Harnessing the Power of Esports as a Catalyst for Social Benefit and Change
Collaboration with the Global Esports Federation to inspire global communities through the power of the unconquered human spirit
London, December 10, 2020 – The Invictus Games Foundation has signed an exploratory agreement with the Global Esports Federation to develop a global strategy to harness the power of esports as a catalyst for social benefit and change.
“We are proud to embark on this strategic collaboration with the Invictus Games Foundation, leveraging the power of esports to elevate the GEF’s values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion and innovation,” said Chris Chan, President, Global Esports Federation. “This agreement offers a world of opportunity for the services community, particularly those suffering from injuries or illness to join the #worldconnected movement, promoting physical, psychological and social inclusion and a stronger global community.”
“The Invictus Games Foundation uses the power of sport and adventurous challenge to inspire, improve and influence the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Our Invictus Games is at the heart of that as the epitome of international sports recovery, offering a platform for the armed forces community worldwide to rally together and demonstrate the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity and achieving extraordinary feats beyond injury,” said Dominic Reid, CEO, Invictus Games Foundation. “Sports recovery is a proven method to accelerate and reinforce rehabilitation, and we know that participation in an Invictus Games is transformative for competitors and their friends and family. We see a great potential in esports and are excited to collaborate with the Global Esports Federation to further explore the power of technology and innovation for good.”
The agreement aims at establishing a blueprint to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation for wounded servicemen and women through esports; and to further the understanding and inclusive reach of esports to the world’s population.
“Esports, as in traditional sport, showcases human competition and has tremendous cognitive, physical and social benefits. We have seen firsthand the benefits of esports in promoting communications between people, building stronger global communities, and encouraging the connection between people from around the world, wherever they are,” added Chester King, Vice President & Chair, Education, Culture and Wellness Commission, Global Esports Federation.