The International Esports Federation (IESF) and DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design (DLA+) have entered into a global partnership to establish guidelines for the design of Esports venues.
DLA+ will become an exclusive Certifying Agency for Esports facilities on behalf of IESF as well as an Official Advisor to IESF.
The Esports Venue Standardisation Guidelines will define spatial and technical requirements of Esports facilities and establish regulations and procedures for Esports venue certification.
The focus of standardising Esports venue guidelines is to satisfy the needs of fans, players, media and operators, as well as identifying requirements to promote efficient, functional and safe environments for Esports events.
“The DLA+ IESF partnership will explore the unique characteristics of Esports activities and environments, both technical and physical, and leverage those qualities to promote this fast-growing sport. As sports and entertainment venue design experts, we will establish standards which will offer an efficient process and clear guidance to create a positive experience for fans, players, media, and operators. Our goal is to ensure that all Esports venues provide the conditions necessary for high-quality competition, production, and presentation of Esports games and events, both in-venue and through various forms of media,” Sung Jung, DLA+ Associate and Sports Practice Leader, said.
“We at IESF are excited to provide our members with the Esports Venue Standardization Guidelines to aid them in their consideration and design of Esports facilities for fans and players. The guidelines will be a significant resource for our global members and will also help our efforts creating an international standardization in various disciplines alongside the stakeholders of the Esports ecosystem,” Vlad Marinescu, President of IESF, said.

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