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When is the Esports World Cup? Esports World Cup start date

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The Esports World Cup, which is taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is set for a spectacular debut this year, featuring over 15 games with million-dollar prize pools. While the event is scheduled for Summer 2024, many are wondering about the exact start date for the World Cup Esports World Cup.

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Considering each World Cup game will have its own separate event, most fans want to tune into the Esports World Cup for their favorite titles. However, if you’re a diehard esports fan, you may want to follow the entire event from start to finish.

When does the Esports World Cup start?

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The Esports World Cup is expected to kick off in late June 2024 and will run through to August 2024. The below table features all the confirmed esports game tournaments at the Esports World Cup and their start and end dates.

GameStart dateEnd datePrize pool
Mobile Legends: Bang BangJune 28, 2024July 14, 2024$3 million
StarCraft IIAugust 14, 2024August 18, 2024$1 million
Counter-Strike 2July 17, 2024July 21, 2024$1 million
Dota 2July 4, 2024July 21, 2024$5 million
Honor of KingsJuly 2024August 2024$3 million
Free FireJuly 10, 2024July 14, 2024$1 million
PUBGAugust 2024August 2024$2 million
PUBG MobileJuly 2024July 2024$3 million
Rainbow Six SiegeJuly 31, 2024August 4, 2024$2 million
Overwatch 2Jul 24, 2024Jul 28, 2024$1 million
FortniteAugust 2024August 2024$750,000
Rocket LeagueAugust 2024August 2024$250,000
EA Sports FC 24August 15, 2024August 18, 2024$1 million
Street Fighter 6August 8, 2024August 11, 2024$1 million
Tekken 8August 22, 2024August 25, 2024$1 million
League of LegendsJuly 2024July 2024$1 million
Teamfight TacticsAugust 2024August 2024$500,000
RENNSPORTAugust 22, 2024August 25, 2024$500,000
Apex LegendsJuly 31, 2024August 4, 2024$2 million

How to watch the Esports World Cup

The Esports World Cup will be streamed live on various popular platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Huya. To cater to a global audience, the broadcasts will feature commentary and support in over 20 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian.

Exact broadcast details and schedules will be released closer to the event date, so we’ll update this article when new information becomes available.

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Gökhan is a Staff Writer and Fortnite Lead at Dot Esports. Gökhan graduated as an industrial engineer in 2020 and has since been with Dot Esports. As a natural-born gamer, he honed his skills to a professional level in Dota 2. Upon giving up on the Aegis of Champions in 2019, Gökhan started his writing career, covering all things gaming, while his heart remains a lifetime defender of the Ancients.