The world connects with the GEF;

accelerating engagement with the global esports community.


June 29, 2020


The Global Esports Federation Board, meeting in full to cap the organization’s dynamic first six months, highlighted milestone achievements including several landmark partnerships and confirmed key next-phase priorities.


The Global Esports Federation confirms landmark partnerships within six months since launch,

cementing its position in the international esports community


“Congratulations to the GEF Board and the 70 Commission members at the GEF for their considerable contributions during this unprecedented time,” said Chris Chan, President, Global Esports Federation. “The GEF Board, through the collective energy and expertise of its members, has been successful in establishing the Federation. Our organization has developed initiatives that are in service to the esports community – promoting the credibility, legitimacy and prestige of esports. I am pleased to welcome the Founding Circle of GEF Members to our #worldconnected family and look forward to encouraging active dialogue, engagement and participation together.”


The GEF has built significant partnerships since the worldwide launch at its Singapore headquarters on December 16, 2019, cementing its position in the international esports community. Among the partnerships confirmed since:


Tencent as Founding Global Partner;

• Partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation to develop esports strategy throughout the Commonwealth’s reach;

• Collaboration with the Olympic Council of Asia to promote and develop esports across and throughout Asia;

• Cooperative Agreement with Organización Deportiva Suramericana (ODESUR) to spearhead South American esports strategy;

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) membership to launch global dialogue on esports, supporting establishment of international standards;

• Strategic partnership with Dentsu Inc. to focus on joint efforts in developing new marketing programs and sports events; 

Refract as Global Partner for Interactive Technology to pioneer active esports worldwide.



The Global Esports Federation expands global footprint; welcomes 54 Member Federations,

convening the world’s esports community.


The GEF confirmed 63 members, comprising Member Federations, International Federations and strategic partners, bridging the connection between esports, active esports and traditional sport. The Board discussed and confirmed the strategy and approach for the annual flagship Global Esports Games, which will be announced shortly.


“We believe that the future of esports continues to be bright and look forward to embarking on the next phase of growth and development,” added Chan. “In addition to creating a convening platform for a safe, inclusive and healthy esports ecosystem, we aim for global collaborations encouraging and showcasing innovation and the responsible use of technology for good.”


The Global Esports Federation proudly draws on a diverse range of experience and expertise from the worlds of esports and sport to elevate the future of esports, bringing the global community together through a #worldconnected. 


The Global Esports Federation List of Member Federations.


1. Singapore 28. Mauritania
2. Argentina 29. Republic of Moldova
3. Azerbaijan 30. Mongolia
4. Bahamas 31. Montenegro
5. Belarus 32. Nepal
6. Belgium 33. Nigeria
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina 34. Pakistan
8. Brazil 35. Paraguay
9. Brunei Darussalam 36. Peru
10. Canada 37. Philippines
11. Chille  38. Poland
12. People's Republic of China    39. Portugal
13. Cuba 40. Saudi Arabia
14. Czech Republic 41. Serbia
15. Djibouti 42. South Africa
16. Dominican Republic 43. Sri Lanka
17. Georgia 44. Suriname
18. India 45. Chinese Taipei
19. Indonesia 46. Trinidad and Tobago
20. Islamic Republic of Iran 47. Tunisia
21. Ireland 48. Turkey
22. Italy 49. Turkmenistan
23. Jamaica 50. Ukraine
24. Japan 51. United Kingdom
25. Kazakhstan 52. United States of America
26. Lebanon 53. Uruguay
27. Malta 54. Venezuela





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