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    The Top eSports Industry Events not to miss in 2024

    From groundbreaking conventions to highly competitive tournaments, eSports will offer unparalleled entertainment and exciting opportunities in 2024.

    As the industry continues to thrive and climb to unimaginable heights, powered by technological advancements and shifting preferences, eSports has become an entertainment juggernaut.

    Read on as we look at the three must-attend international eSports events in 2024 to be ahead of the game with current eSports trends and competitions.

    League of Legends World Championship 2024

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    The League of Legends (LoL) World Championship returns to Europe this year, with Paris, Berlin, and London handed the privilege to host the blockbuster eSports tournament.

    Scheduled to take place between September 25 and November 2, the event will see 20 teams fighting for the most prestigious LoL prize.

    South Korean powerhouse T1 are the defending champions. Alongside the reigning title holders, LCK will have two more outfits directly qualified for the Swiss stage. In addition to South Korea’s eSports top-tier competition, LPL, LEC, and LSC will have three representatives in the same phase.

    The remaining eight teams will have to earn their place in the opening stage based on placement within their regional leagues and performance in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational. T1 is the bookmakers’ favorite to retain the crown following a comprehensive win against Weib in last year’s title decider.

    Inspired by Faker, who racked up his fourth trophy, T1 dominated their Chinese adversaries in a near-uncontested manner to win the prize on home soil. But the World Championship is the pinnacle of the LoL scene, and all other participants will be eager to dethrone the South Koreans, including their domestic rivals, Gen.G.

    As announced during the 2023 League of Legends World Championship Final in Seoul, London’s O2 Arena will host the grand final. For Australian teams bidding to appear in the O2 Arena, the LCO’s top two teams need to navigate the PCS play-offs to land a spot in the final series.

    South by Southwest 2024

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    Australia’s presence in eSports has drastically increased in recent years, even though domestic teams have often failed on the big stage.

    Both Australian teams, VERTEX and Greyhound, lived up to their underdog status at IEM Sydney last year, failing to make it out of the group stages.

    Their exit was unsurprising given their odds on the top 10 betting apps in Australia, with both outfits given minimal chances of making a standout achievement on home turf before the tournament.

    While the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney overshadowed most of the eSports events held in Australia in 2023, South by Southwest (SXSW) didn’t go unnoticed.

    A memorable gaming festival spanning between October 18 and 22 attracted substantial interest from domestic gamers and enthusiasts alike.

    The iconic Fortress Sydney staged the Games Festival that exceeded expectations. Functioning as a central point for the opening party, awards night, networking events, featured showcases, stage programming, and numerous other activities, the largest video games and entertainment venue in the southern hemisphere bore witness to remarkable scenes.

    Following last year’s spectacle, SXSW has set a new date for its return to Sydney. The 2024 edition will run from October 18-20, offering a new opportunity for those who might have missed out on the previous event to connect with the leading figures from the technology, music, and games industries.

    DreamHack 2024

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    Whether you are a Counter-Strike fan or a League of Legends enthusiast, DreamHack has you covered. Australia will be the second stop on the DreamHack 2024 World Tour and local gamers are bracing themselves for another spectacle.

    Since its first staging in Melbourne in September 2022, DreamHack has grown to become the most prominent eSports event held on Australian soil.

    The tournament’s inaugural edition was a resounding success, convincing DreamHack’s leading figures to hand Melbourne hosting rights in April 2023.

    After several years of digital hibernation, Australia is making strides in the fast-developing eSports industry. Taking place between April 26-28, DreamHack is the pinnacle of Australia’s eSports scene.

    DreamHack is more than just a tournament. It is a festival for gamers. A hub of excitement, it hosts a famous Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) 24-hour LAN party, where everyone can compete for prizes, explore other activities, including the latest games and products, and immerse themselves in various art forms.

    More than just a competition, it has developed into a center for tabletop games, cosplay enthusiasts, and creators seeking a way to showcase their skills and talents.

    Although DreamHack organisers have yet to reveal the venue, this is a textbook definition of a must-attend event for all eSports enthusiasts in Australia.

    And there you have the top 3 international eSports events you cannot miss as an eGamer in 2024!

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