With the closure of World Cup League of Legends and the debut of Game Changers Championship 2023 of Valuingthe time has come to catch up on what happened last week in esports.
Take five minutes out of your day to stay up to date with what’s going on in the world of eSports, as well as meet players, teams and organizations competing in today’s biggest tournaments!
Check out our summary below:
Brazil is Pokémon GO world champion
Gaucho Ewerton Malvezzi, known as “LNDsRargef”, is the great champion of the International Championship of Pokémon GO from Latin America (Pokémon LAIC). The event took place in person last weekend at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.
A Grande Final do #PokemonLAIC It’s over and the champion is none other than LNDsRargef! ?? With a masterful performance against LNDsTrickzinn and a near-perfect championship over the last 3 days, he won this year’s Latin America International Championships. Congratulations, Coach! pic.twitter.com/p8AJrnJT6v
— Pokémon GO BR (@PokemonGOptBR) November 19, 2023
The player, who bet his Medicham against the Carbink of his teammate, also Brazilian “LDNsTrickzinn”, won 3-2. With the cup, Ewerton won the title, a prize of 5 thousand dollars (about R$24, 5 thousand) and the place for the 2024 World Cup, in Hawaii. Twitter/LNDsRa
Winner of the Curitiba Regional this year, LNDsRargef was already champion of the Porto Alegre regional in 2022 and Season 11 of the GO Battle League Arena. The Pokémon LAIC was the first international championship of the 2024 Pokémon Championship Series season.
Worlds 2023: T1 runs over Weibo and is four-times LoL world champion
The president of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, issued a note congratulating T1 on the Worlds 2023 title.Source: Riot Games
T1 is the great champion of Worlds 2023the World Cup League of Legends. The team, which defeated Weibo Gaming this Sunday (19) by 3×0, won its fourth title and isolated itself as the biggest winner in history. South Korean midlaner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is now officially the biggest World Cup winner in the history of the sport.
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. pic.twitter.com/ASlhnzmCFW
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) November 19, 2023
After being South Korea’s only representative in the playoffs, the team beat three Chinese teams, including JDG, the favorite until then.
Worlds 2024: Final of the next World Cup will be in London
Riot Games revealed that the grand final of Worlds 2024, the next World Cup League of Legends, will be at the O2 Arena in London, capital of England. The venue hosted MSI 2023.
History will be made in London.
The 2024 World Final lands at the iconic O2 Arena. pic.twitter.com/yeaeTLyHpz
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) November 19, 2023
The championship returns to Europe after the 2021 World Cup in Reykjavík, Iceland, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two editions of VALORANT Masters were also held in the country. The venue for other phases of the next World Cup has not yet been revealed.
CBOLÃO 2023: Second edition of the tournament is announced for December
The tournament will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December at CCXP, in São Paulo.Source: Instagram/Baiano
The second edition of CBOLÃO, an amateur tournament organized by the streamer Baiano, will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December at the Game Arena at CCXP 2023. The first edition, at the Memorial da América Latina, crowned the lineup of Guigo, Aegis, Grevthar, Brance and Jojo as champions with a prize of R$50,000.
It’s time for the world to get to know CBOLÃO! On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December we will be at CCXP, the biggest pop culture event in the world, to show the strength of our community.
Stay tuned and we will have more news soon??#CCXP23 [pic.twitter.com/YzPSKCWdg3](http://pic.twitter.com/YzPSKCWdg3)
— CBOLÃO ?? (@CBOLAOgg) November 12, 2023
According to the event organizers, all previous editions of CBOLÃO have raised more than one million reais in donations for different causes. More details about the guest teams and schedule will be revealed soon.
LoL: Hwei, new Champion, is revealed; see skills
Community celebrates the arrival of the 1st champion with a vast arsenal of skills, similar to Invoker, from Dota 2.Fonte: Riot Games
Riot Games has revealed its next champion for League of Legends: Hwei, a visionary artist who had his talents awakened by Jhin. He arrives on December 6th, in patch 13.24 and will be the first character to have ten unique skills.
Hwei has three grimoires: Devastation, Serenity, and Torment. Each one represents a different style for the Champion. His Ultimate is the only ability that does not change with grimoires; check out the full list:
QR/WR/ER – Lavar Pincel
Hwei cleans his brush and returns to basic skills without using Mana or Cooldown.
Q – Topic: Disaster
According to champion lore, each match can be a masterpiece.Fonte: Riot Games
- QQ – Devastating Fire
Hwei paints a flaming fireball that flies in the target direction. It explodes on the first enemy hit or at maximum range, dealing magic damage and a percentage of maximum health as magic damage to all enemies in an area.
- QW – Cutting Radius
Hwei paints a long-range devastating beam at the target location. After a delay, the lightning strikes, dealing magic damage. Immobilized or isolated enemies take increased damage based on the Health lost.
- QE – Molten Fissure
Hwei paints a field of explosive volcanic eruptions that leave a trail of lava in their wake. Each eruption deals magic damage to enemies hit. Enemies in the lava area suffer Magic Damage per second and Slow.
W – Theme: Serenity
According to the community, the champion could unbalance the meta in ranked.Fonte: Riot Games
- WQ – Fleeting Current
Hwei paints a stream of turbulent water in a straight line that, for a few seconds, grants him and his allies Movement Speed.
- WW – Lagoa da Reflexão
Hwei creates a protective pond at the target location that lasts for a few seconds. Allied champions within it immediately receive a Shield, whose value increases over a few seconds while they are in the area.
- WE – Living Lights
Hwei paints three flickering lights that surround him for several seconds. Hwei’s next three attacks or abilities deal additional magic damage and grant Mana on hit.
E – Theme: Torment
Hwei is a melancholic painter who creates works of art to combat Ionia’s criminals and bring comfort to victims.Fonte: Riot Games
- EQ – Sinister Countenance
Hwei launches a terrifying face that strikes the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage and causing them to flee for a short period.
- EW – Gaze from the Abyss
Hwei paints an abyssal eye on the target location that grants vision and stares at the nearest visible enemy champion. After a short delay, the eye fires at the target Champion, rooting the first enemy hit in its path for a few seconds and dealing Magic Damage to them.
- EE – Crushing Maw
Hwei paints crushing jaws that deal magic damage to enemies hit and pulls them towards the center, inflicting a fixed Slow value that decays quickly.
R – Vertiginous Despair
The painter seeks revenge on the person responsible for the devastation of his temple: Jhin.Fonte: Riot Games
Hwei fires a Vision of Despair that grabs an enemy for seconds, the vision expands and overwhelms all enemies hit, dealing Magic Damage per second.
Each stack of Despair applies a cumulative Slow percentage. The vision shatters upon completion, dealing Magic Damage.
VALORANT: Barcelona FC could compete in the Spanish Challengers in 2024, according to leaker
FC Barcelona may be looking for space in Valorant’s competitive scene.Fonte: MoneyTimes
O Barcelona FC will be able to compete in the Spanish regional of VALORANT Challengers 2024, according to leaker Lembo. The insider also stated that Barça is already organizing the signings that will be announced soon. It is worth remembering that the organization already competes competitively in electronic sports with League of Legends and PES teams.
FFWS 2023 has Brazilians from Magic Squad and LOUD among finalists
Brazil continues in the dispute to break the hegemony of the Thais from EVOS Phoenix, two-time Free Fire world champions.Source: LOUD/X
The 12 finalist teams for the Free Fire World Series 2023, Garena’s battle-royale world championship, held in Bangkok, Thailand, have already been defined. Magic Squad managed to rank in 4th place, with 303 points. LOUD came in 6th place with 289 points.
— Free Fire Esports Brasil (@FFesportsBR) November 18, 2023
The next phase, called “Race for the Bonus” will be played on November 24th and 25th, where the 12 finalist teams will play for a place in the grand final, on November 26th.
Check out the FFWS 2023 finalist teams:
- EXP Esports;
- Buriram United Esports;
- Magic Squad;
- RRQ Kazu;
- LITTLE Star;
- P Esports;
These were some of the main news of the week in eSports, keep an eye on the scene here on Voxel!