Wales to compete at 15th World Esports Championship

Cerith Dennis to compete for Wales at World Esports Championship

Two Welsh esports players will be representing their country at the 2023 World Esports Championship in Romania.

eFootball player Cerith Dennis (pictured above) and Tekken 7 player Joshua ‘JEvs’ Evans have qualified for the tournament, put on by the International Esports Federation (IESF).

For the first time, these players are being called up for international duty to compete for their country after performing in the Welsh Masters tournament held in March 2023 and excelling in friendly practice matches.

The tournaments look set to get underway from August 26th to September 3rd.

About eFootball player Cerith Dennis

Stepping onto the stage of the World Esports Championships in Iasi, Romania, Cerith Dennis is eager to build upon his accomplishments. With a Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Esports Championships and an impressive showing in the European Championships, Cerith’s journey is a testament to his dedication and unwavering commitment to his craft.

Selected to represent Team GB in Poland’s European Games Esports Championships earlier this year, Cerith’s journey has been marked by hard work and tenacity.

Esports Wales said: “His participation in the World Championships is not just a personal achievement, but a chance to demonstrate the prowess of Welsh esports on the international stage. With a fierce determination to showcase his skills, Cerith is poised to capture the attention of fans and opponents alike, as he strives to make his mark in the realm of eFootball.”

About Tekken player JEvs

JEvs Welsh Tekken player

On the Tekken stage, JEvs is preparing to make his triumphant return to the World Championships in Iasi, Romania. After his participation in last year’s European Esports Championships in Baku, Jevs is aiming to surpass his previous performance and make a lasting impact.

Hailing from Porth, Esports Wales says that Jevs ‘is known for his strategic prowess and deep understanding of the Tekken franchise. His journey has been marked by dedication, practice, and a relentless pursuit of improvement. With each match, Jevs strives to redefine his limits and push the boundaries of what’s possible in competitive Tekken.’

‘These players carry the hopes of a nation’ – Esports Wales on players competing at World Esports Championship

Commonwealth Esports Crowd
Wales also competed in the Commonwealth Esports Championships last year

A news release from Esports Wales read: “As Cerith Dennis and Jevs embark on their respective journeys at the World Esports Championships in Iasi, Romania, they carry with them the hopes and aspirations of a nation. These remarkable athletes epitomize the essence of esports, where dedication, skill, and a burning passion for competition converge.

“Their stories remind us that esports transcends boundaries and brings people together from all walks of life. Whether it’s on the digital pitch of eFootball or the intense battles of Tekken, Cerith Dennis and Jevs stand as shining examples of what can be achieved through hard work, resilience, and a deep love for the games they play.”

The World Esports Championship includes other games such as Dota 2, CSGO, Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile.

John Jackson, CEO for Esports Wales said: “It’s always a shame not to see some of our teams not make it to the World Esports Championship but I know Cerith and Jevs will do Wales proud on the worlds stage.”

UK casters on board for World Esports Championship

The event will also see UK broadcast talent James Banks, Ne0Kai and BDog involved in the CSGO tournament, according to the IESF World Esports Championship 2023 CSGO Liquipedia page, among others including Anders and LucyLuce.

James Banks is stage host for other games beyond CSGO too, with these to be confirmed soon.

And Romanian host WaXeN of the British Esports Student Champs will also be working on the Dota 2 tournament.

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