S. Korean to head new global esports group

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) — A South Korean has been named as the head of the International Esports Committee (IEC), according to the newly formed global esports group on Monday.

In a videoconference for the formation of the IEC a day earlier, Kim Eok-kyung, one of its founders, was voted as the group’s new director general, the committee said in a statement.

The IEC is a non-governmental organization led by South Korea, Greece and Belgium.

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the IEC plans to hold a global esports competition in Seoul next year.

It added that the offices of the Korea Esports Committee and the Asia & Pacific Esports Committee will be established in Seoul.

yunhwanchae@yna.co.kr
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