- Date: From August 24th to September 4th, 2023
- Tournament: World Esport Championship 2023 (LAN)
- Organized by: International Esports Federation
- Astralis Talent will participate as a representative of Esport Denmark
On Thursday, August 24th, the 15th edition of the World Esports Championship will officially begin in the university town of Iași in eastern Romania.
The CS:GO LAN tournament will be held in the beautiful Culture Palace in the city centre.
The World Esports Championship is a national team competition.
Having initially won the national online qualification in Denmark and subsequently triumphed in the regional qualifier alongside three other European nations, the Danish quintet from the talent lineup is now prepared to compete for honour and glory in the world championships in CS:GO.
Esport Denmark: Participation Enhances WEC's Integrity
Peter Christensen, Project Manager from Esport Denmark, commented on the Danish participation at the World Esport Championship 2023:
- We are incredibly pleased and proud that Astralis Talent will represent Denmark at this major tournament. Having great organizations such as Astralis as representatives in international team tournaments enhances the integrity of the competition.
- We hope this will encourage other nations and associations to prioritize sending strong teams, thereby creating better tournaments and incentivizing more organizations to allow their players to participate as national teams, just as we see in traditional sports.
- We aim to participate in this tournament to promote national team esports and achieve Danish success in this field. We want to demonstrate that we are a top nation in esports and aim to have more game titles represented at future events.
- The chances are good for achieving excellent results in both CS:GO and Tekken (Denmark also has a Tekken 7 player participating in WEC).
More than 100 nations will be participating in the World Esport Championship, competing across seven different game titles, including Dota 2, Tekken 7, PUBG Mobile, eFootball 2023, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and last but not least, CS:GO.
The event boasts a total prize pool of 100,000 dollars, divided across the different game titles.
Watch all the action live on Astralis Watch
Fans can watch all the action live on Astralis Watch, where all of Astralis' matches are broadcast.
This time, experienced caster Frederik "ministerN" Brandt will be responsible for the entertainment, player interviews, and commentary.Match Schedule:
- August 26th: Uzbekistan vs Denmark 14:30, Denmark vs Colombia 16:00, Saudi Arabia vs Denmark 20:30
- August 27th: Denmark vs Ukraine 17:30, Denmark vs Tunisia 20:30
- August 28th: Playoff (for 2nd and 3rd in the Group) – No. 2 - 10:00 (Main Stage A) or No. 3 - 13:30 (Main Stage A)
- August 29th: Direct Playoff from the group as No. 1 – 17:00 (Main Stage A)
- September 2nd: Playoff Semi-Finals – 10:00/13:30/21:30
- September 3rd: Playoff Grand Final – 18:00 (Main Stage A)