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Registration is open for the first video games academy

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BUENOS AIRES, July 15, 2021 - The government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires once again surprises with an event that prioritizes education, training and competition in electronic sports and the development of video games.


Videogames Academy is an innovative, dynamic and virtual initiative organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Production through the General Directorate of Youth Policies of the City that aims to introduce young people to the industry and encourage them to be the future protagonists of the gaming world.


Videogames Academy will take place during July and August, and until July 22, 2021 people between 14 and 30 years old can register in this link to be able to participate. This project is planned based on three main verticals: entertainment, training and good habits.


First pillar: that of entertainment, is characterized by the fact that participants can compete and learn about FREE-FIRE, FORNITE, and LEAGUE OF LEGENDS games. The competitive categories are diverse and include more than four thousand participants.


Second pillar: related to training, will be delivered through talks in digital format related to the introduction to the industry, job opportunities in the gaming world, communication and streaming, and video game marketing. There will also be a space to learn about video game development and design. The closing of this stage will be through an interview with a professional ESPORT player.


Third and last pillar: good habits, focuses on interviews with professionals on Esports and family, sedentary lifestyle and obesity, toxicity and anxiety, sleep management, ergonomics and exercises, and player psychology.


The City’s Government has the support of leading organizations in the electronic sports and video games industry. On the one hand, the Association of Electronic Sports and Videogames of Argentina (DEVA) will be in charge of managing the training on the ESPORT industry and good practices, as well as organizing the competitions.


On the other hand, the software development company Globant will be in charge of the video game design and programming training together with the Inter-American Open University. In turn, it will have the support of the Da Vinci school.


This project aims to set a precedent and its organization shows how Argentina is on the way to professionalize electronic sports. The participation of graduates in psychology, in communication, and the intervention of civil organizations such as DEVA demonstrates the seriousness with which this project is carried out by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.


The Association of Electronic Sports and Videogames of Argentina (DEVA) is a civil society organization dedicated to promoting and working towards the professionalization of Electronic Sports from a sports, educational and social or entertainment framework. DEVA is the great engine that promotes and develops electronic sports in the country, works based on the union as its main value and is dedicated to the professional development of electronic sports throughout the Argentine territory, promoting the knowledge of the benefits of practicing videogames.



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The International Esports Federation has announced the PanAmerican Esports Confederation (PAMESCO), the European Esports Federation (EEF) and the African Esports Association (AESA) as the latest Continental Esports Federations to join the World Esports Family.

With the signing of these three regional federations, IESF has now unified all continents in the world. Driven by its values of unity, inclusion, and respect, IESF believes this kind of international cooperation will advance the growth of professional Esports, streamline organizational structure and support the development of smaller nations in the PanAmerican, European and African regions.

IESF Secretary General  Boban Totovski said:

“It is a very exciting time for IESF to welcome PAMESCO, EEF and AESA to the World Esport Family. IESF is proud to serve as the unifying body for our member federations that share our goal to develop sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. IESF will continue to push forward with embracing all Esports stakeholders into our World Esports Family and shape the future of Esports. It is our responsibility to protect our member’s integrity and ensure proper structure in the ecosystem” 

EEF President Karol Cagan said:

“It was a natural direction for Esports Europe to partner up with IESF. The role of the International Esports Federation is important to us and taking into consideration the assistance during our Nations Cup competitions, we are honored to open a new page in our history. Together, we will be an incremental part of the development of  the ecosystem in Europe, ensuring proper governance, responsible gaming and healthy youth.”

PAMESCO President Alexander Ospina said:

“We fully understand the international sports system in which we have a Sole Governing Body for each sports category, working with WESCO since the beginning as our Consortium, and with our National Federations developing Esports in America, we are more than happy, honored and ready to be under the Umbrella of IESF as the International Sole Governing Body of Esports. We are creating a solid and safe Esports ecosystem to leave a beautiful and proper legacy.”

AESA President Emmanuel Oyelaki said:

“Africa today celebrates its ascension to the World Esports body, IESF. This is the culmination of many years of solidarity and camaraderie on the African continent. Leaders in Esports in Africa have continued to unify and develop the Esports scenes on the motherland and today their sacrificial leadership has been validated as we embrace the IESF and join in the journey towards strengthening, developing, and unifying the global Esports world. We are very delighted to be a part of the very warm, inclusive, and progressive family that the IESF is.” 

About the International Esports Federation

IESF is the unifying body for World Esports. Founded in 2008 by nine-member nations, IESF is currently composed of over 100 Member Federations across five continents. IESF brings together all Esports stakeholders to achieve a united ecosystem for the development of sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. The IESF Esports World Championship is the biggest multi-sport spectacle of Esports in the world. IESF also organizes the annual Global Esports Executive Summit in order to support the highest standard of Esports governance worldwide.

About the Pan American Esports Confederation

Pan-American Esports Confederation is the governing body of Esports, for the american countries, non-profit organization, gathering together Esports national governing bodies and regional associations, regulating and creating Esports standards. PAMESCO has been established by Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica, and their respective representative organizations, as founding members, and work to give Esports in the region much needed structure and legitimacy.

About the European Esports federation

Esports Europe – The European Esports Federation was founded in February 2020 as the umbrella federation for 23 national Esports organizations and 3 important stakeholders in the Esports ecosystem and beyond. The goal of the EEF is to (re)present Esports players and organizations in European politics, media, sports and society; as well as building a platform for its members and the Esports movement to develop and promote Esports as a conscious, responsible, sustainable, inclusive, healthy and value-based activity.

About the African Esports Association

AESA is an international organization headquartered in South Africa. It was established to promote the development and adoption of Electronic Sports (Esports) in Africa. With 35 (and counting) member nations, the future of Africa Esports is in safe hands. As part of our developmental programmes, we (then ESFA) cooperated with the Africa Esports Championship (AEC2020) as well as playing a critical role in the partnership between the World Esports Consortium (WESCO) and Enter Africa towards birthing the Afrika Esports Series.

The Venezuelan Olympic Committee (COV) celebrated the foundation of the Olympic Movement and eSports in that country on June 23, with historical support and recognition.

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CARACAS, Venezuela, June 29, 2021.- After various protocol acts, the president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee –COV- Eduardo Álvarez Camacho, inaugurated an initiative to provide support and recognition to the federative sports movement of his country, an event that was held at La Casa Venezuela, a spacious facility in the Caracas city, which was refurbished to become the home of national sports federations that have no headquarters.

Through a formal consignment act, Professor Álvarez handed over the keys to the first offices to various federative leaders, including Emgelbert Farfán, president of the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation (FVDE).

Farfán, aware of the symbolic value of this recognition said: “On behalf of all the cyber athletes of our country, the FVDE board and all of our team, we want to express our deep gratitude to the entire COV family, especially to Professor Eduardo Alvares and Dr. Elida Parraga for all the support for the development and growth of the eSports in our country. Their vision and trust commit us to continue working and giving the best of ourselves as a platform for the projection of human resources at a national, regional, and international level, from this new space. We hope together with all federative colleagues to take on new challenges and leave the name of Venezuela high. Thank you!!”

Emgelbert Farfán has a degree in Social Communication, he has dedicated his entire professional life to the development of the video games and digital entertainment industry in his country. With more than 17 years of experience, he continues to bet on the growth of this sector despite the hostile conditions for his union. Among his career and achievements, the following stand out: being a Founding Member and Executive Director of the largest call event about games in his country, GAMEXPO; be an activist in defense of the rights of independent developers, users and wholesalers, as president of the Foundation for Information and Protection of Video Game Users Filantropía, which since 2009 has been fighting a vindication battle against the infamous instrument of censorship of the Law for the Prohibition of Video Games and War Toys, its consequences have led to a devastating drain of talent and human resources in the sector. Currently the foundation has made progress with the new permanent Commission of science, technology, education and health of the National Assembly in Venezuela.

In 2017, he presented the project proposal toc create the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation before the board of directors of the COV, so thanks to the vision of Professor Eduardo Álvarez, he began the arduous work of complying with all the requirements until becoming an organization affiliated to the COV, at the same time he carried out the procedures before the National Sports Institute (IND) where, thanks to its constancy, the category of “Electronic Sports” has been opened in the national sports registry, which cemented the way for the formalization of the discipline at the highest levels in Venezuela.

From the presidency of the FVDE, he has made an invaluable contribution to the eSport movement in his country against all odds, by obtaining international recognition and certifications as a full member of the International Esport Federation (IESF), the World Esports Consortium (WESCO), the Pan American Esports Confederation (PAMESCO), which, in recognition of his career, appointed him as a member of the Board of Directors, where he hopes to continue supporting the continental movement.

To conclude, we asked Farfán for a message for the regional movement and its perspectives for the future, “We are going through the golden age of the flourishing and progressive consolidation of the eSports ecosystem, I am happy to assume the historical call together with a group of extraordinary leaders in the region, where from PAMESCO with its more than 18 member nations, we will have the enormous responsibility of projecting the region and highlighting the best of each organized movement and high performance in Latin America and the Caribbean, to position ourselves as referents in the most prestigious international stages.

PAMESCO and AIPS AMERICA will work together for the integral communication of esports in our continent

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By: Gustavo Rodríguez - PAMESCO VP Communications

Translated by: Constanza Mora Pedraza - AIPS Member


CALI, Colombia, June 14, 2021. -The Pan American Confederation of Electronic Sports, PAMESCO, the America’s representative with 18 countries members, announces the work agreement with the International Sports Press Association, AIPS America, for the publishing of information on a continental level.

AIPS AMERICA is the association that gathers the National Associations of Sports Journalists in the American Continent, its aim is to publish the sports information generated by the athletes and entities of the member countries, to give greater exposure at the international level.

Given the growth of Esports worldwide, PAMESCO and AIPS AMERICA seek to stay at the forefront of the communication to users, fans and the industry per se and with this agreement, strengthen the institutional framework, the promotion and the Electronic Sports events among its 18 federated members, working with serious, timely and professional information.

In addition to this, it seeks that the information flows directly in every communication media of each affiliated country, for the spreading of official content of the Confederation that governs and organizes Electronic Sports in America.