— Published 21 September 2022

A federation to develop Esport

Qatar is turning to e-sports. Its National Olympic Committee has announced the creation of the first Qatari Esport Federation (QESF). It was presented on Tuesday 20 September during a press conference in Doha. Objective of the new body: to develop the practice and culture of Esport in Qatar. The first concrete step of the new federation: the signature of a memorandum of understanding with a private company, Quest Esports, specialised in the organisation of e-sports tournaments and the management of professional teams. The two parties plan to develop the detection of local talents and to multiply the number of competitions in the Gulf state, with the aim of establishing Qatar as a hub for e-sports in the Middle East.