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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
South Africa's Jason Batzofin elected as IeSF's Athletes' Commission Chairperson.
Jason Batzofin (Old Edwardian Wargames Club) at IeSF's 8th World Championships - Jakarta.
Athletes’ Commission chair will now be sitting as a Board member of
IeSF to deliver the voices of esports athletes to the Board of IeSF,
and also to actively participate in decision making processes to be
more focused on athlete driven initiatives. Jason's main focus will be on building a platform and communication channel
for esports athletes to voice freely on national and international
level, for athlete voices, interest, and welfare to be heard directly
to esports national federations and IeSF.
Madeleine Leander (Sweden)
Batzofin has been the Junior World Champion for Historical
Wargames-Ancients Period, and has also been the CounterStrike: GO Player
and athlete representative of South Africa (MSSA) in 2015.
Leander (Sweden), the gold medalist for StarCraft 2 in 2013 Esports
World Championships, was elected as Vice Chairperson.
Athletes’ Commission was inaugurated at the 1stGlobal Esports Executive Summit 2016 in Shanghai, China. To take more
active footsteps the Athletes’ Commission supported to attend the
Esports World Championships in 2016 and also have been invited to the
General Meeting to “look and feel” the current structures in
place. The nomination of the first chair and vice-chair this august
is the step to systemize the Athletes’ Commission and to take
further steps to develop the foundation in the future.