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British eSports Association Formed To Represent Pro-Gaming

British eSports Association Formed To Represent Pro-Gaming

While Britain might be making the headlines for more controversial reasons of late (read: Brexit and the aftermath), at least eSports fanatics can have something pleasant to read about. The first non-profit organisation devoted to competitive gaming in the UK has been formed, and will represent pro-gaming in Britain at all levels. Named British eSports Association, the organisation will be the national governing body for eSports within the UK, and will be working with the British Department for Culture, Media and Sport to help further eSports within the country. The British eSports Association claims it will help to "develop a grassroots competitive video game scene that will nurture future talent", as well as "support existing professionals and provide the infrastructure to create future British global champions." This is an important move for the country which has been bombarded by eSports fans for years to have competitive gaming recognised and nurtured from within the British Isles. The organisation will be based at Pinewood Studios and will utilise the media centre to help boost the interest in eSports in the UK, from both the players themselves to gaining a larger interest from the wider community of media consumers. "The establishment of the British eSports Association is an important initiative in furthering the credibility of the eSports industry in the UK," said Jules Robinson, Head of Business Developer at Pinewood Studios in a press release. "Pinewood is excited to be part of this National Governing Body for eSports and is aiming to have a new National Training Centre for eSports to help with grassroots and future British Champions." The first three month's of the organisation is said to be a consultative one, with British eSports Association gathering feedback on how to further boost interest in eSports in the UK. The company is asking for feedback from all areas of the industry, from the pro-players themselves, a fan of eSports or certain teams or even those working in the industry. So if you're reading this, you can help the organisation out by sending your opinions to the British eSports Association, or check out their website for more details.