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Capcom, Konami and Sega enhance the GEF’s #worldconnected initiative to further develop esports.

Capping an historic announcement, the Global Esports Federation welcomes Japan-based publishers – Capcom Co., Ltd., Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. and Sega Group Corporation – as new Members of the GEF and as trailblazers of the recently announced Publishers and Developers Advisory Council (PDAC).

“Nine months ago, the Global Esports Federation was established with a collective ambition to convene the world’s esports community. Our mission is to bring together the diverse stakeholders on one, global, inclusive platform,” said Chris Chan, President, Global Esports Federation. “As we have grown, we have continued to listen and adapt. We acknowledge the fundamental importance of the world’s publishers and developers, and welcome Capcom, Konami and Sega as members of the GEF and the PDAC. We look forward to continuing the GEF’s initiatives for the development of esports and setting the path for an even brighter future, together.”

The publishers join the GEF to help convene and grow the global esports community and to celebrate esports around the globe. The PDAC works collectively with the GEF Board, facilitating community-wide interactions that will enable information sharing, learning opportunities and various strategic initiatives – all in service to the global esports community.

Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President, Representative Director, Capcom Co., Ltd., said, “Esports has been experiencing explosive growths in recent years, yet the ecosystem is still fairly fragmented. Capcom is excited to join the Global Esports Federation to convene esports stakeholders and jointly develop a sustainable pathway for future development of esports globally, bringing even more people together through a collective vision onto one inclusive platform.”

“The world is taking note and collectively we are witnessing the tremendous growth of esports on a global scale,” said Hideki Hayakawa, President, Representative Director, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. “Konami is honored to join the Global Esports Federation, and together, we work towards accelerating the understanding and acceptance of the benefits, possibilities, and enjoyment that esports brings to billions of people around the world.”

“Esports is exciting, infinitely promising and rapidly growing – the potential for growth is immense. Sega shares the same collective vision with the Global Esports Federation, to harness the benefits of technology for good, and to explore new opportunities particularly where sport meets esports; elevating the future of esports, bringing the global community together through a #worldconnected,” said Hideki Okamura, Chairman, Sega Group Corporation.