This week we got exceptional work from some fellers over in Ireland. Even though Shine 2018 is one of the biggest events this week, the boys over at Celtic Throwdown supplied the stream schedule months in advance. We also have some Canadian FGC this week. This week also features the renowned Dota 2 event “The International”. PC Hardware maker ZOTAC is also holding a Counter Strike event that they’ve been gearing up for with qualifiers for months.
Celtic Throwdown 2018
As mentioned we have Celtic Throwdown as our Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour stop for this week. I have to give mad props to these guys for making the stream schedules in the style of AceKingOffsuit on twitter, and for supplying them as early as they did. Last week I skipped adding one event because they didn’t bother to tell anyone when or where the damn thing was happening until a few hours before the event began. Too often it’s the case that I have go looking under every rock to find just a morsel of information. If you want people to watch and become interested in your event, you gotta give the fuckin’ information! So good on these guys for having their shit together. I saw last year’s event and it was great, I really hope they continue to grow.
Unfortunately the stream schedule’s additional times don’t include CEST time for western Europeans, because fuck Europe I guess. That’s okay, I’ll just add an hour to the listed BST.
Another year, another shine. This year, the Smash major is being run by the beyond the summit crew. With over 1700 attendants this year, the action is sure to please. Unfortunately EVO champion, Big Leff, Leffen. He’s all tuckered out from all the summer events. Who wouldn’t be after flying around the world for months? Mang0 disqualified himself at super smash con because he was tired. Shame people jumped on his ass for it. People started shitting on Hungrybox too for no good reason.
I thought that I would have the time to make a stream schedule with the converted times, but unfortunately I don’t. I’ll leave these here:
Alberta Beat Down 2018
Ohhhh Canada, let’s beat the crap out of each other. Virtually of course, Canadian reputation dictates that they are not prone to violence. But we got ourselves a good old fashioned, grass roots FGC event in the great white north.
The International 2018
Goodness me, 11 million dollar grand prize. MOBA’s really aren’t my thing. But I’m gonna leave this here.
ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018
This event has an interesting little thing going on. Many events like this have raffles but if you can correctly guess who’s going to win, your chances increase from what I understand. Let’s hope VirtusPro takes the gold!