11th IeSF World Championship results
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The International eSports Federation's annual World Championship event just concluded, with Japan emerging as the best nation for taking second place in two out of three games.
This year's event initially had twenty countries compete across three games, namely Dota 2, PES eFootball, and Tekken 7. Following complaints about the IeSF's allegedly poor management of the event, the Russian team eventually decided to pull out of the tournaments. Its Dota 2 team only played its first match on day one while Tekken 7 player Mikhail "Morton" Kvater also withdrew from the competition.
However, their departure didn't put an end to the competition. The remaining teams fought on till the champions seized victory.
Here are the tournament standings:
The Dota 2 tournament began with a Swiss system Group Stage of 20 teams. The top four squads advanced to the Playoffs, which featured a single-elimination, best-of-3 structure.
The Philippines topped the Group Stage with five wins while Finland, Sweden, and Thailand all got with four wins and one loss. In the Semifinals, Sweden defeated Philippines 2-1 while Thailand beat Finland 2-0.
In the Finals, Sweden won the tournament after taking two games. In the 3rd place match, Finland defeated Phillipines 2-0.
PES eFootball 2020
The PES eFootball 2020 Playoffs had two brackets of eight teams compete. Following a series of great matches, Iran emerged the victor of their bracket after defeating Macau, China 2-0. In the second bracket, Japan beat Poland 2-1 to meet Iran in the Finals.
The land of the rising sun put up a good fight but ultimately lost to Iran, 2-1. In the 3rd place match, Macau, China beat Poland 2-0.
3. Macau, China
Fans got to catch the action on YouTube, with the finals airing on IeSF's Twitch channel. South Korea took the gold after Jae-Min "Knee" Bae of ROX Dragons fought his way to the top. His accolades include first-place finishes in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (EVO 2013) and Tekken 7 (EVO Japan 2018).
- 1. Jae-Min "Knee" Bae - South Korea (ROX Dragons)
- 2. Takehiko "Take" Abe - Japan (YAMASA)
- 3. Andreij "PBE Doujin" Albar - Philippines (Playbook Esports)
- 4. Joni "Jopelix" Huovinen - Finland
- 5. Frizen - Poland
- 5. Jun - Thailand
- 5. Vlada ”Coldheart” Stanković - Serbia
- 5. Hoa "Anakin" Luu - U.S.A. (Red Bull Esports)
Japan was named the best team at the event for taking second place in both PES eFootball 2020 and Tekken 7, the best overall results by any nation at IeSF World Championship 2019.