The event will mark the biggest esports event to date on the continent and serve as a regional qualifier for IESF’s 2024 World Esports Championship

The International Esports Federation is pleased to announce the Pan American Esports Games Rio 2024, the biggest gaming event ever on the continent, which will be held in the heart of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

This exciting tournament will bring together the best gamers from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United States, Chile, Venezuela, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to compete in an epic showdown where they will compete for long-awaited spots at  IESF’s World Esports Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, taking place in late 2024.

The event, scheduled for June 2024, promises intense competition, technological innovation, and exciting moments in popular game titles, set to be announced at a later date. The competition venue will also be announced soon by the event’s Organizing Committee and will ensure a unique experience for athletes, fans, coaches, officials, and all in attendance.

To mark this historic moment, the Pan American Esports Games Rio 2024 officially launched on November 7, 2023, in Rio de Janeiro with the presence of distinguished guests, including the honorable Minister of Sports Andre Luiz Carvalho Ribeiro, the Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Claudio Castro, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, CEO of RECORD TV Marcus Vinícius and IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski.

Rio 2024 is not just a tournament, it will be an inclusive social event that celebrates a passion for esports and provides opportunities for a legion of gamers across Brazil. In addition to world-class esports competition, the event will feature interactive activities, networking opportunities, and educational programs to inspire and support the next generation of gamers. All of the action will be broadcast 24/7 on the PlayPlus platform, with exclusive coverage on RECORD TV.

IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski said: “We are excited to bring the Pan American Esports Games to Brazil, a country with a vibrant and growing esports community. Rio de Janeiro is truly a gamers’ city, and we can’t think of a better host for a pivotal competition in the leadup to the World Esports Championship Finals. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for gamers and esports fans across the Americas.”

Rio 2024 will mark a new chapter in the history of esports, consolidating Brazil as a global esports epicenter and offering a platform for the region’s best talents to shine internationally.