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Saudi Arabia’s Prince Faisal Elected President Of International Esports Federation

The new president will work towards shaping a vibrant and sustainable future for the esports industry 

The International Esports Federation (IESF) has named Saudi Arabian royal family member HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud as president of the International Esports Federation during the Extraordinary General Meeting that took place in Busan, South Korea. 

Sultan Al Saud secured the position with 71 votes in favour, equivalent to 98.6%, and will serve as IESF president until his presidential term ends in 2025. He was previously appointed acting president in early October after former president Vlad Marinescu stepped down from the position. 

HRH Prince Faisal said, “I am honored to lead the International Esports Federation into a new era of collaboration, innovation, and global recognition. Esports has the power to unite individuals from all corners of the world through a common love for gaming.

“Together, we will champion the values of integrity, inclusivity, and fair play, ensuring that esports continues to flourish as a dynamic and respected form of competition on the international stage. I look forward to working hand in hand to shape a vibrant and sustainable future for our industry,” he added. 

A new era for esports 

Prince Faisal has played a key role in advancing esports in Saudi Arabia and will contribute to the IESF’s mission of fostering sustainable and responsible gaming on a global scale.

IESF secretary general Boban Totovski comments, “We could not be more excited about this new chapter for IESF. With our next edition of the World Esports Championships coming to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2024, there is no one better to lead our organization than HRH Prince Faisal. His dedication to esports is unmatched, and we look forward to working together to achieve total unity in the esports ecosystem.”

The IESF wraps up an eventful year with the World Esports Summit over November 28th and 29th in Busan, South Korea. HRH Prince Faisal is slated to join a panel discussion providing insights into the logistics of hosting major esports events around the globe.

Individuals interested in attending the World Esports Summit with a live audience can reserve a spot on the official page.

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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