|Time line of IESF's achievements.|
The International Esports Federation (IESF) which was founded in 2008, has tirelessly worked away at having esports accredited as a sport by the main international controlling bodies.
Besides having organised and run World Championships consistently from 2009 through to 2017, IESF has had a number of important milestones with major sporting bodies like OCA, WADA, TAFISA, IAAF, and FISU.
Membership of IESF has shot up from the 8 original founding member federations in 2008 to 46 member federations.
Even the most major of private companies involved in esports, like ESL, openly backs the formation of national federations, please read: ESL helps found Germany’s Esports Association - eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD)
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is cognisant of the changes occurring on the world platform, MSSA has been affiliated to IESF since 2009, and fully subscribes to IESF's long-term vision.
In my opinion so should every organisation involved in esports. From the smallest LAN and online championship operator, to the biggest.
The global vision expounded by IESF will benefit all, just as MSSA's efforts have done so in South Africa. Without MSSA having had esports accredited as a sport in 2005, would the current growth and benefits that are accruing be possible?
Esports is changing and evolving.
This is a great time to be involved.