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HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (pictured) was elected President of the International Esports Federation (IESF) during the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today in Busan, South Korea. He was elected with 71 votes in favor and his presidential term will run through 2025.

HRH Prince Faisal was appointed Acting President of the IESF on October 3, 2023, following former President Vlad Marinescu’s decision to step down from the position. HRH Prince Faisal has been instrumental in growing eSports in Saudi Arabia and will help the IESF to achieve its goal of promoting sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide.

“I am honored to lead the International Esports Federation into a new era of collaboration, innovation and global recognition,” HRH Prince Faisal said. “eSports has the power to unite individuals from all corners of the world through a common love for gaming. Together, we will champion the values of integrity, inclusivity and fair play, ensuring that eSports continues to flourish as a dynamic and respected form of competition on the international stage. I look forward to working hand in hand to shape a vibrant and sustainable future for our industry.”

“We could not be more excited about this new chapter for the IESF,” the Secretary General for the IESF, Boban Totovski, said. “With our next edition of the World Esports Championships coming to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2024, there is no one better to lead our organization than HRH Prince Faisal. His dedication to eSports is unmatched and we look forward to working together to achieve total unity in the esports ecosystem.”

The IESF will conclude an action-packed year with the World Esports Summit, taking place on November 28 and 29 in Busan, South Korea. HRH Prince Faisal is set to participate in a panel discussion that will take a behind-the-scenes look into hosting the world’s biggest eSports events. The World Esports Summit is open to the public with a live audience. Anyone interested in attending can reserve a spot on the World Esports Summit’s official page.

By Zoltan Tundik

Zoltán Tűndik-Kiszner-Szilágyi is the Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at Hipther Agency, parent brand of WireUp, European Gaming, PICANTE, and Gaming Americas. Zoltán is a self-taught publisher and events organizer who has developed several brands and services that have increased the notoriety of his company within several multi-billion industries. Among the developed brands and services you can find online news portals that cover several tech industries, gaming, blockchain, fintech, artificial intelligence, and more. In parallel, the company has built a portfolio of annually organized boutique-style conferences in Europe and North America. All the events organized by his company focus on bringing a wealth of information about the latest innovation in several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.