The World Association of Developers was launched on May 13, 2016 with eight organizations, including fnatic, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro; Along with ESL. Now SK and Renegades have become full members.
The main goal of WESA was to bring harmony to the "crowded ecosystem". Their latest activity includes their deal with Youtube for streaming the ESL Pro League and their position with regard to multi-player teams.
This is the first addition to the association since its inception, and now it has nine members, because FaZe came out only two weeks after the foundation of the association.
SK, which were founded in 1997, are one of the oldest organizations in the world around the world and currently has a Brazilian composition. Renegades, on the other hand, is a relatively new organization that the NBA Boston Celtics player Jonas Jerebko has bought.
Player SK FalleN, owner Renegades Jonas Jerebko, general manager SK Alex Muller and executive commissioner WESA Ken Hershman published these statements in the announcement:
"We are very pleased that SK Gaming and Renegades have decided to join their brands in the growing organization of the leading teams that are members of WESA. These teams will have a positive impact on WESA, and their contribution in the coming months and years will be an important part of strengthening our collective vision of the organization. "
"We were looking for ways to partner with leading organizations in order to both professionalize the industry and expand our profile. We believe that the organization meets our strategic goals with the help of teams within the WESA framework. Together with all other members of WESA, to accept the mainstream trend in the field of export. " Said Alex Muller, CEO of SK.
"We had very open communication with WESA, and they were very transparent about what they planned in the future. In the team, we believe that some rules are necessary in the CS: GO landscape and are happy to contribute and make us heard. We believe that SK Gaming will become a valuable asset of the association and look forward to working with everyone who participates in the growing game that we love. " Gabriel said "FalleN" Toledo.
"To repeat what I said when I bought Renegades a few months ago, I plan to work in our organization the same way as NBA teams - with the respect and support of the players, and also with gratitude to the fans. Parallels with the main sports are becoming clearer. My experience in sports can have a positive impact on Renegades and, in turn, on the sports industry, and I firmly believe that WESA is the right association to help realize these goals. " Said Jonas Dzherebko, owner of Renegades.