Esports Wales, a gaming organisation set up to promote and grow esports in Wales, has announced the 2023 Welsh Masters tournament.
The event, set to take place in March and April, aims to select the best players to represent Wales in international competitions. Top competitors at the event in CS:GO, eFootball, Dota 2 and Tekken will have the chance to compete in qualifiers for the World Esports Championships this year in Iași, Romania.
The Welsh Masters will showcase seven esports titles: CS:GO (March 18th); eFootball (March 19th); Dota 2 (March 25th); Rocket League (April 1st); F1 (April 2nd), Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V (March 26th). These titles have been selected to showcase the diverse range of esports talent in Wales, according to a release.
According to Esports Wales’ website, all teams competing in the Welsh Masters event must have at least 40% of their respective rosters be Welsh or living in Wales.
Esports Wales was founded in 2018 and is the governing body for esports in the British country. It partnered with Esports Scotland in 2020 to showcase esports competition between Scotland and Wales, and is also a member of the International Esports Federation (IESF). The body oversaw Wales’ participation in last year’s Commonwealth Esports Championships.
Esports Wales is a Community Interest Company — a classification introduced in 2005 in the UK for social enterprises that wish to use their profits and assets for public good.