For its 13th year running, the International Esports Federation (IESF) is set to kick off its flagship competition; the 13th IESF Esports World Championship 2021. Scheduled to take place between the 14th and the 20th of November 2021, the competition this year will see a record number of esports contingents from across the world.
Being one of the first non-virtual esports events since the pandemic, the Israeli city of Eilat is set play host as it welcomes 500 esports athletes from 85 nations travelling to the city for the illustrious fixture. Competing for national pride and a prize pool of USD 50,000, the multi-game event will feature four official games titles including DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tekken 7 and eFootball™ 2022 and one promoted title, Audition.
Following a series of qualification rounds, seven Asian nations have been called to advance to the grand stage in Eilat. The Asian nations competing at 13th IESF Esports World Championship are:
1. Republic of Korea
4. Sri Lanka
The event schedule for the 13th IESF Esports World Championship is as follows:
- Date Event
- 16th November Opening Ceremony
- Grand Finals (Audition)
- 17th November Preliminary Round (All Games)
- 18th November Grand Finals (DOTA 2, Tekken 7, eFootball™ 2022)
- 19th November Grand Finals (CS:GO)
- 20th November Closing Ceremony
The broadcast schedule for the competition can be found on the IESF World Championship official website and social media channels, while the broadcast will be streamed live on IESF’s Twitch channel, as well as its official website.