The International Esports Federation (IESF) Panam Open concluded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after three exciting days of competition.
Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Mexico topped the podiums and will advance to 14th World Esports Championships Finals in Bali, Indonesia in December. The event featured 10 IESF Member Federations from the Pan American region competing for a total prize pool of $250,000.
The inaugural Panam Open featured six game titles, including CS:GO, Dota 2, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, eFootball , and Tekken 7. Online preliminary qualifiers were held to determine the champions of four zones, North America, North Latin America, South Latin America and Brazil who then faced off at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires, as part of the Argentina Game Show 2022, which saw over 100 thousand attendees over the course of three days. The 8th edition of the game show is Argentina’s largest gamer event yet, with the purpose of celebrating video games.
IESF President Vlad Marinescu said: “The inaugural Panam Open was an amazing event that brought together the Pan American Esports Family in Buenos Aires. IESF is proud to be growing esports in the region and providing athletes with competitive opportunities to showcase their full potential on the world stage. Thank you to IESF Panam, our Argentinian host partners and all stakeholders who made this incredible event possible. We look forward to seeing Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Mexico at the WE Championships Finals!”
Pan-American Esports competitions coordinator Nicolas Crespo said: “It was a pleasure hosting this event with IESF. It brought the whole esports family together, and the fans contributed to an unforgettable experience and atmosphere. We are extremely proud of the growth we are seeing in esports and hope for even more successful collaborations in the future. Huge congratulations to all the winning teams, and we can not wait to see them showcase their talents and skills in Bali”
The Panam Open winners include:
Dota 2: Peru
PUBG Mobile: Brazil
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang: Argentina
eFootball 2023: Mexico
Tekken 7: Peru
The world’s best esports players will face off at the 2022 WE Championships Finals, scheduled to take place in Bali from December 1 to 12. As the largest edition of the event to date, the Finals will feature a record $500,000 prize pool and see athletes from 120 nations of the World Esports Family compete under their flags.
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