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Latest Referee Workshop has just concluded.

Latest Referee Workshop has just concluded.

International Esports Federation (IESF) has just concluded yet another workshop held by its Referee Commission. Such workshop is part of the process of developing a comprehensive referee course designed for training referees for use at both national and international levels.
The course too is part of IESF’s endeavors to regulate esports and to create an environment that will benefit all esports athletes.
However, it should be noted, that it is through the continued support from Busan Metropolitan City, and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA), the success of this worthwhile project is ensured.
Through a formal accreditation process for referees, IESF’s referees’ course, and referees themselves shall set new standards and shall be in the forefront of raising esports to even greater heights.
IESF President, Colin Webster, stated, “In my opinion, referees are the front-line of all our member federations. As such, IESF is committed to capacitate such referees to the best of its ability so that such referees will help ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of esports.”

“ESPORTS GOVERNANCE” – Agenda for GEES 2019

“ESPORTS GOVERNANCE” – Agenda for GEES 2019

IESF is excited to announce its speakers for the 4th Global Esports Executive summit (GEES). GEES this year, hosted by Busan Metropolitan City, will be held under the theme “Esports Sustainability and Governance”.

Esports Governance is divided into two sub sectors, Future Direction and Policy. Speakers for the respective sectors are as follows:

[FUTURE DIRECTION]

■ Presentation
– SUBJECT
Role models and positive influences for the youth – SPEAKER
Leopold Chung, International Esports Federation, Secretary General

■ Panel Discussion
– SUBJECT
What are the roles & responsibility of esports stakeholders for esports eco system
– SPEAEKRS
Young Man Kim, Korea e-Sports Association, President
Reid Melton, RAPIDCASTING, Commentator
Samart Benjamin Assarasakorn, AGENT-e Co.,Ltd, Executive Director
Ido Brosh, Israeli Esports Association, President
Nalain Naidoo, International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), Head of Business Development

[POLICY]

■ Presentation
– SUBJECT
National Esports Policy cascading down to regional level policies – case study Busan City – SPEAKER
In-Sook Lee, Busan IT Promotion Agency, President&CEO

– SUBJECT
Match-Fixing : Betting companies and national federations – SPEAKER
Dan Korhonen, Svenska Spel, Head of Product Sportsbetting

■ Panel Discussion
– SUBJECT
Why and how can esports policy benefit the industry – SPEAKER
In-Sook Lee, Busan IT Promotion Agency, President&CEO
Dan Korhonen, Svenska Spel, Head of Product Sportsbetting
Paul Kim, PUBG Corporation, Lead of Esports
Sunghoon Jung, DLA+, Sports Practice Leader
For more information on GEES 2019, please visit: https://gees.rsportz.com/

“ESPORTS SUSTAINABILITY” – Speakers for GEES 2019

“ESPORTS SUSTAINABILITY” – Speakers for GEES 2019

IESF is excited to announce its speakers for the 4th Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES). GEES this year, hosted by Busan Metropolitan City, will be held under the theme “Esports Sustainability and Governance.”

Esports Sustainability is divided into two sub sectors, Health and Sustainability. Speakers for the respective sectors are as follows:

[HEALTH]

■ Presentation
– SUBJECT
Esports : Mutually beneficial or equally detrimental?
– SPEAKER
Janine Brandt, National Department of Health (Govn), Medical Doctor

■ Panel Discussion
– SUBJECT
How esports can support physical and mental well being
– SPEAKERS
Colin Webster, IESF, President
Tramayne Monaghan, Tencent, Chief Innovation Officer
Janine Brandt, National Department of Health (Govn), Medical Doctor
David Hedlund, St. John’s University, Associate Professor

[SUSTAINABILITY]

■ Presentation
– SUBJECT
Win-win strategy and synergy creations between various esports
stakeholders
– SPEAKER
Cheol Hag Kim, Korea e-Sports Association, Secretary General

■ Panel Discussion
– SUBJECT
Defining & Standardizing to reach a consensus for esports terminology
– SPEAKERS
Cheol Hag Kim, Korea e-Sports Association, Secretary General
SungChul Byun, THE MATCH LAB, CEO
Magnus Jonsson, IESF, Board Member
Koen Schobber, IESF Player’s Committee, Member
Nicholas Khoo, SCOGA, Chairman

For more information on GEES 2019, please visit: https://gees.rsportz.com/

IESF RELEASES AGENDA FOR GEES 2019

IESF RELEASES AGENDA FOR GEES 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.

For registration and further information on GEES 2019, please visit: https://gees.rsportz.com/

img190811 GEES 2019 Agenda

ESPORTS ACADEMIC SEMINAR

ESPORTS ACADEMIC SEMINAR

The 2nd Esports Academic Seminar will be held adjacently with the 4th Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES) as a parallel program on August 30th, 2019. Most recent esports academic research will be shared with the public to support the enhancement and sustainability of esports

 

Esports Academic Seminar was introduced during GEES 2018 by IESF, announcing its vision of the Global Esports R&D Center to support Esports researches through the Academic Research Center. (Reference: https://www.ie-sf.org/news/iesf-launches-global-esports-rdcentre-for-further-esports-development/).

 

Upcoming Esports Academic Seminar will once again be held in Busan in 2019. Further detailed information for the Seminar will be announced in the following days.

 

(Reference: 2018 Research topics)

PRESENTER RESEARCH

Peichi Chung

(The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Eposrts Governance in East Asia

Je Seok Lee

(University of California, Irvine)

Understanding & Enriching Esports

(Esports research at UC Irvine)

Gil Fried

(University on New Haven)

Esports Risk Management

Maria Stukoff

(University of Salford)

Esports and Equality
Two Federations newly joined IESF.

Two Federations newly joined IESF.

Czech (Czech Esport Association, CEA) and Hong Kong (Esports Association Hong Kong, ESAHK) have now officially become new National Member Federations on International Esports Federation (IESF).

IESF will be working together with both CEA and ESAHK to support their Esports ecosystem development and engage to further develop the global movement

As of July 2019, fifty-four National Federations are the member of IESF. Twenty-three federations from Asia, twenty federations from Europe, five federations from America, four federations from Africa and two federations from Oceania. Among these member nations, thirty federations were approved by the National Olympic Committee and National Sports Authority in each country.