Singapore, Dec. 17, 2021 — In the lead-up to the inaugural Global Esports Games, kicking off live in Singapore on Saturday, Dec. 18, the board of the Global Esports Federation introduces its permanent symbol — the Global Esports Cup — in partnership with the GEF’s global partner Flare.
Designed by acclaimed American digital artist Chad Knight, the Global Esports Cup is a symbol of the Global Esports Federation’s flagship property, the Global Esports Games. The crystal bedrock builds the foundation with the five shards representing the world’s five continents and our five core values: equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion and innovation. The Global Esports Cup is capped with the “#worldconnected” globe rising to the top.
“With our teams now in Singapore, we are standing at the edge of history,” said Paul J. Foster, CEO of the GEF. “Tomorrow marks a key milestone for the Global Esports Federation as we open the inaugural Global Esports Games in Singapore to millions of fans and gamers worldwide. The Global Esports Cup represents our core values and will always remind us of where we began, inspired by the limitless possibilities of the metaverse. Together with our Global Partner, Flare, and visionary designer Chad Knight, the Global Esports Cup will be minted as the GEF’s first NFT when it drops at the dawn of the new year. Every athlete at the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games will receive their very own Global Esports Cup as an NFT.”
In a tangible demonstration of its deep commitment to the esports community, Flare, together with the Global Esports Federation, is donating a total of 1 million Songbird (SGB) that is being shared with every athlete and team heading to Singapore and helping the global broadcast reach the entire world.
“We believe that esports presents a limitless potential for blockchain applications. Together with the Global Esports Federation, we are committed to building a fair, fast, decentralized, and low carbon footprint network where individuals and communities can take better control of their collective futures and experiences. Interacting with each other in ways not previously possible,” said Hugo Philion, co-Founder and CEO of Flare Networks.
The Global Esports Cup will officially be unveiled at the Opening Ceremony of the Global Esports Games on Dec. 18, 2021.
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About the Global Esports Federation
The Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy and prestige of esports. We convene athletes, players, the world’s publishers, developers, industry partners and sporting organizations on one inclusive platform. We encourage and support the connection between esports, sport and technology. Our mission calls for the development of visible initiatives that are in service to the world’s esports community. We are grateful for a collective of strategic partnerships that bring to life this mission.
Flare is a scalable, low carbon, low cost, highly decentralized smart contract platform that runs the Ethereum Virtual Machine and utilizes Federated Byzantine Agreement-based consensus. The platform’s native token, Spark (FLR), enables Flare to unleash tremendous value in diverse ecosystems and blockchain communities. Flare is unique in that it derives its network structure from its underlying integrated networks, leveraging the decentralization and security of the underlying networks. Flare’s development team features experts from the worlds of electronic engineering, distributed systems, quantum computing, mathematics, computer science, quantitative finance and risk management.