Southeast Asia’s tri-nation esports event, the World Esports Cup (WEC’21), will feature gamers from India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The World Esports Cup’s main purpose will be to provide gamers in the South Asian region the opportunity to represent their own country in one of the most popular battle royale games, something that not everyone gets to do very often in the esports community. The tournament will have a prize fund of $100,000. (INR 75 lakhs approx). The official sponsor for the inaugural edition is smartphone maker Infinix Smartphones, and registration for WEC’21 will open on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, and competitors from all three areas will be able to register until November 23.
Esports athletes from India, Pakistan, and Nepal will be able to fight virtually in open qualifiers for a chance to become the region’s champion.
“We all know how heated it gets when it comes to an India-Pakistan match, and we want fans to experience this historic clash in esports as well,” WEC Director Vishwalok Nath said during the introduction of the World Esports Cup (WEC). The World Esports Cup will also strive to bring together South Asian gamers and gaming communities on a single platform, which will be a first of its type effort.”
The three-month competition will begin with an initial round of two open and closed qualifications held in three areas to screen the best 24 teams from each country. Then, each country will compete for the best 12 squads, which will advance them to the finals, which will feature their top four squads. The top four squads from India, Pakistan, and Nepal will compete in the Grand Finals to determine the best of the best team from the region based on their plans, coordination, and tactical abilities. The tournament will be broadcast live on India Today’s and Aaj Tak’s official YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as their own websites.