This October it is time again. From October 31st until November 3rd 2013, the International eSports Federation (IeSF) is holding it’s annual international championship – the IeSF 2013 World Championship. As a premier, the tournament will not be held in South Korea, but in Bukarest Romania. Additionally, the tournament will feature a seperate championship for male contestants, in League of Legends and A.V.A., and female gamers, in StarCraft II and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

And as always, the Swiss E-Sports Federation (SESF) will be attending this event with representatives of the federation, media and of course a team, to compete in the IeSF 2013 World Championship.

While A.V.A. is more or less entirely unknown in Switzerland, and since the list of female competitors in StarCraft II and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is rather short, the federation will only feature a League of Legends Team. In a tournament with several stages during the months of July and August, the SESF will be looking for the best League of Legends Team in Switzerland to represent the country at the World Championships.


Unlike in the past, the qualification tournaments will be held exclusively online. This way, the federation believes to be able to set the fairest conditions for all contestants from all over Switzerland. In the past the circumstances have always put players from Ticino or the Romandie to an disadvantage.

Initially, there will be two pre-qualifier tournaments. The top 4 finishers of each of these tournaments receive a spot in the all deciding qualification tournament. The winner of which will receive the spot for going to the IeSF 2013 World Championship.


The first pre-qualifier will be held on Sunday, July 14th 2013, as part of the Swiss LoL Series organized by the Swiss Team mYinsanity. The second pre-qualifier follows on Sunday, August 4th 2013 and the grandfinal on Sunday, August 18th 2013.


The winning team of the grandfinals can look forward to travelling to the IeSF 2013 World Championships in Bukarest, Romania. The International eSports Federation covers the cost of accomodation including breakfast. It also covers the costs of three of the five flights in total of the entire player-team. In the worst case, the costs of the two remaining flights will be split among all five players. But eventually, the SESF is trying everything possible, to cover as much of those costs, with sponsors.


Obviously not everyone is allowed to participate in the IeSF 2013 World Championship – there are certain requirements each player of the team has to meet. Every player has be a Swiss citizen, i.e. possess the Swiss passport. Players need to be at least 16 years of age. Players below the 18 years of age, require a written confirmation from their parents, that they are allowed to travel to Bukarest, Rumania to compete in the championships, under the supervision of a teammate who is of full legal age. This means there has to be at least one player on the team, who is at least 18 years of age. One players on the team who is of full legal age, is required to give his written consent of taking responsibility in terms of security but especially the behaviour of the entire team.

Of course, even teams not fulfilling these requirements can compete in the Swiss LoL Series I! The spots for the qualification tournaments are simply given to four teams that do meet the requirements and had the best finishing result.


The Sign-Ups for the first pre-qualifier, the Swiss LoL Series by mYinsanity is already up and running, so don’t hesitate to sign-up your team, and compete for a spot in the qualification grandfinals!