, China Qiao Gu Reapers
Royal Never Give Up
January 13–April 9[5] League of Legends 2016 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring Split (regular season) Yongsan I'Park Mall e-Sports stadium – Seoul, South Korea ROX Tigers

TournamentsEdit

Date Game Event Location Winner(s)
January 7–10 Smite Smite World Championship 2016 National Center for Civil and Human RightsAtlanta, United States Epsilon eSports
January 15–17 Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros.
GENESIS 3 San Jose Convention Center (January 15–16)
City National Civic (January 17)
San Jose, United States
Armada (SSB Melee)
ZeRo (SSB Wii U)
wario (SSB)
January 29–February 2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Intel Extreme Masters Season X – Taipei Taipei World Trade Center – Taipei, Taiwan The Mongolz (CS:GO)
sOs (Jin Air Green Wing) (SC2)
January 30–31 Killer Instinct Killer Instinct World Cup 2016 Fountain Bleu – San Antonio, United States Rico Suave
March 2–6 Dota 2 Shanghai Major 2016 Mercedes-Benz Arena[6]Shanghai, China Team Secret
March 4–6 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
League of Legends
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Intel Extreme Masters Season X – World Championship SpodekKatowice, Poland Fnatic (CS:GO)
SK Telecom T1 (LoL)
Polt (SC2)
March 29 – April 3 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 Nationwide ArenaColumbus, United States Luminosity Gaming
April 2–17 League of Legends EU LCS Spring Playoffs Rotterdam, Netherlands G2 Esports
April 2–17 League of Legends NA LCS Spring Playoffs Mandalay Bay Events CenterLas Vegas, United States Counter Logic Gaming
April 13–23 League of Legends LMS Spring Playoffs Flash Wolves
April 13–23 League of Legends LPL Spring Playoffs Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena – Shanghai, China Royal Never Give Up
April 13–23 League of Legends LCK Spring Playoffs SK Telecom T1
April 16–23 League of Legends International Wildcard Invitational 2016 Palacio de los DeportesMexico City, Mexico SuperMassive eSports
May 4–15 League of Legends 2016 Mid-Season Invitational Shanghai Oriental Sports Center – Shanghai, China SK Telecom T1
May 7-August 7[7][8] Rocket League Rocket League Championship Series Online (preliminaries)
Avalon HollywoodLos Angeles, United States (finals)
iBuyPower Cosmic
June 7–12 Dota 2 Manila Major 2016 Mall of Asia ArenaManila, Philippines OG
July 5–10 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One Cologne 2016 Lanxess ArenaCologne, Germany SK Gaming
July 15–17 various fighting games Evolution 2016 Las Vegas Convention Center (July 15–16)
Mandalay Bay Events Center (July 17)
Las Vegas, United States
see main article
August 3–13 Dota 2 The International 2016 KeyArenaSeattle, United States Wings Gaming
August 15–16 Smite
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
eGames Rio 2016 British House, Parque LageJardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ally (SSB Wii U)
September 29—October 29 League of Legends 2016 League of Legends World Championship Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumSan Francisco, United States (group stage)
Chicago TheaterChicago, United States (quarterfinals)
Madison Square GardenNew York, United States (semifinals)
Staples Center – Los Angeles, United States (finals)
SK Telecom 1
October 1–2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Street Fighter V
ESL One New York 2016 Barclays CenterNew York City, United States Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
Xiao Hai (SFV)
October 15–16 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
League of Legends
Hearthstone
8th IeSF World Championships Ancol Beach City Auditorium – Jakarta, Indonesia TBD
November 4–5 Overwatch 2016 Overwatch World Cup Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, United States South Korea
December 2–3 Street Fighter V Capcom Cup 2016 eSports ArenaSanta Ana, United States (December 2)
Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, United States (December 3)
NuckleDu
December 7–10 Dota 2 Boston Major Wang TheatreBoston, United States OG
December 10 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 Grand Finals Takeshiba New Pier Hall – Tokyo, Japan Saint
December 14–18 League of Legends
Starcraft 2
Overwatch
IEM Season XI - Gyeonggi Gyeonggi, South Korea Innovation (SC2)
Samsung Galaxy (LoL)
LW Red (OW)
December 15–18 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier Atlanta, United States GODSENT, FaZe Clan, Mousesports, Optic Gaming, Team Dignitas, Team EnvyUS, Hellraisers, G2 Esports

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LCS Staff (December 18, 2015). "EU LCS 2016 Spring Split Schedule". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  2. ^ LCS Staff (December 18, 2015). "NA LCS 2016 Spring Split Schedule". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "LMS 2016 賽程表" (in Chinese). Garena. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "LPL Schedule". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 LoL Champions Korea Spring" (in Korean). Riot Games Korea. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Shanghai Major". Dota 2. Valve. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rocket League Championship Series". Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "eSports". Retrieved July 6, 2016.