Unlike some individuals I want to get this out BEFORE the events have already started.
The Even Bigger Balc
With 427 entrants, this grass roots tournament series has quickly grown into the largest Project M focused tournament ever organized. The Super Smash Brothers Melee tournament is more of a side tournament here, but even so there are some big names in attendance. SFAT, S2J, Westballz, La Luna, Llod, HugS, and much more. Over 200 entrants for Melee. This tournament will surely bring the hype. There’ll also be some Smash 64 for you old-schoolers.
I live within the CEST Timezone, so these times would translate to:
Project M Singles Pools: 19:00 - 03:00
Melee Singles Pools: 19:00 - 03:00
Project M top 64: 20:00 - 00:00
Project M top 16: 00:00 - 02:00
Project M top 8: 02:00 - 05:00
Melee top 32: 20:00 - 23:00
Melee top 8: 23:00 - 02:00
Speaking of events that grew at exponential rates, last years viennality, in the Capital of Austria was a major success, so they might as well keep doing them. This is one of the few events where you can still see competitive Mortal Kombat X. I personally enjoy more than Injustice 2, so I’m excited to watch. But the event features much more than just NRS games. We’ll get to see Tekken Master actually play Tekken at this event.
Sonic Boom V
Over in Madrid, Spain, we got Sonic Boom V. If you’re tuning in to watch Tekken, than I hope you can speak Spanish, mi Amigo. Because that will only have a spanish language broadcast. But if you’re here to watch Goichi (Go1) play Street Fighter V and Dragonball Fighters Z than English will do just fine.
Red Bull Conquest Qualifier – New York
Red Bull travels to New York this week. I always tune in for the Tekken, but as usual, it’s also a Street Fighter V, and Guilty Gear event. If you’re a fan of Echo Fox’ Punk, than tune is to watch him probably win the Street Fighter V portion.
Schedule (“EDT Timezone” - “CEST Timezone”):
“12:00" - “18:00" SFV Pools 1 - 4
“12:00" REV2 Pools 1-4
“12:00" T7 Pools 1- 4
“14:00" - “20:00" SFV Pools 5 - 8
“14:00" REV2 Pools 5 - 8
“14:00" T7 Pools 5 - 8
“16:00" - “22:00" SFV top 16
“16:00" REV2 top 16
“16:00" T7 top 16
“18:00" -“00:00" REV2 Top 4
“19:30" - “01:30" T7 Top 4
“21:00" - “03:00" SFV Top 4
Yes, they have pools for three events happening at the same time, but only one stream. They make it work by giving them all an amount of time to show matches. Top 4 from each game get the full treatment.
If you’ve scrolling through looking for a Smash WiiU event, than look no further, you’re looking for smash sounds, over in Brooklyn, New York. If for some reason you were looking for a beatboxing competition than this is also the place to be... I know...
Schedule “EDT” - “CEST”:
“12:00" - “18:00" - Smash Wii U Doubles
“14:00" - “20:00" - Smash Wii U Singles Pools
“15:30" - “21:30" - Beatbox Open Eliminations & Surprise Performances
“11:00" - “17:00" - Smash Wii U Singles Top 48
“12:00" - “18:00" - Livestream Kickoff Performance & WiiU Doubles
“14:30" - “20:30" - Main Event: Beatbox & Smash Wii U Singles Top 8
Edit: This is a late edition to this list. I knew of it but had no information on schedule, stream links or even if it was in English. It’s a Tekken world tour and a capcom pro tour event happening in Jakarta, Indonesia. So we got heavy hitters in attendence like Knee, LowHigh, Chanel, Fuudo, Nobi, and more.
Bay Area Brawl
Edit: Another late edition that didn’t show up in my search. I just stumbled upon at as I was on twitch and saw that the channel was online for some reason. Anyway, this seems to be a one day event out in Oakland that, like me, you probably didn’t hear about. It’s being held in the esport arena out there.
ESL One Cologne
That’s right. I Dabble in some competitive CS:GO from time to time. The main stage of ESL One Cologne has been underway since Tuesday. It all wraps up this Sunday. The reigning champion are SK Gaming and technically can’t defend the title. The SK Gaming counter strike team no longer exists. The players have switched esports organisations and changed their name to MIBR (Made in Brazil).
15:00 - Quarter Finals #1
18:30 - Quarter Finals #2
15:00 - Semi Finals #1
18:00 - Semi Finals #2
16:00 - Grand Finals
That link leads to the page on their main website, where all the streams can be views. The matches are broadcast in many languages on Twitch. But for whatever reason, the English stream is hosted exclusively on Facebook, of all places.
I really want to watch Viennality and The Even Bigger Balc, but after vising some extended family, the folk are back in town and so I’m back at my brother’s place. But even that weren’t the case, I’m not staying up til 5am, so I’ll be watching some VODs. I just hope they don’t go out of their way to spoil it for me like they did with Genesis 5.