The end of August is generally seen as a slow time for watching video games; most of the major summer events have wrapped up, and new seasons for many major games are still a few weeks out. But there’s still more than enough to watch this weekend, if you know where to look.
First, the Pokémon World Championships are this weekend, featuring tournaments across the Pokémon RPGs, trading card game and Pokkén. You can catch streams for all three tournaments on the Pokémon Championshps website, with a schedule here. Winners of each event stand to gain either cash prizes or scholarships, depending on their age, with the winner taking home $25,000 in prizes.
Meanwhile, the Capcom Pro Tour continues, as the post-Evolution tournaments offer the last chances for players to qualify for the Street Fighter V Capcom Cup in December. This week we have Summer Jam X, which will feature tournaments in Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and more. You can watch the tournament here, with a full schedule here.
If you’re looking for some high-level Overwatch play to learn from, you can watch Europoean pros go at it in the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown. You can watch the tournament (going on now) here, with a schedule here.
Also going on now is the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro League tournament, which began this week and will have top teams facing off against each other until mid-October. You can watch the league here, with a schedule here.
Have we missed a tournament or event going on this weekend? Any upcoming events we should know about? Let us know in the comments.