Following a call for applications in September in which Brussels participated, the Esports Europe internal committee chose the European capital for its headquarters. This decision was helped by several reasons: The proximity of European and international political institutions and associations, the presence of several esports industry stakeholders and the legal context that is favourable to associations.
“I am pleased and proud that Brussels can put itself on the map. Our capital is small on a global scale but proved that thinking ‘out of the box’ is rewarding. Brussels keeps on growing as a tech capital, inside and outside of Europe. Which is beneficial for the city and the people of Brussels. The international recognition we are getting on top of that is a bonus. In collaboration with the parties involved, we will continue to think, innovate, create and attract projects in the coming years,” said Pascal Smet, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for European and International Relations.
By moving to Brussels, the federation will be joining the largest “ecosystem” of associations in the world with more than 2,250 international associations. A great opportunity to meet the representatives of other sectors, share its experiences with them, and thus ensure the development of the electronic sport industry. It is also the ideal place for interacting with the main decision makers in this sector.