Esports Cup of Nations will see Scottish and Welsh teams face-off against one another

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The inaugural Esport Cup of Nations (ECON) will aim to bring together some of the best grassroots Welsh and Scottish esports talent.

It’s a collaboration between esports country organisations Esports Wales and Esports Scotland, and will see teams compete in titles including CSGO, FIFA, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League.

Each victorious team will earn their country a point. After the final match is played and the points tally totalled, one nation will be crowned Esports Cup of Nations champions.

The competition will take place online on Saturday September 5th and will be livestreamed on the Esports Wales Twitch channel.

The Esports Cup of Nations Twitter page has begun sharing details of on-air talent such as casters.

John Jackson, Founder of Esports Wales, said: “We’re incredibly excited to get this tournament up and running and to see the first-ever esports international between Wales and Scotland kick-off. 

“This is a very new competition, so it’s going to be interesting to see how the dynamics of multiple teams competing over five titles plays out in terms of intensity.

“Esports Scotland has been around a little longer than us, so that experience could give their players an edge, but hopefully, the talented teams in red will prove that there’s no substitute for skill.”

“Esports is growing rapidly amongst the schools and colleges of the UK, so it’s only a matter of time before these players want to go on and represent their country. With nations like France and Germany already boasting a strong esports showing, we feel there is no reason why we can’t grow our competition into a European Esports Cup of Nations.” 

“With nations like France and Germany already boasting a strong esports showing, we feel there is no reason why we can’t grow our competition into a European Esports Cup of Nations.” 

John Jackson, Esports Wales

James Hood, CEO of Esports Scotland, added: “This is a project we are all very excited about. There is nothing better than pulling friends together for some friendly international competition and who better to start the tournament with than the Welsh. We look forward to building this competition with Esports Wales and are excited to see how this tournament grows.”

Esports Wales was founded in 2018 and works to support competitive gaming in Wales from the grassroots through to the professional level.

Esports Scotland says it manages and supports competitive gaming across the nation, including providing opportunities for esports talent in Scotland.

September 5th schedule

  • League of Legends 11:00-13:45
  • CSGO 14:00-16:45
  • FIFA 17:00-17:45
  • Rocket League 18:00-18:45
  • Rainbow 6 Siege 19:00-22:30

For more information or to get involved, visit esportswales.org or esportsscotland.co.uk

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