Monday 27 November 2017

ESL helps found Germany’s Esports Association - eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD)

Jan Pommer of ESL (left) with Colin Webster of MSSA (right)
"SHOTCALLER" reported on 26 November 2017, that the German esports association called eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD) had just been formed. 

The association consists of 21 esports organizations including professional and amateur teams but also the industry association for interactive entertainment software as well as one of the world’s leading esports tournament organizers ESL.

MSSA's Colin Webster had met with Jan Pommer (of ESL) at the  Global  Executive Esports Summit (GEES) in Busan just weeks before.

The development of a German esports association is particularly exciting as it allows the German esports athletes to enter into the world of esports being an accredited sport.

With Germany forming a proper esports association, yet another building block is put in place for esports to be considered as a sport by the IOC.

Mind Sports South Africa, being the oldest association for esports in the world, has already sent its congratulations through to those concerned.

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