The 7th World Championship 2015 started, the Group preliminary has been finished
The 7th e-Sports World Championship Seoul 2015, which is the sole international e-Sports event where players compete as representing their countries was held at NEXON ARENA in Seoul, South Korea from 2ndto 5th in December 2015. The World Championship is hosted by International e-Sports Federation(IeSF) and officially sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism(MCST), SK Telecom and LONGZHU TV.
The opening ceremony was held at Nexon Arena on December 2nd at 11pm with about 200 national players who have been recognized by their governments and national federations.In the ceremony, officials from international sport society such as International Olympic Committee, Olympic Council of Asiaattended the opening ceremony.
Byunghun Jun, the president of IeSF, emphasized that the status of e-Sports is growing as arecognized sport and expressed his intention to enlarge the national competition model through the opening address. Afterthe opening ceremony, all players started their group preliminary, and countries on quarterfinalfor each game title have been announced.
For League of Legends and StarCraft® II: Legacy of the Void™, the first place country for each group advanced to the quarterfinals with complete victory. Serbia, China, Korea, Switzerland for League of Legends and Chinese Taipei, Philippines, Serbia, and Finland for Starcraft II advanced without any lost.By the way, for Hearthstone, all matches were highly competitive at each group. Finland, Serbia, Chinese Taipei and Sweden recorded the first place and advanced to the quarterfinals. Korean female Starcraft player, Gayoung ‘Aphrodite’Kim, whohad firstly tried for open-for-all event advanced to quarterfinals with the second place of her group.
Quarterfinal matches will be played on December 3rd. Also, from 6pm, ‘e-sports summit 2015’ will be held with officials from international sport and e-Sports society.After the Summit, StarCraft® II: Legacy of the Void™invitational event will be held at 7:30pm.
The main matches of the quarterfinals, e-Sports Summit 2015 and Starcraft II Invitational eventwill be broadcasted in English through IeSF channel on Twitch TV(http://www.twitch.tv/iesf_tv) andYoutube e-Sports global channel(http://www.youtube.com/eSportsTV_global) and in Chinese through LONGZHU TV(http://v.longzhu.com).The following is the schedules of broadcasting for the 3rdof December, and the schedule is based on Korea Standard Time (GMT+9)