Busan to Host IeSF’s 9th World Championships

Busan to Host IeSF’s 9th World Championships

Photo: Some of MSSA’s heroes – Gabrielle Isaacs, Lyrene Kühn, Morizane Boyes, Yolande Williams and Maryke Kennard.

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) will hold the 9th e-Sports World Championship 2017, which is the sole international e-sports event where players compete as representing their countries, in Busan, Korea.

Busan is a large port city in South Korea which is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of the ‘Diamond Bridge’. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which also has hiking trails.

The 9th e-Sports World Championship will be held at the Busan Port Authority Convention Center from November 8th to 12th, 2017.

However, South Africa’s affiliated member, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA), is the only body that has had female representation in each and every single team since 2012.

In fact MSSA is proud of the women who have represented South Africa at IeSF World Championships. Such women have played with distinction and largely through their efforts have helped South Africa earn the following results, being:

Year
Venue
Position

2016
Jakarta –  Indonesia
14th

2015
Seoul –  South Korea
12th

2014
Baku –  Azerbaijan
13th

2013
Bucharest –  Romania
10th

2012
Cheonan –  South Korea
18th

2011
Andong –  South Korea
13th

Those fortunate few who helped achieve the above results are:

Year
Venue
Athletes

2015
Seoul –  South Korea
Maryke Kennard

2014
Baku –  Azerbaijan
Morizane Boyes, Yolande Williams

2013
Bucharest –  Romania
Lyrene Kűhn, Yolande Williams

2012
Cheonan –  South Korea
Gabrielle Isaacs, Lyrene Kűhn

 

About the Author:

General Secretary of Mind Sports South Africa

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