Tuesday 25 February 2020

Introducing IESF’s International Esports Referee Academy Instructors

International Esports Federation (IESF) is pleased to introduce the trainers for the debut session of the International Esports Referee Academy.  Combined, the three instructors have accounted for over 20 years of national and international Esports refereeing experience and over 50 years of global Esports insight.  They look to pass that knowledge on to the next generation of Esports leaders at IESF International Esports Referee Academy, which is set to kick-off its first session later this month.  

Introducing IESF International Esports Referee Academy instructors.

Sungwon Lee 
As a member of the F1 Amateur StarCraft Team from 2005 to 2013, Mr. Lee competed in all levels of events as an athlete.  Building on that experience, Sungwon began his career as a referee with the Korea Esports Association in 2009 as a referee for the StarCraft competition. He joined IESF’’s team of international referees in 2017.  To date, he has refereed over 400 StarCraft and Special Forces matches, and has accumulated a depth of experience in Esports communications and event management through his work with the World Cyber Games, World Cyber Arena, Spotv Games, and VSGames.

Seonghee Sinnara Bae
Seonghee Sinnara Bae has been an Esports referee since the 2011 World Cyber Games in Busan.  She has worked with IESF since the 2012 Esports World Championship in Cheonan, and has worked with the Korea Esports Association since 2014.  She has overseen countless national and international competitions in the StarCraft, League of Legends, and DOTA 2 arenas. Her lectures around regulations and referee behavior will be a key component of the program.

Colin Webster
IESF President Colin Webster began refereeing esports events in South Africa in 1998 and has refereed and organized events at every level from regional through to national and international events.  He brings 30 years of leadership in the global mind sports and international Esports industries to the classroom, where he will lecture on topics of ethics, communication, and event management.

IESF International Esports Referee Academy is one of the three pillars of the Global Esports R&D Center in Busan, South Korea.  Through the dedicated support from both the City of Busan and Busan IT Promotion Agency (BIPA), IESF is able to develop initiatives designed to elevate and promote Esports.

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