RELEASE: IESF concludes the largest and most diverse World Esports Championships

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RELEASE: IESF concludes the largest and most diverse World Esports Championships

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BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Esports Federation (IESF) wrapped up the 2022 Esports World Championships after ten days of exciting competition, interactive programming and a spectacular closing ceremony in Bali.

More than 600 athletes representing 105 countries competed at the WE Championships, the largest number of nationalities ever represented in an esports tournament. The record prize pool of $500,000 was shared among the winners of six games: CS:GO, Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, eFootball 2023, Tekken 7 and PUBG Mobile. The host country, Indonesia, won three of the seven games and was crowned the esports world champion.

IESF President Vlad Marinescu presented Indonesia with the WE Championships trophy and stated "Congratulations to Indonesia on becoming the Esports World Champion and to all our medalists. We are very grateful to Bali, our hospitable host city, for sharing the values ​​of respect , friendship and unity of the IESF and for supporting our mission to unite, support and empower the international esports ecosystem. The growth of esports is unparalleled, together we have broken barriers and made history!"

Indonesia's passion for esports enlivened all the competitions, with enthusiastic fans cheering on all the action. The nearly 500 hours of fierce competition surpassed 10 million views, reaching over 3 million views on TikTok and 185.4 million impressions across all social media platforms. The IESF also took an important step towards creating more opportunities for women in esports by crowning Poland the first-ever women's CS:GO tournament champion at the WE Championships.

The 2022 edition of the WE Championships was the largest and most geographically diverse in its 14-year history. During the closing ceremony, Bali officially handed over the hosting rights to Iași, Romania for the 2023 WE Championships Finals. The event will feature more than 800 athletes from 130 countries and will attract a new generation of sports fans. electronic devices to continue the historic growth of the World Esports Family.

About IESFIESF is the umbrella body for electronic sports from around the world. Founded in 2008 by nine member nations, the IESF is made up of 130 member federations from six continents. The IESF brings together all esports stakeholders to achieve a united ecosystem for the development of sustainable and responsible gaming around the world. The IESF World Esports Championships are the largest multi-sport esports spectacle in the world. The IESF also organizes the annual World Summit on Esports in order to support the highest level of governance of esports.

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