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2018 leSF 10th Esports World Championship closes in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - Nov.16, 2018 - The three-day
2018 leSF 10th Esports World Championship closed in Kaohsiung after
heated competition among some 700 players from 48 countries. Acting Kaohsiung
Mayor Hsu Li-ming enjoyed the excitement of the game at the venue on the last
night of the event.



Taiwan demonstrated determination to develop esports industry as 2018 leSF 10th Esports World Championship closed in Kaohsiung

 

At the
closing ceremony on Nov.11 in Kaohsiung Arena, Hsu presented awards to the top
three winning teams of "League of Legends" and praised all players for
demonstrating great sportsmanship and team spirits while setting impressive
records.

 

First place
of "League of Legends" went to South Korea. It was followed by Macau, and
Chinese Taipei came in third.

 

The players
from Chinese Taipei team proved their strong competitiveness after gaming with
those from other countries, and showed Taiwan's potential to further develop
the esports industry, observers said.

 

The top three
winners for "CS:GO" were Finland, Sweden and Romania. Saudi Arabia took the top
spot in Tekken 7, followed by Japan and South Korea.

 

Other winning
teams received awards respectively from leSF officials and Chinese Taipei
Esports Association Chairperson Hsu Pei-jing who also presented a special
recognition award to the players of South Korea.

 

Kaohsiung
City Government said hosting the 2018 leSF championship marked a milestone in
Taiwan's esports industry development. Taiwan has gained precious experiences
in holding competitions of such large scale, and benefitted from the exchange
of related technology.

 

The
championship -- the first international esports event ever held in Taiwan - also
successfully attracted tourists to Kaohsiung, promoted the local cultural ad
creative businesses as well as the recreational activities in the city, the
government added.

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