The 10th E-sports World Championship, the most important international E-sports event in Taiwan in 2018, will be held at Kaohsiung's Modern Stadium (Kaohsiung Arena K-ARENA) from November 9 to November 11. More than 50 delegations will arrive in Taiwan to participate in the event. Through the global broadcast, E-sports enthusiasts from around the world could watch the game at home, and fully demonstrate Taiwan’s hardware and software capabilities in the field of E-sports. Today, CTESA officially announced to the world the image recognition selected for the tournament and also announced the rules for the selection of the Taiwanese team.
The event emblem was developed from the three main axes: E-sports, Sports, and the host city Kaohsiung. Continuing the dynamic design of ribbons of the Kaohsiung City's emblem, the English lowercase letter “e” represents E-sports, which extended to the sea image of Kaohsiung Harbor. The two hit the roll to become “S”, which represents sports, and announced that E-sports was officially presented as a sport event. At the same time, it conveys the image of the global e-sports wave in Kaohsiung.
It uses the orange-red color, which symbolize strength, enthusiasm, and speed, to blend with the ocean-blue color, which symbolizes multi-culture. Just as we expect from the E-sports industry, there are times when players need to be quick and straightforward to win victories, and sometimes backed by multiple forces to stably develop, and the two are intertwined into infinite development possibilities. Finally, through the deft brush strokes of the calligraphy style, it shows the momentum and strength of the E-sports and young generations. The three major axes are intertwined to identify the “10th World E-sports Championships” and also bring out Taiwan’s infinite expectations for this event.
In the Taiwanese team selection section, IESF has announced three events including “CS:GO”, “League of Legends” and “Tekken 7”. The selection of the Taiwanese team will be based on the recruitment and selection, and qualification trial. Among them, it adapts recruitment and selection to select “LOL” national team players, and it adapts qualification trial for "CS:GO" and "Tekken 7". If there is any subsequent addition of other events, the selection method will be decided according to the circumstances of the event.
After being selected as a player of the Taiwanese team, the players must be trained in accordance with the requirements of the organizers. The training period is divided into two parts: autonomous training and centralized training. The training time is from August 1st to November 1st, 2018, for a total of three months. During the training period, TESL and CTESA will send training nutrition gold to the players. Based on NT$40,000 per month as a benchmark, they will reduce the economic pressure that previous players had to face in the preparations for the event and give positive encouragement to players participating in the E-sports events. In addition to providing training nutrition gold during the training period, if the team wins the first, second, and third prize, besides the prize money from the conference, the organizer will provide incentive bonuses as the same value as the bonus from conference.
This event is the largest global E-sports event ever held in Taiwan. It also promotes the atmosphere of playing World University Games in hometown. CTESA, the organizer, Kaohsiung City Government, the Administration of Sports of Ministry of Education, TESL, the co-organizer, will integrate Taiwan’s ministries’ and corporates’ resources to create a home court, which players and nationals are proud of. Also, set players’ reward standards so that those who are striving to achieve good results will have strong backing and will be proud of us after becoming the glory of Taiwan.