International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced that esports teams from 85 countries have registered for the 2021 Esports World Championships, a tournament hosted by the Israeli Esports Association and Maccabi World Union. The tournament features popular PC and console esports titles like DOTA2, CS:GO, Tekken 7, and eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer Series.
Players' journey for gold, silver, and bronze medals will begin with the national qualifiers that will take place in June and August, Regional Tournaments will be held online from September - October 2021, and from there, finalists from each region will head to Eilat, Israel, in November 2021 to compete against other players under the same title.
Ido Brosh, President of the Israeli Esports Association and IESF’s Director of Global Programs: “With 85 registered national teams, this year is going to be the greatest yet for the IESF Esports World Championships. I’d like to thank the team at IESF, IESA, and Maccabi World Union for their efforts, and I am looking forward to watching the games in the online Regional Stages, ahead of hosting all the national athletes and delegates in the global finals in Eilat”.
IESF President Vlad Marinescu stated: “IESF is incredibly excited for the 13th edition of our World Championships, the largest IESF event to date. Eilat 2021 will showcase and unify Esports athletes from a record 85 nations. This a true representation of IESF’s commitment to the growth and development of sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide.”
Last year, 61 nations participated in the World Championships, and 50 participated in the 2019 World Championships. We are witnessing a welcome increase in the number of esports teams participating in world championship tournaments as more and more players are hustling to make it big in the world of esports.
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