World Esports Federation and Panam Sports establish Pan American Esports Championships
Santiago, Chile will host the first esports championships in the Americas alongside the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
Santiago, Chile, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Esports Federation and Panam Sports confirm the organization of the first Pan American Esports Championships in Santiago, Chilein October 2023. The flagship event will feature world-renowned multi-genre titles and will be held alongside the 19e edition of the Pan American Games.
“We are proud to partner with the visionary leadership of Panam Sports to bring our flagship event to the Americas. Our #worldconnected community is even brighter today with the news that esports athletes from all 41 delegations across the Americas will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents alongside the continent’s top competitors as they represent their country at the region’s premier multi-sport event,” said Chris ChanGEF President.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Global Esports Federation to bring the reach, power and energy of esports to the home of next year’s Pan American Games. After more than a year of discussions, we are ready to confirm this innovative addition to the Panam Sports family. Guided and aligned with the developments defined by the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 roadmap, we are delighted to see esports and our diverse multi-sport program converging towards santiago in October 2023,” said Neven Ilic, President of Panam Sports.
The Pan American Esports Championships will feature athletes from 41 nations across the Americas. The Pan American Championships and Games will be enhanced by the GEFestival – a showcase for celebrating the diversity of esports culture – and the flagship GEFcon which will bring together global thought leaders, stakeholders and thought leaders from esports and adjacent industries to share ideas and opportunities for the future of esports.
The WEF and Panam Sports will jointly establish the governance structures to oversee the coordination of the Pan Am Esports Championships. The Panam Sports General Assembly was updated on the development of esports and the success of the Commonwealth Esports Championships recently held in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games. Further information will be shared with the respective National Olympic Committees and WEF Member Federations as detailed plans are confirmed.
SOURCE World Esports Federation