WESA, World Esports Association, has acquired two new members with SK Gaming and Renegades joining the association as full members.
The association now has a total of nine members with this being the first addition to the association since it’s founding.
In a WESA announcement, WESA Executive Commissioner Ken Hershman, SK CEO Alex Muller, SK player FalleN, and Renegades owner Jonas Jerebko all commented on the addition.
WESA Executive Commissioner Ken Hershman said: “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. 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 been looking for ways to partner with the leading organizations in order to both professionalize the industry, as well as grow our profile. We believe that the organization fits our strategic goals with the collection of teams within WESA. We look forward to working collectively with all of the other WESA members to take esports mainstream.” said Alex Muller, CEO of SK.
“We have had very open communication with WESA and they have been very transparent about what they have planned in the future. 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.” said Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo.
“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. 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.” said Jonas Jerebko, the owner of Renegades.
Here is the full list of WESA members:
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- SK Gaming