A new governing body, titled the World eSports Association (WESA), is to be announced today.
Vice president of programming at the Electronic Sports League, James Lampkin, said that the body wants to make the industry more cohesive. “The fundamental success of this sport going forward will be determined by having a cohesive set of policies that are reliable, (and) predictable for players, for fans, for teams and publishers of video games,” he explained.
"We are in the Wild West of the eSports industry. It's wild, it's young, it's booming." Of course, just like the Wild West, it has issues. There have been incidents of match fixing, allegations of drug usage, and there is still plenty of instability.
Some of the biggest tournaments, and those with the largest prize funds, are run by game publishers, such as Blizzard, Valve, and Riot. Lampkin said that WESA wants “to bring parties together and figure out the policies we can agree on with mutual interest and we want to challenge some of the big issues that a video game publisher may not have expertise in."
According to Sky News, no games publisher has signed up to WESA.