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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.

IESF CO-OPTS A NEW VICE PRESIDENT

IESF CO-OPTS A NEW VICE PRESIDENT

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.

Registration for Global Esports Executive Summit 2019 is now open

Registration for Global Esports Executive Summit 2019 is now open

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

GEES 2019 to be held in Busan, Korea, 29 to 31 August 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.