The agreement was finalized at the Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games, the GEF’s multi-title competition which was hosted by the Saudi Esports Federation. Moving forward, the two parties will combine their expertise and resources across a set of key areas, enhancing cross-federation ties and knowledge while supporting key initiatives alongside various national esports federations.
“At a time when esports possibilities and potential are limitless, the enduring advancement, sustainability and prosperity we envisage relies on vibrant partnerships that positively influence our industry’s trajectory,” said Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, the newly elected president of IESF. “Today is not only a welcome reminder of this reality; it is the start of an exciting new phase in the realm of esports cooperation, one where collectivism instigates a new wave of evolution. For the International Esports Federation, playing a pivotal role alongside the Global Esports Federation is an exciting prospect and we’re looking ahead with great anticipation and ambition.”
Faisal signed a memorandum of understanding with Chris Chan, GEF president, during an official ceremony at the 4th GEF General Assembly.
“Our collaboration agreement illustrates our shared intent to contribute to the #worldconnected esports community and celebrate youth,” said Chan. “Esports has emerged as a force for good across diverse cultures and societies in recent years. Our focus is to pave an innovative path toward more transformative experiences, with new foundations for growth and development.”