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Baku sets to host PES championship

26 May 2014 [11:25] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Azerbaijani capital Baku is set to host the sixth e-Sports World Championship in mid-November.

The official titles featured in the championship will be StarCraft® II and DOTA2 for male players, and StarCraft® II and Tekken for female players.

The 6-th e-Sport World Championship Baku 2014 will be the greatest IeSF event yet, and for the first time in e-Sports history, will be supported directly by a governmental organization, as IeSF is working with the Azerbaijan Sport and Youth Ministry.

A Memorandum of Understanding concerning 6th World Championship in e-sports in Baku was signed on May 1.

The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov, Secretary General of IeSF Won Suk Oh and President of Azerbaijan Cybersport Federation Ramil Aliyev.

The championship will take place in one of the country's central halls Baku Crystal Hall.

According to the official rules, the host country has the right to offer additional 3-4 disciplines.

Currently, inclusion of such additional disciplines as Street Fighter Series, Hearth Stone, Pro Evolution Soccer, and others is under consideration.

Electronic sport is a well-developing activity in Azerbaijan. Cyber Sport Federation of the country was established in June 2011.

IeSF, established in 2008, is an International Federation, which manages all e-Sports activity in sports society. The Federation aims to make e-Sports recognized as an official sport discipline.

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