What to watch on Twitch this weekend: Starcraft, Magic, and More

By Mike Andronico , Updated Jun 01, 2013 04:46 PM EDT
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Whether you've been a longtime Twitch viewer since the days of Justin.tv or you recently became addicted to the streaming service via the newly-released Xbox App, there's never a bad time to fire up Twitch and see what the internet's top gamers are up to. If you plan on spending your weekend with your laptop, iPad, Xbox, or any other device that supports Twitch, here are some of our picks for what to watch:

Starcraft II: WCS America Season 1 Finals: Searching for the very best in competitive Starcraft II? MLG will be hosting the WCS America Season 1 finals on Twitch, which will showcase the top eight competitors in the regional finals from June 1 to June 2. If you follow the likes of Snute, aLive, and HerO, you're going to want to tune in.

WellPlayed Cup Championships: League of Legends is almost always the highest-viewed game on Twitch at any given time, and expect those numbers to soar even more thanks to this weekend's championships. Eight amateur League teams will be duking it out WellPlayed's channel for $2000, and the event will last from June 1 to June 5.

StarCity Games Open Series: Just because Twitch is primarily a video game streaming site doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy some good ol' card games. The Open Series is one of the biggest Magic the Gathering tournaments around, so expect to see some of the world's best players getting together in Baltimore to play for over $20,000. If you like your games based on magic and played on cardboard, tune in to StarCity Games all day June 1. 

Zenith 2013: The Super Smash Bros. competitive scene is on the rise as of late, as Super Smash Bros. Melee was recently added to the lineup of the Evolution tournament for fighting games. This weekend's Zenith event will be the last major tournament before the big weekend of Evo, so expect to see top talent such as CT Mew2King and Dr. PeePee battling for pride and prizes. Check out Clash Tournaments' Twitch page from June 1 to June 2 for all of the action.

While these are some of the most talked about events of the weekend, there is plenty else going down on Twitch, from fighting games to MMOs. What will you be watching?

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