How Peru has become the world capital of esports
JM González
May 29, 2024

Peru and South America received great news at the beginning of the week. This is because the Global Esports Federation (GEF) announced that Lima, the Peruvian capital, will host the Global Esports Games in 2025, in addition to announcing an alliance that will have the country on the world map of electronic sports.

The decision was made unanimously and, as published by the GEF, “marks the beginning of a multi-year partnership with the city to organize one of the largest esports events in the world.”

“We are proud that the iconic city of Lima, Peru, will host the first Global Esports Games in the Americas. The Global Esports Federation is committed to breaking new ground through innovative partnerships,” commented Mario Cilenti, Director of GEF operations and president of the Pan American Esports Federation. “This agreement signed today shows Peru as an ideal destination for world-class electronic sports events,” added the manager.

Lima will not only host the world’s leading esports event, but will also host some annual stages of the Global Esports Tour professional series from 2024 to 2028. The first event will be in November this year, with a competition of Dota 2 at the highest level.

“We are honored to host these global events for millions of athletes and esports fans around the world. Peru has proven to be a talent cultivator in the esports community. The opportunity to host GEF’s iconic Global Esports Games 2025 in our capital, Lima, and the annual stages of the Global Esports Tour will further strengthen our capacity as an esports community,” said Diego Mohme, president of the Peruvian Sports Association of electronic sports.

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