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Friday, 12 January 2018
Three Federations newly joined to IESF
(Belarusian eSports Federation, BeSF), Lebanon (eSports Lebanon) and
Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic &
Intellectual Sport, SAFEIS) have now become new members of
International Esports Federation (IESF).
a normal IESF Board Meeting held on 13th December 2017, the three
organizations, which were all favorably evaluated by the Board
members, were allowed to become affiliated to IESF as an associate
members. Accordingly, the three federations were given the right to
participate in IESF’s next Esports World Championship and were also
given the right to attend IESF’s General Meeting held during the
2018 IESF Esports World Championship.
membership is divided into three categories: Full, Associate, and
Affiliate. Only those accredited by IESF as National Federations in
each country may become Full and Associate members. Associate
membership is evaluated throughout the year and can be evaluated when
the application is submitted. Full membership recognition is only
reviewed once a year during the General Meeting of IESF.
of December 2017, the number of IESF member nations is 46 of which 21 nations are from Asia, 17 nations from Europe, 4 nations from Africa and two of
each from America and Oceania. Among these member nations, 24 members
were approved by National Olympic Committee and National Sports
Authority in each country.