The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has announced that Singapore will be playing host to over 400 international esports athletes from over 80 countries and territories from across the world for the inaugural Global Esports Games (GEG) in December this year.
The GEF said in a press release that the GEG will be held annually in December featuring multi-title esports competitions, with the Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) winning the rights to host and operate the GEG.
The event will also be held alongside the GEFcon, a global convention of thought leaders, and the GEFestival – a dynamic celebration of esports and youth culture.
“Singapore was selected as an ideal destination for the GEG because of its support from the government and track record of hosting world class events. We commend the progressive mindset and reception Singapore has for esports and we hope to see this trend continue across the region and globally.” said Chris Chan, President of the Global Esports Federation
The GEF said that an organising committee to oversee the execution of GEG is currently being established, with the SGEA set to release further details on the event in the coming month.