The Global Esports Federation (GEF) hosted its first-ever General Assembly as it celebrated its first year of establishment. The General Assembly took place remotely, and GEF member federations and partners were present for the same.
The Olympic Council of Asia, Commonwealth Games Federation and World Taekwondo are partners of GEF. Chinese technology giant– Tencent– is also one of GEF’s founding partners.
During the General Assembly, GEF leaders, including President Chris Chan gave out many updates regarding their vision and goals.
“The Global Esports Federation has actively engaged and listened to our member federations as we shape the organisation.In a year of unprecedented and complex challenges, we have strengthened, developed and grown together,” Chan said.
“Having started the year with a clear mission to establish credibility, legitimacy and prestige for esports – we conclude our first year, focused on a set of powerful universal values and priorities that will drive, develop and grow our dynamic global community,” he added.
Chan also pointed out that there are “more than 110 partnerships including 67 member federations” of GEF.
The General Assembly also hosted the inauguration of “#worldconnected” series commemorate GEF’s one-year anniversary. The series paved the way for esports community events and the Global Esports Convention (GEFcon20), which happened from December 17 to 19.
GEFcon20 hosted 14 sessions, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi and Olympic ice hockey gold medallist Angela Ruggiero, who is co-chair of the Coordination Commission for the first Global Esports Games that would take place next year.