The International eSports Federation (IeSF) has announced some important details for 2015’s 7th World Championship.
This year’s event will be held in Lodz, Poland, with two games confirmed to be included in the “Open-For-All” competitions: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as well as Dota 2, both produced by Valve. The “Open-For-All” policy was applied after controversies emerged last year regarding the separation of male and female competitions in IeSF’s premier tournament.
The rest of the games to be included in the 2015 World Championship are currently under negotiation. Games such as Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Ultra Street Fighter 4 were also included in the 6th IeSF 2014 World Championship.
IeSF is the world’s largest eSports governing body. It includes 43 member-nations from all over the world. The Philippine eSports Organization is the body that represents the Philippines in the IeSF.
Local qualifier details as well as the dates for the main event have not yet been released as of press time.
In their official website, IeSF has posted the following statement regarding this year’s World Championship:
“IeSF will select additional individual games after negotiation with Game Developers and make the 2nd announcement for all official and demonstration game titles in February, 2015.”
It is important to note the inclusion of “demonstration titles” in this year’s edition of the IeSF World Championship.
Placing demo titles is a standard procedure in major sporting events such as the Olympics and it is interesting to see that they are applying the same process in this tournament, given that they have been aiming to include video games as an Olympic discipline for some time now.
Featured image taken from the IeSF website.