Important esports events of April week 2

Every week, we are choosing key esports events that we believe should not be missed.

Here’s a rundown of important esports events that will take place in the second week of April.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive – ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs

Season 15 of the ESL Pro League offers a $823,000 prize pool, and fans can watch some of the top CS:GO teams in the world compete for it in ESL's studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, including Natus Vincere, G2, Heroic, and FaZe Clan. During the playoffs, there are no plans for a live crowd.


  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5

League of Legends - LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs

LPL, China’s official League of Legends League Playoffs were postponed after a recent Covid outbreak in China. Action will finally continue on April 8th. After upper and lower bracket rounds are played, after which a grand finale will conclude the series on an unannounced date.


  • Top 10 teams from the Spring Season participate
  • Phase 1 (Round 1 to Round 3)
  • Two King of the Hill single elimination brackets (seeds 4/5/8/9 in one bracket and seeds 3/6/7/10 in the other)
  • Winners of each bracket advance to Phase 2
  • Phase 2 (Round 4 to Finals)
  • Double elimination bracket (seed 1 faces 4/5/8/9 bracket winner and seed 2 faces 3/6/7/10 bracket winner in Round 4 Winners' Bracket)
  • Matches are best of five
  • Winner qualifies for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational

Prize Pool

¥ 4,200,000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or 34,000USD are spread among the teams

VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík

Via Riot Games

The first international Valorant LAN of 2022 is rapidly approaching. 12 of the world's greatest teams will compete for the title of VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters champions in Iceland. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the event.

  • The first VCT Masters LAN of 2022 will bring 12 teams back to Iceland.
  • Sentinels and Acend, previous champions, have already been eliminated.
  • Fnatic is among the first teams from across the world to qualify.

In 2022, Valorant will return to LAN in a familiar context. The first VCT Masters tournament of 2022 will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, which hosted the Stage 2 Masters event in May 2021.

After a year, the scene has changed dramatically. For openers, Iceland champions Sentinels will not be present after finishing second in NA. Acend, who won Valorant Champions 2021 after capitulating in Europe, is in the same boat.

As the fight for the second world championship heats up, a lot of new blood will have a chance to shine at the global LAN.