With how fast the field of esports is growing and evolving, it is certainly becoming increasingly necessary to have more organizational structures for events that take place globally, and thanks to the combined efforts of both the International Electronic Sports Federation (IESF) and the Asian Electronic Sports Federation(AESF), this young field continued to make a steady progress towards achieving its goals
After several rounds of discussions that started at the invitation of IESF earlier this year, the AESF office announced a new partnership deal between the two esports bodies starting March 31, 2020. The partnership aims to strengthen relations between the two organizations to serve the interest of Asian member associations, as well as the esports community as a whole, by uniting their efforts.
The two organizations are seeking to unite forces when it comes to promoting, developing, advancement and protecting the field of electronic sports, as AESF and IESF plan on achieving the following objectives:
- Establish a legitimate esports governing structure across the continents and for the
- Cooperate in driving the Olympic collaboration agenda or esports
- Unite the esports community and collaborate to shape an ideal esports ecosystem;
- Jointly promote, develop and protect esports.
The AESF press release said that the organization believes that “this partnership is significant to further promote the unity of the Esports community, including publishers and organisations.” The release states that this partnership is just “one of [the] big plans to promote, Develop, and protect [this] beloved scene. ”
The AESF announcement concluded by emphasizing that this partnership will not affect the work processes of the two organizations, but rather will push them to work together to support and assist member organizations in the best possible way.
IESF in turn has taken several effective steps to develop the field of esports in the past, including the launch of its training courses for esports referees and more, in order to further develop this young field.