June 19, 2024

Paul J. Foster celebrates one year anniversary as GEF Chief Executive

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Global Esports Federation’s (GEF) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul J. Foster, has hit a milestone celebrating his one year anniversary with the federation.

“The past year has been inspiring and humbling. We saw a lot of raw humanity – we’ve seen sad days and happy, optimistic days,” shared Paul. “There was an almost desperate ambition to do something remarkable, and it was wonderful to harness that to bring everything together.”

The GEF successfully hosted its first international event in Singapore late last year under Paul’s watch, and the organization is ramping up efforts to convene the global community united by esports in 2022 and beyond.

Paul also spoke about the GEF’s role in the growing esports space in which he has been intimately involved at the highest levels for more than 20 years.

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) CEO stated that the federation’s role is simple: being both a magnet and a lighthouse. The team, he said, is there to “convene people and show them a pathway”.

“It’s about whether people are open to learning about esports, which I believe is the future of entertainment,” he noted.

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) in partnership with the  Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced back in February that the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships (CEC) and Commonwealth Esports Forum (CEF) will be held during the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

“What we have now is an incredible portfolio of events, and we’re going to double the Global Esports Tour series in 2022 to six cities, while our Global Esports Games for our first six years are locked in,” said Paul.