In an exhilarating turn of events, the African esports community witnessed a groundbreaking moment with the establishment of the African Confederation of Digital Sports (ACDS). After four days of intense deliberations and passionate discussions, 41 representatives from African esports associations and federations came together in Casablanca for the foundational General Assembly of this historic continental entity. The decision to form the ACDS was driven by years of contemplation, months of relentless work, and, above all, a shared ambition to unite and collaborate for the greater happiness of esports in Africa.
Following this momentous occasion, Baba Dioum, the esteemed President of the Association Sénégalaise des Gamers (SENGAMES), expressed his elation and gratitude. “I am filled with tremendous joy as I inform you about the establishment of the very first African Confederation of Digital Sports (ACDS),” said Dioum. His enthusiasm and dedication to the cause were evident as he spoke about the remarkable journey that led to this historic milestone.
Dioum took a moment to extend his sincere gratitude to the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Jeux Électroniques (FRMJE) for championing this ambitious project. Their unwavering support and dedication have been instrumental in making the ACDS a reality. He also acknowledged the hard work and achievements of all African associations involved, emphasising the collective effort that paved the way for this momentous occasion.
Among the remarkable outcomes of the General Assembly was the election of Hicham El Khlifi as President of the African Confederation of Digital Sports. This appointment signifies the immense faith placed in Khlifi’s leadership skills and vision for the future of esports in Africa. His election has been met with resounding applause and sets the stage for transformative change under his guidance.
However, the excitement didn’t end there. Baba Dioum himself was thrilled to announce that he had been elected as a Member of the ACDS Executive Committee. This prestigious position places Dioum alongside colleagues and collaborators who have shared his passion and journey in esports for years. The composition of the Executive Committee reflects the diversity and depth of talent within the African esports community, promising a dynamic and inclusive future for the ACDS.
“I extend my sincere gratitude to the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Jeux Électroniques for championing this project, as well as to all African associations for their accomplished work. Congratulations to Hicham El Khlifi on his election as President, and I am also thrilled to announce that I have been elected as a Member of the ACDS Executive Committee, alongside colleagues and collaborators with whom I have shared this passion and journey in esports for years.”
With the formation of the African Confederation of Digital Sports, a new chapter in the continent’s esports history has begun. Dioum envisions an extraordinary adventure that will require commitment, loyalty, unity, and, above all, sacrifice. The goal is clear: to establish the ACDS as the premier continental confederation in the world, benefiting gamers across Africa.
As the African esports community rallies behind the ACDS, the stage is set for unprecedented growth and development in the region. The confederation’s formation will not only bring recognition and opportunities for African gamers but also facilitate collaboration and cooperation among different esports associations and federations.
The ACDS promises to be a driving force behind the advancement of esports in Africa, fostering a vibrant ecosystem that nurtures talent, encourages competition, and opens doors to international recognition. The African continent, with its rich cultural diversity and passion for gaming, is poised to make its mark on the global esports stage.
Baba Dioum’s election to the ACDS Executive Committee symbolises the progress and potential of African esports. With his expertise and commitment, he will play a pivotal role in shaping the confederation’s policies and initiatives. Under his guidance and alongside the distinguished members of the Executive Committee, the ACDS is poised to revolutionise the esports landscape in Africa.
The establishment of the African Confederation of Digital Sports marks a historic moment for African esports, and Baba Dioum’s election to the Executive Committee is a testament to the talent and dedication within the African gaming community. The journey has just begun, and with the support and collaboration of esports enthusiasts across the continent, the ACDS is set to transform the face of esports in Africa and inspire the next generation of gamers.