Esports goes legit in Britain
The Brexit is not the only big news to come out of Britain as they announce the formation of the British Esports Association, the official government-regulated body for British pro-gaming.
Working in conjunction with other government bodies such as Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the British Esports Association aims to “help and represent players at all levels; develop a grassroots competitive video game scene that will nurture future talent; support existing professionals and provide the infrastructure to create future British global champion”.
Andy Payne, chair of the British Esports association has this to say about the organization’s inception:
“I am an admirer of the work of other sports associations such as British Cycling, and I am very confident that if we welcome and embrace all parties in the UK eSports scene, we can deliver a range of benefits to all players, from professional to amateur in the UK over time. These are exciting times in eSports and the time is right to build this organisation from the grassroots up.”