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Thursday, 2 November 2017
Sports and Esports Officials to conduct open dialogue at GEES 2017
2nd Global Esports Executive Summit 2017 (GEES) will invite officials
from the traditional sports to openly discuss and exchange ideas with
esports officials at one location. This is a follow-up to the main
vision of the GEES, which is to reach consensus for esports
development and to involve international sports society for
discussion on how esports can generate synergies with traditional
has been various opinion and debates regarding esports as a sports.
Nonetheless, the momentum to recognize esports as an official sports
continues to increase, there are currently 27 national federations as recognised by NOC (National Olympic
Committee) / NSA (National Sport Authority).
(Olympic Council of Asia) has recognized esports as an official sport
since 2013 and will also start its integration of esports into the programs
of Asian Games starting from 2018. The Paris Olympic Bid Committee
has also indicated interest and intentions to engage
with esports during the 2024 Paris Olympics.
e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has invited the following sports
representatives to at attend GEES 2017.
Gueisbuhler, GAISF Head of Administration will participate on behalf
of President Patrick Baumann as an observer of GEES 2017.
ITTF Head of Communications will participate in the panel of “Esports
and Sports Synergies Value Creation”. Charmaine Crooks, NGU
Consultants CEO will take part in discussion of “How to increase
participation of underrepresented groups”.
RSportz President, will give an explanation on the general process of
how a specific sports can receive global recognition as an official
Moreover, Moritz Maurer will present on “How betting has
been handled in Sports” while also participating in the panel
discussion of “Can esports betting be an added value to the esports