15 Nov 2022

European Olympic Committees and Global Esports Federation form Strategic Partnership

Categories: EOC · European Games · Press Releases

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) confirmed a strategic partnership with the Global Esports Federation (GEF). In line with the growing convergence of sport and esports, this agreement forms part of the EOC’s initiatives to explore new ways of engaging with young people across the continent. The partnership will also further amplify the GEF’s efforts to promote, expand and develop esports across Europe.

Europe represents a large number of countries and cultures – each remarkable and unique, and each with its own National Olympic Committee. This partnership presents a powerful opportunity to connect across borders through the GEF’s #worldconnected community.

“The European Olympic Committees looks forward to this strategic partnership with the Global Esports Federation as we explore the significant growth of esports across our European family. Through this partnership we also focus on promoting sport and the Olympic values, while establishing links with all EOC activities and exploring new forms for fan engagement” said Spyros Capralos, President of the European Olympic Committees. “Europe is one of the growing regions in the development of esports. The partnership with the GEF will help to evolve, build, and shape our strategy around esports.”

The EOC and GEF expect to jointly develop new opportunities to make the connection between sport and esports. The European Games, with the third edition in preparation in Kraków-Małopolska, Poland 2023, can be a great example that demonstrates the convergence of sport and esports.

“Together, we are committed to expanding esports, creating new modes of entertainment that engage new audiences, and offer inspiring and innovative formats for esports,” expressed Chris Chan, President of the Global Esports Federation. “The success of the recent Commonwealth Esports Championships at Birmingham 2022, demonstrated these opportunities in service to youth and we are looking forward to adding to this through our partnership with the European Olympic Committees.”


About the Global Esports Federation 

From our world headquarters in Singapore and strategic hubs around the world, the Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy, and prestige of esports. Powered by our universal values and Member Federations, we convene athletes, players, developers and publishers, community partners, and sporting organizations on one inclusive platform.

In addition to a prestigious global event portfolio, together with our strategic partners, we collaborate on a series of Global Social Impact Initiatives (GSII) to create positive social impact.

Inspired by our motto – #worldconnected – our mission calls for the development of tangible initiatives that are in service to the world’s esports community.