— Published 24 November 2022

Athletes will be able to train

The International Electronic Sports Federation (IESF) is opening up the issue of training. For the athletes, but also for the fans. It has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with a Spanish training centre, the ITTI High Tech Institute, based in Madrid, to award four scholarships worth 8 000 euros next month. They will be awarded to athletes competing from 2 December in the finals of the World e-Sports Championships, held on the Indonesian island of Bali. More unexpectedly, the agreement also provides for five other scholarships of a smaller amount, known as “partial” scholarships, for e-sports fans in the audience. Applications will be accepted between 23 November and 2 December. The winners will be announced during the 2022 Worlds finals in Bali. In addition to the interactive courses offered by the Spanish training centre between mid-January and the end of June, the scholarship winners will be invited to a week-long training camp in Barcelona. The finals of the World e-Sports Championships will bring together teams from 106 countries in Bali next month. A record for the IESF world event.