The E-Sports International Federation is founded on the values of respect of the human dignity, liberty, democracy, equality, and more globabally, respect of Human Rights. These values are common to each and every individual part of the virtual nation of the E-Sports world, which is characterized by its pluralism, tolerance, solidarity and non-discrimination.
These values are represented by the ESIF Charter, the ethical code, and the moral code.
The ESIF Charter
In 2017, the Video Games population spreads on all 5 continents. This population counts as of today about 2.2 billions members, and keeps growing every day.
This nomad population or community, aspires to become a true nation, united and happy to live in peace.
The Video Games and E-Sports population exists today matter of factly, is opened to all without consideration of social origin, gender, or religion. In this virtual national, each individual is what she or he wishes, regardless of her/his mother tongue, race, physical capacity, or competencies.
Aware that the video games universe is the emerged side of the digital iceberg, but encompasses more sub-universes such as the E-Sports;
Aware that this entertaining activity, practiced on each continents, is pregnant with a civilization respectful of humanistic values;
Aware that this activity is also respectful of all cultural and religious backgrounds that each participant carries with her-self or him-self, and is therefore a vector of piece and fraternity in our world;
The E-Sports International Federation carries the objective and the ambition to set the foundations of this new virtual nation, and provide a legal and compliant frame.
« By, For and With the Gamers »: this is the fondamental principle of the foundations.
As Thucyclide stated in the Antiquity, our constitution … is called democracy because the power is within the hands not of a minority, but of the majority. This statement has been a source of inspiration not only for the ESIF Charter, but also for our ethical code.
The ESIF actions are guided by our ethical code, which is simple and accessible to all, and is used as our ethical net in any reflection, decision and action we make. It can be translated by three guiding thoughts:
1 – Is our planned action for the benefit of all our licensees?
2 – Is our planned action for the benefit of the video games and E-Sports community?
3 – Is our planned action respectful of and compliant with our Charter?
If one finds it difficult to answer to any of these three questions, then the moral code shall be used.
The moral code is also a very simple and accessible tool, used to guide any reflection, actions and decisions we make. It can be captures in these three questions:
Is our intention right?
Is our action just?
Are the consequences beneficial for the video games and E-sports community?