Colin Webster (President of IESF) signing the MOU with AESF.
Colin Webster (President of IESF) signing the MOU with AESF.

World of esports to change after IESF and AESF signs landmark agreement

By Staff reporter Time of article published Mar 31, 2020

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The world of esports has reached a significant milestone with a landmark agreement between the International Esports Federation (IESF) and the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF).

On Tuesday, the IESF President Colin Webster and the AESF President Mr. Kenneth Fok signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a formal collaborative relationship to promote and advance esports globally and on the Asian continent. 

Due to the outbreak of Cvo-19, the signing ceremony was conducted remotely and digitally in the home nations of all signatories of this important partnership.

“I am sure that the partnership today is strong enough to unite the esports community. It is also groundbreaking as it paves the way for better collaboration and cooperation between the International Esports Federation, IESF and the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, AESF," said Kenneth Fok, President of AESF.

Vice President of IESF, Vlad Marinescu said the agreement will show the world that that esports is united and promises to develop for the benefit of the people playing.

“Esports is becoming ever more prominent in mainstream culture, the need for relevant governance structures, education programs and development pathways to support the growth globally is essential to ensure the welfare and integrity of all that participate, fostering healthy and positive behaviors. The spirit of the games must be first and foremost," added Executive board member of IESF, His Highess Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

The Director General of AESF, Sebastian Lau said the partnership is a milestone as part of the "strategic master plan" to develop and support the growth of esports globally.  "I truly believe that with the help from our partners at IESF who share the same vision, these goals are absolutely within our reach.” 

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