Esports Europe – The European Esports Federation (EEF) was founded in February 2020 as the umbrella federation for 23 national esports organizations and 3 important stakeholders in the esports ecosystem and beyond. The goal of the EEF is to (re)present esports players and organizations in European politics, media, sports and society; as well as building a platform for its members and the esports movement to develop and promote esports as a conscious, responsible, sustainable, inclusive, healthy and value-based activity.
Esports Europe is built to reflect the digital change and deliberative democratic formats of the 21st century. The EEF understands itself as a moderating partner of esports stakeholders rather than a governing body, thus aiming for bringing together national federations, stakeholders and esports ambassadors. In the end, the organization is looking for the best outcome for players in the esports ecosystem, especially for grassroots movements in esports. Translating between internal and external stakeholders ensures an educated approach.
The EEF is looking to set positive esports standards instead of regulation; help building sustainable frameworks that secure integrity, work on ecological and economic sustainability, empower diversity and counter toxicity in our communities. Sharing the knowledge and resources of members will strengthen national developments all over Europe. Esports Europe aims to harmonize national frameworks to ensure equal opportunities for all esports players in the region, regardless of amateur activity or professional career.
Last but not least, the EEF promotes European interest in the global esports movement and is looking for strong partnerships with regional bodies; as well as with developers and publishers of the games we compete in. The organization respects the intellectual property and the dedication, that goes in developing and maintaining video games. We are looking for a deeper dialogue specifically with the creators, to find shared visions of developing esports into the best movement it can be.