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8th E-Sports World Championships to Be Held in Jakarta, Indonesia

March 18, 2016 John Paolo "Sandata" Bago

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) will hold the 8th e-Sports World Championship 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia in October of 2016. IeSF’s e-Sports World Championship the sole international eSports event where players compete as representing their countries.

Jakarta has showed great interest to become the host city of the event. IeSF selected Jakarta as the host city of the 8th e-Sports World Championship 2016 through a board resolution.

Jakarta, located in the Java Island of Indonesia, is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia with a population over 10 million people. ESports has been selected as the sports event of the Extreme & Adventurous Sports in the 6th TAFISA World Sports for All Games which will be held in Jakarta in October, 2016.

The 8th e-Sports World Championship will be held in Ancol Beach City Auditorium for 3 days. The official titles will be announced by the IeSF technical committee at a later date.

After the announcement of the official titles, The 43 member national federations of IeSF will commence their national qualifiers. Players who are selected through national qualifiers will be formally recognized as sports athletes representing each country at the World Championship with endorsement of their government or national sports authority.

The e-Sports World Championship is the sole international eSports event that is hosted by IeSF. Established in 2008 and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Korea, over 27 countries and 200 people are recognized as national athletes through the various national qualifiers held by each government and national sports authority under IeSF.

At the 7th e-Sports World Championship Seoul 2015, which was held in Seoul, Korea, Serbia took first place in overall ranking, followed by Korea in second place.

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