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Leading global Esports platform Challengermode has teamed up with the International Esports Federation (IESF) to host the regional qualifiers to select the best athletes from all over the world for the world finals of the IESF 13th Esports World Championship, EILAT 2021 – the world’s only multi-game Esports tournament that features national teams. The event is hosted by IESA, Maccabi, and IESF and sponsored by Asus, HanbitSoft, Taiwan excellence, and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

Following the success of IESF’s previous Esports World Championships, Esports athletes from a record 85 nations are set to begin their quests for gold, silver and bronze medals, playing across CS:GO, DOTA, eFootball PES 2021 and Tekken 7. Regional Tournaments of the World Championship are already underway and set to continue through October, with winners from each region earning a place at the offline final in Eilat, Israel, in November.

Challengermode will be hosting the regional games rounds for CS:GO and DOTA 2, Tekken 7 and eFootball PES 2021 until the end of October, using its Esports platform to automate the tournament for national teams participating in  each continental tournament bracket. More information and a full schedule of the games can be found on the official Eilat 2021 13th Esports World Championship website here.

Philip Hubner, CBDO at Challengermode said: “We’re hugely excited to be working with the IESF on its Eilat 2021 tournament. The competition’s international reach demonstrates both the potential for Esports to unite teams from around the world, and gives Challengermode the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the power of our platform to simplify even the most complicated of competitions. With 85 teams representing their nations across multiple games, IESF Eilat is a great example of how to mix up the traditional Esports formula on a world stage”

IESF President Vlad Marinescu stated: “IESF is incredibly excited for the 13th edition of our Esports World Championships, the largest IESF event to date. Eilat 2021 will showcase and unify Esports athletes from a record 85 nations, and Challengermode’s platform has helped us to deal with the complexity that such a large international and interconnected tournament involves.”

This deal forms part of Challengermode’s broader international expansion, with the company engaging in a range of partnerships across Europe and EMEA to expand the reach of its grassroots Esports platform to new territories.