Mike Stubbs . Business . Friday 31st March 2017 . 10:03
The World eSports Association has announced that both SK Gaming and Renegades have joined the organisation.
This is the first time that the organisation has expanded since it was formed around 12 months ago. Both teams join as full members, meaning they get all the benefits of the original founding teams.
“We’re thrilled that SK Gaming and Renegades have elected to add their esports brands to the growing collection of leading teams that comprise WESA,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner of WESA. “These teams will be a positive influence within WESA, and their contributions in the months and years ahead will be an important part of enhancing our collective vision for the organization.”
“We have had very open communication with WESA and they have been very transparent about what they have planned in the future,” said Gabriel “Fallen” Toledo, Professional Player for SK Gaming. “As a team, we believe that some regulations are needed in the CS:GO landscape and are happy to contribute and make ourselves heard in the process. We believe that SK Gaming will be a valuable asset to the association and are looking forward to working with everybody involved on growing the game we love.”
“To reiterate what I said when I purchased Renegades a few months back, I plan to operate our organization in the same fashion that NBA teams function — with respect and support for the players and an appreciation for the fans,” said Jonas Jerebko, owner of Team Renegades. “The esports industry is evolving and the parallels to mainstream sports are becoming clearer. My experience in sports can positively impact Renegades and, in turn, the esports industry, and I firmly believe that WESA is the right association to help realize those goals.”