The International Esports Federation (IESF) has confirmed that Bali, in Indonesia, will host the 2022 WE Championships Finals.
Announced in ceremony following the conclusion of the 13th World Esports Championships in Eilat, Israel, the 14th edition of the WE Championships Finals in Bali is to take place from 27 November to 8 December 2022.
It has been reported that more than 120 countries are expected to compete in the regional and national qualifiers for a place in the Finals.
IESF President, Vlad Marinescu, congratulated the host city, commenting: “Big thank you to the President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and to the entire Indonesian team here with us.
“We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing the biggest and most inclusive World Esports Championships in history! We are bringing the largest and freshest sport to this beautiful tropical destination for the first time.”
IESF has staged the WE Championships every year since 2009, and following from what was described as a successful 2021 edition, the World Esports community looks to ‘come back even stronger’ in terms of generating more international opportunities and media exposure for the sport.
During the conference, Indonesian Olympic Committee Commission Chairman, Desra Firza Ghazfan, added: “Bali is the island of GOD, it’s always been the melting pot of rich traditional and modern culture.
“Now with the 14th World Esports Championships happening in Bali, Bali is the melting pot of the past, the present and the future. I would like to welcome you all to Bali 2022 and to meet with our 45 million players in Indonesia. Be prepared and let the best win.”