IeSF World Championship

UPDATE: ‘Men only’ eSports rule overturned after Blizzard & Finnish league step in

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was set to appear at the Finnish qualifiers for this year’s International E-sports Federation. However, the tournament’s South Korean organisers deemed that females were not eligible to participate, prompting action from Blizzard and the Finland team. The rule has now been overturned.

IeSF World Championship headlines

  • UPDATE: This Hearthstone tournament is only open to men

    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will appear at Finnish eSports tournament IeSF World Championship, alongside other games. The catch is that entry was only open to men because its organisers want to promote gaming as a “legitimate sport.” The decision has since been overturned.