The International Esports Federation has announced the African Esports Association (AESA) as the latest Continental Esports Federations to join the World Esports Family, along side PanAmerican Esports Confederation (PAMESCO), and the European Esports Federation (EEF).
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 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”
The AESA which was formerly known as Esports Federation of Africa (ESFA) under World Esports Consortium (WESCO) will still be lead by Emmanuel Oyelakin as its president.
Speaking to Emmanuel, he had this to say about the transition:
“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 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.