IeSF World Championship 2018 - Preview

Aditya Singh Rawat

7o, Nov, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: IeSF

The International Esports Federation aka IeSF is organizing the 10th edition of Esports World Championship which commences from 9th November.

The Olympic styled Esports tournament is being held in the city of Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei this year with over 26 countries participating in it. Every team that is representing its country has qualified through their respective regional qualifier and contains players belonging to the same country that they represent.

Prize Distribution

The Championship offers a total prize pool of $ 20,000 USD which is divided as follows: 

  • 1st Place - $ 10,000 USD 

  • 2nd Place - $ 6,000 USD 

  • 3rd Place - $ 4,000 USD

Event Format

The event will commence with the group stages in which the teams will follow a BO1, round robin format. The top two teams from each group will qualify onto the Playoffs that will undergo a BO3, single elimination bracket all the way to the Grand Finals.

Group Draw

The groups for the event have been drawn and are as follows:

Image Credit: IeSF

Following are the teams that are representing their countries: 

Championship Highlights 

From the looks of it, the Groups are drawn out pretty fairly with Group - A probably being topped by the Australian team – Ground Zero Gaming followed by Group – G being quite an easy bracket for FrostFire.

The competition will be there in Group-E amongst Scarz Absolute & Fluffy Gangsters, although both are certainly going to qualify onto the Playoffs.  

As for the Indian Representatives, Team Invictus should be able to qualify for the Playoffs. Not much is known about Team Virus from Lebanon but TNC will surely be a formidable opponent.

Wish all the teams participating the best of luck. Esports enthusiasts, fans and supporters can tune into the live broadcast of the IeSF World Championship 2018 on the following platforms: