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Qualifying Events

This list contains the list of events that are eligible for ranking points and consideration for being a part of Team Ireland. It will be updated once a year and will list all events both online and offline that are considered eligible.

Next Update Due: 14th December 2016



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The core of our ethos in eSport Ireland is the development and growth of Irish eSports. We are always seeking new people to join our team and we will do our best to accomodate them in learning about the eSports Industry at National and International level.

If you would like to join our dedicated team then please fill in the form below and we will be in touch soon to discuss in further detail.

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About eSport Ireland

eSport Ireland is the duly appointed and recognised body of the International eSports Federation charged with the development, growth and standardisation of eSports in Ireland. 

In particular eSport Ireland have developed educational programs for coaching, refereeing and general understanding of the eSports industry with trainees having gone on to partake in major international aspects of eSports.

We are a non-profit body running online and LAN tournaments across the UK and Ireland, in addition to working with organisations, teams, streamers and events at all levels of the eSports Industry in order to promote and support organic growth in a structured, and regulated manner.  

eSport Ireland was first formed in 2013 by a group of dedicated (but aging) highly experience eSports gamers who saw the newer generation of Irish players have opporunties that they could only of dreamed of during their younger years. Seeing that there was no supports in Ireland for the development of these players they began to form a strategy to provide it. This all game to fruition some two years later when eSport Ireland was officially recognised and accepted by the International eSport Federation. 

Since then with support from the IeSF, eSport Ireland has been fighting hard for the development and recognition of Irish eSports both National and Internationally.




Team Selection Criteria

1. Objectives

The purpose of this page is outline how we select players to represent Ireland in the eSport World Championships. Selection is based upon the best team and players to win the matches and ultimately the tournament.

2. Application

A player may apply directly to eSport Ireland to be considered to be placed on Team Ireland by completing the application form here. In addition the Selection Panel may identify players and / or teams outside of this application process that it deems worthy of consideration.

3. Players Eligibility

In order for players to be selected they must meet the following:

  • Be an affiliated member of and in good standing with eSport Ireland
  • Hold a passport of a country whose territory eSport Ireland has jurisdiction over
  • Have not represented any other Member Association for three years immediately preceding the date of the fixture or last represented eSport Ireland.
  • Not currently be under disqualification or suspension under the rules of the IeSF

4. Player Selection Criteria

The Selection Panel will select the players that in the Panel’s view are the strongest performing players in each game. In reaching their selection they shall consider the following:

  • International players beaten and lost to in International tournaments
  • Ability to compete under pressure and documented performance in high profile matches against opponents at same or better standard
  • Positive documented experience with team competitions
  • Partnership considerations
  • Team considerations
  • Wins against World Class opposition in major tournaments since

Should the Panel decide to select players for player development, the selection panel may will consider:

  • Results in domestic and international competition
  • Commitment to training over the most recent twelve months
  • Talent as judged by the Selection Panel
  • Potential for future major international level achievements
  • Head to Head results against other Irish players in International tournaments

The Panel will endeavor to select a team and players that can compete with their opponents with an emphasis on player development for future competitions.

5. Appeal Process

Appeal to the selection may be made in writing to the Selection Panel of eSport Ireland within 72 hours of the notification of the Irish team being published on the eSport Ireland website. An appeal can solely be made on the grounds that the selection policy was not properly followed. An appeal must be made in writing with appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation. Within two working days of receiving the appeal, the Chief Executive (or an appointed deputy) will head a group of three selected people with elite eSport experience (‘Appeal Committee’) that will investigate the issues of the appeal with all involved parties. No member of the Appeal Committee shall have been involved in the original selection process.The Chief Executive will in writing inform all parties about the Appeal Committee’s decision to either uphold or reject the appeal. The decision of the Appel Committee is final and not subject to further appeal.

6. Deselection

A player selected for Team Ireland and the eSport World Championships may be deselected from the team if the player:

  • Has been unable to fully participate in scheduled training (excluding exceptional circumstances)
  • Due to illness or injury, in the opinion of the responsible Coach becomes unable to perform to the required standard. 
  • Demonstrates a lack of commitment to training requirements and / or tournament preparations.
  • Breaches or fails to fulfill a requirement of the Anti-Doping Policies of the IeSF or other approved agencies.

7. Selection Panel

The selection panel will comprise at all times of the National Coach in addition to four (4) other duly appointed and experienced persons approved by the eSport Ireland Board.

8. Selection Date, Notification and Announcement

The selection of Team Ireland will be announced before the end of December each year. The selected team will have the right to travel, traing and compete in all IeSF tournaments for the following twelve (12) month period. eSport Ireland will individually notify the players of their selection on December 14th of each year prior to publication of the team list. Any player who might be difficult to contact be normal means during this period should inform eSport Ireland in advance of alternative contact details. If a player is not notified personally on that day he/ she can assume that he / she have not been selected. Should an applicant not be notified of selection and has not received a written confirmation of the selected players on the 14th of December, it is his/ her responsibility to contact eSport Ireland to confirm their standing.

About Team Ireland

If you would like to see the current members of Team Ireland then please click here.

If you would like to be considered as a player or a team for Team Ireland for the next eSport World Championships then please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Team Ireland consists of the best amateur players in the country (North and South) at various games who have been chosen to represent Ireland at various international events throughout the year. Members of Team Ireland receive various support packages including industry standard training in their game and other supports to help them bring their game to the next level of competition.

The biggest highlight of the Team Ireland calendar, is the annual, national qualifier for the eSport World championship by the International eSports Federation (IeSF). Every year, the IeSF chooses a set of games which will be played at the eSport World Championships. eSport Ireland as well as all the other member nations of the IeSF, organize each national qualifiers. The winners of which can take part in the IeSF World Championship competing for National pride and over $50,000 in prize money.

With the journey, entry fees and the accomodation for the eSport World Championship being fully payed for by eSport Ireland, the qualifier represents a very lucrative opportunity for the participants, which makes this tournament the most prestigeous of tournaments in the Irish eSport scene, every year. The winning team of the grand finals can look forward to travelling to the IeSF 2016 World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. The International eSports Federation covers the cost of accomodation including breakfast. eSport Ireland also covers the costs of the flights for the entire player-team. 


Obviously not everyone can be chosen as a Team Ireland member. We have clearly set out how we go about selecting team members for Team Ireland in our section on Team Selection Criteria (insert text link). The players who stand the best chance are the players and teams who have shown consistant results in eSI sanctioned events and online qualifers in addition to their performance at the grand final.


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Increasingly more and more national events are looking to be sanctioned by eSport Ireland to gain the benefits of having your event sanctioned by eSI which include:

  • Standardised rule set for all games
  • Standardised rule set for all tournament issues
  • Support of our partners in supporting your event
  • Supporting gamer friendly partners 
  • Access to our industry contacts 
  • Access to our social media channels to advertise your event
  • Additional prizing (if applicable)
  • All entrants have their results counted towards the national rankings
  • Your event will be used towards Team Ireland and international competition qualification

If you would like to discussing affiliating your event with eSI then please contact us using this form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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