The creation of the Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission by the International Esports Federation (IESF) is underway. The commission, which will mainly focus on expanding the ecosystem of esports and strengthening esports in schools, will comprise of three committees with Academics, Administrators, and Students. The commission will also develop curriculum material and courses. These can be provided to support education and learning to empower the youth under shared values and visions.

Serhat Bekdemir, Founder of Turkey’s Collegiate Esports League and European University Masters’ LOL champions of 2018 with Bahçeşehir University, was appointed to lead the commission. Vlad Marinescu, President of IESF, said he was happy to announce that Serhat Bekdemir was going to lead IESF’s Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission. He also confirmed that Mr. Bekdemir is a long-time trusted friend of IESF and will assume the role of the commissioner to work closely with institutions to establish a strong commitment to making an impact in the Esports education and collegiate esports scene globally.

Serhat Bekdemir, Commissioner of IESF Education and Youth Leadership, said that grassroots esports is rising, and that was a great opportunity for him to work for IESF to support their mission, uniting the esports world. While commenting on esports under the IESF’s leadership, Serhat confirmed that they are now calling for the best esports education institutions to unite and share the best practices from all over the world to help educate the families, institutions, and youth.


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