- IESF Announces First Titles for 12th Esports World Championship (3/1/2020)
IESF is very pleased to announce that eFootball PES series, Tekken 7 and DOTA 2 are the first titles announced for the 12th Esports World Championship in Eilat, Israel.
KONAMI’s eFootball PES series will return for its second year as an official game title at the Esports World Championship. With its long history of international appeal, eFootball PES series is a natural choice for international Esports competitions.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Tekken 7 will also return to the IESF Esports World Championship. The popular 1:1 fighting game was first released in 1994At the 11th Esports World Championship in Seoul, world-famous Korean Tekken athlete “Knee” won the gold medal for South Korea.
DOTA 2, developed and published by Valve Corporation, is one of the most popular Esports titles in recent years. Played in matches by two teams of five players, the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game enjoys enormous global Esports following. Sweden was the gold medal champion at the 11th Esports World Championship in Seoul with a team that included gamers “Chessie”, “Xibbe”, “Charlie”, “EGM”, and “s4”.
IESF President, Colin Webster, stated, “It would be an honor to have the defending world champions for eFootball PES series, Tekken 7 and DOTA 2 attend IESF’s 12th World Championships. IESF’s 12th World Championships to be held in Eilat in November 2020 promises to be the most well-produced world championships ever. Without doubt, such World Championships is the jewel in the crown.”
Colin then added, “Special thanks must be extended to the publishers of the titles for the use of such titles. Without the continued support of the publishers, Esports would not be the most vibrant sport in the world.”
IESF is looking forward to seeing all the world’s best national teams represent their countries in these titles and more at IESF’s 12th Esports World Championship in Eilat, Israel.
For more information, please visit IESF social media channel and the official event website: https://iesfwc.com
- IESF Launches International Esports Referee Academy (2/4/2020)
International Esports Federation (IESF) is pleased to announce that International Esports Referee Academy is ready to become fully operational. The first session of the course is scheduled to begin Monday, February 24th, 2020.
International Esports Referee Academy is one of the three pillars of the Global Esports R&D Center, located in Busan, South Korea. With the continued support of the City of Busan and the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA), the Global Esports R&D Center has been working to strengthen the Esports ecosystem and foster the evolution of the industry since 2018.
International Esports Referee Academy is dedicated to the development of standards and intensive curriculum designed to educate and increase the expertise of national and international Esports referees. This is done in order to support the integrity of Esports, and to contribute to the success of athletes, teams, and events on the world stage.
The curriculum has been developed by the IESF together with game publishers in an effort to ensure that it meets the highest standards. “Referees are the front-line of all of our member federations,” says IESF President Colin Webster, “as such, the IESF is committed to capacitating referees to the best of its ability to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of Esports.”
The course will also be made available to National Federations (NFs) for use in training referees for national competitions. This will be especially useful in emerging Esports markets, where the course will serve to legitimize national curriculum, and even provide an additional revenue stream.
Candidates for IESF’s International Esports Referee program shall be nominated by member federations. Such member federations will nominate their best and their brightest. Member National Federations have until Wednesday, February 12th to make their nominations.
IESF welcomes all interested referees to participate! For more information, please contact IESF through our website or social media channels.
- 47 NATIONS REPRESENTING NATIONAL PASSION FOR ESPORTS (12/5/2019)
- 47 Nations to participate
- Official Event Venue: VSG Arena, Seoul
The International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces the final participants of the 11th Esports World Championship (WC). A total of 47 nations worldwide will gather in Seoul, Korea, to compete in three official titles, representing their country and passion for esports.
- DOTA 2 (Team Title) – 21 Nations
- eFootball PES 2020 (Individual Title) – 33 Nations
- Tekken 7 (Individual Title) – 34 Nations
The 2019 WC will be held through December 11th -15th. As the largest international esports tournament where athletes represent their country, IESF’s 11th WC Seoul is confident and ready to host all esports athletes from around the world
For more information on the 11th Esports World Championship Seoul 2019, please visit https://www.ie-sf.org/tournaments/.
- IESF SIGNS MOU WITH MOTIVATE MEDIA GROUP (11/20/2019)
The world’s fastest-growing sports sector, Esports, has expanded its global footprint with the announcement of a strategic partnership that will see its operations make significant headway in the Middle East.
The new agreement – a joint venture between the International Esports Federation (IESF) and one of the region’s most established media companies, Motivate Media Group – comes ahead of the launch of a world-class annual Esports industry summit and consumer exhibition event in Dubai in 2020.
Endorsed by the IESF, Dubai Sports Council, and Emirates Esports Association, the event will be a celebration of Dubai’s journey as a global destination hub for Esports organizations and industry leaders, thinkers, influencers and gaming enthusiasts.
Esports is the fastest-growing sports category globally with more than 300 million gamers in the Middle East alone.
Colin Webster, President of the IESF and Ian Fairservice, Founder and Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group, signed an MoU establishing a joint venture that introduces the most significant initiative of its kind for Esports in the region.
‘IESF is really excited to be collaborating with Motivate to establish a number of world-class Esports products that represents an important step in supporting Esports growth in the UAE, the Middle East and globally,’ says Mr Webster.
‘The potential for Esports in the Middle East is now being realised. ‘A national strategy is required to establish and house this remarkable ecosystem, Dubai is an amazing city and Motivate Media Group, celebrating its 40th year, is a perfect partner that can help support this vision.’
Mr Fairservice concurred: ‘With the evolution of technology and the ongoing emergence of all forms of sport as a cultural and entertainment touchstone in society, there is no better time to launch an initiative that embraces this convergence.’
‘We see the future in Esports as being one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding platforms in new media and are thrilled to be partnering with a leading institution such as the IESF to develop this in the Middle East.’
Colin Webster added that the IESF is absolutely delighted to be attending another world first by Dubai Sports Council.
‘Artificial Intelligence will have a considerable impact in all aspects of life, and sport is no exception. By providing thought leadership to AI in Sport, this will clearly help shape future policy and its applications for a better world. The UAE was one of the first countries, if not the first, to appoint an AI minister as part of its portfolio. HE Omar Al Olama is a remarkable person with such insight.’
‘The IESF looks forward to our continued collaboration with Dubai Sports Council for the betterment of sports and humankind.’
The International Esports Federation (IESF), based in Busan, Korea, is a not-for-profit organization that works consistently to promote Esports as a true sport which transcends language, gender, race and cultural barriers. Established in 2008, with nine founding nations, its membership has now expanded to over 56 countries.
The IESF has established robust policies that ensure the welfare of its participants, whilst protecting the integrity of Esports.
Structurally, it comprises a board, members of whom usually serve a four-year term and are duly elected by member federations.
Other initiatives that IESF has developed for the betterment of Esports include an annual Esports World Championship, which is in its 11th edition, and a Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES) which was launched four years ago.
The 11th World Esports Championship (2019) will be held from 11-15 December 2019 in Seoul where more than 45 nations are expected to compete.
As an international federation for Esports, the IESF’s obligations include hosting international Esports tournaments, expanding the range of member nations, and establishing standards for referees, players, certifications, titles and competitions.
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- NATIONS CUP (INTERNATIONAL ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP) (11/7/2019)
Today on 05th November, Shri Piyush Goyal Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, in a major boost to Indian esports, gaming and AVGC industry declared open the Nations Cup (International Esports Championship) to be held at Global Exhibition on Services 2019 in Bengaluru and unveiled the Trophy for Nations Cup during the curtain raiser event for GES 2019 held at ITC Maurya, New Delhi.
During his launch address to the audience including Mr. Jagdish Shettar – Hon’ble Minister of Large & Medium Scale Industries Government of Karnataka and Diplomats from various Embassies he quoted “I was very delighted to hear the report which was shared in terms of the efforts to bring Animation & Esports into the country, this is the new age world that India needs to engage with..”
SEPC will be organizing Nations Cup (International Esports Championship) in association with Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) during the Global Exhibition on Services which is being held from 26th-28th November 2019. The Nations Cup will be one of the key highlights during GES and this being held at such a high profile services event will open up multiple avenues for the services industry particularly esports, gaming, animation etc.
The Nations Cup will have two legs, Day one will have the India Qualifiers & Day two onwards eight esports teams from different National Esports Federation’s representing respective countries will compete at the Nations Cup. Winner of India Qualifiers will represent India at the Nations Cup. Seven esports teams have been invited from different countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Japan, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Korea etc. Winning Nation’s Esports Team will take home the “Nations Cup” Trophy.
As part of the Champion Sector under SEPC for Culture & Sports, there will be B2B meetings also aligned for the Indian Esports Companies and Video Game Developers.
Global Exhibition on Services (GES), the 5th edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES) 2019 is being organized and supported by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in partnership with the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) from 26-28 November 2019 at the Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka. This event is expected to have participation from about 100 countries and will host focused knowledge sessions and a large number of B2B B2G and B2C meetings. The upcoming GES 2019 will provide a platform for forging sustained partnerships amongst countries in the identified champion and focus services sectors. These include Cultural and Sports, Tourism and Hospitality Services, Medical Value Travel, Accounting and Finance Services, Legal Services, Infrastructure, Construction and Related Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Environmental services, Telecommunication services, Facility Management services, Intellectual Property Rights, Recreational, , Legal Services, Printing & Publishing, Aviation and space.
The GES 2018 was a collective success with participation from about 100 countries, 500 overseas delegates, over 628 exhibitors and more than 7000 structured B2B Meetings. At this edition, the Hon’ble President of India formally launched the 12 Champion Services Sector.
Video Games Industry in India
India is emerging as a leader in esports and video gaming, a growing field that has fascinated the interest of millennials like never before. The Indian digital gaming industry is growing rapidly due to smart phone penetration and cheap Internet.
Currently, India stands at a global number 17 in the soon-to-be USD 1.5 billion video games industry. Estimated to be about $818 million, the Indian video games sector while vastly unstructured, is growing rapidly. The number of online gamers has increased from 20 million in 2010 to 250 million in 2018, whereas the number of game developing companies has grown from 25 in 2010 to 250 in 2018. India won a Bronze Medal in for esports in Asian Games 2018.
- THE NOMINEES FOR THE BOARD ARE IN (11/7/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) has made the call for nominations, and the membership have responded with stellar nominations.
IESF’s Board consists of one President, one Vice President, four Board Members and the Secretary General. The Chairperson of the Players’ Commission also sits on the Board in order to represent the rights and concerns of the Players. The Secretary General does not have a vote and provides the all important link between the elected Board Members and the Secretariat.
Only once the elections have elected the five nominees, does the Board sit immediately after the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) to elect the Vice-President.
After such election, Board Members then divide up among themselves the various portfolios for which they will be accountable and responsible.
IESF is confident that every single person nominated for the Board is of the Stature and of the ilk required to steer IESF towards greater things and deliver to the community which it serves.
The full list of nominations received are as follows:
# Name (Nation) 1 Eddy, Che Chien Lim (Indonesia) 2 Ido Brosh (Israel) 3 Magnus Jonsson (Sweden) 4 Ramil Aliyev (Azerbaijan) 5 Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al-Nahyan (U.A.E.) 6 Young Man Kim (South Korea) 7 Hourieh Nikdast (Iran) 8 Vlad Marinescu (USA.) 9 Hana, Pei-Ching Hsu (Chinese Taipei) 10 Boban Totovski (Macedonia)
IESF President, Colin Webster, has already congratulated each nominee on being so nominated and is confident that the General Meeting will return the most deserving nominee as a Board Member.
- Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship fixture announcement (10/16/2019)
Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship fixtures
Venue: Patan College For Professional Studies
Time: 12:00 PM on wards
Date: 17 & 18 Oct 2019
- Players Registration deadline EXTENDED till 15 Oct 2019 (9/29/2019)
NESA has extended the deadline for registration of the tournaments for Dota2 World Cup Qualifier & CSGO National Championship is extended till 10 Oct 2019 & for Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship dead line is extended till 15 of Oct 2019.
All the players are also requested to pay their registration fees with eSewa with below link by 12 Oct 2019 for Dota2 and CSGO and 15 Oct 2019 for Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship.
Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship – NPR 500 per player
Dota2 World Cup Qualifier – NPR 2500 per team
CSGO National Championship – NPR 2500 per team
Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship – 17 Oct & 18 Oct 2019
Dota2 World Cup Qualifier – from 15 Oct to 20 Oct 2019
CSGO National Championship – from 15 Oct to 20 Oct 2019
Registration & Payment Links
Registration form for Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship
Registration Link for Dota2
Registration Link for CSGO
Registration for Cosplay Competition
- PATAN COLLEGE FIFA 2019 INTER COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP – REGISTRATION Can be done online (9/24/2019)
Once the player fill-up the form they will be getting further instruction and details for the tournament.
- Patan College FIFA 2019 Inter College Championship – Registration Open (9/16/2019)
Please download the registration form here
How to Submit Forms
Send scanned copy of registration form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online: https://forms.gle/iQqWvWdjNyho3bt99
Confirmation & Payment
Once you get the confirmation email then you can process for payment thru esewa.com.np
Registration Fee: Rs 500.00 for each player
Last Date of Form Submission : 27 September 2019 Friday by 5:00 PM
- Classroom Rockers – Inter college band competition – Registration open (9/16/2019)
Please download the registration form here
How to Submit Forms
Send scanned copy of registration form by email to email@example.com.
Conformation & Payment
Once you get the conformation email then you can process for payment thru esewa.com.np
Last Date of Form Submission : 27 September 2019 Friday by 5:00 PM
- 2nd Nepal Esports Championship and Expo 2019 has been rescheduled (8/24/2019)
Kathmandu, Nepal (August 24, 2019) – NESA has postponed its 2nd Nepal Esports Championship and Expo 2019, scheduled in September 6th and 7th (Bhadra 20 and 21, 2076) to October 25 and 26 (Kartik 8 and 9, 2076) due to unavoidable technical circumstances.
After hosting successful Nepal Esports Championship 2018, earlier on 3rd July, 2019 NESA announced its second episode of the event with much more exciting games and activities which includes Dota 2, CSGO, FIFA 19, Cosplay and Class room Rocker (Inter College/ School Musical Band Competition) with total prize pool of NPR 900,000 in cash and in kind.
Evenafter postponement, same games will Dota 2 (World cup qualifying event), CSGO (National Championship) and FIFA 19 (Inter College Championship) will happen.
Also with the same press release NESA announces its registration deadline for above stated events to be extended till 10th September 2019.
Finally, NESA wants to make a humble request to all their stakeholders to cooperate with them and made apologies for inconvenience occurred.
Nepal eSports Association (NESA)
- eFootball PES 2020, Official Title For 11TH ESPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (8/16/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces eFootball PES 2020 as an official game title to be featured at the 11th Esports World Championship.
For the first time in Esports World Championship history, eFootball PES 2020 (developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment) has been included as a sports genre with the new version being officially announced worldwide on September 10th. IESF looks forward and is excited to engage with the PES community and inviting national athletes to the World Championships in Seoul. All athletes who shall participate in the tournament are selected through national qualifiers of Esports National Federations that are affiliated to IESF.
For more information on World Championships game titles, please visit: https://www.ie-sf.org/iesf-news/#news-list
- IESF RELEASES AGENDA FOR GEES 2019 (8/12/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) is pleased to announce the full agenda of the 4th GEES (Global Esports Executive Summit) 2019. GEES 2019 will take place in Busan during August 29th -31st, featuring renowned keynote speakers, educational programs, panel discussions,
post-conference workshop, and more.
GEES this year will be held under the theme of “Esports
Sustainability and Governance’, continuing to enhance dialogue between esports
and sports stakeholder. Sub themes are divided into four sectors which are
Health, Sustainability, Governance and Future Direction.
GEES 2019 continues to aim to be the platform to share ideas, create synergies,
and most of all, to reach a mutual consensus for esports development.
registration and further information on GEES 2019,
please visit: https://gees.rsportz.com/
- IESF CO-OPTS A NEW VICE PRESIDENT (7/6/2019)
IESF is delighted to announce that Vlad Marinescu, current Board member of IESF and President of United States eSports Federation, has been unanimously appointed as the Vice President.
Vlad Marinescu said “I am honored to be entrusted by the IESF board with the appointment to the Vice President position. I wholeheartedly believe that a strong collaboration and exchange needs to exist between traditional sport and Esports to ensure sharing of values, practices and experience with the scope of educating the youth for a better tomorrow.”
IESF, thus thanks Magnus Jonsson for the expert manner in which he acted as caretaker of this important position. Please see https://www.ie-sf.org/news/the-way-forward-the-acting-vice-president./
As Vice-President, Vlad Marinescu has the following portfolios
- World Championships,
- Ex-officio on LOC’s for IESF events, and
- To act in the President’s stead should the President be absent.
With Vlad Marinescu having served as a previous Director General of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federation), IESF President, Colin Webster is confident that Vlad has the necessary experience and competencies for IESF to reach its ambitions.
- 2nd Nepal Esports Championship and Expo 2019 (7/2/2019)
After hosting successful Nepal Esports Championship 2018, NESA is organizing 2nd Nepal Esports Championship and Expo 2019 on September 6th and 7th ( Bhadra 20 and 21 2076) at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, Nepal. MICE Intl service Pvt. Ltd. will manage this event.
2nd Nepal Esports Championship and Expo intend to bring gamers from all around Nepal in a single platform. The main vision of this event is to provide an international platform to gamers so that they can represent Nepal for various tournaments held worldwide. Dota 2 has been announced as main title game for the event, the winner of the championship will get opportunity to participate in 11th World Championship to be held in Seoul, South Korea hosted by International Esports Federation (IESF). The second title will be FIFA College Championship open for all colleges.
Also with the addition of Expo, our goal is to tell about and help to sort out e-Sports business opportunities with genuine interest. We want to give a new prospect and business view on how to make money out of this industry along with a perfect chance for new market participants to announce themselves and provide unique platform for search of new partners and investment attraction. We plan to involve financial institutions, educational institutions, manufacturer of electronic and appliances, gadgets and accessories, software and game developers, hobbyist, collectibles, figurines re-sellers and traders of e-sports lifestyle items as our possible exhibitors.
Beside the Championship we will be conducting various other side events like Cosplays and Musical Concert to celebrate Esports Championship as a youth Festival.
- Registration for Global Esports Executive Summit 2019 is now open (7/2/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) is delighted to announce that registration for the Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES) 2019 is now open.
GEES 2019 will be held in Busan for the third consecutive years on Aug 29th – September 1st at the Paradise Hotel. The main conference for sharing ideas, creating synergies, and most of all, to reach a mutual consensus for holistic esports development will be on August 30th, 2019.
GEES this year will be focusing on enhancing dialogues between esports and sports stakeholders, and to openly discuss relevant issues. IESF confirmed the six themes to be discussed at the GEES 2019. The themes of this year are as follows:
- Future Direction of Esports
- Esports and Sports
- Sustainability of Esports
- Esports and Match Fixing
- Esports Policy
- Esports and Medical Issues
Registration for GEES 2019 will be conducted via the official. (Reference: http:// gees.rsportz.com) Early bird promotion for accreditation is available until 31 July 2019. IESF looks forward to welcoming the esports and sports community to Busan.
- GEES 2019 to be held in Busan, Korea, 29 to 31 August 2019 (6/13/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) is delighted to announce the Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES) 2019 is taking place on 29 and 31 August 2019. The fourth edition of IESF’s GEES 2019 will take place in the dynamic city of Busan, Korea for the third consecutive year and bring the combined knowledge, experiences and ideas from all key esports stakeholders to the fore. GEES 2019 is being financially supported by the Busan Metropolitan City and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Since 2016, GEES has been the platform to share ideas, create synergies, and most of all, to reach a mutual consensus for esports development. 2018 saw 181 key decision makers from National Esports Federations, Publishers, Esports Media and others take part in GEES 2018 from 57 nations to openly discuss on how esports can generate synergies with traditional sports.
According to Colin Webster, IESF President, “GEES represents the spirit of openness, transparency, and willingness that is IESF’s culture to work with all role-players who are already immersed in the world of esports, as well as those who wish to become role-players in this fast growing and fascinating sport”.
GEES2019 will thus continue to enhance dialogue between esports stakeholders, and to openly discuss various issues in esports. GEES 2019 will also continue the integration with Esports Academic Seminar as a parallel program, sharing the latest academic research in the esports industry. It was in 2018 that IESF announced its vision of the Global Esports R&D Center to support Esports researches through the Academic Research Center which IESF continues to promote. (Reference: https://www.ie-sf.org/news/iesf-launches-global-esports-rdcentre-for-further-esports-development/).
Further detailed information for GEES 2019 and Academic Seminar will be announced with the opening of the registration website in the following days.
- IESF announces DOTA 2 as First Game Title for 11 th Esports World Championship (5/23/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces DOTA 2 as the first official game title to be included in the 11th Esports World Championship in Seoul, Korea. Considered to have universal appeal, DOTA 2 has been selected by IESF. According to Global Esports Market Report 2019 sourced from “Newzoo”, DOTA 2 has ranked in the top 3 as the most watched game title on Twitch and YouTube Gaming with 250.4 million hours.
IESF’s Esports World Championship is the only annual International Esports competition based on nationality. IESF’s Esports World Championship has been held every year since 2009, and is supported by all its 54 National Member Federations which hold national qualifiers in order to select representative teams.
IESF is currently in the process of selecting additional game titles and shall make the final announcement for all official and demonstration game titles after completing all negotiations with the Game Developers.
For more information regarding the 11th Esports World Championship please see IESF’s website: https://www.ie-sf.org/
- 11th Esports World Championship: December 11 to 15, 2019 (5/23/2019)
International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces the dates for its upcoming 11 th Esports World Championship to be held in Seoul.
Following the very successful World Championships in Kaohsiung, IESF’s 11 th Esports World Championship shall be held in Seoul, South Korea, from 11 th to 15 th December, 2019.
For over 10 years, Esports World Championship has established its status as the only International Esports World Championship based on participation from Member National Federations.
With the ever increasing number of IESF Member National Federations continually growing, such membership has now increased to 54 nations, and, as a result of such growth, IESF’s 11 th Esports World Championship is a dynamic Esports World Championship reflecting the diversity and representation of its member federations. For more information about IESF’s previous Championship history, such can be found on the following link: https://www.ie-sf.org/our-tournaments/
- THE WAY FORWARD – THE ACTING VICE-PRESIDENT. (5/21/2019)
With the unexpected resignation of Silviu Stroei from International Esports Federation’s Board, a position has opened up on the Board which IESF will have to fill as soon as possible if the Board is to continue to fire on all cylinders.
As a stop-gap, IESF has temporarily appointed Board member, Magus Jonsson, of Sweden, to act as Acting Vice-President. Such appointment shall only be in force until the Board appoints a Board member formally to hold such office.
It is the President’s considered opinion that such position must be filled as soon as possible for the following reasons:
- Should the President be absent, it is the Vice-President that must immediately step up to the plate and continue with the President’s workoad, and
- The Vice-President has oversight of the World Championships.
Thus IESF’s Board has selected Magnus Jonsson to act as acting Vice-President until further notice.
Colin Webster, President of IESF, says of Magnus, “Magnus is a valued Board member who has served IESF well during his terms of office and is more than capable of acting as a caretaker of such an important office.”
- SEOUL, TO BE HOST CITY FOR 11TH ESPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/26/2019)
IESF’s 11th Esports World Championship will be held in fourth quarter of the year in Seoul.
International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces that its 11th Esports World Championships 2019 shall be held in Seoul, South Korea.
Seoul is undoubtedly the Mecca of Esports, and participants and spectators will be able to indulge in the numerous PC bangs that are to be found in this vibrant and dynamic city. Seoul too has a long history of Esports broadcasting of over 18 years, as well as wonderful governmental support for the development of Esports.
- 10th Esports World Championship Group Draw Result (11/6/2018)
With only few days left until the opening ceremony, the Group draw of each discipline (LoL, CS:GO, Tekken 7) has been finalized. Broadcasted live on the official IESF Twitch and YouTube channel, the full footage can be viewed online.
Below are the draw results of each country.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Group A: Australia, Serbia, Georgia, Nepal
Group B: Israel, Denmark, Macedonia, Namibia
- The first ever Nepal E-sports Championship 2018 concluded successfully by NESA (8/19/2018)
Nepal E-Sports Association (NESA) successflly concluded ‘Nepal E-sports Championship 2018’ for the first time in Nepal. The two days’ event was organized at Bhirkuti Mandap on 17th and 18th August. Two online gaming sessions of CS:GO and Dota2 were actively participated by thirty two teams. Each gaming session had sixteen teams with enthusiastic youths.
In CS:GO session, Desperadoes Team won the game and 4Merical Team was runner-up. Whereas in Dota2, New Era Gaming Team bagged the first position followed by Underdog Team. Besides main games, the event hosted other esports like FIFA, PUBG along with cosplayer competition, concert and other fun activities.
‘Nepal Esports Championship 2018’ was inaugurated by Honorable Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha current President of Nepal Olympic Committee. He stated that esports is growing in Nepal and with the success of such event, Nepal will be in the forefront of winning the title in 2022 Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.
In closing ceremony, Mr Suraj Dangol (President, NESA) thanked all the sponsors (NCell, WordLink, eSewa, Mymcha, Opera) and supporters (WASDA, Power Play, Gamers Hideout, Game Planet, Himalaya TV ) and Addea Services for management services who helped to make event successful.
- NESA announces Nepal Esports Championship 2018 (6/21/2018)
Nepal Esports Association (NESA) initiated the event “NEPAL E-SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018” which is managed by Addea Services Pvt. Ltd.. The event will be held at Bhrikuti Mandap on 1st and 2nd Bhadra, 2075 (August 17th and 18th, 2018)
“Nepal E-sports Championship 2018” intends to bring gamers from all around Nepal in a single platform. The main vision of this event is to provide an international platform to gamers, so that they can represent Nepal for various tournaments held worldwide. The competition will have two main games, on a pavilion for the entire audience.
b. Counter Strike Global Offense
- 1st Entry Complete for 10th Esports World Championship (6/18/2018)
International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces that total 670 participants from 42 countries have registered for 1st Entry of the Esports World Championship Kaohsiung 2018. This is the largest participation in the history of the World Championship showing great interest towards the 10th edition of the event.
41 countries registered for League of Legends (LoL), 40 countries registered for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and 37 countries have registered for Tekken 7.
- Host Bidding Announcement 11th Esports World Championship 2019 (6/18/2018)
International Esports Federation(IESF) has now issued all its member federations with the “Official Host Bidding Announcement” for the 11th Esports World Championship 2019.
The attachment of the email includes the following documents:
- Official Announcement of Host Bidding
- Host City Bidding Application Form
- Event Organization Agreement Form
- IESF Event Manual
- IESF Doping Control Guidebook
- IESF Introduction
- Esports World Championship Introduction