June 19, 2024
CEC

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in collaboration with the Global Esports Federation (GEF) have revealed the titles for the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships (CEC) set for August 2022 in Birmingham, England.

The titles which are Dota 2, eFootball™ series and Rocket League will feature a women’s and open category at the championships to be hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

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Students from across Loughborough and Warwick Universities played Rocket League during yesterday’s CGF Executive Board Meeting to showcase the upcoming event.

“Alongside the GEF, we are delighted to unveil three major titles for the Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham this summer,” Katie Sadleir, chief executive of the CGF, said.

“There is no doubt this innovative and exciting event will create new learnings and opportunities for us to further explore esports.

“The Commonwealth has a combined population of more than 2.4 billion with over 60 per cent of them under the age of 30.

“This is a vital group for the Commonwealth Sport Movement to engage with, and esports can be an important part of this work due to its huge popularity and reach with young people across the world.”

Among those attending the demonstration was Dame Louise Martin, President of the CGF, Chris Chan, President of the GEF, who is also the CGF’s regional vice-president for Asia, and Chester King, head of the GEF’s Coordination Commission for the Commonwealth Esports Championships.

“We look forward to creating the opportunity for players and athletes from across the Commonwealth to shine on a truly global stage at this historic inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships,” said Paul J. Foster, chief executive of the GEF.

The CEC is set to be held alongside the Commonwealth Games – which is due to open on July 28 and conclude on August 8 – but will not be a medal sport.

The Commonwealth Esports Championships is set to kick off from August 6 to 7 and will also feature demonstrations showcasing active esports and technologies that support the convergence of sport and esports.