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Feb 21 2019
Press Release

MOU between Saudi Arabia Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports and Chinese Taipei Esports Association has been signed on February 20th

Chairperson of Chinese Taipei Esports Association (CTESA), Hana Hsu, visited the office of Saudi Arabian Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), loacated in Riyadh, the capital city of Kindom of Saudi Arabia this week, to express her sincere gratitude for the chairman of SAFEIS, H.R.H Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's participating in 10th IESF Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung last November.

 

Memorandum of Understanding had been signed on February 20th, by the the chairpersons of the two national federations, at SARENA SAFEIS, the first ever Esports Arena in Kindom of  Saudi Arabia, signfifying the beginning of collaboration to maximize the benefits of their mutual interests in enhancing the Esports ecosystem.  The collaboration of the two includes co-orgainzing tournaments and exchanging programs and boot camps for Saudi and Taiwanese players in the near future.

 

 

The first Esports arena in KSA, SARENA SAFEIS will officially be open in March 2019.  Electronic Saudi League (eSPL) on FIFA19 has been held at the arena from February 14th.

 

Crown Prince of Kindom of Saudi Arabia, Mohhamed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, has announced Saudi Vision 2030 in 2016, with three main pillar of the plan: Saudi Arabia to be the heart of the Arab and Islamic Worlds, the global investment powerhouse, and the hub connecting Europe, Asia and Africa.  Under Saudi Vision 2030 platform, General Entertainment Authority had announced 2019 to be the Year of Entertainment, while Esports play a significant part.

 

Chinese Taipei Esports Association, as an organization recognized by Taiwan Government, has been working on cultivating and delegating national Esports athletes for years, with past records including one Gold, one Silver, one Bronze medals in 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games and two Silver andd one Bronze medals in 2018 Asian Games.  Last November, CTESA held the 10th IESF World Championship in Kaohsuing, with no less than 500 delegates from 48 nations participated, being the Esports event in the largest scope in IESF history.

 

 

 H.R.H Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his wife at K-Arena during IESF World Championship 2018.

 

Many delegates from influential international organizations attended the event, including Vice President of International Paralympic Council, Duane Kale and President of Asia Esports Federation, Kenneth Fok.  Among them was H.R.H Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from Saudi Arabia, impressed by the proficiency CTESA presented and Esports ecosystem in Taiwan strongly supported by Government, as the key person of MOU between the two organizations.  CTESA and SAFEIS will sonn proceed with collaborations in tournement organization and player communication program as the beginning of building Esports industry chain within the two nations with an aim to sustain Asian Esports ecosystem.

 

 Delegates holding their national flags during Opening Ceremony