Saturday 22 September 2018

Bidding closes on 30 September 2018 for IESF's 11th World Championships.

On Tuesday, 24April 2018 MSSA, South Africa's largest membership based organisation for gaming, was informed, along with all other national esports federations, that IESF has issued all its member federations with the “Official Host Bidding Announcement  for the 11th Esports World Championships 2019.
MSSA received all the following documents:
-  Official Announcement of Host Bidding
-  Host City Bidding Application Form
-  Event Organization Agreement Formd
-  IESF Event Manual
-  IESF Doping Control Guidebook
-  IESF Introduction
-  Esports World Championship Introduction
The International Esports Federation (IESF) is the only non-profit esports organisation that runs esports competitions based on nationality.

As much as MSSA would love to host IESF's World Championships, and MSSA's committee agonised over the decision, it would be a monumental decision to host such prestigious championship in South Africa.

The main issue for MSSA to decide not to bid is the latency issue.

With League of Legends® not having servers in South Africa, it is impossible for MSSA to host a high level world championships in South Africa as all the foreign players would then experience the latency that South Africans have come to know on a daily basis.

If the latency issue could be overcome, MSSA would gladly put a bid together.

Previous World Championships were held in the following cities:
2018Kaohsuing City – Chinese Taipei
2017Busan, South Korea
2015SeoulSouth Korea
2012Cheonan, South Korea
2011Andong, South Korea
2010Daegu, South Korea
2009TaebaekSouth Korea

Thus, the host city bidding process is currently up on running for the 11th IESF Esports World Championship, which will be held in 2019. 

All bids have to be submitted on or before 30th September 2018.

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