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This Week In eSports: 01/08/2016

This Week In eSports: 01/08/2016

It's an exciting week as The International kicks off with the Wildcard and Group phases ahead of the tournament proper next week. You'll definitely want to tune in for that to see who deserves that huge prize pool. The Rocket League Championship Series also comes to a close with the Finals occurring over the weekend, with the winning team taking home the lion's share of $75,000. ESL's Overwatch Atlantic Showdown also steps it up a gear as it enters into the qualifying stage for both the EU and the NA sides. Definitely one to track if Overwatch is your thing. Meanwhile the FACEIT and ELeague partnership for the Overwatch Open also starts to get the ball rolling with the regional seeds as 256 teams start to battle for points and, ultimately, the highest positions on the league they can. There's also a Call Of Duty tournament in Orlando hosted by MLG that will have 96 amateur teams looking to take on the 12 invited pros, and this tournament offers up $100,000 in winnings too. Smite is transition from spring to fall already as its relegation phase will find out which team has what it takes to make it to the Season 3 Fall stage. There's plenty more beside, too, such as an FGC event in Birmingham, Heroes Of The Storm tournaments and the final week of League Of Legends Korean league. Take a look at what's happening this week: