On the 12th of June 2022, the Malta Esports Association was accepted as an affiliate member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF).
The Global Esports Federation is a worldwide body set up to promote credibility, legitimacy and prestige in esports, having over a hundred member federations as well as a number of strategic partners across the globe. The Federation is headquartered in Singapore. The GEF is also the annual organiser of the Global Esports Games, which will be held for the second time ever in Istanbul in 2022, as well as a number of continental competitions.
The GEF has also entered into a Strategic Partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation, the entity responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games. This year, the Commonwealth Games will be organised for the 22nd time, in Birmingham, with over 70 nations participating, and featuring over 5000 athletes. By virtue of the Strategic Partnership, the GEF will be organising the Commonwealth Esports Championships in parallel to the Commonwealth Games. Just like Malta is eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Games, the Malta Esports Association is now also able to participate in the Commonwealth Esports Championships by virtue of the MESA’s membership in the Global Esports Federation.
Please stay tuned to further developments on this topic.