Friday, 24 May 2019

IESF announces DOTA 2 as First Game Title for 11th Esports World Championship

DotA 2 has been announced as a game title for IESF's 11th Esports World Championships.

International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces DOTA 2 as the first official game title to be included in the 11th Esports World Championship in Seoul, Korea.

Considered to have universal appeal, DOTA 2 has been selected by IESF. According to Global Esports Market Report 2019 sourced from “Newzoo”, DOTA 2 has ranked in the top 3 as the most watched game titles on Twitch and YouTube Gaming with 250.4 million hours.

According to MSSA president, Amanda Pakade, DotA 2 was last played at such World
The South African Protea Team with Team China.
Team China (famous for having won the 2014
edition of 'The Invitational', also went on to
 narrowly beat Romania at IESF's
2014 Esports World Championships - Baku.
Championsh
ips in Baku (2014) to which Mind Sports South Africa sent an official Protea team. "The 2014 Protea team performed well against some very stiff international competition, and MSSA was more than satisfied with the overall result," enthused Amanda.

IESF’s Esports World Championship is the only annual International Esports competition based on nationality. IESF’s Esports World Championships has been held every year since 2009, and is supported by all its 54 National Member Federations which hold national qualifiers in order to select representative teams.

IESF is currently in the process of selecting additional game titles and shall make the final announcement for all official and demonstration game titles after completing all negotiations with the Game Developers.

For more information regarding the 11th Esports World Championship please see IESF’s website: https://www.ie-sf.org/

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