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DOTA 2 as First Game Title for 11th Esports World Championship

DOTA 2 as First Game Title for 11th Esports World Championship

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

11th Esports World Championship: December 11 to 15, 2019

International Esports Federation (IESF) hereby announces the dates for its upcoming 11th Esports World Championship to be held in Seoul.

Following the very successful World Championships in Kaohsiung, IESF’s 11th Esports World Championship shall be held in Seoul, South Korea, from 11th to 15th 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 11th 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/

Nissan dives into esports with two new partnerships

Nissan dives into esports with two new partnerships

Japanese carmaker Nissan announced in a press release that they have launched the beginning of their esports endeavors. More specifically, the automotive company will be the new jersey sponsor of both FaZe and OpTic Gaming.

Nissan are clearly trying to tap into the young audience flocking under the banner of esports. According to data from Newzoo, YouTube and Twitch, esports viewership numbers exceed by far those who watch more traditional media such as HBO, Netflix and ESPN. Esports fans are a desirable customer base – they have proven to be loyal and have serious spending power. Furthermore, let’s not forget they already like cars: racing game esports is a serious part of the industry.

Original article can be found on www.esports.com

THE WAY FORWARD – THE ACTING VICE-PRESIDENT

THE WAY FORWARD – THE ACTING VICE-PRESIDENT

Magnus Jonsson is now serving as the acting Vice-President.

With the unexpected resignation of Silviu Stroie 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 filed 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 workload, 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.”

What is Esports? [2019 Edition]

What is Esports? [2019 Edition]

What is Esports?

Esports is short for electronic sports. It is basically a sports branch. Esports has all the elements of traditional sports such as competition, tactics and strategies, mental aspect, tournaments, TV (stream) coverage, prize money and so forth. Just like traditional sports have different disciplines, Esports have different video games. Let’s say that each game represents a different Esports discipline. In laymen terms, the National Football League (NFL) is a sports league, just like the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is an esports league. Football is a sport, and League of Legends is a game in esports.

Moreover, professional esports players are those who had been playing video games and decided to turn pro and put their effort into mastering the game skills.

Original article can be found on www.gamelife.com