Inside: Poland

Poland took on esports before it was cool. In the early days, some of the biggest esports games were totally dominated by Polish players. Now, years later, they are having another go to defend their name and fame in City League.

The Venues

What do they have to offer, you ask? In Poland, much like many other East-Europe countries, esports is on another level. It’s considered a national social gathering almost, which results in some very nice esports facilities. Take Warsaw New Meta for example. The equipment is nothing like some well-invested competitors in Western-Europe, but the ambiance is beyond amazing. The same can be said about Gdansk Reconnect. True legends rise from these social gamer-hubs and that’s exactly why all countries competing in City League should be considering Poland as a very tough opponent.

The Players

From 2006 to 2008, there was a Counterstrike 1.6 squad named ‘The Golden Five‘. This was a team of Polish players who dominated the whole esports scene around the game for years. Polish CS:GO players like Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski and Starcraft II players like Artur ‘Nerchio’ Bloch are among the highest earners ever in esports. With that kind of fame in a country that can’t wait to play their part in an esports era, all Overwatch teams have something to fear.

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