WESA now have the first ever player-elected council, installed to advocate on behalf of professionals on rules, policies, transfers and more, with Fnatic's Viktor Jendeby as council chairman.
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Every team represented by WESA will have a member on the council. There will be a rep from Fnatic, Natus Vincere, EnVyUS, Virtus.Pro, G2 Esports, Mousesports and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Inaugural WESA Player Council members include:
- Jérôme Sudries (G2 Esports)
- Chris J De Jong (Mousesports)
- Sergey Ishchuk (Natus Vincere)
- Adam Friberg (NiP)
- Wiktor Wojtas (Virtus.Pro)
- Nathan Schmitt (EnVyUS)
- Viktor Jendeby (Fnatic)
All teams have elected their own rep and these reps will make decisions between them on behalf of all pro gamers in WESA.
Viktor Jendeby was unanimously elected by the players as the WESA players council chairman. This position allows Jendeby to represent the council at the top level, shaping rules and policies for WESA.
“I was honoured to be elected by my team to represent their interests within WESA, as well as my competitive peers to serve as the Chairman of the Players Council,” said Jendeby. “I’m looking forward to work with commissioner Hershman and the fellow executive board members to ensure all players in WESA get the representation they deserve.”
“I am thrilled that the Players Council has been formed and that there are so many top players willing to take an active role in helping shape this burgeoning industry,” added Ken Hershman, executive chairman and commissioner of WESA.
“I have maintained that transparency in everything that WESA is doing is critical to its success, and giving the players a seat at the table is an important step in fulfilling that promise. I am confident that under the leadership of Viktor, the players will now be able to actively contribute to helping eSports continue to develop.”