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International Esports Federation Names Prince Faisal New President

The International Esports Federation has announced Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud as its new acting interim president after Vlad Marinescu’s decision to step down from the position. Faisal is the organization’s global vice president and is expected to officially be voted into the role of president at the upcoming general assembly. “I […]

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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With nearly 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host national […]

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Saudi Arabia to Host 2024 IESF World Esports Championships

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will host the 16th World Esports Championships in 2024, the International Esports Federation announced at the end of this year’s world championships in Romania that saw the Phillipines crowned as world champions. “We look forward to working with Saudi Arabia, the local organizing committee, the Saudi Esports Federation and our incredible partners […]

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Vlad Marinescu: Esports’ Global Reach, the IESF’s Growth and More

One of two international federations in the esports world, the International Esports Federation’s mission is to further esports on a global scale. With 130 member national federations, IESF president Vlad Marinescu discusses esports on a global level, the international outlook for the industry, esports at the grassroots level around the world compared to the United […]

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IESF Extends Partnership with FITGMR

The International Esports Federation has announced the extended collaboration with FITGMR as the human performance and player development company will be part of the 2023 IESF World Esports Championships, which start August 24 in Iasi, Romania. During the World Esports Championships 2022 in Bali, FITGMR hosted numerous workshops promoting the importance of the health and […]

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IESF World Esports Championships Returns with Record 120 Countries

The International Esports Federation has announced a record 120 countries will compete in the national qualifiers round of the 2023 World Esports Championships, with Iași, Romania, set to host the finals in September. Founded in 2008 by nine-member nations, IESF is currently composed of 130 member federations across five continents. With 120 nations, the 15th […]

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Vlad Marinescu Re-Elected IESF President

Vlad Marinescu has been re-elected as president of the International Esports Federation during the World Esports Championship Finals that finished Tuesday in Bali, Indonesia. The IESF’s 15th General Assembly was held in Bali with 126 delegates from 112 countries taking part. Marinescu was re-elected as president with 65 votes, 0 against in a secret ballot […]

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International Esports Federation Signs Travel Partnership with Inspira Holding

The International Esports Federation has entered into a partnership agreement with travel supplier Inspira Holding. This partnership will give members of the IESF access to user-friendly booking engines to access hotels, resorts and other travel products. Access to car rentals, flights, excursions, and cruises will soon be available to all users. “This partnership with Inspira […]

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IESF Launches International Esports Referee Academy

The International Esports Federation has launched the first year-round online International Esports Referee Academy to support the next wave of esports referees from around the world. The academy is dedicated to developing the highest standards of referee training for IESF’s 104 member nations. The academy’s curriculum has been designed by IESF and its partners to […]

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International Esports Federation Partners with NASEF on Curriculum

The International Esports Federation has partnered with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation to use NASEF’s curriculum and programs help teachers leverage esports as a tool for education and career preparation. As part of the deal, IESF has appointed NASEF Executive Director Gerald Solomon as chair of the federation’s World Esports Education Commission. With the […]

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