Seoul-SEOUL Economic Promotion Agency to host ‘2023 Seoul Cup,’ a national middle and high school esports competition

The Seoul Business Agency (SBA), in partnership with Africa TV, will host the Seoul Cup x School Olympics 2023, an eSports competition for middle and high schools across the country.

The Seoul Cup is a large-scale eSports competition hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by the SBA, and has been held since 2017 in a variety of sports including StarCraft, Overwatch, and Battlegrounds. Last year, it was rebranded as the Amateur Esports Competition, a nationwide high school esports competition.

This year, the organization expanded the tournament to include middle school students in addition to high school students, and organized it as a summer season and season finale so that more students could participate in the competition. This year’s competition will feature three events, including “League of Legends,” “Valorant,” and “Strategic Team Battle (TFT).

League of Legends is open to any five-player team of students from the same secondary school, regardless of tier. Strategic Team Battle is also open to all middle and high school students, regardless of tier. Valorant is open to any five-player team of high school students, regardless of tier. 토토사이트

The Summer Season will take place online on August 27 and September 2-3, depending on the sport. The total prize pool for the Summer Season is KRW 4.4 million, and the winner and runner-up of each event will be seeded into the Season Finals quarterfinals. In addition to the prize money, the winning and runner-up teams will also receive seeding rights, giving them a chance to advance to the quarterfinals of the Season Finals in October and November.

Those interested in participating in the Seoul Cup x School Olympics 2023 can apply by searching for “Seoul Cup” on the SBA website from August 1 to 20. “Holding eSports competitions to discover amateur players is essential to continue the high growth of the eSports industry,” said Dae-hyun Jeon, Head of Content at the Seoul Business Agency. “Seoul and the SBA will continue to think about what we can do in the public sphere to develop the domestic eSports industry and strengthen the city’s position as an eSports capital.”

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