In an effort to strengthen the growth of esports in Caribbean countries, 11 esports federations from different countries have come together to form the Caribbean Esports Federation Alliance (CEFA), through signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
The purpose of this alliance is to combine all the efforts of each federation together, to invest in better training for professional players, and overall strengthen the esports industry in this region. The 11 countries in the alliance are: Dominican Republic, St Lucia, The Bahamas, Cuba, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Venezuela, Haiti and Suriname. CEFA has its headquarters situated in Jamaica.
Founding member of CEFA is The Bahamas Esports Federation (BESF), and they have tried to improve their current rosters for esports teams. Soon, there will be upcoming tryouts for titles such as VALORANT, Apex Legends, FIFA, Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Brothers. You can expect to see a growth in regional and international tournaments, such as the International Esports Federation’s World Championships or Global Esports Games events.
One of the aims of CEFA is not only for esports to blossom locally, but for The Bahamas to be known for esports. It will be interesting to see how the Caribbean grows as an esports region, and follow their aim of becoming known as strong international competitors.