The AESF will oversee the esports tournament at Hangzhou 2022 ©Getty Images

The Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) has added four new members, with national governing bodies from Palestine, Pakistan, Iran and Jordan joining the organisation.

It means the AESF can now boast 26 members.

The Jordan Esports Committee, Iran Esports Association, Pakistan E-Sports Federation and Palestine Electronic and Intellectual Sports Federation are the latest AESF members.

Three of the latest cohort - the organisations from Pakistan, Iran and Jordan - are also International Esports Federation (IESF) members.

The IESF and AESF are partners, signing an agreement on a "collaborative relationship to promote and advance esports globally as well as across the Asian continent" in March 2020.

The AESF is recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia as the governing authority for esports on the continent. 

It is due to oversee the esports tournament at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games later this year, when esports will be a medal event for the first time.

Medals are due to be awarded across eight game titles.