April 25, 2024

The Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) announced that it had been in deliberations with the Korea eSports Association (KeSPA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the association on Saturday, July 30th.

Representatives from the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), the Namibian Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services (MSYNS), the KeSPA Board and the NESA Executive Committee attended the ceremony to sign the MoU.

The agreement is set to facilitate a continued collaborative partnership between the Korean and Namibian esports bodies, in which both parties will explore the options for further development of the emerging sport, collaborative opportunities, and international programmes for esports athletes in both countries.

The NESA believes that MoUs such as these are crucial to the healthy growth of esports in Namibia and that securing cooperative agreements with associations from other countries provides new opportunities and career possibilities for all involved.

The agreement also provides the South African nation with the chance to learn from more experienced esports scenes, which, in turn, ensures that the NESA can develop the esports scene in Namibia faster and more skilfully than before.

This MoU marks Namibia’s first entry into an agreement with a fellow esports association and is a monumental step in developing esports in the South African nation.

NESA is making strides to put the country on the global esports stage as not only a region that participates in international esports but actively participates in the developmental efforts for the arena and athletes in multiple countries.