Esports World Cup 2024: What fans need to know

Esports World Cup 2024

Esports World Cup 2024: What fans need to know

For any esports fan still unaware of the current situation, there’s an absolutely massive, record-breaking event about to begin. We are, of course, talking about the Esports World Cup 2024, the first annual international esports tournament series replacing the Gamers8 festival.

It is run by the Esports World Cup Foundation and funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. What this translates to is the biggest prize pool in esports history, at a whopping $60 million for all events combined. Here’s what you need to know.

Esports World Cup 2024 details

It all begins this week on 2 July 2024 and runs for eight weeks, until 25 August 2024. There are a tonne of esports tiles on display and well over a hundred teams competing. Esports titles include the likes of CS2, Dota 2, Tekken 8, League of Legends, and any other popular one you can think of, really.

The event takes place in Saudi Arabia at Riyadh Boulevard City and promises a spectacular showcase of the best teams and players in the world, all competing for massive prize pools. You can check out the complete Esports World Cup 2024 schedule via the mega-event’s official page.

The event organizers explain what the EWC 2024 is all about:

“The EWC will offer the largest prize pool in esports and feature the most popular esports titles across all major gaming genres. It will welcome a new cross-game competition format, awarding prizes for individual game titles and club performances. It is designed for both professional esports players and gaming enthusiasts, with qualifiers to provide as many teams as possible with the opportunity to participate, along with a thrilling calendar of on-the-ground activations, live entertainment, and competitions for fans.”

The prize pool, in total, which includes qualifiers, individual tournaments, and the Club Championship, amounts to $60,000,000. No, that isn’t a typo. At the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s roughly R1.1 billion.

You can learn more about the Esports World Cup 2024 with a full explainer thanks to a video from the tournament organizers embedded below.

There’s just so much esports to look forward to with the inaugural Esports World Cup 2024. We can’t wait to see which teams come out on top at their respective events and which organization becomes the overall winner. Good luck, and have fun!

You can catch the daily action from the Esports World Cup 2024 by tuning into the EWC Twitch or EWC YouTube channels.

Header image via Esports World Cup Foundation.

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