The International Esports Federation has announced the PanAmerican Esports Confederation (PAMESCO), the European Esports Federation (EEF) and the African Esports Association (AESA) as the latest Continental Esports Federations to join the World Esports Family.

With the signing of these three regional federations, IESF has now unified all continents in the world. Driven by its values of unity, inclusion, and respect, IESF believes this kind of international cooperation will advance the growth of professional Esports, streamline organizational structure and support the development of smaller nations in the PanAmerican, European and African regions.

IESF Secretary General  Boban Totovski said:

“It is a very exciting time for IESF to welcome PAMESCO, EEF and AESA to the World Esport Family. IESF is proud to serve as the unifying body for our member federations that share our goal to develop sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. IESF will continue to push forward with embracing all Esports stakeholders into our World Esports Family and shape the future of Esports. It is our responsibility to protect our member’s integrity and ensure proper structure in the ecosystem”

EEF President Karol Cagan said:

“It was a natural direction for Esports Europe to partner up with IESF. The role of the International Esports Federation is important to us and taking into consideration the assistance during our Nations Cup competitions, we are honored to open a new page in our history. Together, we will be an incremental part of the development of  the ecosystem in Europe, ensuring proper governance, responsible gaming and healthy youth.”

PAMESCO President Alexander Ospina said:

“We fully understand the international sports system in which we have a Sole Governing Body for each sports category, working with WESCO since the beginning as our Consortium, and with our National Federations developing Esports in America, we are more than happy, honored and ready to be under the Umbrella of IESF as the International Sole Governing Body of Esports. We are creating a solid and safe Esports ecosystem to leave a beautiful and proper legacy.”

AESA President Emmanuel Oyelaki said:

“Africa today celebrates its ascension to the World Esports body, IESF. This is the culmination of many years of solidarity and camaraderie on the African continent. Leaders in Esports in Africa have continued to unify and develop the Esports scenes on the motherland and today their sacrificial leadership has been validated as we embrace the IESF and join in the journey towards strengthening, developing, and unifying the global Esports world. We are very delighted to be a part of the very warm, inclusive, and progressive family that the IESF is.”

About the International Esports Federation

IESF is the unifying body for World Esports. Founded in 2008 by nine-member nations, IESF is currently composed of over 100 Member Federations across five continents. IESF brings together all Esports stakeholders to achieve a united ecosystem for the development of sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. The IESF Esports World Championship is the biggest multi-sport spectacle of Esports in the world. IESF also organizes the annual Global Esports Executive Summit in order to support the highest standard of Esports governance worldwide.

About the Pan American Esports Confederation

Pan-American Esports Confederation is the governing body of Esports, for the american countries, non-profit organization, gathering together Esports national governing bodies and regional associations, regulating and creating Esports standards. PAMESCO has been established by Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica, and their respective representative organizations, as founding members, and work to give Esports in the region much needed structure and legitimacy.

About the European Esports federation

Esports Europe – The European Esports Federation was founded in February 2020 as the umbrella federation for 23 national Esports organizations and 3 important stakeholders in the Esports ecosystem and beyond. The goal of the EEF is to (re)present Esports players and organizations in European politics, media, sports and society; as well as building a platform for its members and the Esports movement to develop and promote Esports as a conscious, responsible, sustainable, inclusive, healthy and value-based activity.

About the African Esports Association

AESA is an international organization headquartered in South Africa. It was established to promote the development and adoption of Electronic Sports (Esports) in Africa. With 35 (and counting) member nations, the future of Africa Esports is in safe hands. As part of our developmental programmes, we (then ESFA) cooperated with the Africa Esports Championship (AEC2020) as well as playing a critical role in the partnership between the World Esports Consortium (WESCO) and Enter Africa towards birthing the Afrika Esports Series.

Originally published on: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:22:23 +0000