5 Esports Events to Look Forward to this 2024

5 Esports Events to Look Forward to this 2024

A new year means more awesome esports action just waiting to happen. 

We’ve got a whole year ahead of us for esports this 2024. With everything back in full swing we’ve got big events and new releases all ready to go. There’s going to be a lot going on but we’ve narrowed it down to the five biggest events that you need to watch out for this year.

Tekken 8 Launch
5 Esports Events to Look Forward to this 2024
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First up on the calendar is the release of the next installment of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Tekken 8 is one of the pillars of the fighting game genre and we’re literally only a couple of weeks away from its global launch on January 26. 

With new characters, updated gameplay, and as one of the most feature-rich Tekken releases to date, the excitement for the next generation of 3D fighters has never been higher. You can even download the demo right now if you want an early taste of the action.  

Capcom Cup X
5 Esports Events to Look Forward to this 2024
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Not long after that, we’ve got one of the most monumental events in fighting games going down in Burbank, California. Capcom Cup X marks a decade of Capcom’s professional tour and is the inaugural tournament for Street Fighter 6. But it’s also the first ever fighting game tournament to have a 1 million dollar grand prize.

The fighting has been fierce as only 47 spots are available for the historic tournament. With stakes this high, this will truly be an event to be remembered once it starts on February 21.

Masters Shanghai

Valorant has truly exploded as a premier esport and they’re showing no signs of slowing down in 2024. Take for example the Chinese server, which has only been established last year. The support for the game has been so high that they’re already hosting a Masters event on May 1.

As one of the stepping stones to getting into Champions 2024, China holding a Masters event is a big deal. It shows that the region is ready to go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in Valorant. Considering how well their representatives did in last year’s Champions tournament, it’s likely that they’re going to give it their all in their home turf. 

The League of Legends Esports Hall of Legends

It’s taken them 14 years but Riot Games are finally acknowledging the legends who play in their professional scene. Taking place sometime in 2024, the Hall of Legends is Riot Games’ way of celebrating the players who have made a lasting impact on their game, sport, and community.

They announced it early this year and are still in the process of collecting votes with more updates coming soon. Many fans already have an idea of who might be their very first inductee but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

The M6 World Championships 

Hot off the heels of a record-breaking year, the biggest mobile gaming esport in the world is going back to where it all started. Taking place in Malaysia, the M6 World Championships is looking to be just as big if not more. 

Starting on November 1, M6 will be capping off the esports in 2024 with some of the best Mobile Legends action we’ll ever see. Will the Philippine era continue or will Indonesia be able to strike back? Or maybe a new region will emerge as champions? The answer to these questions will only be revealed at the end of this year.

Banner photo by Moonton Games.

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