With the conclusion of the main events in LATAM, international viewers might get the wrong idea that the region has nothing more to bring us, but there is much more action to come.
From the 27th of July to the 8th of August, teams from all over the continent will be playing in regional competitions called Copas (Cups).
Each region has its own Copa, with Brazilian teams playing at Copa do Brasil, Mexicans at Supercopa Mexico and South Americans at Copa del Sur.
In order to compete at these tournaments, teams must score points in the regional Liga Six cups or be part of the bottom half of the top-flight competitions in Brazil, Mexico, and South America.
The format used in these three regional tournaments follows a single-elimination bracket system, where all the matches are Best-of-Three games, except for the Best-of-Five Grand Final.
If this was not enough action, Stage 4 of the Circuito Femenino will be played between the 29th of July and the 1st of August.
Keep on reading to find out everything you need to know about all four competitions.
Copa do Brasil
The BR6 pro teams are theunsurprising favourites to take the win, but if Stage 1 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen. Then, all the Brasileirão rosters had been knocked out before the semi-finals even began and the Tier 2 rosters will be keen to repeat that feat.
MIBR finds itself making its debut in the competition due to Felipe “FelipoX'' de Lucca’s shoulder injury, which had forced him to take up the controller to play. But the team has announced a "soft-reboot" for its play style this Copa do Brasil and will likely look to take the win.
Tassus “Reduct” Scarinci also stated on twitter that “FelipoX is starting to play on mouse and keyboard again”, which will likely fill MIBR fans with confidence.
SuperNova Team had won in Stage 1 after defeating all of its opponents, including a formidable Black Dragons. The team is now back to retain the championship, although it has two new faces in the BR6-experienced Pedro “cypriSs” Araújo and Eduardo “Dudds” Torassi.
The competition will kick off on the 27th of July and will last until the 8th of August. The prize pool of the tournament will be split as follows:
- 1st: US$7,700
- 2nd: US$3,800
- 3rd & 4th: US$2,000
- 5th - 8th: US$1,000
Copa de México
In Mexico, 11 Tier2 teams have the chance to compete against five Campeonato Mexicano rosters.
The favourite to take the title is MeT, the current third placed team in the country’s main league. However, the Campeonato Mexicano is a very close competition, with only one point separating the third and the fifth placed teams.
If that was not enough, Chivas Esports has improved massively during Stage 2. In fact, the highest rated player of the Campeonato Mexicano Stage 2 was its own Christian “NhilV” Vázquez, who had a rating of 1.24.
Just like in Brazil, a Tier 2 roster had won the competition in Stage 1. The Fenix Esports Academy beat three Campeonato Mexicano sides, including the previously mentioned MeT in the quarter-finals, Kingdom Gaming in the semi-finals, and Overknight in the Grand Final.
The competition will kick off on the 29th of July and will last until the 8th of August. The prize pool of the tournament will be split as follows:
- 1st: US$7,200
- 2nd: US$3,600
- 3rd & 4th: US$1,800
- 5th - 8th: US$900
Copa del Sur
The last event is the Copa del Sur, which pits 10 T2 teams against six teams from the Campeonato Sudamericano.
Furious Gaming, who was seven points behind 9z Team in the league standings, is the favourite to take the championship. The team will surely be hungry for a title, having lost Stage 1’s Grand Final against LDM Esports.
The competition will begin today and will finish on the 8th of August. The prize pool of the tournament will be split as follows:
- 1st: US$3,000
- 2nd: US$2,000
The Women’s Circuit Stage 4 will kick off on the 29th of July and will conclude on the 1st of August.
Five teams will play in a single-round robin format group where the four best rosters will advance to the playoffs.
Group stage games will be in a Best-of-One format, while the playoff games and the Grand Final will be Best-of-Threes.
The tournament initially saw six organisations participate, but Cinderellas Esports disbanding saw the number reduced to five.
Undoubtedly, Black Dragons is the favourite to win Stage 4, having won all the three previous editions.
But though it is considered to be the best women's team in the continent, a rivalry emerged with FURY after FURY beat Black Dragons at the Circuito Femenino 2020 Finals.
That was the last time Black Dragons had lost a Grand Final and currently hold a three-stage win streak in the Circuito Femenino, which includes two 2-0 Finals against FURY.
The prize pool will be splt as follows:
- 1st: US$3,900
- 2nd: US$1,500
- 3rd - 4th: US$770
- 5th - 6th: US$385
Be sure to check back here at SiegeGG for full coverage of these four competitions, including stats, news and updates over the next weeks!