VENEZUELAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (COV) CELEBRATED THE FOUNDATION OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT AND ESPORTS
After various protocol acts, the president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee –COV- Eduardo Álvarez Camacho, inaugurated an initiative to provide support and recognition to the federative sports movement. The event was held at La Casa Venezuela, a spacious facility in Caracas city, which was refurbished to become the home of national sports federations with no headquarters.
Through a formal consignment act, Professor Álvarez handed over the keys to the first offices to various federative leaders, including Emgelbert Farfán, president of the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation (FVDE).
Emgelbert Farfán, president of the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation (FVDE) said: “On behalf of all the Esports athletes of our country, we, the FVDE board and all of our team, want to express our deep gratitude to the entire COV family, especially to Professor Eduardo Alvares and Dr. Elida Parraga for all the support for the development and growth of the Esports in our country. Their vision and trust commit us to continue working and giving the best of ourselves as a platform for the projection of human resources at a national, regional, and international level from this new space. We hope together with all federative colleagues to take on new challenges and leave the name of Venezuela high. Thank you!!”
Emgelbert Farfán has a degree in Social Communication. He has dedicated his entire professional life to developing the country’s video games and digital entertainment industry. With more than 17 years of experience, he continues to bet on the growth of this sector despite the hostile conditions for his union. Among his career and achievements, the following stand out: being a Founding Member and Executive Director of the largest call event about games in his country, GAMEXPO; be an activist in defence of the rights of independent developers, users and wholesalers, as president of the Foundation for Information and Protection of Video Game Users Filantropía, which since 2009 has been fighting a vindication battle against the infamous instrument of censorship of the Law for the Prohibition of Video Games and War Toys, its consequences have led to a devastating drain of talent and human resources in the sector. Currently, the foundation has made progress with the new permanent Commission of science, technology, education and health of the National Assembly in Venezuela.
Emgelbert Farfán has made an invaluable contribution to the Esports movement in his country by obtaining international recognition and certifications as a full member of the International Esport Federation (IESF), the World Esports Consortium (WESCO) and the Pan American Esports Confederation (PAMESCO). With this achievement, he has been appointed as a member of the PAMESCO Board of Directors, where he hopes to continue supporting the continental movement.
“We are going through the golden age of the flourishing and progressive consolidation of the Esports ecosystem. I am happy with this historical movement with a group of extraordinary leaders from more than 18 member nations of PAMESCO. We will have the enormous responsibility of projecting the region and highlighting the best of each organized movement and high performance in Latin America and the Caribbean, to position ourselves as referents in the most prestigious international stages.” said Emgelbert Farfán, president of the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation (FVDE) .
Originally published on: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:27:14 +0000