The much awaited Waldner Cup is postponed to 2024 which is set to feature a star packed teams from Asia vs World. The event will be captained by Ma Long for Team Asia & Jan Ove Waldner for Team World. Read More About the event here.
Apart from table tennis, the Waldner Cup will have a Legends Cup, which was also going to have eSports event which will feature the famous Dota 2 LAN gaming event. Called the Legends Cup, the event will have a prize pool of $100,000 (~£82,000) and feature the likes of The International winners Alliance and renowned Asian team LGD Gaming. The tournament will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, and will be supported by esports data company GRID and Black Molly Entertainment.
The esports handling company, GRID will host a 3-day live DOTA2 cup.
thewaldnercup posted on their instagram
Waldner Cup 2023 Postponed to 2024 with Exciting Developments
Dear Athletes, Supporters, and Media,
We share a pivotal decision today; the Waldner Cup 2023 is postponed to 2024. Our commitment to athlete well-being and global excellence is unwavering, and this shift offers a brighter future. Exciting dialogues with World Table Tennis (WTT) promise to elevate the event. We thank all who’ve been our cornerstone and beacon of hope.
While the Legends Cup and Summit are rescheduled, we apologize for any inconvenience and invite your continued support as we work toward a reimagined Waldner Cup in 2024.
Warm regards and an optimistic horizon ahead 🏓
With events like eSports gaming as part of Legends cup, this is a different sort of exposure to table tennis. And certainly, the table tennis world is looking forward to such an amazing event & the great part is that it will be on a much bigger scale. This is a good things for table tennis and for the fans. 🤩