The dynamic esports sector has chosen Brussels for the headquarters of its European federation.
In addition to the city’s international dimension, the experience of international associations and the healthy local audiovisual sector have contributed to this decision, which will be confirmed at the founding congress scheduled in February in Brussels.
Following a call for applications in September, the Esports Europe internal committee chose the European capital for its headquarters. This decision was helped by several reasons: the proximity of European and international political institutions and associations; the presence of several esports industry stakeholders; and the legal context that is favorable to associations.
“Today (Dec.4), we can officially announce that we have won,” says Samy Bessi, vice president of the Belgian Esports Federation. “We are ready to go even further and we are delighted to continue working with the Brussels-Capital Region to present the European capital as an innovative region that encourages entrepreneurship and one that is central for the Esports Europe headquarters.”
Rudi Vervoort, minister-president of the Brussels Capital Region, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Esports Europe, an innovative association whose raison d’être speaks to European youth. The association joins the 2250 associations already present in Brussels. This news confirms our region’s status as the global capital of international associations.”
By moving to Brussels, the federation will be joining the largest “ecosystem” of associations in the world with more than 2,250 international associations. It’s a great opportunity to meet the representatives of other sectors, share experiences with them and thus ensure the development of the electronic sport industry. It is also the ideal place for interacting with the main decision-makers in this sector.
Esports refers to all the practices that allow players to compare their level via a computer or a video game console. As the creator of affinity communities, it has become a major economic player over the past few years.
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