America’s premier multisport event – the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games – will feature a new attraction this October. Chile’s capital Santiago is set to welcome the best athletes of the Americas, competing in 39 sports, as well as esports athletes in two top esports titles – eFootball™ 2023 and Dota 2 – at the inaugural Pan American Esports Championships (#PEC23).
The Global Esports Federation and Panam Sports confirm the staging of #PEC23 at the National Stadium Sports Park in Santiago, Chile. Both Open and Women categories competitions will be staged alongside the sports program of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. This allows esports athletes and teams to also compete for national glory.
“The first Pan American Esports Championships in Santiago 2023 will be a spectacular event that brings together our #worldconnected community, fans, and new friends who are unfamiliar with this fascinating world of esports and gaming,” said Paul J. Foster, CEO of GEF. “We are working together with Panam Sports to deliver an unforgettable experience for the athletes and spectators who will attend this innovative digital festival of sport and entertainment.”
Neven Ilic, President of Panam Sports expressed, “The Pan American Esports Championships gives us the opportunity to engage a new generation of youth through an activity that they are passionate about and that is trending globally. Spectators who attend the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games at the National Stadium will get to experience a showcase of innovation as well as the high-level esports competition that will highlight some of the best esports athletes from our continent.”
The GEF #worldconnected community continues to flourish and grow with a diverse, exciting lineup of global events on the horizon. The Pan American Esports Championships in Santiago, the European Esports Championships in Poland, and the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are connected by the mission to convene the best in the world of esports, and they showcase the diversity and passion of #worldconnected.
From the Americas, Europe, Asia through Africa and Oceania, the GEF is committed to promoting and celebrating esports and is proud to see its community represented in all corners of the world.