The 6th eSports World Championship comes to Baku, Azerbaijan and the action is just getting started!
For the next five days, eSports competitors from all over the globe will compete in a myriad of events and titles for a grand total prize pool of $100,000! The event is organized by the International eSports Federation (IESF) in its effort to bring eSports to the global stage as a legitimate competitive sport.
Official titles for this year’s competition and their prize payouts include: Dota 2 (Prize Pool: $50,000), StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (Prize Pool: $10,000), Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Prize Pool: $10,000), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Prize Pool: $10,000) and Ultra Street Fighter IV (Prize Pool: $10,000).
All competitions in the official titles are open-for-all (both male & female gamers). Additional SC2 and TTT2 competitions will be held for female players only as part of IeSF’s efforts to promote female gaming, each with a prize pool of $5,000.
Further, at the end of the tournament, IeSF will announce the host country for next year’s World Championship!
Tune in here with us we cover the event LIVE! With the group stage drawings over, the action begins tomorrow, Nov. 13
Dota 2 and StarCraft schedules!
Spotted: MVP.Phoenix going up against Russia!
— Toby Dawson (@TobiWanDOTA) Nov. 13, 2014
MVP.Phoenix takes Game 1 against the Russian National Team!
Rdu on top! Dima Radu of Romania takes down Austria, Portugal and Australia in Hearthstone!
Romania upsets Chinese team and TI4 champs NewBee with the power of MEEPOW!
— Andra Ciubotaru (@AndraCiubotaru) Nov. 13, 2014
This tournament is really looking like the tournament for microing your armies to drive your foes before you and hear the lamentations of their women!
Day 2 brackets are here!
MVP.Phoenix will go up against NewBee. It’s Korea Vs. China for our Quarterfinals match in Dota 2!
Interestingly, there are no Terran players in the playoffs for this year! It’s pretty much a battle between the Protoss deathball and Zerg swarm!
Epic games of Dota 2 tomorrow! It’s going to be China versus Finland in the semis and Romania versus Georgia! Will we see another Meepo versus NewBee finals?
GG Tunisia! las3ed takes the IESF 2014 Hearthstone Championship!
StarCraft 2 Semi-finals already being set-up!
— IeSF (@IeSF_Master) November 15, 2014