Azerbaijan will host the European Esports Championship 2022 as part of the TEKNOFEST International Aviation, Space and Technology Festival. President of Azerbaijan Cybersport Federation Ramil Aliyev revealed that the competitions will be organized in two disciplines in Baku, namely, Rocket League and Tekken 7 within the European Esports Championship 2022. Aliyev said that the athletes will play one-on-one in Tekken 7 while in Rocket League – in teams (three on three).
“The national qualifying stage will be held in April 2022 and Azerbaijani citizens older 16 will be able to take part in it,” said Aliyev. “The start of the competition is scheduled for May 26th-29th. The members of the European Esports Federation (which currently includes 41 countries) are expected to attend the European stage.”
TEKNOFEST has been held annually since 2018, with the joint organization of the Turkish Technology Team Foundation, which is managed by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology and the chief technology officer of Baykar Makina, in partnership with more than 60 Turkish government institutions, universities, and private companies.
The goal is to popularize such areas as aviation, space industry, and digital economy, to encourage entrepreneurship in these areas, to identify the knowledge and skills of young engineers through competitions organized within the framework of the festival, as well as to present national technologies to the general public.
(All information was provided by AzerNews)