Two more titles – Counter-Strike 2 and StarCraft II – will now be part of the titles to be played at the 2024 Esports World Cup in Saudi Arabia.
The Esports World Cup organizers have announced the two titles in their social media pages last February 3.
Not much has been said yet about the CS2 tournaments but they told that the IEM Katowice champions will be given a direct invite. No prize pool amounts have also been announced as of press time.
Meanwhile, Serral and Clem, who both won the SC2 Masters Summer and Winter, respectively, are going directly to the Esports World Cup.
Joining them are the top four of IEM Katowice and the ESL SC2 Master Spring, while the remaining players will go through regional standings and open qualifiers.
The said titles are among the most recent announcements to the Esports World Cup lineup of games.
Earlier, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang was annnounced as the first-ever title, with its US$3 million prize pool touted to be the largest in the esport title’s history.
Speculation is also running online that League of Legends might have a tournament in the Esports World Cup as well, but Riot Games has yet to confirm.
The Esports World Cup is part of Saudi Arabia’s National Gaming and Esports Strategy. “The Esports World Cup is the natural next step in Saudi Arabia’s journey to become the premier global hub for gaming and esports, offering an unmatched esports experience that pushes the boundaries of the industry. The competition will enhance our progress towards realizing the Vision 2030 objectives of diversifying the economy, growing the tourism sector, creating new jobs in various industries, and providing world-class entertainment for citizens, residents, and visitors alike,” said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.