SINGAPORE, 12 May 2021 – Singapore is set to host the inaugural Global Esports Games in December 2021, which will see esports teams from more than 80 countries and territories compete for pride and glory.
The Global Esports Games (GEG) is the flagship event of the Global Esports Federation. More than 400 international esports athletes will qualify and compete in Singapore, representing their respective countries and territories in the multi-titled world championship.
“SGEA is proud to have the opportunity to participate in this historic event. Hosting the Global Esports Games will allow us to grow the local industry while showcasing our nation’s capabilities to stage esports events on a global scale,” said Ng Chong Geng, President of the Singapore Esports Association.
The Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) is the lead organisation to have bid for and won the rights to host and operate the GEG.
The GEG will be held annually in December, featuring multi-title esports competitions. GEFcon – a global convention of thought leaders, and GEFestival – a dynamic celebration of esports, youth culture and much more, promise to add to the diverse, immersive and world-class programme.
“Singapore was selected as an ideal destination for the GEG because of its support from the government and track record of hosting world class events. We commend the progressive mindset and reception Singapore has for esports and we hope to see this trend continue across the region and globally.” said Chris Chan, President of the Global Esports Federation
“We look forward to the first edition of the Global Esports Games in Singapore. The global event offers a platform for the world’s esports community to meet and compete, showcasing the vast potential and diverse opportunities esports can offer the world. Esports has the power to engage younger audiences in a world where esports and sports are rapidly converging.” said Ms Angela Ruggiero, 4-time Olympian and Co-Chair, Coordination Commission, Global Esports Federation.
An organising committee to oversee the execution of GEG is being established. SGEA will be releasing further details on the event in the coming month.
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The Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) is a member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the national governing body for esports in Singapore.
Founded in 2018, SGEA promotes and facilitates the participation of Singapore in regional and international events and competitions in the area of esports excellence, and to develop and promote esports.
SGEA is a member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF).
The Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy, and prestige of esports. We convene athletes, players, the world’s publishers, developers, industry partners and sporting organizations on one inclusive platform. We encourage and support the connection between esports, sport and technology. Our mission calls for the development of visible initiatives that are in service to the world’s esports community. We are grateful for a collective of strategic partnerships that bring to life this mission.