United States Esports Federation Competitors Bound for IESF World Esports Championships in Romania

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The United States Esports Federation is proud to announce the competitors that will represent the United States at the World Esports Championships to be held by the International Esports Federation (IESF) in Romania soon. Congratulations and best wishes for success in this international event to the following esports athletes:


Team Name

Player Name(s)



Yamsun, Gunnar, Moo, Lelis, Speeed




Pugg, austin, louie, mason, CoJoMo


CS: GO Female

Evil Geniuses

Vanessa, madss, uhKelsie, m1lky, Juli




FwydChickn, ISO, Yato01, Warrior, BestPlayer1


Tekken 7

Red Bull






Taking place between August 24th and September 4th, the World Esports Championships will feature a prize pool of $500,000. CS:GO, Dota 2, and MLBB hold the top sports for prize money, with $50,000 being awarded to the first place teams, $30,000 to the second place teams, and $20,000 to the third place teams. The eventual champion of either Tekken 7 or eFootball will win $10,000, with the second and third place finishers taking home $6,000 and $4,000 respectively. The CS:GO female event will feature first place prizes of $40,000; second and third place finishers will receive $25,000 and $15,000 each.

Tekken 7 and eFootball feature the largest amounts of participants with over 100 different countries being represented for both tournaments. CS:GO is a close third, featuring 24 teams of 5 players for a total of 100 participants. Tied for fourth are MLBB and Dota 2 with 80 players a piece. PUBG mobile holds the sixth most number of players at 65 and Female CS:GO rounds out the list with 50 players participating.

Top broadcasting talent will be at the World Esports Championships, including the legendary CS:GO casters Anders “Anders” Blume and Henry “HenryG” Greer. They will be assisted by Brandon “Brandon” Rawlings and Lucy “Lucy” Eastwood who will also be the casters for the Female CS:GO tournaments. The eFootball tournament will be split between the casting of Stewart “Wezza” Westley, Barry “TheMidnightKid” O’Halloran, Alex “Alex” Alguacil, and Guillermo “Fierita” Catalano. Steven “TastySteeve” Scott and Reepal “Reepal” Parbhoo will take on the casting duties of the massive Tekken 7 tournament. PUBG Mobile will be casted by Samuel “Falecx” Klefe and Ivo “The Kowo” Schenk.

The tournaments will be accompanied by several supplemental activities including live musical performances by artists such as Tom Oddel and JP Cooper as well as a ComicCon for in person attendees.

The event will also feature informative seminars all week. NASEF will lead several sessions to help esports leaders around the world learn how to integrate scholastic esports into local education programs. The blend of play and learning creates a fantastic environment for education, and NASEF will help leaders set a foundation for education and career development for youth. Sessions include:

  • Soul Forge / Club Activation
  • The Esports Ecosystem: Locked & Loaded
  • Women in Gaming
  • From Theory to Practice: Apply Research to Program Development
  • Several "AMA" (Ask Me Anything) opportunities

Athlete Selection

USEF selected representatives for the titles in several qualifier events over the past two months. 

  • DOTA 2: Working with leaders across the “Dota 2” community in the US, a qualifying tournament was held pitting the best of the best squads against each other to fight for the national qualifying spot. Ultimately, Nouns came out victorious and qualified directly for the World Championships after their competitors in the Regional Qualifiers could not compete.
  • CS:GO Male & CS:GO Female: Qualifying teams for the U.S. for the World Championships come from the legendary Evil Geniuses organization and Atlanta-based Detonate. The CS:GO Female team has a direct slot in the World Championships after being identified as the top team in the U.S.
  • MLBB: Moonton, the publisher of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), held an electrifying in-person NACT finals in Las Vegas. After an exciting Best of 7 series, the winning team was BTK, the BloodThirstyKings. They defeated OutPlay in a thrilling 4-3 victory. The players named above will compete for BTK at the World Championships. Due to unforeseen circumstances, BTK has updated the roster from the players that competed at NACT. 
  • Tekken 7: To no one's surprise, Anakin will once again represent the U.S. for 2023. Anakin continues to perform at the highest level globally and we have great hopes for his chances in winning it all in Romania.
  • eFootball: Mojtaba continues to impress with his dedication and hard work pushing eFootball in the U.S. He qualified after a series of show matches to represent the U.S. He currently ranks 90th in the world and is looking forward to testing his skills against the best of the best.

Sponsors of the United States Esports Federation

The United States Esports Federation is grateful to industry partners who support us and our participation at the event. 

  • Skillshot Media: Skillshot Media is a one-stop shop for experiential live events and live-stream production. They provide a turnkey solution of venue, experience design, live-streaming infrastructure, event production, and brand integration to deliver exceptional live, virtual, or hybrid events that will engage your community. Their team and technology originated in the gaming industry, serving more than one billion online engagements, now power events for the biggest names across corporate, entertainment, esports, non-profit, and other industry segments.
  • Acer: Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.
  • AVID: AVID is more than just an audio company, they’re a team of employee-owners delivering and advocating for mindful, innovative, and accessible solutions for learners of all kinds. Founded in 1953, AVID Products is a 100% employee-owned for impact company headquartered in Rhode Island committed to making a difference for future generations. Connecting listeners and like-minded partners for success, no matter who they are or where they are on their life-long journey, is the heart of the AVID brand. Whether delivering quality audio that leads to positive outcomes, closing the digital divide or being eco-friendly with products and services, AVID designs audio solutions, services, and programs with purpose.

“NASEF assumed leadership of USEF in April, and we’re proud to have assembled such fantastic competitors this quickly,” said Gerald Solomon, Executive Director of NASEF and USEF. “We’re confident that the United States will be well-represented as these gamers display their skill in Romania. This year will lay a foundation for future international competitions for U.S. esports. To that end, we’re actively seeking U.S. and global partners to enable team and federation growth and development for U.S. esports athletes.”

About the United States Esports Federation 

Through the United States Esports Federation, NASEF provides opportunities for elite esports athletes to represent the U.S. in international tournaments. The Federation incorporates NASEF’s vision to develop athletes who are game changers in the esports world, emphasizing core values of learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect. The United States Esports Federation, like NASEF, operates under the umbrella of the 501(c)3 non-profit World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation. Find us online at and NASEF at

About NASEF: Game. Grow. Learn. Lead.

NASEF is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. NASEF operates under the umbrella of the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The International Esports Federation has entrusted NASEF with training and supporting its 130+ member federations as they undertake development of scholastic esports programs. Find NASEF at and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About IESF

IESF promotes esports as a true sport beyond barriers and works on behalf of its member nations from all across the globe. IESF is building worldwide esports standardization, creating disciplines and regulations alongside the stakeholders of the ecosystem for a fair and clean competitive space for esports. IESF hosts the Esports WE Championships, the flagship competition where esports athletes compete for national glory. Find IESF at 

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