June 19, 2024

Press Release: Commonwealth Esports Championships set for Birmingham

CEC

The Commonwealth Games Federation has announced that inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships and Commonwealth Esports Forum will be staged in Birmingham, England in August. This was made known in a release on the federation’s website.

The Championships, which is a result of the partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federationannounced in May 2020, will be supported by the British Esports Association, the not-for-profit national body established to promote esports in the UK.

The Commonwealth Esports Championships will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham from August 6-7, 2022. The Commonwealth Esports Forum – a global convention of thought leaders and idea creators – will be held at the same venue in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Esports Championships, on August 5, 2022.

The Commonwealth Esports Championships will feature esports athletes from across the Commonwealth. According to the Commonwealth Games Federation, renowned multi-genre global titles are in the final stages of confirmation and will be announced shortly. The event is set to feature exciting demonstrations showcasing Active Esports and the powerful technologies that support the convergence of sport and esports.

The Commonwealth Esports Championships was sanctioned by the CGF Executive Board to be held at the same time as the 2022 Commonwealth Games whilst being independent of Birmingham 2022 and its sports programme. The Commonwealth Esports Championships will have separate branding, medals, organisation, and governance, led by the GEF and its community of partners.