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British Esports Association joins Sport and Recreation Alliance, signs Mental Health Charter

The British Esports Association has today announced that it has joined the Sport and Recreation Alliance, a sports industry body that works to support its members and collaborate with government and policy makers in sports. It’s a big step forwards for esports, as the Sport and Recreation Alliance works with …

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British Esports Association partners with EOB Academy, esports workshops backed by Prince’s Trust

The British Esports Association has partnered up with the Enemy of Boredom Esports Academy (EOB), a series of workshops for young people interested in esports which is backed by the Prince’s Trust. The EOB Esports Academy offers educational programmes for 14-30 year olds. These workshops are designed to help young …

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British Esports Association: “We are very clear, we do not want to get involved in terms of regulation.”

Talking to Esports Pro, the chairman for the British Esports Association’s advisory board Andy Payne has talked about how the organisation doesn’t have any intention of getting involved in esports regulation. “We, at British eSports, are very clear, we do not want to get involved in terms of regulation.” Payne …

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The British Esports Association’s Andy Payne talks about making the grassroots greener in the U.K

“The United Kingdom has always been a powerhouse for video games,” says Andy Payne, the chair of the British Esports Associations advisory board, finishing up a potted history of 35 years of game development history. “We always punch above our weight globally, but our esports scene has been patchy, to …

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Ed Vaizey appointed as vice chair of British Esports Association

The British Esports Association has appointed Ed Vaizey MP as Vice Chair. The government backed not-for-profit was set up to support grassroots esports in the UK. We reported this week that the organisation had joined up with UK games trade body UKIE, and they’ve been doing work with a number …

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Great Britain, great esports

If UK esports are going to match the success of Team GB, then it has to build wider acceptance, not only with gamers, but also their parents and the public at large. For without broad cultural support, it will be struggle to become true contenders at the highest level. That’s …

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British eSports Association says eSports are not sports

The British eSports Association has made a statement saying eSports are not sports.  “Esports is not a sport, but a credible activity in its own right,” said the British eSports Association in a statement.  The statement comes after the BBC reported on eSports, which sparked a lot of debate about …

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Sophie Goldschmidt joins the British Esports Association’s advisory board

The British Esports Association has announced that Sophie Goldschmidt has joined its advisory board.  Goldschmidt is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Chime and has previously held positions at the Rugby Football Union, the NBA, the Women’s Professional Tennis Association and is currently a non-executive board member of the PGA …

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