International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced the “Final Entry” for the 9th Esports World Championship.
Of course South Africa's national federation, Mind Sports South Africa, will be represented with its Protea Esports Team as sponsored by BOO! Surprising Media Solutions. A total of 36 countries, consisting of 328 athletes will travel to Busan, to compete in 3 official events. The events are League of Legends(LOL), Counter Strike : Global Offensive (CS:GO), and Tekken 7.
The 9th Esports World Championship Busan 2017, which will be held on 8th to 12th November 2017.
All athletes and delegations will be present at the tournament venue on the 8th for the group drawing session, and the actual tournament begins on the 9th November 2017.
With 147 of the teams coming from Europe, and 134 from Asia, there is no doubt that the few African teams have got their work cut out for them as they take on the juggernauts. Details of participating athletes in each event can be found on the official website of IeSF (www.ie-sf.org).
IeSF's Esports World Championship is the only international esports competition based on nationality.
The host city is chosen each year through the official “Host City Bidding Process” where the bid documents is distributed and open to all cities willing to host the event. As the official signatory of WADA, IeSF has been practicing doping tests in all its events, while also promoting and acknowledge clean sports.
The previous Esport World Championship hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia, was more competitive than ever before. Each title was won by a different nation.
In 2016, Austria won Hearthstone, Finland won CS:GO, and South Korea won LOL.
With more nations participating in 2017 at IeSF's 9th Esports World Championships in Busan, the level of competition is expected to be even higher.
More information about this World Championship can be found in the last article of IeSF: