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The Esports World Cup’s Spectacular Opening Week

Esports tournaments have long featured grand prize pools worth millions of dollars and arena-filling spectacles of lights and sound. But there still remains a gap in the esports calendar, an Olympics-style event that combines the varied disciplines of esports across a range of genres into one mega-competition. Until now that is, as Saudi Arabia hosts the first ever Esports World Cup in Riyadh.The Esports World Cup (EWC) is a multi-game tournament in which over 1500 players battle it out for their share of over $60M. Over the course of the eight week tournament (which began on the 3 of July), pro teams from around the world compete in MOBAs, Shooters, Fighters, Battle Royales, and RTS games for the right to call themselves the world’s best gamers.