Dota2, CSGO, LOL and many more featured at Persian Gulf Cup this September

General Andreea “divushka” Esanu

Despite the difficulties and limitations of eSports in Iran, some great events were organized during this summer to provide Iranian gamers opportunities to gain competitive experience and the chance of participating at LAN events.

With the successful example of iCG e-Sports Summer 2016 and after numerous smaller events hosted with the continuous support of the community, Tehran is ready to organize a new multi gaming LAN event for the eSports fans. The third edition of Persian Gulf Cup (PGC) has attracted the attention of a few sponsoring companies including Samsung and Aparat, and will also benefit from governmental support.

As a result, this year’s edition of PGC will feature a prize pool of $15,0000 spread across ten different games. $8,000 is going towards Dota 2, CSGO and LOL competitions while $4,000 will be distributed to the other game titles. 

All the Iranian teams interested in participating at Persian Gulf Cup 2016 are invited to sign up for the online qualifiers at iranpgc.ir. The online phase will take place from the 10th to 20th of September while the LAN event will be held in Koroush Cinema Complex in Tehran at a yet to be announced date. Although the LAN dates haven’t been fixed yet, Iran’s Minister of Culture, Ali Jannati, has announced his presence at the opening ceremony.

For more information and any questions regarding the PGC 2016 tournaments you may contact the Persian admins on the Persian Gulf Cup official website.


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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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  • Mehdi "AoW.PhAnOm" Sakura ,
    Persian gulf for ever
  • Hard "Vilmarh" Carry ,
    A prize pool of $15 000 is ridiculous nowadays.
    • Mehrdad "defender." Valizadeh ,
      + :sad:sad:
    • Mohammad "dark230" dark ,
      well, when we were in cooperation with USA I mean back to almost 40 years ago I guess every US dollar was around 100 or 200 Tomans (general currency in IR) or maybe lesser! But after our revolution (Salvation from USA & UK) year after year the price of Dollar was increasing and now it is around 3500-3600 Tomans xd back to that years USA had rly nice resources and incomes from our country but we paid with blood and instead they boycotted us almost in everything. So in an international view we count as nothing! because we still resist against USA and his allies but the presidents of China and Russia have came and visited our leader and president and tbh we're in deep connection with em. Now I think you know why is the prize pool so poor... :)
      • Hard "Vilmarh" Carry ,
        I'm not trying to criticize Iran btw. I just realise how big Esports has become. 15 years ago, $15 000 would have been a sick prizepool, but now we have these $1million+ prizepools and it seems almost ordinary to everybody.
      • ivan "rejndjer" g ,
        you're quite right, death to american infidels, greetings from europe.
  • Mari "Marijuana" juana ,


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