WSA members Esports Wales looking to make history at the Commonwealth Games

The upcoming Commonwealth Esports Championships, being held as part of the Commonwealth Games this summer, will be a landmark event for esports as it takes yet another step towards global acceptance. History is being made in Birmingham and Welsh Sports Association (WSA) members Esports Wales will be playing a part as they prepare to face some of the world’s best.

It was recently announced that, after some intense competition, six of Esports Wales’ teams made it through to the prestigious inaugural main event being held in Birmingham from the 6th-7th of August.

“The practice the teams put in showed through the qualification process with the mixed Rocket League and mixed Dota 2 teams advancing through the qualifiers without dropping a series,” said Jack “Anders” Lawrence, Esports Wales’ COO.  

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to watching all of our six brilliant teams compete at the Commonwealth Esports Championships. It will be a fantastic step for Welsh Esports and its community to be part of an event of this magnitude.” 

“Our goal this year was to get Wales into as many national competitions as we could,” added John Jackson, Esports Wales’ CEO. “We want to show that Wales can compete on the international stage. To be one of the nations to have six teams qualify for the Commonwealth Esports Championships is an incredible achievement, and a testament to the hard work and dedication the teams and volunteers have put in.” 

“We may head into the Commonwealth event as underdogs, but our players have already proved they can surpass expectations. I believe we can create some upsets and bring home some medals. We also firmly believe a successful Commonwealth campaign will encourage the growth of esports in Wales and more financial support, to lead to more success.” 

Esports Wales will have six teams competing at the Commonwealth Games – in Efootball, Efootball Women’s, Dota 2 Open, Dota 2 Women’s, Rocket League Open, and Rocket League Women’s.

Find more information about these exciting times for esports in Wales via the Esports Wales website.

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