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AESF Inducts First Batch of Member Associations At Special Ceremony in Bangkok
Along with the AESF Media Briefing and PES 2020 Regional Qualifiers Draw on 7 January 2020, a special ceremony was conducted in Bangkok, Thailand where AESF membership certificates were presented to the Full Members who were present for the PES 2020 Regional Qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailand. 
Currently, the AESF has sixteen Full Members, with seven pending applications in review to join the AESF. The AESF has set a number of essential criteria for national Esports bodies to become an AESF member, such as an affiliation with NOC or competent national sport governing body, Esports programs & events, administration, governance and compliance with integrity requirements. 
Countries who met all the requirements listed above will be granted the status of Full Member, while those who are yet to fulfil all will be granted a Development Member status. 
The AESF is keen to work together with more member associations to develop Esports in Asia, and is ready to provide assistance to member associations who need to develop its organisation, Esports in its territory, a relationship with key stakeholders such as government and national sport governing bodies.
The full list of member associations are as follows: 
East Asia: 
● Hong Kong: E-Sports Association Hong Kong (ESAHK)
● Japan: Japan esports Union (JeSU)
● Korea: Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA)
● Chinese Taipei: Chinese Taipei Esports Association (CTESA)
South & Central Asia:
● India: Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI)
● Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka eSports Association (SLESA)
● Nepal: Nepal Esports Association (NESA)
South East Asia 
● Brunei: Esports Association Brunei  (ESB)
● Cambodia: E-Sport Federation Cambodia (EFC)
● Indonesia: Indonesia Esports Association (IeSPA) 
● Laos: Lao e-Sports Federation (LeSF) 
● Myanmar: Myanmar e-Sports Federation (MeSF) 
● Thailand: Thailand e-Sports Federation (TESF)
● Singapore: Singapore Esports Association (SGEA)
● Vietnam: Vietnam Recreational and Electronic Sport Association (VIRESA) 
West Asia
● Syria: Syrian Esports Association (SESA)
 Each of the Esports associations listed above have been members of the AESF since September 2018, while the AESF memberships for Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam were granted in January 2020. 

Following the ceremony, the AESF looks forward to working with more member associations for further development of Esports in Asia. For more information on the membership requirements and criteria of the AESF, contact