Continuing its activities with the aim of contributing to the development of e-sports, the International Esports Federation (IESF) established the “Education and Youth Commission”. The name to lead the commission has been Serhat Bekdemir, who has been in the field of esports for many years. IESF President Vlad Marinescu said: “It will assume the role of working closely with educational institutions in order to create a global impact on esports education and inter-school esports encounters.” Serhat Bekdemir expressed that: “To educate young people, families and institutions about esports and create opportunities for this, we will bring schools together under our roof.” IESF Esports Education and Youth Commission will work to unify and support the university ecosystem and raise the esports standard through member states.
Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission will consist of three boards: Academics, Managers and Students. The Commission will focus on developing curriculum materials and courses that can be used to expand the esports ecosystem and strengthen esports space in educational institutions, as well as to support education and training of young people under shared visions and values. Even though the careers of young people playing in esports with the work of the Education and Youth Commission of the International Esports Federation ends as players, students will gain new talents and continue to be a part of the esports sector. The careers of young people taking part in esports last on average until the age of 24-25 and this is quite a short period compared to physical sports. At the same time, studies are being carried out in many universities around the world to meet the need to design special education programs for this age range, which also includes the higher education period.