Saturday, 14 December 2019


Friday’s slate of matches provide plenty of excitement for a growing audience live and online!

The second day of competition at the 11th Esports World Championship Seoul 2019 saw the preliminary rounds come to a close and the elimination rounds get under way. Each victory became sweeter and each defeat more sour as athletes faced the prospect of either elimination, or moving on to the next round; one step closer to their goal of bringing home a medal, or better yet, the World Championship Trophy that will be awarded to the nation with the best overall results.
As the day progressed, the crowd of spectators grew and the cheers and shouts of support became louder, raising the overall energy at the Official Venue, VSG Arena, Seoul, Korea. It was clear that today the stakes had been raised, and it was evident that the athletes were feeling it.
Despite having endured two full days of intense competition, the last matches of the day were played by athletes that were energized by an enthusiastic crowd. Each goal in eFootball PES 2020 was celebrated with cheers and shouts of “Goal!”, each KO in Tekken 7 was met with an emphatic roar, and teammates shouted excited (sometimes frustrated) instructions at each other as they fought for victory in intense DOTA 2 battles.
Tekken 7

The host country Korea faced a challenge in the Quarter Finals of the Tekken 7 Tournament, where Korea’s “Knee” faced off against the USA’s “Anakin” in a best-of-seven elimination match.
The crowd was charged as the fighters went back and forth. The American athlete was up 2-1 before “Knee”, playing as the Walking Dead character Neegan, was able to reel off 3 consecutive wins on route to a 4-2 victory for the host nation.
South Korea is joined in the Semi-Finals of the Tekken 7 Tournament by Finland, Japan and the Philippines. You can watch tomorrow’s Semi Finals streaming on the IESF’s Youtube Channel at 10:00am KST, and the Bronze Medal match and Finals will be streamed on the IESF’s Twitch channel at 5:00pm KST. Also, see how the Tekken 7 tournament progressed on the IESF’s Tekken 7 Toornament page. (See links)
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The DOTA 2 Tournament completed the Swiss-tournament preliminary rounds, which ended with the Philippines sitting atop the standings and receiving the first seed in the playoffs with a 5-0 record. The other three teams to make the playoffs were Finland, Thailand and Sweden, each finishing the Swiss-style preliminary rounds with a 4-1 record.
Semi-Finals matches saw Sweden defeat the Philippines 2-1, and Thailand defeat Finland 2-0. This set the stage for a Gold Medal Match between Thailand and Sweden, which is set to take place at 11:30am KST Saturday morning. The Bronze Medal match saw Finland defeat the Philippines 2-0, so congratulations to Finland for a strong performance in the DOTA 2 Tournament.
Tune in for the Finals on the IESF Twitch page, and see how the tournament developed on the IESF’s DOTA 2 Toornament page. (see links)
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eFootball PES 2020

The nations to advance to the Quarter Finals in the eFootball PES 2020 tournament included Poland, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Macau, Iran, and Serbia. At the time of writing this article, those Semi-Final matches had just been completed.
The first Quarter-Final match put Iran vs. Serbia, with Iran scratching out a 2 games to 1 victory. Macau, China then defeated Vietnam, also by a 2 games to 1 margin. Poland handed Costa Rica a loss in two straight games, and Japan also defeated Italy 2 games to 0, wrapping up the quarter finals and setting the stage for tomorrow’s Semi-Final matches.
The Semi-Finals, set for Saturday, December 14ths Semi-Final will see Iran face Macau, China at 11:00am KST, and Poland square off against Japan at 12:30pm KST. The Bronze Medal match and the Finals will both stream live starting at 3:00pm on the IESF’s Twitch channel. Also, see how the eFootball PES 2020 Tournament progressed on the IESF’s eFootball PES 2020 Toornament page. (See links)
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