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Malta joins global Esports organisation

Malta has joined the International Esports Federation (IESF), a globally-recognised organisation, which is on a mission to unify the worldwide esports community.

In addition to the island joining the Federation, Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Morocco and Congo have also become members.

“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, unifies the sports 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,” said IESF acting president Vlad Marinescu.

The nations are represented through their respective national esports associations and Malta is represented by GamingMalta.

COO at GamingMalta Ivan Filetti said that embarking on this journey with the IESF reflects Malta’s position as the home of gaming excellence. He celebrated the milestone and said “one of our main goals is to ensure 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 was founded back in 2008, by nine-member nations from Europe and Asia. Now, after 12 years, they have over 80 member nations and have plans in the pipeline to continue the expansion.

The Federation’s growth is largely thanks to their ability to deliver benefits to its members, provide a continuous and sustainable World Championship event, and host its global Esports Executive Summit. IESF’s 12th Esports World Championship, Eilat 2020, is being held between the 23 of October and the 22 November.

Check out the IESF’s website here, for the latest updates