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WESA announced, World Esports Association to professionalize eSports

eSports continues to grow, with WESA set to professionalize the eSports industry.

@anthony256
Published Sat, May 14 2016 6:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

The world of eSports is continuing to grow, with the forming of WESA, or the World Esports Association. ESL has been "working has been working closely with some of the most renowned, industry-leading esports teams to create an open and inclusive organisation to oversee standardized tournament regulations, player representation as well as revenue sharing for teams".

WESA announced, World Esports Association to professionalize eSports | TweakTown.com

On the ESL Gaming website, the announcement says that WESA will "offer the chance to bring all esports stakeholders - players, teams, organizers and broadcasters - to the discussion table in order to bring much needed structure, predictable schedules and transparency to the scene. Eight of the world's biggest multi-gaming brands have contributed to the founding of WESA, with the Association aiming to add more members and negotiations continue with various organizations". As for the founding teams, these are the ones that have joined WESA:

  • Fnatic
  • Natus Vincere
  • EnVyUs
  • Virtus.pro
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe
  • Mousesports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

One of WESA's goals is the operative Player Council, which is elected by the players. The Player Council will "represent, strengthen and advocate on behalf of pro gamers on a number of important topics, such as league policies, rulesets, player transfers and more. The aim is to empower players when it comes to influencing decision-making in tournaments operated under WESA regulations. As such, the ESL Pro League for CS:GO will become the first professional esports competition to adopt said WESA regulations".

NEWS SOURCE:eslgaming.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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