The inaugural Esports Cup of Nations, (ECON) is set to launch in what will be the UK’s first domestic international Esports competition.
ECON is a collaboration between Esports Wales & Esports Scotland and will see teams from both nations compete across multiple game titles including:
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Rocket League
- League of Legends
- Rainbow Six Siege
The tournament will pit the best players from each country against each other across all five titles, with each victorious team earning their country a point. After the final match is played and the points tally totalled, one nation will be crowned the first-ever Esports Cup of Nations champions.
The competition will take place online on Saturday September 5th, and will be live-streamed on the Esports Wales official Twitch channel.
John Jackson, Founder of Esports Wales, said he felt the competition had the potential to grow into a true European tournament:
We’re incredibly excited to get this tournament up and running and to see the first-ever Esports international between Wales & 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.
With the Esport Cup of Nations being the first of its kind, there is plenty of room for it to grow, something John felt was a very real possibility over the coming years.
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.
James Hood, CEO of Esports Scotland, told the Scottish Games Network:
The Esport Cup of Nations competition schedule on September 5th is:
- League of Legends 11:00-13:45
- CS:GO 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 find out about how you can get involved in Esports in Wales and Scotland, you can visit: