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Players from 26 countries will compete in Podgorica, Montenegro for a spot at the WE Championships Finals 

This year’s eFootball™️ European Championship, organized by the European Esports Federation (EEF) with support from the International Esports Federation (IESF), will see the top 26 players from 26 countries compete in virtual stadiums for the eFootball™️ trophy and a spot at the 2022 World Esports Championship Finals in Bali, Indonesia in just three months. The European Championship will also feature a €10,000 prize pool.

The eFootball™️ regional qualifier will get underway on September 6 to September 10 at the Bemax Arena in Podgorica, Montenegro with fans able to stream all of the action and cheer on their favorite players virtually on the IESF Twitch channel. This event will be Montenegro’s biggest Esports event to date and will mark the nation’s first time hosting a regional qualifier.

Europe’s most skilled players from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales are set to compete.

IESF President Vlad Marinescu said: “Podgorica has already done an incredible job preparing for this exciting event, and we can’t wait to watch Europe’s best eFootball™️ players go head-to-head. With 26 nations competing, this action-packed qualifier will provide a preview of the thrilling competition we can expect in Bali in December. I wish the best of luck to all the players and thank the European Esports Federation and the Alliance of Electronic Sports of Montenegro for support in hosting this event.”

European Esports Federation President Ido Brosh said: “We are all super excited for the largest European eFootball™️2023 event happening in Montenegro this week. I’d like to thank the Alliance of Electronic Sports Federation of Montenegro and the Montenegro Olympic Committee for their support.”

IESF recently wrapped up the Tekken 7 and CS:GO regional qualifiers, with Italy and North Macedonia claiming the top spots, respectively.

The WE Championships regional qualifiers will continue in the fall with the Panam, Asian and African Championships. The world’s greatest Esports players will then face off at the 2022 edition of the WE Championships Finals in Bali, Indonesia from December 1 to 12.

Author: Tracey Gomez