So here we go, it would appear that everything eSports is trying to get all nice and lined up and crystal clear so that there is no haziness about how things are done, that players are getting correctly compensated, and that there is a voice for the players when things need to be said. ESL (Electronic Sports League) is one of the oldest organizations that has helped sponsor teams, create teams, run tournaments, etc.
Now they have decided to create the WESA (World E-Sports Association). This organization is going to be tasked with governing and standardizing the world of eSports. The hope is that this organization will be able to help with player representation, standardization of regulations, and revenue sharing for teams. It will also attempt to create a predictable schedule for fans, players, organizations, and broadcasters to further standardize the leagues. Finally there will also be a governing council made of of pro players, elected by their fellow players.
On paper this sounds like something that was greatly needed to make sure that eSports doesn't spiral out of control, that there are regulations about pay, rules in place for what can and can't be done, hopefully this will help with player visas (this seems to be a constant issue), and of course this will put into place an organization that will be able to set the guidelines for actions that are detrimental to a player, team, league, or eSports as a whole.
I will be very interested to see if this truly catches on. As of this very minute there are 8 organizations that are going to be governed by this body, if this is as good as it seems to be I hope that more teams join in as well. I would assume that this governing body would take care of all eSports leagues associated with the teams, but I guess we'll have to see. Actually I would be very interested what the owners of the games have to say about this organization and if they are in support of it.