IeSF Tag

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 09 Oct 2014

I stayed out of the last IesF and MSSA rubbish with girls having their own leagues because both of those organisations are stupid and don’t really understand how to help gaming in the world. Well that’s my opinion at least. However I saw the theme crop up again recently when an all girl team was penalised for playing too well.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 03 Jul 2014

We’ve often decried the MSSA’s backwards mentality when it comes to eSports, in that it segregates men and women. This is patently, and inherently stupid as whatever physical differences exist between genders are rendered moot by videogames. Whenever they've been taken to task over this, they've always pointed the finger at the IeSF. Now that organisation is in trouble over the same thing... and they've got nowhere to point fingers. Thankfully though, things are changing.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 10 Jun 2014

The IesF is an international body whose goal is to bring together all the national sporting bodies for eSports and create an international federation, ala FIFA style, to maximise and help improve eSports worldwide.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Apr 2014

I have been trying to steer clear of articles about sexism, mostly because it always feels like a giant can of worms. However, statements have been made that made my blood boil, and it should make yours do the same.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Sep 2013

As you’re all likely aware, there’s once again a world of drama following another MSSA sanctioned international DOTA match. Shortly after posting our rather boastful post about South Africa’s Dota 2 team thoroughly thrashing the national Mexican side. And then it happened. We received a flurry of emails, messages and comments from Mexico’s tight-knit Dota community saying that not only did they not hold the players involved in high regard, but that many of them weren’t Mexican in the first place.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 30 Nov 2012

This week in eSports we’ve seen c7e crowned as the Ready.Set.GO! Champions, we interviewed GamersXtreme, MSSA gives South Africans the chance to become referees at the IeSF, Halo 4 semi finals this weekend, 2013 Do Gaming League details announced and Energy eSports launch with huge sponsors and a promising line-up.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 27 Nov 2012

Good tidings fellow gamer sirs and ladies! There’s a new way for us to get involved in international eSports. The MSSA is giving its members the chance to become a referee at the IeSF. This is a huge opportunity for gamers interested in getting involved internationally in this way.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 16 Nov 2012

This week in eSports StarCraft 2 has stolen the limelight once again, lots happening around the IeSF World Championships and South Africans take on the internationals in a racing sim.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 15 Nov 2012

 

Registrations are open for the 2012 MSSA S.A National LAN eSports Championships, this serves as part of the selection process for the 2013 IeSF World Championships and open to any registered players.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 13 Nov 2012

The MSSA is asking local gamers to make suggestions for five new titles to be played at the IeSF World Championships next year, there’s been a couple of great suggestions, Dota 2 seems to be the favourite.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 05 Oct 2012

The biggest eSports focus this week is undoubtedly everything going down at rAge, the finals of the big leagues are taking place. Our South African Protea Team has also been pushing the boundaries at IeSF this week, showcasing a high standard of gameplay.