Established in 2008 as a non-profit organization with 56 national federations at the time of the OGM, IESF is already the largest representative esports organization in the world. Under Colin Webster’s presidency, a further six (6) national federations were accepted into full membership.
Colin Webster has thirty years of experience in esports, having run his first championships in 1998, oversaw the accreditation of esports as a sport by SASCOC, and presided over the award of the much coveted Protea Award to the national South African esports team in 2005. Colin Webster then voluntarily stepped down as President of Mind Sports South Africa in 2013 to concentrate on IESF matters.
Colin Webster was first elected to IESF’s Board in 2013 where he served as a Board member until 2018 when he was first elected as President.
Always on call, Colin Webster is of the opinion that the position is one of duty and custodianship.