On June 26th, the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Jeux Électroniques, the esports governing body in Morocco, hosted esports stakeholders from 40 African countries for a general assembly. During this assembly, an African esports confederation was established, introduced, and executive members were elected.
The main objective of ACDS is to unite the national governing bodies for digital sports from every African country. Its aim is to create a strong and sports-oriented ecosystem that engages various stakeholders in the video gaming industry, including governments, corporations, associations, and athletes.
The creation of ACDS represents a significant milestone in the development of Africa’s digital sports landscape. Consequently, the members of this Confederation express their sincere gratitude to the Kingdom of Morocco and His Majesty King Mohammed VI for hosting this pivotal Constitutive General Assembly, which contributes to the advancement of digital sports in Africa and the continent’s overall sports development.
Following his election as the President of ACDS, Mr. Hicham EL KHLIFI, who is also the President of the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Jeux Électroniques, stated, “The Constitutive General Assembly of ACDS marks the beginning of an exciting new era for digital sports in Africa. We are determined to position Africa as a global leader in the digital sports industry, providing opportunities for talented players, promoting inclusivity, and generating enthusiasm among fans.”
The ACDS becomes the fourth esports confederation coming after the launch of the African Esports Development Federation(AEDF) by the Global Esports Federation, African Esports Association (AESA) by the International Esports Federation and African Esports Federation by the Egyptian sports minister.