With six months to go, preliminary planning for one of this year’s most anticipated esports events – the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships – has begun, led by the Global Esports Federation’s Director of Esports (GEF), Kelvin Tan, who was named tournament director. for #CESC2022.
The first team preparation guide meeting is due to take place this week, with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the WEF and the British Esports Association set to co-host the meeting, designed to brief delegations as they begin team selections and preparations.
#CESC2022 will take place in Birmingham on August 6-7 at the city’s International Convention Center (ICC) and is shaping up to be a high-demand ticketed event for spectators. The Commonwealth Esports Forum – a global convention of thought leaders and idea-makers – will be held at the same venue on August 5.
Bringing together esports athletes from all 72 Commonwealth nations and territories, the Commonwealth Esports Championships is a joint initiative of WEF and CGF, as part of the strategic partnership announcement in May 2020.
“The Commonwealth Esports Championships is a breakthrough for esports and will take place in the Commonwealth Games host city, Birmingham. the world, it’s exciting to start moving and once again offering our prestigious portfolio of events to cheer on fans around the world,” Paul J. Foster, CEO of FEM, said.
The WEF is meeting with partners including the Commonwealth Games Federation, the British Esports Association, FACEIT, IMG – which produced the Singapore 2021 Esports World Games and the West Midlands Growth Company, among others. FACEIT is WEF’s strategic partner for esports services and is responsible for the production of the Commonwealth Esports Championships.
“I am proud to lead the teams in Birmingham to lay the groundwork and establish the event team with our partners. We look forward to welcoming our community to the first-ever Commonwealth Esports Championships this summer,” said Kelvin Tan , Tournament Director for #CESC2022.
“Despite the challenges in 2021, WEF hosted three editions of the Global Esports Tour, multiple #worldconnected series events and our flagship Global Esports games. We welcomed feedback on GEG 2021 from our community during last week’s town hall session, and event debriefs with stakeholders in Singapore, publishers, IMG and all delivery partners. In this very dynamic time for esports, we continue to evolve and shape our portfolio and adapt each of our flagship events,” said Paul J. Foster.