JFF signs MOU with JEI to support team for FIFA eWorld Cup qualifiers

By Melissa Talbert October 22, 2020

 The Jamaica eSports Initiative (JEI) recently signed partnership deals with Business 2 Sports, Reggae Football and Flow Sports Digital as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in an ambitious bid to enhance the scope of the local gaming industry.

“For many years, we have known that Jamaica has very talented gamers and these partnerships will continue to pave the way for us to be recognised on the world stage,” JEI president Gregory Moore said.

The absence of the football season, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has seen a rise in online activity, with traditional sports continuing to face restrictions.  As such, the JFF has found a unique opportunity for itself and stakeholders to seize a piece of the growing eSports industry.

 “The JEI were the perfect partners for the JFF in creating the first Jamaican/JFF Esports team. The Federation is quite excited about this new venture and we look forward to the possibilities that Esports will bring for us in the future,” Onaje Bell, Director of Marketing, at the JFF said.

The promising industry worth an estimated $USD1B is expected to double by 2023.  The JEI has several upcoming FIFA events in preparation for the qualification of the national FIFA Esports team in 2021.  The Global Series will lead to the eWorld Cup.

 

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