In a bid to continue the growth of esports in the Caribbean region, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by 12 esports federations to form the Caribbean Esports Federations Alliance (CEFA).
Said to be backed by ‘many stakeholders and partners’, the formation of CEFA is presumed to accelerate the growth of the industry and combine the efforts of all federations involved.
The 12 countries that are represented in the agreement include The Bahamas, St. Lucia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Suriname, Venezuela, Haiti, and Jamaica respectively. As per a release, the alliance is expecting more countries to join once esports entities have been formed.
Yaqui Nunez, former president of Federación Dominicana de Deporte Electrónico, has been appointed President of CEFA alongside Gregory Moore, who will be General Secretary of the alliance.
The inaugural activities for the alliance are said to include hosting regional referee and tournament organisation workshops. The workshops will take place in each of the 12 territories, with the intention of each one hosting an esports tournament certified by CEFA before the end of 2020.
Esports Insider says: The esports industry in the Caribbean has slowly, but surely, started to expand, with several tournament organisers forming in order to provide players with a platform to compete. The creation of CEFA does have the potential to accelerate industry growth throughout the region, so it will be interesting to see what can be achieved.