Thursday 20 August 2015

IeSF's 7th World Championships - Seoul

Team eSports SA with Team eSports Finland at the 6th World Championships - Baku
Mind Sports South Africa has just received a communiqué (as attached hereto) from its international controlling body, namely, the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in which major changes have been made to the 7th World Championships.

The first change is that the City of Lodz will no longer be the venue of such championship. Instead, the 7th World Championships has been awarded to the City of Seoul in South Korea.

The second change is that due to the change in host city, the event shall be held from 2 to 5 December 2015.

Even the titles being offered has not escaped unscathed. The titles being held at the 7th World Championships are now:
  • League of Legends,
  • StarCraft® II’ and
  • Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™’.
All the titles are opened to all potential players regardless of gender, disability or age ever since they are officially selected by the National Federations representing their countries.

Although the changes come as a surprise to Mind Sports South Africa, the robust nature of the MSSA's own rules ensures that South Africa will be present and able to deliver a solid MWEB Team eSports South Africa.

In that all MWEB sponsored MSSA LAN and online championships within a calendar year count towards qualification to the annual National Team Trials, the MSSA already has a number of players who qualify to battle it out for a place in the official Protea Team. Joining those who have, or will still qualify at the Western Cape Championships to be held on 22 & 23 August 2015 will be those players who bravely represented South Africa at the 6th World championships – Baku.

The Western Cape Championships to be held on 22 & 23 August 2015 will probably be the last opportunity for payers to qualify for the prestigious National Team Trials.

The Western Cape has a number of gamers of exceptional standard, and since 2013 at least 50% of every MWEB Protea Team has been made up of gamers resident in the Western Cape.

With the official Entry Registration for 7th e-Sports World Championship 2015 now having opened, the MSSA shall soon announce the date for the official South African National Team Trials.

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