Finalists of KFC Esports Championship have been decided

Last weekend the closed qualifier for the KFC Esports Championship, held as a part of the international youth project KFC BATTLE, ended. Following the results, Saint’s Squad Gaming, Slozhniy Memas, Marlerino Esports, and Velvet Gaming advanced to the tournament’s LAN finals. The grand final will take place in Moscow on July 21–22. The winner of the KFC Esports Championship will receive a slot in the Russian e-Sports Cup 2018 in Dota 2 held by the Russian eSports Federation. The players will also get a trip around Europe from the tour operator SUNMAR.

4415 people from different CIS towns and countries: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and etc. took part in the open qualifier that occurred on March 31–April 2. Only twelve strongest teams made it to the closed qualifier and fought to advance to the offline stage in Moscow.

Closed qualifier matches were broadcasted by the casting and analyst studio RuHub. Within four match days the total amount of views on live broadcasts, rebroadcasts on Twitch and highlights exceeded 1M. The concurrent viewership on live broadcast peaked at 19,800. The overall amount of closed KFC Championship qualifier minutes watched totalled over 22M.

The KFC Championship mentor, analyst and caster for RuHub, Yaroslav "NS" Kuznetsov will help the teams to prepare for the LAN finals in Moscow. The organizers are going to pay all travel and accommodation fees for the LAN finalists as well as provide them with training facilities to get ready for deciding matches. The winners of the KFC Championship will get a chance to try themselves in "big" esports. The final games will be broadcasted for an audience of several thousands people by the RuHub studio.

KFC BATTLE is a major sports, cultural, and educational project for youth by KFC. During the last season the project united 250 thousand participants and guests that will be joined by hundreds of thousands young people from Russia and the CIS this year. Thanks to the variety in areas, KFC BATTLE opens the door to all-round growth for participants from the sports and creative spheres.