Becoming a member

E-Sports is booming! Even in Switzerland! More and more players get together and form teams. New events appear every other month. The media writes objectively about e-Sports on a regular basis and non-gaming companies bocame aware of e-Sports and acknowledge its value.

As awesome as this progression is, there is the risk of all of it going up in smoke in just a few years. Unless we start building the foundation today, for a sustainable and professional infrastructure for the e-Sports of tomorrow – together!

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Who can become a member?

A membership is possible for every individual, team or organization from within the Swiss e-Sports scene.

If you’re actively participating in e-Sports in Switzerland, you’re always welcome at the SeSF!

Individuals

Even as a single individual you’re very welcome in the SeSF. We do expect you to be a very active member of the Swiss e-Sports scene.

Teams

If you’re a single team or span over many diffrent games – it matters not.

A membership is the best starting point to get to know all the other Swiss teams and get in contact with various event organizers up close and personal. It’s important for the community to hear the opinions of the people on the front line.

Event Organisations

Tournaments, LANs or exhibitions – How e-Sports develops is in the hand of the people that make the magic happen!

All you need to have is to be a legal form of any kind (e.g. association).

A vast pooled knowledge within the community, international contacts, consulting, guidlines, making use of all the potential synergy within the scene and most importantly having a say in the future of e-Sports are the reasons for joining the SeSF.

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What types of memberships are there?

There are three different types of memberships in the Swiss e-Sports Federations. 

Depending on whether you are an individual or an organisation, an active or former member of the community, you may have different membership type that suit you.

Ordinary Member

The ordinary members represent the heart and soul of the Swiss e-Sports community. They are competitive e-Sports teams or organizers of physical gaming and e-Sports events in Switzerland.

Extraordinary Member

The extraordinary membership is for anyone who might not be a competitive team or an organizer of events, but an important part ot the Swiss e-Sports scene nonetheless. It is intended for groups such as online communities, news portals or streamers, or individuals in charge of organizations which do not yet meet the criteria to become a member of the SeSF as a structre.

Honorary Member

An honorary membership in the SeSF is for individuals that have made great contributions to the advancement of e-Sports in Switzerland.

Individuals can not simply apply for an honorary membership. Candidates for an honorary membership are proposed to the SeSF’s General Assembly by existing members of the SeSF, or members of an organ of the SeSF.

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What are the differences between the types of memberships?

The different types of memberships in the Swiss e-Sports Federation are not only different in name, but also come with different rights and privileges as well as responsibilities and obligations.

Voting

The right to vote in the General Assembly of the SeSF is an exclusive right of ordinary members. All other membership types do not have a vote in the assembly.

Membership Fee

Ordinary members of the SeSF pay a membership fee of 100CHF per year, while the extraordinary and the honorary memberships are free.

Motions & Candidates

While not all types of members have the right to vote, all of them have the right to propose motions to the General Assembly which will have to be discussed during the assembly and be voted upon by the ordinary members.

Also, all types of members can nominate candidates for offices in the Swiss e-Sports Federation.

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Why become a member of the Swiss e-Sports Federation?

Voting

Even as a single individual you’re very welcome in the SeSF. We do expect you to be a very active member of the Swiss e-Sports scene.

Membership Fee

If you’re a single team or span over many diffrent games – it matters not.

A membership is the best starting point to get to know all the other Swiss teams and get in contact with various event organizers up close and personal. It’s important for the community to hear the opinions of the people on the front line.

Participation

An honorary membership in the SeSF is for individuals that have made great contributions to the advancement of e-Sports in Switzerland.

Individuals can not simply apply for an honorary membership. Candidates for an honorary membership are proposed to the SeSF’s General Assembly by existing members of the SeSF, or members of an organ of the SeSF. 

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How to apply

Becoming a member of the Swiss e-Sports Federation is a very straight-forward process. Simply follow the steps.

1. Submit Application Form

The first step to become a member of the Swiss e-Sports Federation is to apply via completing and submitting the application form. 

1b. Organisations Submit Additional Documents

If you are applying for a membership in the SeSF as a structure (e.g. team or event organization), you must provide documents that proof that your structure exists as a legal entitiy (e.g. as an association you must provide the statutes and the protocol of the founding meeting, or an extract of the latest general assembly of your organisation).

2. Board Decision

The Board of the SeSF reviews every application individually. It will request the applicant to provide additional information if necessary. When all required information is available the Board will decide whether the applicant is admitted as a temporary member or reject the application. In either case, the applicant will be informed about the Board’s decision.

Temporary Member

If the Board has approved the application, the applicant will be a “Temporary Member” of the Swiss e-Sports Federation. Temporary member do not have to pay membership fees until definitely admitted as members of the SeSF. In the meantime they have the same rights as members of the SeSF, with the exception for the right to vote in the General Assembly.

3. General Assembly Decision

Even as a single individual you’re very welcome in the SeSF. We do expect you to be a very active member of the Swiss e-Sports scene.

Definite Member

If the board has approved you application you will be a “Temporarily Admitted Member” of the Swiss e-Sports Federation. 

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