The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced a total prize pool of $500,000 to be awarded at the upcoming 14th World Esport Championship (WEC) Finals. The event will take place in Bali, Indonesia from 27th November to 9th December. The WEC prize pool has seen an unprecedented increase in just one year, from $55,000 in 2021 to $500,000 this year.
IESF President Vlad Marinescu said, “We are very excited for this momentous growth of 2022 World Esports Championship Finals prize pool to $500,000, which is representative of the growing popularity and credibility of our flagship event. We are on track to hold the biggest and most inclusive WEC yet. We look forward to further increasing access to professional esports opportunities and providing athletes with the ultimate environment to perform at their full potential.”
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IESF recently announced the six-game titles which will be featured at the competition. CS:GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, and FIFA will return to this year’s WEC and mobile games PUBG mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang will be featured for the first time. Registration for National Federations opened on 20th February and over 120 countries across six continents are expected to compete in the regional and national qualifiers.
The World Esports Championship remains the sole international esports event where athletes compete by representing their countries. Bali was awarded hosting rights in September 2021 and handed over the hosting duties during a special ceremony following the 2021 World Esports Championship Finals in Eilat, Israel, which united the World Esports family for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
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