East Mining Company, the organizer of the e-sports championship in Sakhalin, has opened the registration of participating teams on the website pobeda.eastmining.ru. Registration for the “Battle of Shakhtersk” will end on May 3 at 23.59, for the “Battle for Sakhalin” - on May 4 at 23.59. From May 4, Sakhalin sportsmen will start a cyber battle for the title of the best in the popular and recognized sports multiplayer online games "Dota-2" and "Counter Strike Global Offensive". The total prize fund of the Championship will be 150 000 rubles.
Traditionally, the e-sports championship is held in honor of the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War. The initiator and organizer of the Championship is the East Mining Company with the support of the Sakhalin branch of the Russian Computer Sports Federation.
“The modern world is constantly changing, becoming more global and open. And digitalization plays the first violin in it. EMCO introduces digital into all production processes therefore we are the pioneer and engine of the introduction of digital into everyday life. Cyber format significantly expands the possibilities of such events allowing to involve participants from all over the region”, noted Andrey Motovilov, the Deputy General Director of EMCO.
The first championship held in 2020 was attended by 350 players from all over the island. Almost 70 teams competed in skill and showed a good level of play. In the new season the championship will also be held in two stages. The first "Battle for Shakhtersk" will be held from 4 to 7 May for the participants of the Uglegorsk District, which is key for the business of the East Mining Company. At the second stage "Battle for Sakhalin" will unite the teams of the entire Sakhalin Region and will be held from 5 to 9 May. Based on the results of two stages will be determined teams that will compete for the title of champions in the final on Victory Day. By the way, the teams that won the final of the “Battle for Shakhtersk” held on May 7, automatically get into the semifinals of the “Battle for Sakhalin”.
“The appearance of such a championship on Sakhalin is a big step for the development of e-sports for the island guys. I am sure that such championships are relevant for young people. They bring up discipline in children and, like in any sport they strengthen their morale and will to win. This will help them in the future. Not only in cyber sport ”, Alexey O, representative of the Sakhalin branch of the Russian Computer Sports Federation.
Any resident of the Sakhalin Region who has reached the age of 14 on the day of the competition can take part in the tournament. To register cybersportsmen need to assemble a team of 5 people, determine the captain, come up with a name and choose the discipline in which they will compete. Participation in the championship is absolutely free for players. The registration form, rules and regulations of the competition are available at: pobeda.eastmining.ru. You can get acquainted with last year's history of battles on the website pobeda2020.eastmining.ru
It will be possible to follow the progress of the competition on the official web page of the event pobeda.eastmining.ru which traditionally will host live broadcasts of the most spectacular semi-final and final games with the involvement of commentators as well as an open chat for fans.