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

IESF Announces Regional Distribution for the 12th Esports World Championship 2020

Regional competitions will begin in October for DOTA 2, eFootball PES series, and Tekken 7

Esports athletes from over 55 nations are set to begin their quests for gold at the 12th IESF Esports World Championship, Eilat 2020, as the regional DOTA2, eFootball series and Tekken 7 tournaments begin on October 20th to November 20th.

Participating nations have been divided into 10 regional tournaments which will narrow the field to 16 players (PES/Tekken) and 10 teams (DOTA) for the Global Finals.

Europe Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Czech Rep., Finland, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine Central Asia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Southern Asia India, Nepal, Sri Lanka South East Asia Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam East Asia Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia South America Argentina, Brazil, Peru North & Central America Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Colombia, Panama MENA Iran, UAE Southern Africa South Africa, Namibia

West Europe Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep., Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, San Marino Nordic & East Europe Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Finland, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine North America Guatemala, USA, Mexico South America Argentina, Brazil, Peru Central America Colombia, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama South East Asia Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam East Asia Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia Southern Asia India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka MENA & Central Asia Iran, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Southern Africa South Africa, Namibia

West Europe Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino Nordic & East Europe Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Finland, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine North America Guatemala, USA, Mexico South America Argentina, Brazil, Peru Central America Bahamas, Dominican Rep., Colombia, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama South East Asia Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam East Asia Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia Southern Asia India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka MENA & Central Asia Iran, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Southern Africa South Africa, Namibia

IESF’s Esports World Championship has been IESF’s flagship tournament since 2009. To find how you can get involved with your national federation, please visit us at www.iesfwc.com

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4880
Originally published on: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:14:25 +0000

“Audition” Joins Esports World Championship as Promoted Title

HanbitSoft’s popular rhythm dance game joins the IESF World Championship

“Audition” was developed back in 2004 by Korea’s T3 Entertainment, and it’s been a popular music and dancing rhythm game for the past 16 years.

Starting with its first launch in Korea, it was launched in 2005 in China, Japan, and gradually in Asia, including Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as North America and Europe. In addition, with the adoption of the World Championship promotion event, Audition of Hanbitsoft once again set the stage for its leap into a global game.

Audition is the only games developed (produced) in Korea among IEsf events, and they use their own K-pop as well as the latest K-pop, leading the K-pop trend worldwide. It also contains fashion items of the latest trends as well as traditional costumes from around the world, making it a perfect game for players from all over the world to play with “K-POP, Dance, Fashion, and Community.”

Audition players simulate dancing using the keyboard to control avatars that dance with or against other players. The game is played by pressing the arrows displayed on the screen as well as the spacebar or control key on every 4th beat of the song. The more accurately the spacebar or control key is pressed, the higher the score. That’s the dynamic point of winning or losing in just 0.1 second, and this part of the game promises to be a fun and interesting addition to the world championships, as an Esports event more than any other game.

As a promoted title, competitors in the Audition tournament will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals.

IESF announced eFootball PES series, Tekken 7 and DOTA2 as the official titles for this year’s event. IESF is looking forward to seeing all the world’s best national teams represent their countries in all titles at IESF’s 12th Esports World Championship in Eilat, Israel.

For more information about IESF, or about the IESF 12th  Esports World Championship, Eilat 2020, please visit us at www.iesfwc.com

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4875
Originally published on: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:37:21 +0000

IESF Unveils it’s New Modern Logo

The new logo represents our elevated commitment to the future of Esports

A big announcement coming today from IESF. IESF is proud to present a new and updated logo in officially replacing the logo as we move our ever growing organization into the future. This is the first time since its foundation in 2008 that IESF has made changes to its logo.

The new logo keeps the spirit of the organization, while representing a refreshing and modern outlook forward. 

Mr. Vlad Marinescu, President of IESF, stated “Sharp, modern and passionate! We are super excited to represent our new logo with the world. The overall effect of the redesign is also a transition from a classic feel to an energetic, forward-moving and fresh look. Our new logo symbolizes our dedication and commitment to the betterment of Esports.”

IESF was founded in 2008 by nine-member nations from Europe and Asia. Since then, IESF has worked with its partners toward steady growth and outreach so that it now has over 70 member nations. IESF is the largest unifying body for Esports worldwide and has a significant impact on Esports unity and governance.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4840
Originally published on: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 05:16:32 +0000

PORTUGUESE ESPORTS FEDERATION PARTNERS WITH ESIC

The Portuguese Esports Federation has become a member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). This agreement will guarantee the compliance of the Portuguese Esports Federation with ESIC’s Code of Ethics, as well as of all future competitions to be organized or licensed by the Portuguese Esports Federation with ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code, Player Code of Conduct and Anti-Doping Code.

Tiago Fernandes, the Portuguese Esports Federation’s President , said that “This is yet another step that we are doing in order to fulfil our mission of developing the Portuguese Esports Ecosystem, in accordance with a proper sports spirit, educational and cultural values and principles of active citizenship.” Tiago Fernandes added that, as the Portuguese Esports Federation is establishing a National Competitive Esports Calendar, in a multitude of different game titles, “this allows our country’s players, coaches, referees and clubs to be assured that they will be participating in competitions that are fair and transparent and where integrity and loyalty are omnipresent, as well as true sportsmanship. This will also reassure the confidence of our commercial partners in investing in said competitions.”

Ian Smith, Commissioner of ESIC, said, “It is such a pleasure to welcome the PESF into ESIC Membership. Their commitment to the development of a vibrant grass roots scene in Portugal with integrity at the heart of it is very encouraging. We look forward to working with the team to embed our Codes into their rules and regulations and supporting them with their education initiatives to ensure the next generation has all the tools it needs to succeed fairly and with sportsmanship.”

About the Portuguese Esports Federation

The Portuguese Esports Federation (PESF) or Federação Portuguesa de Desportos Eletrónicos (FPDE) in Portuguese was created in 2016 and aims to be the governing body of Esports in Portugal. Member of the International Esports Federation (IESF) and of the European Esports Federation (EEF), its mission is to educate the population about what Esports is and to promote its practice in a healthy way, to ensure the development of the ecosystem, to support all athletes and represent and support clubs at national and international levels. For more information visit FPDE website at: www.fpde.pt .

About the Esports Integrity Commission

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) was established in 2016 to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating in esports, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4821
Originally published on: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:17:22 +0000

IESF Grows to 71 Member Nations

More National Federations (NFs) in the Americas, Asia, and Europe join IESF’s membership base.

IESF is thrilled to introduce new member nations. Today, Argentina and Guatemala join from the Americas, Uzbekistan from Asia, and Norway and Ireland join the IESF fold from Europe.

Argentina : Asociación de Deportes Electronicos y Videojuegos de Argentina Guatemala :  Asociación de Mini Football y Footgolf de Guatemala – ASOFUM Ireland : Esports and Gaming Federation of Ireland (T/A Ireland Esports) Norway : Norwegian Esport Federation Uzbekistan : UZBEKISTAN ESPORTS FEDERATION

IESF was founded in 2008 by nine member nations from Europe and Asia. Since then, IESF has worked with its partners toward steady growth and outreach. IESF is the largest unifying body for Esports worldwide and has a significant impact on Esports unity and governance. 

Now, after 12 years of history, IESF is now over 70 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 is looking forward to working with all of our members for the betterment of Esports!

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4797
Originally published on: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:41:12 +0000

PARTNERSHIP Signed between UAE GOVERNMENT AND IESF

The International Esports Federation (IESF) and the UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence announce a joint collaboration to raise the debate and to promote tolerance and coexistence within Esports.

Vlad Marinescu, President of IESF and His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance and Coexistence signed an MOU on the 14th of July, 2020, formally establishing the relationship between the IESF and UAE government.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, presided over the signing ceremony of the MOU in the Ministry’s Offices in Abu Dhabi, while President Marinescu signed the document remotely in IESF Budapest Office. HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Al Nahayan, Vice President of IESF, in his capacity as President of Emirates Esports, and IESF Board members and representatives of member national federations of IESF attended as witnesses to the proceedings

TOLERANCE IN ESPORTS COMMISSION LAUNCHED

IESF and the Ministry agreed to collaborate on a number of initiatives, including the formation of an IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports. Sports is very much a unique and powerful vehicle, its reach and breadth enable to bring people together who differ with regard to their nationality, ethnic origins, cultural and political beliefs, into a universal community of common values. Esports and gaming are no different and due to its connectivity has the potential to an even greater impact to promote positive values. The establishment of The Commission will engage in key debates with its mission for promoting peace, tolerance, harmonious coexistence and stronger ties between communities.

On this momentous occasion, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence said, “It is my hope that by working together, the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and the IESF will create an online culture that recognizes that while we may be connected virtually, we are interacting with fellow human beings. Tolerance and coexistence are the foundations for a peaceful and productive world. A world where diversity is respected, where we embrace our common humanity, where we recognize our interdependence and take action to help others.”

Vlad Marinescu, President of IESF , said, “IESF has always worked hard to promote the true spirit of Esports beyond race, gender, religion and cultural barriers. We have a very diverse community with a growing membership of over 70 nations. We are deeply privileged to establish a strong partnership with the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence under the wise leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, together, I have no doubt this collaboration will accomplish its ambitious mission.

The IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will develop a working group that will engage with all stakeholders, athletes, gamers, teams, publishers, parents, schools and governing federations, as part of its consultative process on the many issues and develop a key strategy that will promote the message of tolerance. I wish to emphasize that this is for all the community to be engaged with and not just our existing membership. Please join us as we strive to bring peace and harmony that celebrate our differences. We are all one family and united in Esports.”

The Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence in the United Arab Emirates recognizes and embraces diversity in all of its forms and draws on its inspiration from the core values stemming from coexistence and harmony, expressing this all-inclusive ethos, in a variety of engaging ways in all segments and sectors of society. It fosters respect and empathy, where differences are met with dialogue, teamwork and understanding and diversity is met with knowing the other and respecting the other’s beliefs and differences. It advocates healthy competition to encourage an environment of positive sportsmanship and acknowledgement, where defeats are regarded as learning platforms for improvement in the keys for tolerance and coexistence, and victories are regarded as avenues for enabling inspiration, humility, leadership and growth.

International Esports Federation (IESF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 that consistently works to promote esports as a true sport beyond barriers. IESF is composed of more than 70 members across all continents, organizes annual World Championships and strives to ensure the synergy between stakeholders.

IESF is a WADA Signatory since 2013 is also recognized as the International Federation by the Olympic Council of Asia.

Its annual conference is normally held over a number of days encourages thought leadership on key topics along with the recent addition of an academic summit involving submissions in key areas of research.

Source: https://ie-sf.org/?p=4687
Originally published on: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:16:21 +0000

IESF ANNOUNCES EXPANDED FORMAT FOR THE 2020 ESPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

In light of CoVID-19 and the challenges the world faces today, IESF announces a new plan for its World Championship to demonstrate Esports can lead the way for Sports to be played safely from home.

The International Esports Federation (IESF), along with the Israeli Esports Association (IESA) and Maccabi World Union, is excited to announce new plans for the 12th IESF Esports World Championship!

The challenges posed by COVID-19 continue to be substantial. Humanity has had to adapt in one way or another, often making sacrifices to ensure the continued safety and health of our communities.

IESF believes with enthusiasm that international Esports competitions are able to lead the way as the only sport able to host competitions even during these new times facing these new challenges.

IESF is excited to announce the following expansions to the Esports World Championship format for 2020:

  • Beginning in July and running through September, IESF National Members will host their national team selection process, to determine the identity of the players representing them in the IESF World Championship.
  • In October running through November, IESF and the World ChampionshipLocal Organizing Committee (LOC) will host a regional competition online to narrow the international field to a select group of each region’s best. The IESF 2020 World Championship Global Finals in Eilat, Israel, is scheduled to take place in December. The world’s best players will compete on a live stage to determine the 2020 World Champions.

“We are super excited to host this year’s world championship finals in Israel,” says Ido Brosh, President of the World Championship Local Organizing Committee, “In light of the circumstances, I believe that our new plan will present the triumph of Esports and human spirit even in hard times where we are physically restricted.”

While the Final Stage in Israel is scheduled for December, IESF and the Local Organizing Committee will keep track of international and local restrictions and may change the dates to ensure the safety and health of all participants.

As was previously announced, the IESF 12th Esports World Championship in Israel will feature Tekken 7, eFootball PES series and DOTA 2 as official titles. More competitions may be added.

For more information, follow IESF social media and visit the World Championship official website at https://iesfwc.com