World Esports Association
|Founder||ESL along with multiple eSports teams (listed below)|
|Purpose||To set rules and regulations for eSports|
|Affiliations||Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Team EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro, G2 Esports, Mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, Splyce|
The World Esports Association (WESA) is an esports association founded in 2016. After a year of development, it was founded by ESL along with many esports teams. Its founding members were Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Team EnVyUs, FaZe Clan, Virtus.pro, G2 Esports, North, Splyce, Mousesports, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. However, FaZe Clan dropped out of the organization just a day after it was unveiled due to fears of being locked in an exclusivity contract limiting the tournaments teams could play in.
- G7 Teams - similar organization that lasted from 2008 to 2010
- Campbell, Colin (13 May 2016). "The who, what and why of the World Esports Association". Polygon. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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- Alex Walker. "Surprise, The World Esports Association Is Already In Trouble". Kotaku. Retrieved 22 May 2016.