The International Esports Federation announced that it has partnered with Saudi-backed Gamers8 and the Saudi Esports Federation to offer a “An innovative experience for Asian athletes”.

As noted in a press release, we’re told this will eventually see the creation of the inaugural Gamers8 IESF Asian Championship, and it will kick off on May 1 with an online preliminary round that will run until May 16. This will lead to a live event held in Riyadh from July 10-17, with the winner advancing to the WE Championship Finals in Romania in August.

“Thank you to the city of Riyadh for welcoming us and hosting the IESF Gamers8 Asian Championship. We are confident that the World Esports family will have an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s leading esports destinations,” said the General Secretary of IESF, Boban Totovsky. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Gamers8 and the Saudi Esports Federation and look forward to seeing the region’s best players compete in Riyadh.”

Online qualifiers will be played on the same games as the WE Championship and will see action across PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Tekken 7 and eFootball 2023.

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