PERU CROWNED GLOBAL ESPORTS CHAMPION IN DOTA 2
The South American quintet defeated the host nation of Turkey 2-0 in the grand finale of the DOTA 2 competition at the Global Esports Games, with bronze going to Mongolia after their defeat of Saudi Arabia 2-0.
A historic result was achieved by Peru in the second Global Esports Games currently underway in Istanbul, Turkey where 65 countries and more than 300 athletes across the globe are competing.
In the DOTA 2 game that combines skill, combat and adventure, the Peruvian quintet went undefeated and performed incredibly mixing their skill and strategy to become the unquestionable world champions. They defeated the local team of turkey in the championship final by a match score of 2-0 to deservedly earn the gold medal.
Peru was represented by Bernardo Roca Alarcon, Joel Mori, Julian Carbajal, Isaac Zabaleta, Sebastian Cerralta and the coach, Iwo Bejar.
“We are very pleased with this historic achievement. It’s the first time that Peru has achieved this international title. We faced very difficult challengers, especially from Mongolia and Turkey. But we are very good players and we knew how to take the gold medal. We dedicate this victory to all of Peru,” said Peru’s Bernardo Roca.
The silver medal went to Turkey and the bronze went to Mongolia, who easily beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the third place match.
This result inspires even more motivation for Peru to begin preparing for the first Pan American Esports Championship in history that will be held in parallel with the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games next October.
This championship will mark the first time in history that Esports athletes will parade together with the other athletes in the Opening Ceremony of Santiago 2023 and they will also stay in the Pan American Village.
The esports athletes will also be awarded the same medals as the athletes who compete in the traditional sports, although those medals will not count towards the overall medal table at Santiago 2023.
Peru’s victory gives the continent of the Americas three medals at the Global Esports Games. Peru claimed the gold in DOTA 2 while Brazil and Uruguay earned the silver and bronze medals in the E-football tournament, respectively.