IeSF eyes getting eSports into European Games

Hyung Hee Lee (IeSF President) & Colin Webster (MSSA)
Hyung Hee Lee (IeSF President) & Colin Webster (MSSA)

According to a statement released by the MSSA (Mind Sports South Africa), the IeSF (International eSports Federation) are preparing for eSports to feature in the Asia Indoor & Martial Arts Games, and the IeSF is now in the process of trying to get eSports included in future European Games.


With the South Korean based International eSports Federation (IeSF) having successfully set up a sound connection with Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and is preparing its eSports event to be part of the 4th Asia Indoor & Martial Arts Games to be held from June 29 to July 6, 2013. The IsSF is now exploring ‘virgin’ fields.

Since the majority of the IeSF’s members come from the European Region, the IeSF has just embarked on the difficult task of creating a strategy to get eSports accepted by the European Olympic Committee (EOC) so that eSports can be included in future European Games. This will require all the European Federations to work together with one mind to achieve an objective that will benefit  all gamers, no matter where they are, as gaming will be even further elevated as a sport.

There is no doubt that the road that the IeSF has chosen is fraught with obstacles, but it is clear that the IeSF has the support of all its members to ensure the success of this project.