The General Body of the International Esports Federation (IESF) has elected Lokesh Suji, director, the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) and vice-president, the Asian Esports Federation, to its membership committee on a three-year term. The election marks the first time that an Indian has become a part of the membership committee of the International Esports Federation.
Suji’s Election a Boost for Indian Esports
The elections for Suji’s appointment were conducted during the recent Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the IESF on August 28 in Iasi, Romania, where out of the 70 voting and present members, a majority of 42 member countries voted in favour of his selection. As part of the membership committee, he will now leverage his experience and expertise to ensure the execution of the process, contributing to a future for esports within the IESF.
Suji to Leverage Experience to Promote Esports
Lokesh Suji is a pioneer and well-respected figure in the Indian as well as global Esports industry and has showcased exceptional thought leadership throughout his tenure as the Director of ESFI and Vice-president of AESF. Under his guidance, ESFI has established a thriving ecosystem for Esports in India, contributing significantly to the official recognition of Esports as a multi-sport event by the Indian government.
Led by his vision, ESFI has successfully organized fair national qualifiers to select the athletes for representing the country at prestigious international events such as the World Esports Championships and Global Esports Games year after year. ESFI has been sending the Indian Esports contingent to major multi-sport tournaments such as the Asian Games 2018 where Esports was a demonstration event and the Commonwealth Esports Championships last year where the nation’s talented athletes scripted history by clinching historic bronze medals in Hearthstone and DOTA 2 respectively.
Additionally, ESFI will also be sending the 15-member contingent to compete at the upcoming Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou where Esports is debuting as an official medal sport.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Esports Federation Founded: 11 August 2008;
- International Esports Federation Headquarters: Busan, South Korea;
- International Esports Federation President: Vlad Marinescu.