The Global Esports Federation has announced the three game titles to be contested at the first Commonwealth Esports Championships, which take place alongside the Commonwealth Games in August this year. The chosen titles are Dota 2, eFootball and Rocket League.
The Championships take place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham (ICCB) on August 6th and 7th this year, with players competing for medals in both Open and Women’s categories in all three titles.
Katie Sadleir, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said: “Alongside the Global Esports Federation, we are delighted to unveil three major titles for the Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham this summer. There is no doubt this innovative and exciting event will create new learnings and opportunities for us to further explore esports.”
Nigel Huddleston, Commonwealth Games Minister, added: “Esports has connected millions of young people across the Commonwealth, providing entertainment and a vital sense of community. The Commonwealth Esports Championships is a major vote of confidence in the West Midlands’ and UK’s thriving esports industry and an exciting chance to look at how this can be brought into the Commonwealth Sport Movement.”