April 25, 2024

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud Appointed as Statutory Vice President of the IESF


Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud has been appointed as the Statutory Vice President of the International Esports Federation (IESF). The news was shared by the organisation in a recent release, revealing that Prince Faisal’s nomination by IESF President Vlad Marinescu was met with unanimous support from the IESF board.

Prince Faisal is a prominent figure in the realm of esports, currently serving as the President of the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF). Despite his new role, he will continue to hold his position within the SEF, further solidifying his influence within the esports community.

The Prince’s appointment highlights his significant contributions to the Saudi Arabian National Gaming and Esports Strategy as well as his role as the president of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS). Notably, he also holds the position of Vice President of the Global Esports Federation (GEF), further showcasing his dedication to the growth and development of esports on a global scale.

This announcement comes at an opportune time as the highly anticipated Gamers8 event approaches. Set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Gamers8 is poised to be one of the largest gaming and esports events in the world. With a staggering prize pool of $45 million spread across multiple esports titles, including popular games like Fortnite, StarCraft, Rocket League, Tekken, and Dota 2, the event is expected to attract top-tier talent from around the globe.

Prince Faisal’s involvement in the esports industry stretches back to 2017, when he assumed the role of President of the Saudi Esports Federation. During his tenure, he has played a pivotal role in driving numerous developments within the country’s esports landscape. The Gamers8 festival and tournament, mentioned earlier, stand as a testament to his dedication and leadership in promoting the growth of esports within Saudi Arabia.

While the IESF has not disclosed specific details regarding Prince Faisal’s responsibilities as the Statutory Vice President, they did express their confidence in his expertise and commitment to the IESF mission. This appointment undoubtedly strengthens the ties between Saudi Arabia and the international esports community, fostering greater collaboration and advancement within the industry.

Furthermore, the Gamers8 event will serve as a platform for the IESF Asian Championship, positioning it as the final qualifier for the upcoming IESF World Esports Championship. With such high stakes and prestigious tournaments on the horizon, the world’s attention will be focused on Riyadh as it emerges as a prominent hub for esports enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud’s appointment as the Statutory Vice President of the International Esports Federation marks a significant milestone for both Saudi Arabia and the global esports community. His extensive experience, unwavering dedication, and impressive track record in advancing esports make him a valuable asset to the IESF. As the industry continues to flourish, Prince Faisal’s involvement will undoubtedly contribute to the further growth and recognition of esports as a legitimate and influential force in the world of competitive gaming.