Challengermode partners with IESF for World Esports Championship qualifiers

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Esports tournament platform Challengermode has partnered with the International Esports Federation (IESF) ahead of the 2023 Esports World Championship.

As a result, the platform will become the exclusive qualification platform partner for the event.

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Qualifiers will commence on May 1st and will give teams an opportunity to qualify for the main event which takes place from August 24th to September 4th. Tournaments on Challengermode will include CS:GO, Dota 2 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

As a qualification partner for the IESF World Esports Championship, Challengermode will utilise its platform to provide an automated process for teams, coaches, and tournament administrators. In addition, the platform will create the IESF Space, a dedicated hub containing information on the qualification stage.

Challengermode continues to expand its partnership portfolio. In March, it joined forces with tournament organiser BLAST for its Rainbow Six Siege Major tournaments and in November 2022, it partnered with PUBG Mobile in a deal which integrated the game into its platform.

The 2023 IESF World Esports Championship will be the 15th running of the event. It features national teams from IESF member countries rather than esports teams and organisations. The addition of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in 2022 proved a success, amassing peak viewership figures of 671,870 according to Esports Charts data.

Philip Hubner, Chief Business Development Officer at Challengermode, spoke on the deal: “We are thrilled to partner with the International Esports Federation for the World Esports Championship Qualifiers.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be trusted by IESF to play such a pivotal part in making the World Esports Championship happen. We’re eager to take the opportunity to showcase our technology and provide a world-class experience to all participants.”

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.