Elder Kindred Network (V:EKN or just EKN) is the organization responsible for sanctioning and regulating official tournaments for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, recording V:TES players' ratings (and rankings), monitoring and updating (where necessary) game rules, card text and changes, and sponsoring the organization's website, The network promotes and grows the game by supporting existing players and introducing new players. The Elder Kindred Network was founded in 1997 on the official V:TES mailing list, and currently has over a thousand active members worldwide. The current chairman is artist Ginés Quiñonero. Since White Wolf officially discontinued the game in 2010, EKN has also created several small expansion sets to keep the game active.