Such Referee Workshop was sponsored by Busan Metropolitan City and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA). The continued support of both the Busan Metropolitan City and BIPA is ensuring the long-term sustainability of Esports as a fully accredited sporting code.
The International Referee Workshop was attended by eight delegates from eight countries. Among the delegates was the notable Dr. Pei-Chi Chung (Chinese University of Hong Kong) as well as Markus Koskivirta (Finland) Jeroen den Hartog (Netherlands), Meysam Hosseini (Iran), Lukas Jakob (Switzerland), Stanley Tia (Indonesia), Sungwon Lee (Korea), and Duc Hoang Nguyen (Vietnam).
During the grueling workshop, many decisions were taken which shall result in a leaner and more efficacious Referee Academy that will deliver a prestigious Referee Course. IESF sees such Referee Course as an integral part of the continued development of Esports in which greater emphasis is placed on upward development of technical officials as well as the protection of the rights of all esports athletes.
The next step is for all the findings and deliberations to be codified for future training.