The biggest gaming festival in the world recently hosted a new kind of spectacle – esports.

The International Esports Federation (IESF), Gamers8, and the Saudi Esports Federation have joined forces to launch an extraordinary esports event – the inaugural Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship. This competition will bring together gaming athletes from across Asia for a thrilling journey starting with an online preliminary round in May, followed by live events hosted at one of world’s largest eSport festivals held in Riyadh this July. Winners of this championship can look forward to competing against players on a global scale at WE Championship Finals taking place August 2021.

Esports is about to hit an international fever pitch as the WE Championships qualifiers kick off in Asia & Oceania! Six thrilling titles – PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, CS:GO, Dota 2 Tekken 7 and eFootball™- will be featured across each region over several months. Following this launch in Asia & Oceania are further competitions for Americas, Europe and Africa – get ready to show your gaming mettle on a global scale!

Boban Totovski, IESF Secretary General, expressed immense gratitude towards the city of Riyadh for welcoming gamers from around the world. He believes that this will be an unforgettable journey to one of Esports’ premier destinations; we are proud and excited to join forces with Gamers8 & Saudi’s National Federation who aspire nothing less than providing a platform for fierce competition between Asia’s finest players.

Ahmed Albishri, Deputy CEO of the Saudi Esports Federation, expressed his excitement at hosting Gamers8 IESF’s Asian Championship for the first time in Riyadh this summer. He looks forward to providing an unforgettable experience that showcases top global talent and promotes diversity within esports participation – with a record 120 countries represented at WE Championships Finals from August 24 – September 4th.

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