IESF officially ended the 9th Esports World Championship Busan 2017. The finals were played on the 11th and 12th of November 2017 where all the title winners for three different game titles, which are League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Tekken7, were decided. South Korea, the defending champion of 8th Esports World Championship 2016, became the overall champion for 9th Esports World Championship once again.
South Korea’s League of Legends team won the title by winning straight two games in the final, and South Korea’s Counter Strike : Global Offensive team finished the tournament in 3rd place. South Korea’s Tekken7 player, while regrettably finishing in quarter-final, supported Korean national team into first place overall. The total point earned by South Korea was 147 and South Korea once again regain the overall champion. The overall runner-up was Philippines, who won the Tekken7 title with 116 pts.
Alex Lim, the Secretary General of IeSF, gave the closing address. He emphasized on the harmony between athletes and federations, and requesting all participants to gather efforts for development of future esports.
Last but not least, next Esports World Championship, the sole international esports tournament based on nationality, will be hosted in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, with a biggest scale as its 10th anniversary.