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It’s PSEU that will run SEA Games eSports events, says POC

The PSEU has been appointed by the POC as the sole organization tasked to organize the 2019 SEA Games Esports…

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Posted by Philippine Southeast Asian Games Esports Union – PSEU on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine Olympic Committee has named the Philippine SEAG Esports Union (PSEU) as the caretaker committee for the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host later this year.

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In a certification released Wednesday by the POC, secretary general Pato Gregorio wrote that PSEU was “established for the sole purpose of organizing the sport of esports and its Philippine team and delegation for the 30th SEAG 2019.”

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The certification came a day after Esports World Federation (ESWF) president Arniel Gutierrez announced on Tuesday that his group was tasked, among others, to handle “the organization and conduct of events in the coming Southeast Asian Games.”

The POC statement, however, negates that claim and has even named membership committee chair Robert Bachmann as the liaison between the Olympic body and PSEU.

The PSEU is headed by Tats Suzara as its chief operating officer and will operate under the office of the chef de mission of the POC while it is seeking membership into the Olympic body.

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