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Argentina and USA join Australia, Cote d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as FIBA Esports Open II champions
MIES (Switzerland) - The six winners of the FIBA Esports Open 2020 II have now been confirmed after the final two Conferences were completed.
Argentina, Australia, Cote d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and USA were all victorious in their respective regional conferences, which took place over three weekends across November and December.
USA were the final team to be crowned champions as they came out on top in the North and Central America Conference.
Meanwhile, Argentina captured the honors in the South America Conference to retain the title they won in the inaugural event.
Turkey were the recent victors of the 17-team strong Europe Conference as they won all seven games on tournament debut, including a 2-0 sweep of Germany in the Finals.
Defending Conference champions Italy were beaten by Turkey in the Semi-Finals, while Great Britain also reached the last four in their maiden campaign.
In November, Cote d'Ivoire were the first winners of the Africa Conference as they went unbeaten in their battle with Gabon over the two-day event.
Saudi Arabia successfully defended their FIBA Esports Open crown in the Middle East after overcoming Lebanon in six of their seven contests in the Conference.
Australia also recorded their second FIBA Esports Open triumph as they prevailed in the Southeast Asia/Oceania Conference, sweeping Philippines 2-0 in the Finals after finishing runners-up in the group stage.
The FIBA Esports Open 2020 II was produced in its entirety from the new FIBA Esports Studio in Riga, Latvia, with games streamed live across FIBA's digital platforms.
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