The International Esports Federation (IESF) announces that the 12th Esports World Championship EILAT 2020 concludes following the results of the regional online games.
The World Championship’s global final games, featuring competitions in DOTA 2, Tekken 7 and eFootball PES 2021, was scheduled to take place in Eilat, Israel this February. The regional preliminaries took place during October and November of this year in twelve different global regions.
However, following the decision jointly taken by the IESF, Israeli Esports Association and Maccabi World Union, the World Championship concludes after the regional preliminaries.
This decision was made due to IESF’s long-lasting commitment to the players’ health and safety, which could not be guaranteed at this time due to the COVID-19 situation globally.
IESF, supported by the event’s local organizing committee, will distribute an increased prize pool of approximately $75,000 to winners of all regional tournaments. The amount of cash prize for each tournament will be distributed soon and shall be based on the size of each regional tournament.
As was previously announced, the next IESF Esports World Championships will take place in Eilat City, Israel, in late 2021.
“2020 is perhaps the most complex year in recent decades for hosting an international event,” said Ido Brosh, president of the Israeli Esports Association and Board Member of IESF. “Despite this, we managed to host a significant large-scale competition for the world’s players. This is a sign of the power and capabilities of IESF, Israel, and the Local Organizing Committee to produce large and significant activities despite the major challenges. We look forward to hosting the best players in the world in Eilat at the 2021 IESF World Championships.”
Originally published on: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:03:52 +0000