IESF Announces the Final Group of GEES20 Presenters!

Another day closer to GEES20!

A new chapter in IESF history with the 2020 edition of the Global Esports Executive Summit! Presenters for the sessions on Esports and Traditional Sports Convergence , Diversity Marketing and Esports , and Esports in the Time of COVID-19 for GEES20 have already been announced. Today IESF is pleased to announce the roster for the final session: New Frontiers in Esports Technology !

Please join us in welcoming these important delegates to GEES20, where they will share their exciting visions of the future of Esports with the GEES20 delegation!

Keynote Speakers:

Kim Seongho, Vice President at LG Electronics

Panel Discussion Participants: 

Olcay Yilmazcoban, SenpAI.GG, Co-founder & CEO Sunghoon Jung, Sports Practice Leader, DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design Saad Khan, Gamershub Middle East, Founder & CEO

The “New Frontiers in Esports Technology: Exploring Advances in Esports Science” session keynote will give the address titled “Display Technologies in Esports”  Panellists will participate online to discuss the rapid evolution of the Esports ecosystem, including such topics as advances in Esports industries, new Esports technologies, and developments in Esports science.

  GEES20

GEES20 takes place at the Busan Esports Arena in Busan, South Korea on November 29th and 30th. As IESF attacks the challenges posed by COVID-19 head on, plans have been made to allow delegates to participate and contribute both live at the venue, and online, including lectures and presentations broadcast live on IESF’s channel. GEES20 is shaping up to be a truly unique and groundbreaking event. 

Since 2015, GEES has gathered key esports stakeholders from around the globe to create an environment for discussion, education, and action towards esports development through conferences, exhibitions, academic lectures, and networking events. 

If you would like to participate in GEES20, either live or as an online delegate, you can register for free at www.gees20.com 

GEES20 is supported by the City of Busan and the Busan IT Promotion Agency.

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Originally published on: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:03:13 +0000

GEES20 Diversity Marketing and Esports Session Speakers Confirmed!

Another day closer to GEES20! IESF’s Global Esports Executive Summit is ready for kick off November 29th and 30th and we continue to confirm an exciting roster of presenters and panellists for this year’s exciting hybrid format.

Today, we are pleased to announce the esteemed presenters and panellists for the Diversity Marketing and Esports: Developing Future Brand Partners session. We can’t wait to welcome them to GEES20!

Keynote Speakers:

Keshia Walker, Founder & Chairman at Black Collegiate Gaming Association

Panel Discussion Participants: 

David Halegua , Experiential & Activations Manager at The Coca-Cola Company Mark “Garvey” Candella, Director of Student and Education Programs at Twitch Nalain Naidoo , Head of Business Development at the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) Samy Ouerfelli, Head of New Business at Freaks 4U Gaming

The “Diversity Marketing in Esports: Developing Future Brand Partners” session will discuss a number of hot topics as the gaming community continues to expand in popularity among men and women of all ages and backgrounds. The session will include discussions about expanding markets and brand partners, identifying brand partners in evolving markets, and marketing to women, teenagers, and seniors. 

GEES20

GEES20 takes place at the Busan Esports Arena in Busan, South Korea on November 29th and 30th. As IESF attacks the challenges posed by COVID-19 head on, plans have been made to allow delegates to participate and contribute both live at the venue, and online, including lectures and presentations broadcast live on IESF’s Youtube and Facebook pages. GEES20 is shaping up to be a truly unique and groundbreaking event. 

Since 2015, GEES has gathered key esports stakeholders from around the globe to create an environment for discussion, education, and action towards esports development through conferences, exhibitions, academic lectures, and networking events. 

If you would like to participate in GEES20, either live or as an online delegate, you can register for free at www.GEES20.com . 

GEES20 is supported by the City of Busan and the Busan IT Promotion Agency.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=5100
Originally published on: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:02:53 +0000

GEES20 Adds to Its Growing List of Speakers

Just two weeks before we hit PLAY in Busan, South Korea!

As the countdown to GEES20 approaches the two-week mark, IESF continues to add to its impressive list of presenters.

IESF is proud to announce the speakers for GEES20 on Esports and Traditional Sports Convergence.

Keynote Speakers:

Philippe Gueisbuhler , General Director of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) Byoungho Kang , Esports Manager for K League

Panel Discussion:

Byungho Kang , Esports Manager for professional football’s K-League Eunjoo (Lisa) Ghil , Manager of KADA (Korean Anti-doping Agency) Roy Hessing , CEO of Maccabi World Union Yong Chul Yun , Founder and CEO of PSI (Prime Sports International) Samart Benjamin Assarasakorn , Chief Executive Secretary of TESF (Thailand Esports Federation)

The session on Esports and Traditional Sports Convergence will cover topics such as bringing the sports and esports communities together, building on common ground, and identifying and cultivating opportunities for collaboration and outreach.

GEES20 takes place November 29th and 30th, and will be hosted at the Busan Esports Arena in Busan, South Korea. As IESF attacks the challenges posed by COVID-19 head on, plans have been made to allow delegates to participate and contribute both live at the venue, and online. GEES20 is shaping up to be a truly unique and groundbreaking event.

Since 2015, GEES has gathered key esports stakeholders from around the globe to create an environment for discussion, education, and action towards esports development through conferences, exhibitions, academic lectures, and networking events.

If you would like to participate in GEES20, either live or as an online delegate, you can register for free at www.GEES20.com

GEES20 is supported by the City of Busan and the Busan IT Promotion Agency.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=5089
Originally published on: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:17:17 +0000

IESF reaches 88 Members, with new nations from Asia, Africa and Europe

We are thrilled to announce membership expansion within three (3) continents as Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Kuwait from Asia, Morocco and Congo from Africa, as well as Malta join IESF from Europe.

Mr. Vlad Marinescu, IESF Acting President, stated, “IESF Member National Federations are the engine of Esports, we are happy and pleased that our family continues to grow and at the same time further unifies the Esports World . I would like to congratulate our new members and look forward to our work on solidifying the foundations of the Esports Universe. IESF continues operations and activities to support Members, protect Athletes, promote unity and foster positive exchange with traditional sport. We have now reached 88 members and I’m super excited as well as our board to see the next world championships.”

The nations are represented through their respective national Esports Associations:

Congo : Congolese Federation of Electronic Sports Kuwait : Kuwait Esports Club Malta : GamingMalta Morocco : Moroccan Esports Association Pakistan : Pakistan Electronic Sports Federation Turkmenistan : Turkmenistan National Electronic Sports Federation

“Embarking on this journey with IESF reflects Malta’s position as the home of gaming excellence” said Ivan Filletti, COO at GamingMalta . He also celebrated this milestone by stating: “One of our main goals is to ensure continued education of Esports and this membership further boosts our initiatives. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with fellow global Esports partners towards the growth and development of Esports.”

IESF was founded in 2008 by nine-member nations from Europe and Asia. Now, after 12 years of history, IESF is now over 80 member nations and has plans to continue this rapid expansion. IESF’s continued growth is largely thanks to the organization’s ability to deliver benefits to its members, provide a continuous and sustainable World Championships events, and host its Global Esports Executive Summit. IESF’s 12th Esports World Championship, Eilat 2020 is being held from Oct 20 – Nov 22, 2020.

IESF continues its mission to create a thriving Esports ecosystem globally where growth can be enhanced for both large Esports economies and grassroots-level nations. IESF is looking forward to working with all of our members for the development of Esports!

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=5043
Originally published on: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:05:34 +0000

IESF signs MOU with KADA to bring synergies on Anti-doping standard

International Esports Federation (IESF) is pleased to announce the MOU signing with Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA).

IESF and KADA will work together sharing resources with each other relating to the development of an effective anti-doping program in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code to develop and improve the standards continuously.

Under the agreement, both parties will cooperate for the fairness of Esports events taking place around the world and for anti-doping education and tests for Esports athletes.

With this strategic movement, IESF can support Esports athletes globally also through its member nations for fair and clean Esports.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=5004
Originally published on: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 04:44:36 +0000

Serbian National Championship

Serbian e-sports Association is done when it comes to the IESF qualifiers for 2020. We have chosen representatives for this year, and the lineup is almost the same as last year, which once again proves that they are the best in Serbia.

We started off with Tekken 7. Our best player, Vlada ‘’Coldheart’’ Stanković, who already represented Serbia multiple times once again proved his quality. Even though the competition was bigger than ever, when it came to the finals match, there was no way of stopping him.

PES was even more exciting than last year. The best players gathered and fought until the end. Our best player, Stefan ’’Kepa’’ Slavković had a rough start, but as the finals progressed, his game improved and he managed to turn things around from the lower bracket. In the finals match, he managed to convincingly beat the second-best player in Serbia, Vladimir ’’Roksa’’ Roksić.

In the end, the four best Dota 2 teams gathered to fight for one place that will give them an opportunity to represent their country. Both semifinal matches were very exciting, but Team Serbia brought a lot of experience, which gave them the final edge. Their drafting skills, combined with exciting team play gave them a big advantage that they knew how to hold until the very end. Their lineup is a bit different than last year, but they once again proved that they are the best in Serbia.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=5001
Originally published on: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 02:58:36 +0000

IESF launches Regional Qualifiers for the 12th Esports World Championship

The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the dates for its upcoming Regional Tournaments of 12th Esports World Championship, Eilat 2020.

Following the previous World Championships, the Regional Tournaments of the World Championship will be held online from October 20th – November 20th, 2020. Finalists from each region and title will be patched to the Finals offline in Eilat, Israel.

The tournaments will be streamed live on IESF’s official channels. The time of the matches will be shared soon via IESF’s social media channels and the World Championship Website.

“We are happy to announce the regional stages of the 12th Esports World Championship ahead of the final global games in Eilat, Israel,” says Ido Brosh, Head of the Local Organizing Committee, in a statement. “We are excitedly looking forward to the next announcement of the final games in Eilat, and wish good luck to all the participants.”

IESF’s Esports World Championship is the IESF’s flagship competition, where all the players from all over the world participate in a unique and vibrant tournament while representing their national flag. The event is the only major Esports tournament featuring national teams, and this year’s competition is expected to be the largest one to date, with approximately 60 nations set to participate.

This year’s event hosts are the Israeli Esports Association and Maccabi World Union, which partnered with IESF and the City of Eilat to host what is becoming the largest IESF event.

For more information regarding the 12th Esports World Championship, follow the IESF Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Official World Championship Website >>

Tournament Schedule

DOTA 2

Regional Dates Global Final Slots Europe 21-22 November 2020 3 South Asia 19 November 2020 1 Southeast Asia 9-10 November 2020 1 East Asia 11-12 November 2020 1 CIS 14-18 November 2020 1 South America 23 October 2020 1 North & Central America 21 October 2020 1 Southern Africa 26 October 2020 1

eFootball PES

Regional Dates Global Final Slots Europe 07 November 2020 7 South Asia 28 October 2020 1 Southeast Asia 27 October 2020 1 East Asia 29 October 2020 2 MENA & Cent. Asia 02 November 2020 1 South America 31 October 2020 1 North America 22 October 2020 1 Central America 20 November 2020 1 Southern Africa 25 October 2020 1

Tekken

Regional Dates Global Final Slots Europe 30 October 2020 6 South Asia 06 November 2020 1 Southeast Asia 04 November 2020 1 East Asia 05 November 2020 2 MENA & Cent. Asia 03 November 2020 1 South America 01 November 2020 1 North America 20 October 2020 1 Central America 08 November 2020 2 Southern Africa 25 October 2020 1

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4989
Originally published on: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 11:11:02 +0000

IESF announces marketing partnership with MEI

IESF has announced a marketing partnership with Major Events International (MEI) to help find marketing and sponsorship partners for their Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES).

The Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES) event is scheduled to be a hybrid event with a limited number of key decision makers attending the event in Busan, South Korea in November 2020. Following COVID travel restrictions globally, this will be a hybrid event to allow international delegates to participate online while presentations and discussion will occur in the new Busan Esports Stadium. IESF is attempting to use this hybrid GEES event as a model to the sporting world for the future in how to adapt to the ever changing COVID pandemic.

MEI, which specialises in providing an interface between major event organisers and the suppliers that make events safe, efficient and amazing fan experience have struck a deal to help take the remarkable growth of the stakeholder-rich GEES event to the next level.

“We are very excited to partner with MEI to find the best possible marketing and sponsorship partners for our 5th Global Esports Executive Summit 2020” announced the IESF President, Vlad Marinescu , “MEI will support GEES revenues, allowing us to provide the Esports market with a forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities which face this fast-moving and innovative branch of sports events”.

“This is a perfect fit for both parties” commented MEI COO Andy Rice , “We are delighted to be working with the IESF to enhance their revenues and VIK support. Organizations like the IESF are looking for technological innovation and sustainable solutions that will mitigate risk, minimise cost and maximise stakeholder engagement- and therefore revenues. Our new partnership with IESF will undoubtedly provide new, and exciting solutions, and revenues for them”

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4981
Originally published on: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:00:30 +0000

Official Announcement on JeSU’ s JAPAN eSPORTS GRAND PRIX

“Japan national representative selection + 5 ,000,000JPY Cash Pool”

JeSU ( Japan eSports Union) will hold a 4 day major online eSports event Japan eSports Grand Prix which will take place from 24th Sep to 27th Sep.

The main purpose of this event is to uplift the eSports scene in Japan and to select the national representative that can compete at the global level. The national representative will be selected from 3 game titles (PES 2021, Clash Royale and PUBG) to compete in the “Esports Championship East Asia” which will be held in Korea. As with Street Fighter V, this tournament will be the first-ever tournament only open for players with a Japan eSports license to determine the No. 1 player in Japan. The national representative will be selected for the upcoming international tournament which will be announced later. For the 4 titles, a total sum of 5,000,000 JPY will be set as the total prize pool.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Japan eSports Grand Prix will leverage the characteristics of eSports as entertainment content which can be enjoyed online and will propose a new experiential value in watching eSports. The event will be completely online, utilizing the cutting edge technology of the photorealistic virtual studio solution,「 Zero Density」 as well as AI live translation in 3 different languages, (English, Chinese, Korean ) to stream throughout the world.

This event will be co-sponsored by one of Japan’s biggest eSports event, “ Tokyo Game Show 2020 ONLINE” and will also be shown on a special online venue inside Amazon.co.jp within the Tokyo Game Show 2020 ONLINE page. (Only Japanese)

For further information, please visit the website of JeSU .

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4970
Originally published on: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:38:18 +0000

8 New Member Nations join IESF

IESF reaches 82 Members, with new nations from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe

We are thrilled to announce membership expansion within four (4) continents as Chile and Ecuador join from the Americas, Jordan from Asia, Libya and Mauritania from Africa, as well as Luxembourg, Monaco and Slovenia join the IESF from Europe.

Many potential members are applying to IESF, strengthening the “unity mission that we have started”, says Mr. Boban Totovski, IESF Board Member and Secretariat Director. 

The nations are represented through their respective national Esports Associations:

Chile : Street Soccer Organization Ecuador : Ecuadorian eSports Association Jordan : Jordan Esports Federation Libya : Libyan Esports Federation  Luxembourg : Luxembourg Esports Federation Mauritania : Federation Esports Mauritania Monaco : Monaco eSports Federation Slovenia : E-sports Federation of Slovenia

IESF was founded in 2008 by nine-member nations from Europe and Asia. Now, after 12 years of history, IESF is now over 80 member nations and has plans to continue this rapid expansion. IESF’s continued growth is largely thanks to the organization’s ability to deliver benefits to its members, provide a continuous and sustainable World Championships events, and host its Global Esports Executive Summit.

IESF continues its mission to create a thriving Esports ecosystem globally where growth can be enhanced for both large Esports economies and grassroot-level nations. IESF is looking forward to working with all of our members for the development of Esports!

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4928
Originally published on: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:11:24 +0000