The biggest events in CS: GO, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant and more.

After a relatively lackluster January, the esports schedule will pick up in February. With LAN events, Majors and annual competitions, February 2022 is packed with esports tournaments. Here’s a quick guide of what to expect in February. 

Apex Legends

Apex Legends features several smaller tournaments at the start of the month. The Reignite cup, the UMG Champions Invitational 4 kick off in February. But the Apex Legends Pro Series takes starts in the last week of the month, bringing Apex fans top-tier competitive action.

The Platinum revenue game has seen an increase in viewership in 2021. However, the pandemic forced the esports circuit to continue online, a move that could prove problematic for the scene.

CS: GO

IEM Katowice returns with a live audience after two years of online play. The Spodek Arena will come alive with CS: GO fans cheering for their favorite teams and the team that takes the crown will forever etch its name in history.

IEM Katowice is one of the biggest events in the CS: GO calendar year. The tournament has regularly sold-out crowds and this year should not be any different. 

While Katowice will play host to the biggest CS: GO event of February, there are a few smaller tournaments as well. The Malta Vibes Knockout Series 6 and the Pinnacle Winter Series 2 will take place in the first half of the month with $50,000 and $68,000 in prize money respectively. 

Dota 2

Here are some of the biggest esports tournaments in February.

After canceling the first Major of the year, Valve announced regional leagues for each of the six regions. These leagues will feature a prize pool of $100,000 per region, allowing players and teams something to compete for even as there are no LAN events.

The South America, SEA and Western European circuits kick off on February 11. The remaining three regions: NA, China and CIS will start next week. 


While the esports regional leagues will definitely see a lot of Dota 2 fans tune in, many will await what comes right after. Valve has also announced the release date of the new patch, February 23. 

Halo Infinite

The HCS 2022 NA Regionals is one of the biggest events of the month. It features a $125,000 prize pool and sixteen of the best North American squads in the competition.

Halo Infinite launched in November, much to the surprise of many esports fans. The unique movement and dynamics of the game make it an appealing FPS to many. Soon after launch, the HCS Kickoff Major, Raleigh drew in several new fans and players alike. 

Cloud9 took down OpTic in the Grand Finals, a thriller of a series that went the distance. The developers have announced the roadmap for Halo Infinite esports and it all starts with the HCS 2022 NA regionals. 

Rainbow Six Siege

To ensure player safety and to give fans the experience of watching their favorite teams on LAN, Ubisoft moved the Six Invitational 2022 from Canada to Sweden.

Featuring 20 of the best Rainbow Six Siege teams in action, the Six Invitational 2022 is one of the most prestigious events in R6 esports. 

Rocket League

For fans who prefer watching their favorite players play football with cars, Rocket League esports also has something to offer. After G2 esports’ Rocket League 351 victory in January, the focus shifts to the third regional event of the Winter Circuit. Titled the Mobil 1 Mountain Classic, this event will see 16 teams competing for a $100,000 prize pool. 

With big names such as The General NRG, FaZe Clan, G2 esports, Spacestation Gaming, Version1 and more, this event promises to bring an exciting end to the RLCS Winter Circuit.

All of this is in preparation for the RLCS Winter Major that will take place with a live audience at the YouTube theater. 

Valorant

After a break, the Valorant Champions Tour returns in February. The return of the Challengers circuit will kickoff Valorant esports for 2022. Most of the regional circuits kick off on February 11 and continue till the end of the month.

Valorant has been one of the fastest-growing esports titles in 2021. The VCT Champions Berlin saw Acend take the title of the first-ever Valorant Champion. They defeated Gambit 3-2 in the Grand Finals.

Recently, Evil Geniuses and Knights won the NA Challengers Open Qualifiers 2. 

These are the best esports events in February and they cover a wide range of titles. There will be many more smaller tournaments in each region. 

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Rohan

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Started esports with Dota, moved to CS, then OW, back to Dota 2 and now a bit of Valorant. I love city-building games, have spent hours in Cities:Skylines only to have the traffic defeat me. Love travelling, an admirer of fine movies, writing a sci-fi novel in spare time and coding (Javascript)