Esports Europe is now the largest continental esports federation in the world ©EEF

Ido Brosh has been elected President of the European Esports Federation (EEF), which has welcomed 18 new nations to bring its total membership up to 41 and become the largest continental esports body in the world.

Israeli official Brosh was elected at the organisation's General Meeting which was hosted by the Israeli Esports Association in Eilat.

Brosh, 26, is also President of the Israeli Esports Association and an International Esports Federation Board (IESF) member.

General Meeting destination Eilat was also the venue for the IESF World Championship Finals in November.

"Esports Europe [EEF] had seen a rocky start following the COVID-19 challenges we had to face since inception," said Brosh. 

"Our current task is to restructure and rebuild the organization to fulfill our original purpose and vision."

Slovakian Karol Cagan, Boban Totovski from North Macedonia, Ramil Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Italian Giulio Cecinelli and Ivan Danishevsky of Ukraine were all voted onto the EEF Board, while Tiago Fernandes is the EEF vic-president.

The EEF was founded in February 2020, a month before the coronavirus crisis plunged the continent into lockdown.

It was established in the European Parliament in Brussels and began life with 20 members.

The 41 current members are Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Monaco, North Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.

The EEF states that one of its main aims is to present a unifying vision for esports in Europe by bringing together all of its key stakeholders with a focus on "transparency, fair play, sportsmanship, human values, and inclusiveness."