KeSPA to work with PC Bangs to create esports competition hubs

The Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) announced it is accepting applications from PC Bangs to be approved as part of an official esports designated location club.

According to the announcement, approved locations will be supported by KeSPA with the goal of vitalizing esports culture and creating esports competition facilities. Members of the club will have the responsibility of refreshing public opinion of esports and hosting regular amateur competitions.

KeSPA also hopes to create networking opportunities for users in the same age group by providing identification for amateur players and users to increase the number of participants in future competitions. The creation of association branches and esports academies are listed as long term goals of these services.

The early steps of this initiative will start as a civilian grassroots effort, but KeSPA promises that through future amendments to Korean gaming law or new ones will be made to expand existing policies and institutions.

Applications will be accepted through the end of the month.