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Daegu Global Game Culture Festival e-Fun 2021 to be Held as an e-Sports Gaming Competition
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An e-sports competition for everyone to participate in takes applications from October 30 / Competition to be held until November 28 (Kyungpook National University)


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Daegu Global Game Culture Festival, organized by the Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency, will be held as a participatory project involving local game companies and the public at the 2nd Gymnasium of Kyungpook National University on November 28.


Promotional Poster for the Daegu Global Game Culture Festival



The festival, which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, will be transformed into an e-sports competition that the entire nation can participate in, allowing the people who are weary from the prolonged pandemic to have some excitement in their lives this year with fun games and competitions.


The festival will consist of three gaming categories: “League of Legends” and “FIFA Online 4,” which were selected as official events for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, and “Tales Runner,” a hit game created by a local company in Daegu. Participants will compete for a total prize of KRW 10 million won.


All matches will be held as tournaments. An online qualifier will be held on November 21, and the final winner will be announced on November 28 at Kyungpook National University's 2nd Gymnasium. Those who wish to participate can submit applications for participation on the e-Fun website ( from October 30 to November 19.


Side events that will provide a wealth of attractions at the festival include a game show featuring famous professional gamers, corporate promotion pavilions that showcase outstanding content from local game companies, and a job fair for gaming companies and young people who are interested in games and gaming yet have difficulties finding employment due to COVID-19. These programs are expected to contribute to the development of South Korea’s game industry.


Since it was launched in 2001, the Daegu Global Game Culture Festival has established itself as a representative game festival in South Korea that contributes to the creation of a healthy game culture through various game-related programs.


"This year's Global Game Culture Festival is a meaningful event that has been prepared to enliven the people who are tired and weary from long-term social distancing measures to participate in a healthy game culture," remarked Park Hui-jun, head of Daegu’s Culture, Sports, and Tourism Bureau. He added, “We will thoroughly prepare this platform for the game industry to make it safe for families to enjoy the festival.”