The Global Esports Federation (GEF) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) are set to collaborate to promote esports throughout the continent.
OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah announced the collaboration. “The OCA looks forward to working with the Global Esports Federation in serving the youth of Asia,” he said.
Esports has already featured as a demonstration sport at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, and at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta in Indonesia.
The partnership will focuse on advancing forward-thinking and future-oriented initiatives in service to athletes, players and youth.
GEF is also pushing for the growth of esports in South America, signing a cooperative agreement with the South American Sports Organisation (ODESUR).