World Esports Association founded
Today, several leading teams and the ESL have announced the creation of the World Esports Association (WESA). This new organisation is built around helping regulating and professionalising esports.
According to the official press release, “WESA is an open and inclusive organization that will further professionalize esports by introducing elements of player representation, standardized regulations, and revenue sharing for teams. WESA will seek to create predictable schedules for fans, players, organizers and broadcasters, and for the first time bring all stakeholders to the discussion table”.
The creation of WESA should hopefully help make esports more structures and regulated something that has been in my opinion lacking as I often found it difficult to keep a track of when an esports event is on. Of course, WESA will have a lot of work to do in cleaning up esports, as various games have been hit with reports of match fixing and even doping.
Speaking of structure and regulations, the WESA press release stated how there will be a player council set-up to help with policies, rulesets, transfers etc. The full details on the player council are as follows: “The player-elected Council will advocate on behalf of the pro gamers in relation to league policies, rulesets, player transfers and more, empowering players when it comes to decision-making in regards to tournaments operated under WESA regulations. By bringing players to the discussion table, the Council will give them important insight into the balances of league decision making as well as the formation and adjustment of rules which directly affect player careers.”
Concerning the team involved and games that will be played under WESA regulations, the teams are Fnatic, Natus Vincere, EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro, G2 Esports, Faze, Mousesports and Ninjas in Pyjamas, with hopefully more teams joining. The games that will operate under WESA regulations are the ESL Pro League of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
From the sounds of things, the WESA will be similar to the Korean e-sports Association although with potentially more player involvement.
To learn more about the World Esports Association, visit http://www.wesa.gg/.
Author: Aaron Meehan
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