Esports World Championship ends after regionals as health issues cancel finals
Eilat had been because of host finals in DOTA 2, Tekken 7 and eFootball PES 2021 titles, however will no longer do so.
The decision to not to stage finals was collectively taken by the IESF, Israeli Esports Association and Maccabi World Union as coronavirus cases continue to climb in numerous parts of the world, with travel constraints and bans on mass events still in force.
Offered the global health crisis, Organising Committee head Ido Brosh described 2020 as “maybe the most complex year in recent decades for hosting a worldwide occasion”.
Finals of the 2020 Esports World Championship had currently been delayed when, having actually at first been arranged for December 2020.
” In spite of this, we handled to host a significant massive competition for the world’s players,” Brosh – Israeli Esports Association President and an IESF Board member – included.
” This is an indication of the power and capabilities of IESF, Israel, and the Local Organizing Committee to produce big and significant activities despite the major difficulties.”
Eilat is likewise due to stage the 2021 finals, late in the year.
An increased prize pool of $75,000 (₤ 55,000/ EUR60,000) will be dispersed to the winners of local tournaments, the IESF stated, with the size of their prizes depending on the size of the local competitions.