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The finals of the second ISF E-Sport Games, this year taking place online, were held this past weekend hosted by the School Sport Federation of Ukraine, on 19-20 December 2020. Participants competed in play-offs and finals in Dota2 (Saturday) and Valorant (Sunday). The finals were live streamed to YouTube and Twitch.
Four teams from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Ukraine composed of 23 players participated in the Dota2 finals which took place on Saturday, 19 December 2020.
ISF member School Sport Federation of Kazakhstan showed the strongest performance in Dota2 and won the gold medal. Ukraine won the silver, while Georgia and Russian Federation placed third and fourth.
The qualification stage for Valorant saw a total of 23 players from four teams participate from Germany, Kazakhstan, Libya, and Russian Federation. After six games, the three teams that have qualified for the finals are Kazakhstan, Libya, and Russian Federation, where they were joined by the team from Ukraine who automatically qualified as host.
The finals for Valorant were held on Sunday, 20 December 2020. Young gamers from Russian Federation won the first place, and the hosts Ukraine placed second.
ISF E-Sport Games aims to tackle the issue of physical inactivity among young gamers, with the goal of motivating youth to combine computer-based sports with actual physical activity. The ISF E-Sports Games is a combination of e-disciplines with different physical activities. This method demonstrates to the youth that it is possible to combine e-sports with traditional sport and improve oneself. The event harnesses the principles and values of commitment to education, equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion and innovation, especially among school-aged youth.
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