Introduction Suomen Elektronisen Urheilun Liitto Finnish eSports Federation
What is eSports eSports is an abbrevation for electronic sports. Basically it means playing video games competetively. Most eSports players renounce electronic sports as a professional sport. There are different genres that are played competetively. All with their own eSports players. Around the world these games are played at amateur, semi-professional and professional levels. There are tournaments, cups and leagues held in all of these levels. Also players can compete online and offline depending on the event. Like in any other sport also in eSports there are organisations and teams who tries to be the best of the best. This requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the game. The top tier players grind their tactics daily to get the edge on their next opponent. Most of the best video game players in the world are mentally and physically in prime condition. In larger tournaments players may need to play and focus up to 12-hours straight. This requires a lot of concentration and it’s a known fact that a good physical condition improves your stamina and concentration.
2. Games Played What Makes a Good eSports Game Simplicity Specator Friendly International Scene Community Friendly Good eSports Game
Suomen Elektronisen Urheilun Liitto Finnish eSports Federation
Introduction Finnish eSports Federation was founded to fill the need for an umbrella association for finnish eSports. Finnish eSports Federation was founded on december 2010 with numerous event organizers and organisations. eSports in Finland covers for example PC, Console and Dancing gaming. Finnish eSports Federation focuses on increasing the recognition and quality of national and international competitive gaming in finland. Also we focus on helping event organizers in all ways possible. We also work closely with youth organisations and workers. This is mainly because gaming is a youth centered hobby.
Members Name Type Introduction VECTOR-Suomen verkkopeliyhdistys ry Event Organizer Holds yearly events in Oulu in association with the City of Oulu. They also influenced in the development of Oulu’s gaming house. The Group ry Event Organizer Founded on 2003, they organize events in Finnish capital territory. They also maintain the youths gaming company project which is Funded by the department of education Peliliiga OY Tournament Organizer Limited Liability Company founded by different Event Organizers in finland. They organize official Finnish Championship tournaments and hold the licence for Nordic WCG-tournament. Also organizes tournament training. Finnish Gaming Community ry News and Community site Maintains the gaming.fi news site. They write about gaming scene, events and eSports in general. Suomen Tanssipelaajat ry Dance gamers organisation They joined the Dancing sports organisation and via them Suomen Tanssipelaajat ry are recognised as a traditional sports organisation. Verkkopeliyhdistys Insomnia Ry Event Organizer Insomnia has already held 14 events. All of their events are held in Pori
Members Name Type Introduction Skynett ry Event Organizer Holds multiple events in a year. They operate near the east border of Finland Snooze ry Event Organizer Hold events monthly in the city of Kotka Exelon Gaming / Sysvia oy Gamer Organisation One of the biggest gamer organisations in Finland. They have 11 gamers in their team. Lantrek ry Event Organizer Lantrek is one of the biggest yearly events in Finland. Held in Tampere. Rytmipelaajat Rhythm gamers organisation / Event organizer Rytmipelaajat focus on games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. They hold the Finnish Championship for these games. Porin Taistelupelaajat Event organizer They hold one of the biggest Fighting game events here in Finland. They mainly focus on the city of Pori Clan Troopers Finland ry Gamer Organisation Clan Troopers have great gamers under their name. They are growing rapidly.
Vision of SEUL ry Encourage Finnish gaming organisations to join SEUL Improve the recognition, quality and respect of eSports in Finland Empower the activities of member organizations through informational, educational and financial support SEUL ry (Finnish eSports Federation) is associated with eSports in Finland
Youth Affiliates <ul><li>Finnish eSports Federation has a close relationship with many of this country’s youth organisations and youth workers. </li></ul><ul><li>We have affiliates from three of Finland’s largest cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>Oulu </li></ul><ul><li>Tampere </li></ul>
2. Summary <ul><li>December 2010 – Founding of Finnish eSports Federation </li></ul><ul><li>December 2010 – First 6 members join </li></ul><ul><li>August 2011 – Summer summit </li></ul><ul><li>August 2011 – 7 more members join the Finnish eSports Federation </li></ul><ul><li>November 2011 – Yearly Summit </li></ul><ul><li>SEUL ry (Suomen Elektronisen Urheilun Liitto – Finnish eSports Federation) </li></ul><ul><li>Founded: december 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Member organisations: 6 </li></ul>