On December 2 until December 5, 2015, countries from around the world will compete in the only nationality-based, eSports tournament in the world.
The International eSports Federation (IeSF) together with the Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) today unveils the 7th annual International eSports Federation World Championship.
250 eSports athletes from 250 countries will converge at the Nexon Arena in Seoul, South Korea to compete in Hearthstone, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void and League of Legends.
This year’s event promises to be even more explosive than the last as the participants have qualified for the world stage after rigorous qualifying tournaments from their home states.
But apart from the event, heads of eSports organizations, developers and publishers will also hold a panel discussion with key people from the international sports society to discuss the future direction of eSports as an athletic and olympic event.
Joining the hundreds of eSports players at the event is Ms. Rita Subowo, a former member of the International Olympic Committee and Executive Board member of the Olympic Council of Asia.
Ms. Subowo will be discussing the possibility of eSports being included in the 2016 Asian Games and the Asian Youth Games with IeSF’s president, Byung Hun Jun.
The Philippines will be sending representatives in all three gaming categories.
For League of Legends, Cebuano team Choisted Tyrants will represent the country in the MOBA category.
Acion Arena’s own Pompi will join the Hearthstone event for the Philippines, while EnDerr will compete in the StarCraft event fresh from his campaign in the World Series of Video Games in Maldives last October.
Check back here for all the latest updates from the event, including the games, through the links below!
Dec 3, 2015 | 12:54 PM: EnDerr has secured 3rd place! EnDerr dispatches Has from Chinese Taipei, 2-1, thanks to a hail mary play of Ultralisks.
Dec 3, 2015 | 11:55 AM: Pompi has finished in 4th place, falling to Romanian opponent Marinescu Stefan. An Implosion for 4 puts away the Filipino player.
Dec 3, 2015 | 10:35 AM: EnDerr lost his semi final. He will be playing for 3rd place at 12:30 PM.
Dec 3, 2015 | 9:45 AM: Pompi lost his semi final match. He will be playing for 3rd place at 11:30 AM.
After Day 2:
EnDerr and Pompi have both made it through to the Semis! Pompi’s match will take place at roughly 9:00 AM PST while EnDerr’s match will take place at 10AM.
Dec 3, 2015 | 5:00 PM: The eSports panel has begun! The IESF, together with KeSPA and the International Olympic Committee will discuss the future of eSports.
Dec 3, 2015 | 12:52 PM: EnDerr and Pompi have made it through the Semis! EnDerr bested his Romanian opponent while Pompi defeated tournament favorite Pavel from Team Empire!
After Day 1:
Richard “Pompi” Castillo and Caviar Napoleon “EnDerr” Marquises-Acampado are in the Top 8! The two will be preparing for their quarterfinals matches that will take place between Friday and the rest of the weekend.
Team Choisted Tyrants have been eliminated from the League of Legends tournament after losing to Russia and South Korea.
Pompi will be facing against Team Empire’s Pavel:
Dec 2, 2015 | 1:45 PM: After the first round of games, the Philippines is now 0-1 in League of Legends, 2-0 in StarCraft 2 and 2-0 in Hearthstone
Dec 2, 2015 | 12:30 PM: The first match of the day is League of Legends between Team Philippines and Russia!
Dec 1, 2015 | 7:30 PM: EnDerr will go up against Sweden in his bracket
Dec 1, 2015 | 7:30 PM: Pompi will go up against Korea and Switzerland in his bracket