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Santiago, Chile

21 October - 4 November

The inaugural Pan American Esports Championships, established by the Global Esports Federation and Panam Sports runs in parallel with Santiago 2023 Pan American Games


The GEF Marquee event features globally renowned multi-genre esports titles and athletes from 41 nations across the Americas. The event is enhanced by the GEFestival – a celebratory showcase of the diverse esports culture — and the flagship GEFcon that convenes global thought leaders, stakeholders, and idea creators from esports and adjacent industries to share ideas and opportunities for the future of esports.

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Parque Deportivo Estadio Nacional

About the Venue

Estadio Nacional will be the heart of the Pan American and Parapan American games. Apart from the traditional coliseum that will host athletics, there will be another 11 venues, new and renovated, that will be one of the biggest legacies of Santiago 2023, including the arena for the Pan American Esports Championships 2023.  Estadio Nacional is located in the Ñuñoa area, about 5 kilometers southeast of Santiago de Chile’s historic center (Centro). 

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About the Titles


eFootball™ is a revolutionary football simulation game. Konami has evolved the iconic video game franchise into a platform at its core strives for realism and authenticity. 

Using the newly implemented Unreal game engine, eFootball takes football video games to another level with lifelike graphics and silky-smooth player movements.

eFootball™ is the new generation of football gaming and is entirely free to play across mobile, PC, and console devices

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DOTA 2 is a 5v5 MOBA owned by Valve. A multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) is a subgenre of strategy video games in which two teams of players compete against each other on a predefined battlefield. Each player controls a single character with a set of distinctive abilities that improve over the course of a game and which contribute to the team's overall strategy. The ultimate objective is for each team to destroy their opponent's main structure, located at the opposite corner of the battlefield.

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October 21-31, 2023 | 1000-2200
Open to the public within the common domain of the Parque Estadio Nacional

Welcome to the GEFestival, a vibrant and exhilarating component of the Pan American Esports Championships, staged from October 21 to October 31. This festival is your gateway to an electrifying celebration of all things esports and beyond, embracing music, art, technology, fashion, and an array of captivating experiences.


Dive into the heart of GEFestival where the fun knows no bounds. At our Free Play Zone, gaming enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a world of endless excitement, while dance aficionados can show off their moves with Just Dance. If you've got a need for speed, don't miss the chance to put your racing skills to the test at our thrilling SIM Racing setup. For a blast from the past, step into the Retro Arcade and relive the glory days of classic gaming.


Immerse yourself in the latest virtual reality experiences at Racket:Next, and challenge your skills in virtual squash or racquetball. As a memento of this unforgettable event, don't forget to drop by the Pan American Esports Championships Official Store, offering an exclusive range of merchandise to cherish.


The excitement doesn't end there, as our esteemed partner, PC Factory, will be hosting a week-long extravaganza of thrilling gaming activities.


Throughout the GEFestival, the stage will be set for an unending spectacle. Enjoy stage shows that span the entire day, including Arcade competitions, Just Dance showdowns, Anisingers entertaining the crowd, intense SIM Racing competitions, mesmerizing Cosplay displays, live interviews with gaming legends, lively watch parties, and musical performances that will keep the energy levels high.


The GEFestival at the Pan American Esports Championships is not just an event; it's an experience that promises to be a fusion of everything you love. Join us from October 21 to October 31 and be part of this dynamic celebration of inclusive esports culture. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where entertainment knows no boundaries.



Fit for Life Day

The GEF is proud to announce 'Fit for Life Day' initiative at #PEC23. GEF’s tangible support for UNESCO's ‘Fit for Life’ campaign is designed to address modern challenges, including physical inactivity, mental health, and societal inequality, while simultaneously fostering peace, inclusivity, and resilience within our global communities. 

The Fit for Life Day, supported by UNESCO, is structured around five key objectives, with a primary focus on enhancing grassroots participation in esports and the promotion of quality physical education. By doing so, we aim to confront the rising rates of inactivity and chronic diseases, highlighting the potential of esports and physical well-being to drive positive change.


As an integral component of this initiative, the GEF is excited to unveil a vibrant campaign that celebrates and raises awareness for ‘Fit for Life Day’. We invite individuals to create and share their own video clips, with a maximum duration of one (1) minute, employing the hashtag #FitforLifeDay. These videos will serve as a powerful testament to the transformative influence of esports and physical activity in fostering equality, empowerment, and inclusion.


Click for more details and submission guidelines.

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