The announcement (The 7th e-Sports World Championship is held in Seoul) of the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) not only to changes the tournament disciplines of this year’s world championship, but also to moves it to Seoul (Korea) comes with uncomfortable consequences for Switzerland and the Swiss E-Sports Federation (SESF). The SESF has been planning for the tournament to be held at Lodz (Poland) – according to the announcements of the IeSF earlier this year – and the disciplines Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), Dota2, StarCraft II (SC2) and Hearthstone. But all has changed. Now it is League of Legends (LoL), SC2 and Hearthstone that is being played in the Korean capital Seoul, from 2nd to 5th of December 2015.
The first consequence, which is especially disappointing to the SESF, is that Dota2 is no longer a discipline at the world championship. The team mYinsanity, which at the Swiss DotA2 Championship 2014 was crowned the first Swiss DotA2 champion by the Swiss DotA Community and the SESF, and who were anticipating to represent Switzerland at this year’s world championship in Poland, will receive this unique chance no longer. And on the other hand, the SESF doesn’t have the financial means to afford sending a team, or single players to a world championship in Korea, without the support of the IeSF.
Time is against us, but we don’t want to take the chance to participate in the championship away from the Swiss community. Together with players or organisations we hope to organize qualification tournaments. However, either a qualification tournament would have to pay for the expenses of the according player or team, to participate at the championships in Korea, or the winners of such qualifiers must be willing to pay for ther expense out of their own pocket (remark: accomodation of the athletes in Seoul is covered by the IeSF).
In this sense, the appeal to you, dear community:
Players and teams who are interested in participating in a qualification tournament for the IeSF World Championship 2015, AND who in case of a successful qualification are willing to pay the expenses of their participation in the world championships on their own, shall contact us via contactform, until Saturday, September 5th 2015.
Individuals or organisations who are interested in organising a qualification tournament for the IeSF World Championship 2015, AND who are willing to pay the expenses of the according winner to participate in the world championships, shall also contact us via contactform, until Saturday, September 5th, 2015.
All competitors MUST be in possession of the Swiss Citizenship.
Costs of the accomodation of the athletes in Seoul is covered by the IeSF.