Seoul is a thriving, bustling city that's practically a pilgrimage destination for esports fanatics. After all, this is where modern esports started and it's still home to a flourishing scene with top talent, as proven in no small part by South Korea's dominance of League of Legends.
When you think of Russia, you probably think of Moscow. For good reason: it's a global city, it’s the capital of the country, and with the dazzling minarets of St Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, it's iconic in its own right. It has a long and storied esports tradition too – a turbulent one at that.