About QESF

Qatar's Esports Federation


Founded in 2022, Qatar Esports Federation (QESF) is the National Federation for electronic sports in Qatar and is a member of the Qatar National Olympic Committee (QOC). 


Fostering and promoting Esports

Our vision is to be a community with the best talent, most advanced technological infrastructure and encourage strategic investments that can unlock and enable sustainable generations of athletes, clubs, and digital service providers in Qatar. 

QESF Mission

As part of our commitment to esports, we will:

  • Provide amateur athletes with a clear path for professional progression.
  • Promote eSports locally and internationally and increase awareness as a true sport.
  • Encourage and expand the base of community participation. 
  • Create educational programmes and initiatives which engage youth in a positive way.
  • Embed Olympic Values education into the organization’s culture. 
  • Support local esports clubs in adopting ethics and good governance to the benefit of their athletes. 
  • Encourage and support the organization, development, and delivery of esports tournaments and events.
  • Cooperate with public and private entities locally to develop the national esports agenda and strategy.
  • Regulate the esports industry to ensure the safe protection of athlete rights and welfare. 
  • Encourage greater female participation in esports with targeted development programs.
  • Promote the principle of gender equality at all administrative and sporting levels.
  • Solidify partnerships, both locally and internationally, to facilitate the fulfilment of operational and strategic objectives.
  • Embrace innovation and digital technology to deliver unique spectator experiences at events. 
  • Drive the development of digital infrastructure improvements to serve a high-quality, professional competition system. 
  • Embed and promote sustainable practices into all aspects of our work. 
  • Promote inclusivity in gaming for those with disabilities.
  • Encourage game developers to 
  • To build an ecosystem that supports gamers, developers, artists, content creators, and the overatching esports community.

Our Philosophy 

The Qatar eSports Federation (QESF) will sustain the growth of the esports industry in Qatar for the benefit of athletes, clubs, and the greater gaming community.

Our work is underscored by a culture built on six key principles:

  1. Establish a culture of creativity, innovation, and excellence where all feel welcome. 
  2. Place athlete needs at the heart of everything we do. 
  3. Encourage and improve knowledge transfer.
  4. Build inspirational and impactful legacy initiatives.
  5. Seek meaningful opportunities to expand our youth engagement reach.
  6. Create competitive value propositions for strategic partners. 

Our Core Values

  • Friendship
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Commitment 
  • Creativity
  • Fearlessness 
  • Perseverance