Olympic ice hockey gold medalist Angela Ruggiero and Luzeng Song of China will lead the Coordination Commission. The pair have been chosen as co-chairs by the Global Esports Federation. Which proclaimed plans for the first edition of the event last month.
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It has now been confirmed that the Games will launch in December 2021. With 20 countries supposed to be absorbed in playing host. The event will compete with the International Esports Federation’s World Championship. Which has run for 11 versions and also usually takes place in December. Ruggiero is the co-founder of the Game Innovation Lab. Which employed a deal with the GEF last month to become its new global supporter for content strategy.
US at Nagano 1998
The 40-year-old, who won ice hockey gold with the US at Nagano 1998, is previous. Member of the International Olympic Committee where she was chair of the Athletes’ Commission. The song is the vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia and a senior advisor to the GEF Board. The Coordination Commission has been tasked with overseeing. The planning, preparation, and staging of the Global Esports Games. A team of experts will also have roles in the build-up to the new event.
“I look forward to ensuring that esports athletes have the optimal conditions to shine,” said Ruggiero.
I am chiefly absorbed in the vast possible and varied chances esports can offer the world. Leveraging on technology that can appeal to younger audiences and fans across the world. The Global Esports Games will be a thrilling new frontier for the meeting of esports and traditional sports.
Meeting Between the GEF
A meeting between the GEF and the 20 interested. Countries have already been held with the governing body hailing an unprecedented response to its call for a host. multi-title esports competitions and world-class Opening and Closing Ceremonies have been assured for the event.
“The Global Esports Games serves as a stage to showcase the world’s best athletes. Players, industry partners, brands, innovations. The responsible use of technology in esports,” supposed Chris Chan, the GEF President.
In parallel, the GEF will stage GEFcon a multi-platform conferencing. A showcase for dialogue on responsible gaming, technological advancement. And shared learning bringing people together for the celebration of esports. Esports is now a highly-lucrative business. The number of players has dramatically increased during the lockdowns forced by the COVID-19 crisis.
The option of Olympic inclusion one day is often discussed. But the sport’s governance remains an issue with both the GEF and IESF in operation. Last week, inside the games exclusively revealed details of a letter. Which supposed the IOC was not planning to recognize an esports federation.
This year’s IESF World Championship was due to be held in Eilat in Israel in December. But has been moved to February 2021. It is hoped this will allow for an in-person event to be held, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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