Malta National Qualifiers for the World Esports Championship Riyadh 2024!

The Malta Esports Association, in partnership with its members, is proud to announce the Malta National Qualifiers for the World Esports Championship Riyadh 2024!

The Malta Esports Association has established the National Esports Team, which has competed in the World Esports Championship organised by the International Esports Federation (IESF) since 2020. The National Team has represented Malta in the World Esports Championships held in Eilat, Israel in 2021, in Bali, Indonesia in 2022, and in Iasi, Romania in 2023.

The World Esports Championship 2024 is the 16th iteration of the World Esports Championship, and it will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between the 11th and the 19th of November 2024. The competition will feature 5 game titles, including two female-exclusive tournaments (for a total of 7 tournaments), and a prizepool of $1 million.

And YOU can participate!

The Malta National Team will be competing in two game titles:

  • eFootball
  • Counter-Strike 2

For both of these titles, a National Qualifier will be organised by the Malta Esports Association together with its members, for the chance to represent Malta in front of the world stage!


MESA will organise an offline 1-day eFootball competition on TBD. 

The winning player will automatically qualify for the World Esports Championship 2024, and will receive flights and accommodation to travel to Riyadh to represent Malta!

Counter-Strike 2

MESA has partnered with MCL to organise an online 2-day CS2 competition on the 4th-5th May 2024. 

Format: Double Elimination, Best of 3

The competition will include a small entry fee, and will be broadcast.

The winning team will be eligible to compete in the European Regional Qualifiers in July 2024.

Further information about each tournament will be released shortly.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • All players must be at least 16+ at the start of the qualifier
  • All players under 18 years of age need to acquire parental consent 
  • All players need to have a valid passport – if the passport expires within less than 6 months, it is deemed to be invalid
  • All players need to be willing to travel, and sign a participating agreement that financial penalties apply if a player for any reason does not make it to Riyadh.
  • All players need to be in possession of a document proving Maltese citizenship (Passport, Identity Card or Birth Certificate). Players who are able to prove that they also have permanent residency status are also eligible to participate (in case of doubt, please contact MESA)