The only official tournament of the Turkish E-Sports Federation will be held for the second time this year under the name "Bitexen TESFED Turkey Cup." The organization, which will start in October and where the number of matches has been increased to 9, will offer sports fans an esports festival with exciting and competitive matches. The organization, which was held for the first time last year and aroused great interest among esports lovers, will be held this year under the name sponsorship of Bitexen Technology under the name "Bitexen TESFED Turkey Cup." Applications for the Bitexen TESFED Turkey Cup, open to all esports players aged 16 and above from all over Turkey, will begin on Sept. 25. Within the organization, which will start in October, the qualifying matches and the final of one match will be played each weekend. All matches will be broadcast live on the Red Bull Twitch and TESFED Youtube channels.
Bitexen Technology Chairman of the Board Kemal Cenk Erdem provided information about the tournament, "Turkey is positioned at a much higher level compared to many European countries with its young population, Esport League tournaments and association. As Bitexen Technology Inc., it was important for us to contribute to developing esports in our country. As a prerequisite for our innovative vision, we sponsored the TESFED Turkey Cup, the first official esports tournament in our country. The most important feature of this year's tournament is that it will contribute to the formation of the first Turkish national esports team, with the selection being made by TESFED. As Bitexen, we are pleased to support TESFED in such an important step." "Bitexen TESFED Turkey Cup continues its path by growing" Noting that the biggest goal of the association since its inception is to make Turkey a global brand in Esports and popularize this sport among a wide mass, TESFED President Alper Afşin Özdemir underlined that, "Turkey is a country with great potential in Esports with its young population." Alper Afşin Özdemir stated that the number of licensed athletes and clubs is steadily increasing, "In September 2019, there are a total of 546 licensed esports players, including 29 women, and 55 registered esports clubs. In 2018, the number of licensed female esports players was 164, the number of male esports players was 1,850, the total number of athletes increased to 2,014, and the number of clubs increased to 100. In addition, according to him, the number of esports halls increased from 3 in 2019 to 17. Özdemir recalled that the first TESFED Turkey Cup, which is the most important organization implemented for the institutionalization of esports, was a great success and said, "We as a federation are ready to contribute to the development of esports in any way we can. As one of our steps in this direction, the first TESFED Turkey Cup has played an important role in reaching the wider community of this sport, raising its profile and spreading it at the grassroots level, as it was the first official tournament in the field of esports in our country. This year, the Cup continues its path by growing and bringing important innovations. Unlike last year, this year, the games will be played on the online platform as part of the health measures we are taking due to the pandemic. We are confident this year's Turkish Cup will provide esports fans as much excitement and fun as last year." What games will there be this year? While the number of games in the organization will be increased to 9 this year, the excitement and competition will be experienced at a much higher level. The games that will participate in the tournament are Pes, Fifa 20, Zula, CS:Go, Rocket League, Dota 2, Tekken 7, Pubg, and Pubg Mobile. Winners will represent Turkey in international tournaments. Another new feature of this year's organization is that the winners of the three tournaments will have the right to represent our country abroad. The winners of Tekken 7, Dota 2, and efootball Pes Series, which are among the games played in the event, will participate in the regional qualifying competitions for these games of the International Esports Federation (IESF) on behalf of Turkey. If they pass the regional qualifying tournaments, Turkish Esports players will participate in the final round in Israel in December on behalf of our country. Turkey will be represented nationally for the first time in this final round. Those who want detailed information about the organization can check TESFED's official website and social media accounts.