Squash governing body teams up with esports specialists to create new esports opportunities for the sport.
The World Squash Federation (WSF) has joined the Global Esports Federation (GEF) to bring squash into the esports world.
WSF and GEF will work with interactive tech specialist Refract to develop innovative technology to develop squash’s presence in the esports sector and promote the sport to a new audience.
WSF chief executive William Louis-Marie, said: “Squash is already one of the most entertaining racket sports in the world with players recognised for their outstanding athleticism and stamina. Working with the right partners, including technologists and publishers within the esports community and the GEF, will allow our passionate squash community to strongly engage with esports and inspire a new generation of squash players and spectators.”
GEF president Chris Chan added: “The addition of new International Federation members is testament to the vital work the Global Esports Federation has put in to develop the community and connection among esports, active esports, and traditional sport.”