KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media
OutReach - Nov.15, 2018 - 2018 leSF 10th Esports
World Championship opened in Kaohsiung on Nov.9 with more than 700 players from
48 countries participating. It marked the first time this dynamic city in
southern Taiwan hosted such an international esports event.
2018 leSF 10th
Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung is the first international esports
competition ever held in Taiwan.
Acting Kaohsiung Mayor Hsu Li-ming thanked the host, Chinese Taipei
Esports Association, and co-sponsors and supporting enterprises of the
competition, which took place in Kaohsiung Arena until Nov.11. He also
expressed appreciation to Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee and Olympic Council of
Asia for sending representatives to the opening ceremony, which featured parade
of players, sworn-in, and flag-hoisting.
Hsu hoped all guests and participants of the game would bring back
home wonderful memories of Kaohsiung, and carve out together a glorious page in
the world esports history.
Hsu said hosting the 2018 world esports competition pushed Taiwan a
giant step forward in its globalization efforts. It created a platform for
young people in the country to interact with video game enthusiasts in other
parts of the world while widening Taiwan's exposure to the industry.
Local video game fans are able to obtain knowledge, skills and
training from courses and programs on esports offered by local vocational
schools and universities, Hsu said. Having the championship held in Taiwan
would inspire and encourage them to further tap into the esports world, added
They would have the opportunities to learn from top players from
around the world to observe management and marketing skills of the esports competition
in such large scale, and to listen to first-hand analyses of commentators.
Hsu added that Kaohsiung won the honor to hold the Rift Rivals in 2017
for Asia, which paved the way for the metropolitan to host this year's
championship. Kaohsiung is leading other cities in Taiwan in efforts to build
up the country's strength and competitiveness in world esports, he said.
The players of the 2018 leSF 10th Esports World
Championship competed in "League of Legends" , "CS:GO" and Tekken
7 in the three-day event.