IESF has announced the admission of six new national members. The membership expanded within three continents as Djibouti from Africa, Honduras and Suriname from America as well as Armenia, Croatia and Lithuania from Europe.
Mr. Boban Totovski, Secretary General, stated, “I am happy to send my sincere congratulations to our newest members and wish them: welcome aboard! We are excited to have more countries and communities as part of the IESF family. We hope that by supporting national federations in those countries, we can stimulate the growth of the esports communities there and everywhere else.”
The nations are represented through their respective national esports organisations:
- Armenia – Armenian Esports Federation
- Croatia – Croatian eSports Federation
- Djibouti – Djibouti esports
- Lithuania – Lithuanian electronic sports association
- Honduras – Federacion Hondureña de E-sports
- Suriname – Esports Suriname
The International Esports Federation was founded in August, 2008, by nine esports associations from Denmark, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Vietnam and Taiwan, and held its first general meeting in November of the same year. IESF is a global organisation based in South Korea whose mission is to have electronic sports recognized as a legitimate sport, where esports athletes can compete on the same level and with the same support as athletes from traditional sports.