The Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission will consist of three committees with, Academics, Administrators and Students. The commission will focus on not only expanding the ecosystem of esports and strengthening esports in schools but also developing curriculum material and courses that can be used for supporting education and learning to empower the youth under the shared visions and values.
Serhat Bekdemir, Founder of Turkey’s Collegiate Esports League and European University Masters’ LOL champions of 2018 with Bahçeşehir University was appointed to lead this commission.
Vlad Marinescu, the President of IESF, stated: “I am happy to announce that Serhat Bekdemir is going to lead IESF’s Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission. 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, the Commissioner of IESF Education and Youth Leadership, stated: “Grassroots esports is rising, and this is a great opportunity for me to work for IESF to support their mission, uniting the esports world. We are now calling for the best esports education institutions to get together and share the best practices from all over the world to help educate the youth, families and institutions about esports under the IESF’s leadership.”
Mr. Bekdemir is one of the early movers in esports who has been active since the late ’90s. He has been working intensively to integrate esports into education, creating opportunities and empowering the youth to start their careers in esports. He is currently working with the American University of Malta to establish a new program.
IESF’s Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission will work to unite and support the collegiate ecosystem and raise the standard of esports through its member nations.