The Australian ESports League (AEL) will be hosting the Australian qualifiers to the 2016 International eSports Federation (IeSF) World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The IeSF World Championships is a annual event where national teams from across the globe attend and compete to determine who has the best players. Not only are players competing for national pride but also for either a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal and some prize money as well.
Established in 2008, the IeSF has grown from just a few nations to now over 40 members, many of whom are officially recognized by their respective governments. Australia has been a member since 2013, with the AESA as its representative, working towards official recognition by our federal government.
This year’s IeSF World Championship will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 6th-9th of October. Hosted by the Indonesian eSports Federation, it is anticipated that over 250 players will gather in Jakarta to compete across the three official titles:
– Counter-Strike: Global Offensive;
– League of Legends; and,
Australia will be sending representatives in all titles this year, with the official qualifiers set to begin on the 30th of July and conclude on the 28th of August. Winners of these qualifiers will be awarded the national uniform and be flown to the World Championships to represent Australia.
Registrations open on the 16th July for the Australian Qualifiers at www.ael.org.au.
Last year’s 7th eSports World Championship was held in Seoul, South Korea with over 35 countries sending over 250 players to compete across three major titles. Australia was representing in League of Legends, being knocked out early in the group stages of the tournament.
This year we are looking forward to taking home some medals at the games in Jakarta. We wish all the players the best going into the qualifiers.
UPDATE: 12.07.2016 9:30PM
The International eSports Federation (IeSF) has received registration from a total of 479 participants from 37 countries for the 1st entry phase for the 2016 IeSF World Championship.
The 1st entry is an indicative measure of intent by each nation whilst qualifiers are still ongoing across the globe, with no actual players named as of yet.
By game the 1st entry comprises of 34 countries registered for League of Legends (LoL), 30 countries registered for Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and 35 countries registered for Hearthstone(HS). Summarised below in alphabetical order:
- For CS:GO: Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipai, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea(South), Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam
- For Hearthstone: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Korea(South), Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam
- For League of Legends: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea(South), Macau(China), Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam
This year’s World Championship will be held together with TAFISA World Games. IeSF plans to portray, during the World Championship, the true values of eSports as an emerging global activity that will continue to be enjoyed by future generations. This is another step forward in the recognition process of SportAccord and the International Olympic Committee.
8th e-Sports World Championships 2016 will be held from 6th to 9th of October this year, in Ancol Beach Auditorium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The AESA looks forward to fielding our strongest players to compete and hopefully take home first place in all three titles.