International e-Sports Federation
The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) was founded by 9 national e-Sports associations from europe and asia in a bold move to promote e-Sports and ensure that eSports is accredited as any other sport.
The International e-Sports Federation was established by nine national e-Sports association from europe and asia in an attempt to create an international sports federation for the e-Sports communities around the world.
The porpuse of IeSF is to get e-Sports accredited as any other sports, and to get its players participating in tournament held within real-sport events (like the Asian Indoor-Martial Art Games). In order to do so, the IeSF is working to create standarts for e-Sports, and cooperating with e-Sports event organizers and e-Sports titles developers in order to unite all of the e-Sports communities under one jurastriction and move towards the real sports field.
From its humble beginnings, a number of other nations quickly applied for membership. Starting from 9 nations in 2008, the IeSF now has more than 48 member nations (as of 23/11/2013).
After it's establishment, IeSF was able to hold its own world championships. IeSF challenge in 2009, IeSF Grand Final in 2010, and IeSF World Championship from 2011 and onwards.
2012 saw a massive breakthrough for eSports and the IeSF, as for the first time ever, World Championships were introduced for women.
Since 2013, IeSF World Championship hosts a League of Legends tournament as part of the main event.
Starting from 2008, the International e-Sports Federation is annually holding its international championships.
In 2013, a League of Legends championship was introduced for the first time.
|IeSF 2013 World Championship||1-3 November, 2013||
|$ 28,000~||South Korea South Korea||Netherlands|
|IeSF 7th e-Sports World Championship||2-5 December, 2015||
Seoul, South Korea
|TBD||South Korea South Korea||China|
|IeSF 8th e-Sports World Championship||6-9 October, 2016||
|$ 20,000||South Korea South Korea||Philippines|
|IeSF 9th e-Sports World Championship||9-12 November, 2017||
Busan, South korea
|₩ 20,000,000||South Korea South Korea||Serbia|
|IeSF 10th e-Sports World Championship||9-11 November, 2018||
|$ 20,000||South Korea South Korea||Macao|
|Belgium||Taiwan||South Africa||Costa Rica|