Date: 2014 November 13

The 6th world championship in computer games was held in Baku

In recent years, the rapidly growing interest in the computer games created the need to regulate the activity in this direction, to keep it within the bounds of rules and regulations existing in the world. For this purpose, the International Cyber Sports Federation (ICSF) was established. The targets of the Federation include the popularization of cyber sports and increasing the interest of young people in the modern information and communication technologies, and computer techniques. Since 2009, the World Championships in computer games have been held on annual base in various world countries.

Taking into consideration the interest in computer games growing in our country from year to year, on September 2, 2014 the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev signed an order on the conduction of the 6th World Championship in computer games (the 6th e-Sport World Championship) in Baku.

On  November 13, 2014 the championship opening ceremony was held in the "Baku Crystal Hall" with the organizational support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the International Cyber Sports Federation and the Azerbaijan Cyber Sports Federation. Over 250 participants from 33 countries participated in the championship.

4-day championship competitions covered the following computer games:

  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Starcraft II
  • Hearthstone(Blizzard)
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai)

The total prize fund of the competition was US $100,000; it became the largest prize fund in the previous history of the e-Sport World Championships.

According to the results of the competition, the South Korea's national team with the highest score took the 1st, the China national team - the 2nd, and the Finland national team – the 3rd place.
It should be noted that though the Azerbaijan national team was not included in the list of winners, the play of our team had a positive impact on the rating of our country.