National Federations were requested to propose suitable candidates based on te following criteria:
- With minimum experience of tournament operations of 2years, over 10 esports events
- Referee candidate(s) need to be recommended by the National Federation for an official Referee License
- Speak English(Fluent)
- Valid passport
Thus MSSA selected Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy) who has umpired more events in South Africa than any other person who so applied.
Jessie has not only excelled as an umpire, but has also proven his abilities in the technical aspects as well.
Now all that needs to happen is for IESF to announce the names of those selected to attend its international referee workshop in Busan.