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Partnership Between Esport Canada and Australian Esports Association

Partnership Between Esport Canada and Australian Esports Association

The Australian Esports Association (AESA) is thrilled to announce a new relationship with Esport Canada through a Letter of Friendship signed on December 10, 2022 at the International Esport Federation (IESF) World Esports Championships in Bali, Indonesia.

This partnership will focus on building and strengthening collaborative opportunities between Canada and Australia, bringing together the resources and expertise of both organizations. Beyond the competitions themselves, the World Esports Championships provided nations from across the globe with the opportunity to come together in a way that allowed mutually beneficial relationships to develop and grow. This new agreement between Esport Canada and AESA is a testament to the power of esports in bringing people together to create meaningful connections.

The friendship agreement will focus on creating opportunities for both Canadian and Australian esports ecosystems to develop through collaborative exchanges that focus on player development, business relationships, and educational exchange through scholastic esports and educator development. Esports provide students with the opportunity to expand their sense of global citizenship, and this friendship agreement will provide even more opportunities for Canadian and Australian students to develop their sense of connectedness while strengthening their global competencies, social emotional learning, digital literacy, and transferable skills.

“Esport Canada is excited to partner with AESA to support the advancement of esports in Canada and Australia alike,” said Melissa Burns, founder and chair of Esport Canada. “While we continue to work nationally on unifying gaming communities across the country, supporting Canadian talent, and developing strong, educator lead programs for esports in schools, relationships with organizations like AESA allow us to demonstrate the global impact of our work while providing us with the opportunity to learn from the experiences and expertise of others.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with Esports Canada and bring together our collective expertise, communities and passion for esports. I am excited to develop closer ties between the AESA and Esport Canada anchored by our common values. This partnership will not only allow us to better serve our communities, but also promote the growth and recognition of esports on a global scale. The future of esports is bright, and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”

About Esport Canada
Esport Canada is a national organization dedicated to the development and promotion of esports in Canada. We strive to create opportunities for students, teachers, players, coaches, industry professionals, and stakeholders alike to excel in their respective fields and work together to build a strong esports ecosystem in Canada.

About the Australia Esports Association
The AESA is an independent non-profit organisation committed to the advocacy and development of esports in Australia. The AESA seeks to cultivate a growing esports ecosystem through community, grassroots participation, education, industry development, international collaboration and supporting opportunities for players.

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