Announcing ANZ esports peak body EGAA.
Thursday, December 21, 2017: Today we announce the formulation of EGAA - Esports Games Association of Australia and New Zealand, a unifying peak body for the esports industry.
The Esports Games Association (EGAA) is dedicated to growing and further legitimising esports in Australia and New Zealand. As one of its first initiatives, the newly formed EGAA is organising an esports conference, then acting in an official partner capacity to help support MCV Pacific with the Esports Pro Oceania Awards night on March 14th, 2018.
EGAA, working with players, teams, managers, organisers and sponsors, aims to set and improve the structures and standards for the whole industry and help advance the Australian esports scene. The vision of EGAA is for a unified, supportive scene that nurtures stability, growth and fairplay for esports in ANZ.
Among its initial services the EGAA will provide members with access to an industry conference, facilitate communication, networking, professional development and education, provide an avenue for engagement in esports for members with government and business, assistance in league and organisation structure and more.
The founding board of the EGAA is composed of highly experienced and engaged members of the esports industry in ANZ, whose backgrounds and skillsets represent the varied roles and pathways in the space. A deep knowledge and passion for esports is matched by a shared vision to support opportunities and growth through this inclusive organisation.
The founding members are (alphabetical order):
Chris Smith (Corsair) - Board Member
Daniel Chlebowczyk (Double Jump Communications, CouchWarriors) - Board Member
David Harris (Guinevere Capital, Dire Wolves) - Board Member
Eranga De Silva - Member Services Manager & Operations
Jason Spiller (HP New Zealand) - Board Member
Josh Edwards (ViewSonic) - Board Member
Mathew Jessep (Jessep Entertainment & Sports Lawyers) - Interim CEO
Nick Vanzetti (ESL Australia) - Board Member
To find out more about the EGAA, including profiles of the founding members, its mission and vision, visit www.egaa.com.au
More information on EGAA Member services including how to join and will be released from January.
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Check out our team and what we’re about here.
Also announcing on launch is our inaugural esports conference in 2018 partnering with the Esports Pro Oceania Awards on the 14th of March 2018.
Find out more about the conference here.