Birmingham To Hold Commonwealth Esports Championships

The Guardian: “An inaugural Commonwealth esports championships is to be held in Birmingham when the city hosts the Commonwealth Games this summer.”

“The event will take place at the International Convention Centre between 6-7 August. It has been sanctioned by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) executive board to happen at the same time as Birmingham 2022 while being independent of the Games and its program.”

“The Commonwealth Games themselves are scheduled to last from 26 July to 8 August, with an anticipated 5,000 athletes from 72 countries competing.”

“I am delighted that we are announcing the first Commonwealth esports championships and Commonwealth esports forum to take place in Birmingham this summer,” said CGF president, Dame Louise Martin. “Esports is continuing to grow dramatically in terms of popularity and participation, particularly amongst young people, and we are continuing to look at ways to explore how it can align with the Commonwealth Sports Movement.

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