Esports is slowly returning to the pre-pandemic state. Organizers have already begun announcing tentative dates for major events, and Esports Charts has compiled a calendar of the top 25 most anticipated esports events in 2022. If the pandemic situation does not worsen, most of them will be held offline and fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite teams in person.
The list of events will be regularly updated. For more information on the ongoing & upcoming events visit our tournament section.
MPL Spring. Regular Spring seasons of MPL are to be held in various regions from February to late April; final matches in some regions will be played early May.
ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Pro League. Second splits in five regions are played from late February to late March. The best teams will qualify for finals that is taking place on May 1.
Call of Duty League 2022. The regular season of CDL 2022 consists of four stages (including majors) & mid-season events. The league kicked-off on February 4 & will run till late July, when the last major ends. After that the Championship Weekend will start, which will conclude the results of the season.
LCS Spring. North American League of Legends Championship Series started later than all the other top regional competitions, and the spring split of the event will end on April 24. Organizers returned the Super Weeks battle format for the new season — teams play three matches three days in a row in this format.
Six Invitational 2022. The main Rainbow Six Siege event of the year will end on February 20. The event has been moved to Sweden from Canada due to quarantine restrictions. The tournament prize pool remained the same — $3 million.
IEM Katowice 2022. One of the most prestigious CS:GO tournaments will be held from February 15 to 27. Top CS:GO teams, including Natus Vincere, Team Vitality, G2 Esports, and Gambit Esports, will compete in the tournament for a $1 million prize pool. Note that IEM Katowice will also feature the final event in StarCraft II esports season.
The Dota 2 Major #2. The second of three Dota majors is scheduled for May (we should remind you that the first one was canceled), but there is no official information about it yet.
Mid-Season Invitational 2022. MSI series tournaments are held between two splits, and participants of the event represent one team from each regional league (12 in total). The exact date of the tournament is unknown, but we can expect MSI to be held around May.
ESL Pro League Season 15. The new ESL Pro League season for the best CS:GO teams in the world will take place from March 9 to April 10. Organizers plan to hold the competition offline — Malta is the host city of the event.
VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters. The first Valorant Masters tournament in the new season will be held from April 15-29. The championship will be held offline, but the venue is not known yet .
HCS 2022 Kansas City Major. Second major in current Halo esports season (the first one was held in December last year) will run from April 29 to May 1. Participating teams will play for the share of the total $250K prize pool.
Free Fire World Series 2022 Sentosa. One of the main events in the discipline will take place from May 14-21. The tournament will be the first in the series in a year since the fall championship was canceled. The prize pool has not been announced yet, but last year it was 2$ million. Recall that FFWS 2021 Singapore has set a record for Peak Viewers in esports (not taking into account the Chinese streaming platforms).
PGL Major Antwerp 2022. A new CS:GO major has only recently been announced, but the event is just a few months away. It will be held from May 9-22 in Belgium. This is the second tournament in a row that PGL is hosting.
Icons Global Championship 2022. Riot Games has announced a complete esports ecosystem for its mobile MOBA, League of Legends: Wild Rift, in the new year. Regional championships will run through May, and the season will culminate with the World Championship, which will presumably take place this summer or early fall.
Dota 2 Major #3. The last major before TI is scheduled for August, but there are no details about the location and dates yet.
Call of Duty League 2022 Championship Weekend. The last qualifiers for the final tournament of the CDL 2022 season will take place in July, and the tournament itself is expected to take place in August.
Arena of Valor International Championship 2022. The first major international championship of the season in AoV kicks off on the first day of summer. The prize pool of the tournament has doubled to $2 million compared with the previous year.
Rainbow Six Siege World Cup 2022. The R6 World Championship will take place from June to August. The event was originally scheduled for 2021, but was postponed because of the pandemic. Participants, which have already been announced, are the national teams from Brazil, USA, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Russia and other countries.
PUBG Nations Cup 2022. The event for national teams is coming back from hiatus for the first time in two years. It’s supposed to be held in June, but no concrete dates are announced yet.
BLAST Premier 2022 Spring Final. The final event of the BLAST Premier spring season will be held from June 14 to 19. The first participants in the competition have already been determined based on the results of the online group stage (NAVI and G2 are among them).
IEM Cologne 2022. The now classic IEM Cologne championships will be held from July 5 to 17. The tournament will feature 24 of the best teams in the world, which will compete for a $1 million prize pool.
RLCS 2021-22 World Championship. The Rocket League’s final tournament in the esports season will take place in late July from 22 to 31. The World Championship, with a prize pool of more than $2 million, is expected to be held offline.
EVO 2022. The long-awaited return of Evolution Championship Series, which hasn’t been held in the past two years for various reasons (including the pandemic), will take place in August. We suppose that the tournament will cause unprecedented excitement among fans of the genre. The competition will take place from August 5-7.
ESL Pro League Season 16. The second season of this year’s EPL will be held from August 31 to October 2. The competition is expected to take place offline, but the host country of the event is still unknown. It should be noted that the tournament will be the last chance for teams to qualify for the BLAST Premier: World Final 2022.
ALGS Championship 2022. Final event of Apex Legends esports season will feature $2 million prize pool, which will be shared among 40 best teams of two regular splits. The event is supposed to be held offline, but its hosting country and venue a yet to be announced.
Worlds 2022. One of the most anticipated tournaments this year, the League of Legends World Championship, is scheduled to take place this fall. The tournament will once again take place in North America after six years, and Mexico City, New York City and Toronto will host different stages of the event. San Francisco will be the host city of the finals.
The International 11. Assuming that Valve sticks to last year’s schedule, the Dota 2 World Championship is supposed to take place in October. However, there is no official information about the tournament at the moment.
The CS:GO Major #2. There’s no official information about the second major of the season yet, but it is expected to take place this fall. If the insiders’ reports are true, the championship will be organized by the ESL and Brazil will be the venue of the tournament .
Valorant Champions 2022. In 2022 the final tournament of the VCT season will be held in September instead of December unlike last year. The exact dates of the event have not been announced yet.
HCS 2022 Orlando Major. The last major before the world championship will be held on September 23-25. The prize pool of the event is $250K.
2022 Asian Games. Just like four years ago, Asian Games will feature some esports disciplines, including PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Dota 2, League of Legends, Street Fighter V & Hearthstone. The medals players earn for 1-3 places for the first time ever will be included in the overall award list for the country they represent. The event will take place from September 10 to 25 in China.
Arena of Valor World Cup 2022. The entire month of October will feature the World Championship in the discipline, with a prize pool of a record $10 million for mobile esports. The venue of the event has not been announced yet.
Halo World Championship 2022. The legendary HCS series is back in 2022, and its final event is scheduled for October 20-23. The prize pool of the most prestigious event in Halo discipline will feature $1 million.
BLAST Premier 2022 Fall Finals. BLAST Premier Fall Finals will take place from November 22-27. Participants for the event will be determined by the results of the online group stage and the traditional Showdown tournament.
PUBG Global Championship 2022. The final event of the PUBG Esports season is scheduled for November, but no concrete dates as well as other details are yet announced.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022. We should expect the final tournament of the PUBG Mobile season approximately in December, yet no details are announced as of now.
M4 World Championship. The end of the year will also approximately see the final tournament of the season in ML:BB, last year’s most watched mobile discipline.
Hearthstone World Championship 2022. The final Hearthstone tournament of the season is also expected to take place in December. Last year’s event was the least watched in the history of the discipline, and in 2022 the official Battlegrounds tournaments are more likely to capture the audience’s attention.
Call of Duty Mobile World Championship 2022. Long-suffering world championship for the mobile version of Call of Duty has never been held in a combined format with the participation of teams from different countries. We hope that in 2022 this trend will end. There is no confirmed information about the dates and venue of the event yet.
BLAST Premier: World Final 2022. The BLAST Premier season finale will take place from December 14-18, but the venue yet to be known.