At the International e-Sports Federation’s 2014 World Championship in November in Baku, Azerbaijan, players will compete in DotA2, StarCraft II, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultra Street Fighter IV and Hearthstone, for the IeSF’s World Champion title. As every year, the Swiss E-Sports Federation sends a delegation of players and officials. For 2014, the SESF decided to send the best male and the best female Tekken player, as well as the best Hearthstone player to the Championship in Azerbaijan. To determine who are the best, qualification tournaments are held at the end of August and the beginning of September.

Tekken Qualification

For Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the qualification for the IeSF 2014 World Championship takes place as part of the Swiss Fighting Game Tournament #2 (SFGT#2), on Saturday, August 30th in Winterthur. The various tournaments at the SFGT#2, organized by Tekken Fieber and Swiss Geeks, are open to everyone who feels like competing. For players with Swiss citizenship, the regular Tekken tournaments serve as the qualifiers for the IeSF World Championship. The best-placed Swiss players(*) from the two tournament will travel to the Championships in Azerbaijan.

The entrance fee for each of the two Tekken tournaments (mixed & female-only) is 10 CHF per player. The entire revenue goes straight into paying the trip of the winners to the IeSF World Championship in Azerbaijan.

Event Website: http://swissfgt.appspot.com/

Hearthstone Qualification

There will be two, simultaneous Hearthstone Tournaments in Lausanne and Zurich, on Sunday, August 31st. The winners receive cash and other prizes. And for competitors with Swiss citizenship, the tournaments serve as preliminary qualifiers for to the IeSF 2014 World Championship.

The best-placed Swiss players of each of the two tournaments face off in a grand finale at the QWERTZ E-Sports Bar in Lausanne, on Saturday, September 13th. Whoever decides the grand final in his or her favour, gets to represent Switzerland at the World Championships in Azerbaijan.

The preliminary qualifier in Lausanne, will be held as part of the Wesports #9 LAN Party. It is open not only to participants of the LAN, given they have been eliminated from the LAN tournament, but also to external competitors. In Zurich, the Hearthstone tournament is held at the Oliver Twist Pub in the Zurich Niederdorf district, in the heart of Zurich, and is also open.

The participation in the tournaments costs 15 CHF per player. In Lausanne the entrance fee to the Hearthstone tournament is included in the LAN-ticket . This means LAN participants can compete in the Hearthstone tournament at no extra cost.

The entire revenue from the entrance fee flows straight into the cashprizes for the winners, as well as into the best-placed Swiss player’s trip to Lausanne, and the trip of the winner of the grand finale, to the World Championship in Azerbaijan.

Hearthstone Tournament Lausanne: http://www.wesports.ch/lan/news/44/
Hearthstone Tournament Zurich: https://www.facebook.com/events/319626788203850
Hearthstone Swiss IeSF Qualifier Grand Final: https://www.facebook.com/events/669267223157759
QWERTZ E-Sports Bar: http://www.qwertz.gg/

In order to make it as easy as possible for the organizers to prepare and plan the tournaments, please sign up through their respective registration pages in advance. Hearthstone competitors will have to bring their own iPad or Notebook. For space reasons, it is not possible to compete with a desktop PC. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 competitors are required to bring their own controller. The entrance fee to the tournaments will be paid on-site at the event.

(*) Only players with Swiss citizenship and of an age of 18+ are entitled to represent Switzerland at the International e-Sports Federation’s 2014 World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan.