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SUBJECT [Vietnam Report] University e-Sports Championship 2013 DATE 2013-08-06

University e-Sports Championship is an annually organized tournament for students in all universities and colleges in Vietnam. UEC 2013, seen as the largest tournament ever in term of scale, for the first time has been taken place in both Hanoi and Hochiminh City with 4 subjects of competition, including FFOL2, WOT, CF and Space Cowboys. During 2 weeks (May 10th – May 24th), UEC drew the amount of 8.000 online registrations approximately. From May 24th to May 28th, all participants did compete with the decisive spirits and professional manners inthe areal final round in Hanoi and Hochiminh City. The Award ceremony has recorded the attendance of representatives from the General department of Physical Education and Sports, the Hochiminh University of Physical Education and Sports and thousands of participants who truly love eSport in the city neighborhood. Successful organization and maintaining UEC to be an annual tournament is a great effort that contribute greatly to the issue of eSport socialization and to bring a positive view of electronic recreation to the public. Mr. Phan Manh Ha, Deputy General Secretary of VIRESA, in a speech before Final round matches, stated that: “The success of UEC strongly depends on the enthusiastic love of thousands of students in Vietnam. That is the brand new generation of Vietnamese eSports. Our goal is simply that those eSport players will be able to participate and practice in a healthy sport environment, a true eSport atmosphere and subsequently become real elite eSport players.” About UEC: In 2011, although FFOL2 was the only subject of competition, UEC drew the attention of more than 300 participants who were students in the neighborhood of Hochiminh City and the area nearby. UEC 2011 did bring a new stream to the community and left the first definition about eSport in students. In 2012, CF and DotA were added, and subsequently, UEC did attract around 1000 student to take part in the tournament. Many gamers, such as Mino and NeverBackDown from DotA, Chau Tuan Hao from FFOL2, Creating Destiny and Sinhto from CF had great contributions to those exciting and unforgettable Final competitions.
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