Events sanctioned by the NZESF must abide by its rules and regulations to ensure integrity at the top level of competition. Brands endorsed by the NZESF are deemed to be supportive of the NZ esports ecosystem.
The New Zealand Esports Federation was approved as a full member of the IESF in November 2018 after a three-year trial. In 2020, following the efforts of its founding members Sport New Zealand recognised the NZESF as the official National Sporting Organisaton for esports in New Zealand.
Today, New Zealand Esports is New Zealand’s newest and fastest-growing sport.