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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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Pittsburgh is a hotbed for esports and will host the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, December 14–16. The event will feature the co-location of the United States eSports Federation Annual Meeting.
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United States eSports Federation Extends
Co-Location Agreement with EsportsTravel Summit

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the EsportsTravel Summit the exclusive home to the USeF’s Annual Meeting. The USeF is recognized as the National Governing Body of esports by the International Esports Federation. Hosted by […]

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Vlad Marinescu Re-Elected International Esports Federation President

Vlad Marinescu, the head of the United States Esports Federation, has been re-elected as International Esports Federation President after Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan stood down from the race. Marinescu received 91 percent of the votes at the virtual IESF Ordinary General Meeting. He was promoted to the role atop the IESF after Colin Webster […]

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IESF, DLA+ Partner on Esports Venue Guidelines

The International Esports Federation and DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design have agreed to a partnership that will combine IESF’s global member network with DLA+’s esports venue planning and design experience, establishing guidelines for the design of esports venues. The agreement also makes DLA+ an exclusive certifying agency for esports facilities and official advisor to the […]

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International Esports Federation Unveils New Logo

The International Esports Federation has unveiled a new logo, the first time since the organization’s founding in 2008 that it has created a new look. According the federation, the new logo is designed to keep the spirit of the organization while representing a modern look forward. “Sharp, modern and passionate,” said IESF President Vlad Marinescu. […]

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