The International Esports Federation (IESF) is to launch World Super League (WSL), a new international competition.
The IESF has entered into a partnership with Japanese firm TechnoBlood, which will operate and host WSL.
It is hoped the WSL will be staged for the first time in 2021, with the IESF stating it aims for it to become the "one of the biggest tournaments in the world".
Participating countries will stage national leagues in popular titles to determine national champions.
They will then go on to play other national teams at WSL finals once a year.
At present, its annual Esports World Championship is the IESF's flagship tournament.
One of the reasons for starting WSL, it said, is to form closer links with national leagues.
Vlad Marinescu became IESF President last month, taking over from Colin Webster.
Author: Ali Iverson