Today, the formation of the World Esports Association has been announced.
WESA has partnered with some of the top organizations in the world to provide fans and players with new “elements of player representation, standardized regulations, and revenue shares for teams.”
The founding organizations of WESA are:
- FaZe Clan
- G2 Esports
- Natus Vincere
- Ninja in Pyjamas
- Team EnVyUs
In addition to the “Founding Member” status that these teams get, they also receive a monetary amount.
Electronic Sports League is working in conjunction with these organizations to provide fans and players with transparency, professionalism and integrity to bring eSports more fairness and respect.
WESA serves as a consolidated governing body over eSports. Players have attempted to unionize in the past, albeit unsuccessfully. WESA looks to be the clean version of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in eSports.
WESA’s Executive Board is comprised of five members. Two of them are appointed by the Founding Members, two more are appointed by ESL and the Chairman of the Executive Board is selected by the four members.
Furthermore, there will be a Player Council. The members will be player-elected and will represent the views of the players on many things. These things include, but are not limited to, ruleset changes, league policies and player transfers.
Overall, WESA aims to bring structure and clarity to eSports by being transparent and fair as a governing body.
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