The top gamers from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will meet at the World Electronic Sports Games 2019 Central Asia, which will be held in Almaty on 16-17 November.
The game program includes four traditional disciplines: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, StarCraft II, Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.
The championship will be a qualifying platform for participation in a more serious competition in Malaysia. Two winners in the disciplines of CS:GO and Dota 2, as well as the strongest in the disciplines of StarCraft II and Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 will get a chance to participate in the qualifying stage of the Asia-Pacific region, which will be held from 2 to 5 January 2020 in Kuala Lumpur.
Turkmenistan will be represented at the regional cyber-battle in Kazakhstan by the following teams:
• In the discipline of CS:GO – team Galkynysh
• In the discipline Dota 2 – team Gravity
• In the discipline of PES 2020 – player Arif Huseynov.
The team Galkynysh is the winner of the national qualifying games, participant of WESG 2018 Central Asia and AIMAG-2017. In October this year, for the third year in a row Galkynysh awarded the WESG Turkmenistan champion title in the discipline of Counter Strike: Global Offense.
The National E-sports Federation of Turkmenistan, established in 2018, is a relatively young sports association. However, during the year of its activity, NFES became a member of the Asian E-sports Federation and hosted over 10 tournaments, involve more than 1000 gamers. From 2020, the Federation plans to launch the Turkmen intellectual-eSports school league.