Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The 7th IeSF eSports World Championships
International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced that IeSF selected the primary official games to be played in the 7th e-Sports World Championships 2015 which is being held at Łódź, Poland. The primary official games are Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) and DOTA 2 developed from Valve Corporation.
43 National Federations of IeSF conducted the “Title Polling” for the 7th e-Sports World Championship 2015, regarding their current status of game and e-Sports from December, 2014 to early of January, 2015. Based on the result of the Title Polling Survey, IeSF Board has selected 2 games – CS:GO and DOTA 2, and decided to open the participation to all people regardless of gender, age or disabilities. These two games were mostly recommended by IeSF National Federations as the official game titles. The negotiation of DOTA 2 and CS:GO were finalized with Valve Corporation.
DOTA 2 was one of the official game titles of the 6th e-Sports World Championship BAKU 2014. “NEWBEE”, the champion of “2014 The International” participated in the DOTA 2 competition as a representing team of China. The team provoked interests of all e-Sports fans by winning the 1st place in the competition. On the other hand, CS:GO was first selected as the official title for e-Sports World Championship with recommendation of most National Federations. CS:GO is the most popular game in Poland, the host country of the 7th e-Sports World Championship, so the host city, Łódź, Poland, also recommended CS:GO as the official game title.
IeSF will select additional individual games after negotiation with Game Developers and make the 2nd announcement for all official and demonstration game titles in February, 2015.