The West Midlands and the Global Esports Federation have agreed on a ten-year Strategic Framework Agreement, which will see West Midlands join a network of global hubs. The agreement also includes bids to host the Global Esports Games in 2027 and 2028, as well the Global Esports Tour from 2023-2026.
“The GEF President, Chris Chan and the entire Board of the Global Esports Federation have earmarked strategic global hubs as anchors for our development of esports, sports, immersive technologies, innovative entertainment, and adjacent sectors,” said Paul J Foster, CEO of the Global Esports Federation. “The leadership in the West Midlands continues to demonstrate a strong collective ambition and the diverse capabilities of this dynamic region. Through our partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation for the upcoming Commonwealth Esports Championships and this historic Strategic Framework Agreement, we are proud to bring our support, expertise, and strong, tangible commitment to this region.”
The Strategic Framework Agreement also outlines plans to host an annual GEF World Forum in the West Midlands, which will focus on health, wellness, education, youth leadership, careers and the future of work, and tangible impact for local communities.
Both organizations hope that this partnership will build on the already booming United Kingdom esports industry, the fasted growing tech sector in the region.
(All information was provided by Express & Star)