The International Esports Federation (IESF) has expanded its membership portfolio by partnering with six new associations across three continents.
It has been announced that the national esports associations of Congo, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan have joined the federation, taking its total to 88 members.
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One of ISEF’s new partners is GamingMalta, a non-profit foundation created by the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The foundation’s new partnership coincides with its task to promote Malta’s digital and remote gaming sector globally.
Ivan Filletti, COO at GamingMalta, commented: “Embarking on this journey with IESF reflects Malta’s position as the home of gaming excellence.
“One of our main goals is to ensure the continued education of esports and this membership further boosts our initiatives. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with fellow global esports partners towards the growth and development of esports.”
The IESF, which was founded in 2008 with nine member nations from Europe and Asia, now boasts over 80 members with the federation still looking to expand its portfolio into new territories.
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Vlad Marinescu, IESF Acting President, added: “IESF Member National Federations are the engine of esports, we are happy and pleased that our family continues to grow and at the same time further unifies the esports world. I would like to congratulate our new members and look forward to our work on solidifying the foundations of the esports universe.
“IESF continues operations and activities to support members, protect Athletes, promote unity and foster positive exchange with traditional sport. We have now reached 88 members and I’m super excited as well as our board to see the next world championships.”
The full list of new IESF members includes the Congolese Federation of Electronic Sports, Kuwait Esports Club, the Moroccan Esports Association, the Pakistan Electronic Sports Federation, the Turkmenistan National Electronic Sports Federation, and GamingMalta.
Esports Insider says: The IESF will be delighted with the acquisition of six new members, further strengthening its global reach. In particular, the federation’s partnership with GamingMalta could prove to be a shrewd move given the country’s recent interest in becoming a hub for esports.