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Astana, Kazakhstan • 03 March, 2023 | 14:12

International Esports Federation Plans to Host Major Tournament in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan took first place at the 14th WE Championships last year

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The ministry of culture and sports and the international esports federation (IESF) discussed the possibility of holding a World Esports Championships (WE) in Kazakhstan, QazMonitor reports.

The parties noted the importance of holding such events in involving young people in the esports scene. Vlad Marinescu, the director of IESF, commended the ministry’s efforts to nurture young talent.

"I hope you'll achieve the goal of raising a healthy and strong young generation that will be able to nurture future champions. Last year's success at the PUBG WE showed exactly that. I also want to congratulate you on this important victory and tell you that we will do everything we can to make sure the next championship takes place in Kazakhstan," said Marinescu.

Earlier, Kazakhstan became the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) world champions at the 14th WE Championships in Bali, Indonesia. The event featured competitions in six games and had a total prize pool of $500,000.

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