His excellency Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden and president Moon Jae-in of South Korea attend Summoners War e-Sports match between Swedish and Korean teams.
Swedish Summoners War players „Obabo“, „Taki“ and „haengbok“ defeated a Korean team around reigning world champion „BeatD“ with a score of three-nil – in front of the swedish king and korean president in Stockholm.
As part of a celebration of the 60-year-friendship between both nations, held last Friday, Swedish players Samuel „Obabo“ Kongbäck, Felix „haengbok“ Alin and Arian „Taki“ Taki played against Summoners War top-players „BeatD“, Sim Yang Hon and Saehwa Jeon from Korea. With a clear 3-0 victory, the Swedish selection surprised everyone by dominating the match. Even the Korean president seemed surprised: “I thought Korea is top of the world when it comes to games, but it looks like the Swedish are very good as well”, said president Moon Jae-in in a speech after “haengbok’s” victory against Saehwa Jeon aka “Snooty”. “I am here because I wanted to see young people from our two countries having fun together, and it is all the more meaningful to have his majesty the king here as well. Watching the games today I can see why esports is wildly popular all over the world. Even for a novice like me it is fascinating to watch”, said president Moon Jae-in.
There was no prize money to win at this exhibition match, but participants did receive a handshake from his excellency Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden. Later that evening, BeatD and his team played more games against other opponents, as well as against many other Summoners War fans who had travelled to Stockholm to attend a “Summoners War Tour of Europe” community event. The next world champion in the game will be chosen in Paris this October. Preliminaries for the “Summoners War World Arena Championship 2019” are about to start in Europe, Asia and the United States.