Tuesday 3 March 2020

IESF announces first three titles for 12th World Championships

Israeli eSports Association officials with Amanda Pakade (MSSA President) and Johan van Breda (Protea Team Manager) shortly after the annoucement that IESF's 12th World Championships is to be held in Israel.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has been advised that IESF has announced that eFootball (PES), Tekken 7 and DOTA 2 shall bee played at IESF's 12th World Championship to be held in Eilat, Israel, in November 2020.

Konami’s eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (eFootball PES) will return for its second year as an official game title at IESF's World Championship. With its long history of international appeal, eFootball is a natural choice for international Esports competitions. Blake Govender (Oakhill School) ably represented South Africa in 2019, and it will be interesting to see if he can maintain his position in the team.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Tekken 7 shall once again be held at IESF's World Championship. The popular 1:1 fighting game was first released in 1994. South Africa has always had a representattive in this title since its introduction in IESF's events in 2011. In 2019 Charlize Seremak (HTS Sasolburg) represented South Africa.

DOTA 2, being one of the most popular esports titles in recent years. Although the title was won by Sweden in IESF's 11th World Championship in Seoul, South Africa put in a fine performance.

IESF President, Colin Webster, stated, “It would be an honour to have the defending world champions for Tekken 7 and DotA 2 attend IESF’s 12th World Championships. IESF’s 12th World Championships to be held in Eilat in November 2020 promises to be the most well produced world championships ever. Without doubt, such World Championships is the jewel in the crown.”

Colin then added, “Special thanks must be extended to the publishers of the titles for the use of such titles. Without the continued support of the publishers, esports would not be the most vibrant sport in the world.”

Amanda Kwaza, MSSA President, has already committed South Africa to be fully represented at IESF’s 12th World Championships. Also read:

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