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A Year of Challenges Turns to Gold

Global Esports Federation announces new host nations for the Global Esports Games 2024, 2025 and 2026


The Global Esports Federation held its 5th Board Meeting on December 17, on the eve of the inaugural Global Esports Games in Singapore, joined by GEF Board members in-person and virtually. At the meeting, the GEF Board took stock of the remarkable pace and scale of progress the GEF has accomplished since its launch. Later in the day, the GEF President chaired the 2nd GEF General Assembly, marking the second anniversary of the Global Esports Federation.


“We gathered again in Singapore for our 2nd anniversary yesterday. We are proud to celebrate over 135 partnerships signed with many more on the way,” said Chris Chan, President of the GEF. “At the 4th Board Meeting in June, we set the absolute focus – deliver the very best Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games possible. The GEG Coordination Commission, led by co-chairs Angela Ruggiero and Luzeng Song, activated in full support of the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Ng Shin Ein, and the entire team – to assemble a remarkable team in Singapore to make this historic event a truly memorable chapter in our history.”


At the meeting, the GEF Board confirmed the continued expansion of the GEF Global Events Portfolio, with the election of the next group of host nations for the flagship Global Esports Games that will follow the Istanbul 2022 and Riyadh 2023 editions – China 2024, United Arab Emirates 2025, and USA 2026.


In accordance with the GEF Constitution, members of the GEF Board were elected by the GEF General Assembly, through 2025.


“Our commitment to equality is enshrined in our values. We are proud of our efforts and confirm that our organization is composed of 41% women – up from 11% just two years ago – lighting the pathway for women to feel welcome, empowered, and included,” added Chris Chan.


The GEF continues its mission to deepen engagement with the world’s esports community and has successfully concluded the Global Esports Tour 2021 season across key global cities – Los Angeles, Riyadh, and Dubai, between September and November. The GET Riyadh was the GEF’s first live in-person tournament hosted as part of the 2021 Riyadh Seasons festival.


Following an Opening Ceremony that involved an epic display of mixed reality, music, video, and live entertainment, and even pyrotechnics, the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games was staged live from Resorts World Sentosa from December 18-19, and streamed live globally.