Good Afternoon, this is Dan with Des Moines Gaming Club back with another Tuesday Telecast. This week’s schedule at the Club is mostly regular until Sunday. Our casual play hours are Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-10pm Friday & Saturday 1pm-11pm. Our weekly tournament schedule is FGC night Wednesday at 7pm with casuals available 6pm till close and the official tournaments being in Guilty Gear Strive and Street Fighter V. Thursday night is our Smash Bros. Loca with doubles at 6:30 and singles at 7pm in both Ultimate and Melee. Friday night is FIFA 22 at 7pm. Sunday I have an important event to attend and thus cannot be at the Club. I’m working on getting it covered so we can still be open but currently I’m unsure so we will plan on no Rocket League tournament on Sunday for sure, but hopefully we’ll have casual play available. If not, we will be closed. I’ll be sure to post about Sunday later on in the week on our social media pages as well as making sure Google shows we are closed Sunday if that is the case.
Moving on, I want to give a shoutout to the Iowa FGC who had some members attend Combobreaker in Chicago this past weekend! It’s always fun to see our local players compete at and attend regional or national tournaments. Special shoutout to NGamer who finished 4th in Street Fighter 4! Be sure to follow the Iowa FGC page on Twitter to stay up to date on all news about our local fighting game scene.
Now for a little bit of esports industry news. The International CSGO tournament action continues this weekend just one week after PGL Antwerp concluded. This weekend IEM Dallas is the headlining event and many of the world’s best teams will be in North America competing for the title. Matches have started as of yesterday and home town teams Liquid and Complexity are already fighting for survival. Later on tonight on the day’s headline match, G2 will take on Astralis, while FaZe and ENCE have already cemented their place in the playoffs. You can turn on the action right now as I speak on Twitch.
The Mid-Season Ivitational which is one of the biggest League of Legends tournaments that happens every year, concluded this past weekend and it had the largest viewership numbers ever scene for a League of Legends tournament that wasn’t worlds. It came in at 4th all time behind the 2019,2020, and 2021 World Championships. It was held in Busan South Korea where the hometown perennial powerhouse of T1 were the favorites but it was Shanghai’s Royal Never Give Up who won in a dramatic Grand finals that went to a game 5 against T1. There was some drama as RNG had to play online from Shanghai as they weren’t allowed to travel to South Korea. Despite that, the Grand Finals peaked at nearly 2.2 million concurrent viewers which like I said ranks 4th all time for LoL events and this is yet more evidence that shows League of Legends is still THE worldwide esport.
That’l do it for today’s update from the Club, thanks for watching and we’ll see you soon!