The IESF World Championships are set to get underway in Bali ©IESF

The International Esports Federation (IESF) World Esports Championships are set to get underway in Bali, with a record 106 nations set to compete across six titles.

It is set to be the second time Indonesia has hosted the World Championships after Jakarta welcomed the esports world in 2016 to the competition.

Players are vying for glory in CS: GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, eFootball, PUBG Mobile, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Bali brings the Championships back to Asia after back-to-back years in Eilat in Israel.

The Opening Ceremony was held today at the Merusaka Nusa Dua Hotel with speeches from IESF President Vlad Marinescu and Esports Federation of Indonesia President Budi Gunawan.

"Welcome to Bali for the 2022 World Esports Championships Finals," said Marinescu.

"We are elated to see a historic 106 countries, more than double from last year's edition, competing in the 14th edition of this event right here in the Land of Gods. 

"All of you here in this beautiful country and those watching are proof and reflection of the growth and progress of the world esports family."

Six titles are to be played during the IESF World Championships ©Getty Images
Six titles are to be played during the IESF World Championships ©Getty Images

eFootball is the most popular release at the Championships with 68 nations involved in the tournament.

Seven world champions are to be crowned, with CS: GO being split into an open and female category.

Over 600 people are set to play in Bali, which is expected to be a new record.

A record prize pool of $500,000 (£406,000/€475,000) is on the line too.

Audience insight company Nielsen - best known for delivering television ratings in the United States - has signed a deal with the IESF and will review, analyse and verify data at the Championships.

The Grand Finals are scheduled to take place from Thursday (December 8) to December 11.