Global Esports Growth: The FIFA of Electronic Sports Announces New Strategic Partnership

Global Esports Growth: The FIFA of Electronic Sports Announces New Strategic Partnership

19. December 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

The world of esports is set to witness significant growth and development as the Global Esports Federation (GEF) and the International Esports Federation (IESF) announce a strategic partnership.

This collaboration aims to propel the global esports ecosystem to new heights, offering fresh opportunities and enhanced visibility for electronic sports worldwide.

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding: Key Figures

  • Chris Chan, President of the FMAM (Federation of Electronic Sports Associations Malaysia)
  • Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, President of the IESF
  • The signing was notably observed by Ng Ser Miang, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, during the World Esports Games in Riyadh.


  • To advance esports globally
  • To combine expertise and resources in key areas
  • To support initiatives with various national esports federations

Potential Impacts and Future Prospects

  • The GEF and IESF will work together on global initiatives to enhance the perception of esports and foster its growth.
  • The partnership could lead to a potential merger, given Prince Faisal’s key role in both organizations.

The Role of Prince Faisal

  • Besides leading the IESF, Prince Faisal is also the Vice President of the Global Esports Federation, making him a pivotal figure in this new partnership.

Vision for Esports

Prince Faisal expressed the limitless possibilities and potential of esports. He emphasized the importance of dynamic partnerships that positively influence the industry’s trajectory, both now and in the future.

He remarked, “Today is not just a pleasant reminder of this reality; it’s the beginning of a new and exciting phase in esports cooperation, where collectivism sparks a new wave of evolution.”

Strategic Collaboration

This partnership marks a significant milestone in esports history. It promises to bring about lasting advancement, sustainability, and prosperity for the esports industry, leveraging collective efforts for evolutionary progress.