World Esports Association

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World Esports Association
World Esports Association logo.png
AbbreviationWESA
Formation2016
FounderESL along with multiple eSports teams (listed below)
TypeSporting association
PurposeTo set rules and regulations for eSports[1]
AffiliationsFnatic, Natus Vincere, Team EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro, G2 Esports, Mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, Splyce[2]
Websitewww.wesa.gg

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.[2] 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.[3]

See also[edit]

  • G7 Teams - similar organization that lasted from 2008 to 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Colin (13 May 2016). "The who, what and why of the World Esports Association". Polygon. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Oelschlägel, Hans (13 May 2016). "Announcing the founding of WESA - the World Esports Association". ESL. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ Alex Walker. "Surprise, The World Esports Association Is Already In Trouble". Kotaku. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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