The IESF is a global organization that seeks to establish Esports as a professional sport, promoting inclusion and the expansion of esports in different parts of the world. The International Esports Federation was founded in 2008 by 9 Esports organizations from South Korea, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Vietnam and Taiwan.
The Top teams from America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania will compete for spots at the World Esports Championships finals set to be held from the 24th of August to the 4th of September in Lasi, Romania.
Over 120 countries from these continents will be competing fiercely for 72 slots in the regional qualifiers across four gaming titles; PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), and Dota 2 to win a spot and qualify for the finals later this year, meanwhile, all the winners from last year have verified spots in the finals, eFootball™ series and Tekken 7 players will reserve their spots by completing the national qualifiers.
This year will also feature the second edition of the CS:GO female tournament where the top ten female teams will qualify for the World Esports Championship, a number greater than the number of teams in the 2022 championships, proving that the IESF’s attempt to promote a more inclusive space in the World Esports was working out just fine.
The Qualifiers will start with an online battle in Asia from the 1st of May to the 16th of May, followed by America, from the 16th of May to the 3rd of June, The Europe Qualifiers will begin on the 1st of June and last till June 28, within the same period Africa’s qualifiers will run from the 5th of June and end on the 20th of June, the regional qualifiers will end with an offline battle in Asia from the 10th of July to the 17th of July.
IESF has also partnered with FITGMR for this year’s Championship to promote health and fitness, and provide support to the participants to enable them to perform effectively.