Say hello to the newly formed Esports Games Association Australia (“EGAA”), a unifying peak body for the esports industry.
The EGAA, which announced its formation this morning, is “dedicated to growing and further legitimising esports in Australia and New Zealand” and will be 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”. According to their press release, the vision of EGAA is for a “unified, supportive scene that nurtures stability, growth and fairplay for esports in ANZ.”
The founding board of the EGAA is composed of highly experienced and engaged members of the esports industry in ANZ, whose backgrounds and skill sets 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, Business in Games) – 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 Omen 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