Romania, represented by Nexus Gaming, the largest electronic sports (eSports) organization in the country, won the 2nd place at the world championship organized by International eSports Federation. The competition was held in Busan, South Korea, and the Counter Strike: Global Offensive team met Russia in the final. However, the team had the best performance of our country until today at a global eSports championship.
“The Nexus Gaming concept has been implemented from the desire to prove that gaming is not only a play anymore, but a sport, and Romania has a has a great potential on the eSports global stage. Romania has top players who remarked themselves at the international level, and Nexus Gaming wishes to demonstrate that performance can be done with teams exclusively consisting of Romanian players. If we want to reach the level of other international organizations, we must act consequently, and the fact that we succeeded to assert ourselves on an international stage and we took the second place against other 39 countries makes me confident that we are on the right way” stated Ion Alexandru, owner of Nexus Gaming.
Nexus Gaming was established in 2015 and it is the first exclusively Romanian eSports organization aiming to assert itself on the international stage, to promote and support Romania’s potential. The two teams of the organization are competing in national and international competitions, at two of the most popular eSports titles: League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. In the last 2 years, the two teams had many successes, both at national and international tours, winning the 5th place at International eSports Federation – World Championship 2016, the 3rd place at GeForce Cup held in Warsaw, the 1st place at PGL Division and the 1st place at East European Comic Con 2017.
International eSports Federation was formed in 2008 by nine eSports associations from countries such as Denmark, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Netherlands. The goal of the federation is to promote electronic sports (eSports) and to make them be officially recognized. The Busan World Championship 2017 has reached the 9th edition, where 455 participants from 39 countries competed with teams in three of the most popular games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Tekken 7.