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Two worlds converge: esports and traditional sports athletes compete in parallel

Starts this week and runs alongside the actual Commonwealth Games.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

On 6 and 7 August 2022, esports athletes will take centre stage in Birmingham, UK, and compete at the Commonwealth Esports Championships for the very first time.
 
Over 100 athletes representing diverse Commonwealth nations and territories will go head-to-head in three esports titles – DOTA 2, eFootball™ series, and Rocket League for the honour of being crowned a champion.
 
Staged concurrently with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Championships represents a hugely significant moment in the evolution of esports.
 
The CEC, which is a joint initiative between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation, will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, located in the heart of the 2022 Commonwealth Games city.
 
Esports athletes from across the Commonwealth – Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania – have come through regional qualifiers for the right to be in Birmingham alongside their Commonwealth sporting peers.
 
But just before the very first esports match gets underway, the world’s esports thought leaders and idea creators will be gathering at the ICC for the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Forum on Friday 5 August.

If you are interested to cover the Commonwealth Esports Championships, kindly complete the media accreditation form here. The full media programme will be shared on Monday, 1 August 2022.

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