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World eSports League unveiled in South Korea

World eSports League unveiled in South Korea
May 11, 2021

The World eSports League (WSL), a brand-new global esports event hosted by Technoblood eSports (TB eSports) has been unveiled in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

Revealing its plan for the tournament, the WSL organising committee (WSLOC) advised that, as of yesterday's launch, more than 40 countries have expressed their intention to participate in the event.

WSLOC also announced its game titles for the first event.

WSLOC also revealed game titles for the event, including KRAFTON, Inc.'s PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and Nimble Neuron's Eternal Return: Black Survival while fighting games and Supercell's Brawl Stars are also highly likely to be added as a new title in this tournament. These are selected in consideration of the diversity of game genre and popularity. Additional game titles are scheduled to be selected.

WSL is a nations-based esports competition for both pro and amateur players to compete for the best in the world.  It is an annual global esports competition where the world's best gamers participate under the accreditation of the International Esports Federation (IESF), which recently reached 100 members worldwide.

Introducing WSL, TB eSports President and Chief Executive, Takefumi Morishima stated "the World eSports League is a new global event that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of eSports. We will provide joy and new sights to eSports fans around the world through unique and sustainable event.

"Especially, the COVID-19 virus has our utmost attention this year. We will do our best to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and make it a safe event."

TB eSports, which consists of esports specialists from TB head office in Japan and Korean esports experts, is a subsidiary of Technoblood and has achieved remarkable achievements in the field of eSports industry since 2002.

The Technoblood was the operation partner of World Cyber Games (WCG) in Japan from 2002 to 2013, and co-host of the Tokyo Game Show's eSports event: Cyber Games Asia (CGA) from 2012 to 2016.

Main image: Esports venue concept. Credit: Populous.

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