Esports World Cup 2024 Adds 5 Blockbuster Games!

EWC Foundation has revealed five new game titles that will join the lineup for the inaugural Esports World Cup 2024, scheduled to take place this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

In a highly anticipated announcement, the Esports World Cup (EWC) Foundation has revealed five new game titles that will join the lineup for the inaugural Esports World Cup 2024, scheduled to take place this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The newly unveiled games include a diverse array of titles spanning the shooter genre, catering to the wide-ranging interests of esports enthusiasts worldwide.

Among the newly announced additions are renowned battle royales such as PUBG and Garena Free Fire, alongside tactical and first-person shooters like Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch 2. These games, which boast massive followings and global esports ecosystems, will now be featured alongside the previously announced titles, including Counter-Strike 2, Dota 2, Honor of Kings, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and StarCraft II.

The unveiling of these additional titles brings the total number of confirmed games for the Esports World Cup to ten, promising an unprecedented showcase of gaming talent and competition across various genres. The event aims to bring together players and fans from around the world to celebrate the vibrant esports community on a global stage.

The Esports World Cup 2024 will serve as a platform for clubs to compete for the coveted title of Esports World Cup Club Champion. This cross-game competition will not only recognize the success of clubs in individual games but also reward those teams that excel across multiple tournaments.

With a diverse mix of platforms and genres on offer, the EWC aims to foster connections between esports enthusiasts, teams, and publishers, creating an unparalleled celebration of competitive gaming.

Ralf Reichert, CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, emphasized the significance of including a variety of games in the tournament lineup, stating, “First-person and tactical shooters are a cornerstone of gaming and esports and played by billions internationally. We’re bringing together all the best games to connect an unprecedented variety of global communities. We’re excited to have them be a part of this first-of-its-kind event.”

The selection of titles for the Esports World Cup reflects the rich history and enduring popularity of shooters in the esports realm. Rainbow Six Siege, for instance, has served as a flagship title in the first-person shooter genre for over 25 years, with the recent Six Invitational 2024 breaking franchise records in viewership and attendance.

Similarly, PUBG has played a pivotal role in the rise of battle royale games, boasting millions of players across PC and mobile platforms. The PUBG MOBILE Global Championship Season 0 holds the record as the fourth most-watched esports tournament, highlighting the game’s massive appeal and competitive scene.

Overwatch, with its innovative team-based gameplay, has garnered a diverse and multinational fanbase since its release in 2016. The upcoming Overwatch 2, along with its newly launched esports ecosystem, will provide players with an opportunity to compete on the EWC stage.

Garena Free Fire, known for its accessibility and widespread popularity on mobile devices, has emerged as one of the world’s most-played mobile games, attracting millions of players globally. Its inclusion in the Esports World Cup underscores the growing influence of mobile esports and its potential to reach new audiences.

The announcement of the latest game titles was made via social media, accompanied by engaging CGI videos and graphics highlighting each game’s unique identity and its significance in the esports landscape. With representation from regions such as France, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, the Esports World Cup aims to showcase the global diversity of competitive gaming.

As anticipation builds for the inaugural tournament, esports enthusiasts can look forward to an electrifying showcase of talent and competition at the Esports World Cup in Riyadh later this year.