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On 6 and 7 August 2022, esports athletes will take center stage in Birmingham, UK, competing at the Commonwealth Esports Championships for the first time.

More than 100 athletes representing different Commonwealth nations and territories will compete in three sports titles: DOTA 2, eFootball series and Rocket League for the honor of being crowned champion.

Held at the same time as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the championships represent a very important moment in the evolution of sports.

Paul J. Foster, Director General of the GEF, said: “This is historic. Fans of all ages will soon be cheering on some of the world’s best sports athletes to win medals for themselves and their country.

“We are proud to be one of the most inclusive, welcoming and fastest growing communities in the world and this is an exciting chapter for our #worldconnected.”

The CEC, which is a joint initiative between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation, will take place at the Birmingham International Convention Center (ICC), located in the heart of the 2022 Commonwealth Games city. Sessions begin each day at 9.00 they will last until 6.00 p.m.

Sports athletes from across the Commonwealth (Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania) have come through regional qualifiers for the right to be in Birmingham alongside their fellow Commonwealth sports.

“We are delighted to welcome the best Commonwealth sports athletes to Birmingham. I have no doubt that the Commonwealth Sports Championships will present an exciting sporting spectacle and point the way for the future of sports,” said Katie Sadleir , CEO of the CGF.

But just before the first sports match kicks off, the world’s sports thought leaders and idea-makers will gather at the ICC for the inaugural Commonwealth Sports Forum on Friday 5 August.

Join Chris Chan, President of the GEF who also serves as Regional Vice President of the CGF and Secretary General of the National Olympic Council of Singapore; Dame Louise Martin DBE, Chair of the CGF; Kenyan professional player Queen Arrow; Philipp Müller-Wirth, Head of Sports at UNESCO; and more leading minds in esports, sports, business, technology, academia who will share their thoughts on the industry and its exciting future.

“These two events represent an important legacy for Birmingham and the surrounding area. The future starts now,” said Neil Rami, chief executive of West Midlands Growth Company.


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