Kaohsiung signs on to host 2018 Esports World Championship

April 3, 2018

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Kaohsiung signed a contract Monday with the International esports Federation (IESF) to host this year’s annual Esports World Championship in November.

The contract was signed by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), Chinese Taipei esports Association (CTESA) Director Cheng Pao-ching (鄭寶清), and IESF board member Colin Webster.

Chen said the city was well prepared to host the event for the first time after having successfully hosted the 2009 World Games, an international multisport event held every four years.

Esports has already become one of the most highly watched sports in the world, and they will be featured at the Asian Games in 2018 and 2022, she said.

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