June 19, 2024
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The International Esports Federation (IESF) has welcomed 12 new national Member Federations to their fold; 5 of which come from the African continent.

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Somalia join the federation bringing its total number of members to a record 123. This highlights the IESF’s progress towards its mission to unite, support and promote the World Esports Family.

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In a statement on the IESF official website, the President of the federation, Vlad Marinescu, congratulated the newest additions to the IESF family stating that he is grateful to all who have contributed to the federation’s growth.

“Congratulations to our newest 12 Member Federations. We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to IESF’s growth across the world and who recognizes the work we do to unite the World Esports Family and secure the future of responsible Esports worldwide.”

Also welcoming the new member federation was IESF Secretary-General Boban Totovski who stated that the federation will provide its member federations with all the support they need to develop.

“We are very excited to welcome 12 more nations to the World Esports Family. Our membership committee had a lot of work in the past months to ensure due process is followed during the application process.”

“As the first and only International Federation created by, for and from the World Esports family, we will continue to provide our members with the tools and resources to develop and promote sustainable gaming worldwide.”

It should also be noted that all 12 new IESF Member Federations will now be able to participate in the 14th edition of the World Esports Championships to be held from November 30 to December 12 in Bali, Indonesia.

“We look forward to supporting the development of our 123 members, both large and smaller nations, and seeing them compete under their flags at the 2022 World Esports Championships.” Vlad Marinescu stated

“The 2022 WE (World Esports) Championships are set to be the most geographically diverse instalment of IESF’s flagship event to date.”

“The Finals are set to take place from 30 November to 12 December in Bali, Indonesia, and will feature a record $500,000 total prize pool and a new Women’s Featured Division,” Vlad concluded.

Below are the 12 new nations and their national esports organization;

Europe:

  • Bulgaria – Bulgarian National Electronic Sports Federation

Asia:

  • Afghanistan – E-sport federation Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh – Bangladesh Youth Development & Electronic Sports Association
  • Palestine – Palestine Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sports
  • Tajikistan – Tajikistan Esports Federation

Africa:

  • Algeria – Mouloudia Algiers Centre
  • Burkina Faso – Tournament of Electronics Games of Ouagadougou
  • Chad – Chad e-sport
  • Niger – Nigerien Association of Esport
  • Somalia – Electronic Somali Sports Federation

Americas:

  • Haiti – Haitian E-sports Federation
  • Guadeloupe – Association GIGA’GAMES Fédération Guadeloupe d’eSports