British Esports announces Advisory Board and launches website

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6th December, London; The British Esports Association (British Esports) – the UK’s
esports national body – established to support, promote and instil good governance
for amateur esports players and teams – confirms its Advisory Board and launches
its full website.

Led by British Esports Chair, Andy Payne OBE, the board for 2017 includes:

  • Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner, Veteran Esports Host, Caster and Presenter
  • Richard Lewis, Esports Journalist of the Year
  • Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, President Team Dignitas
  • Craig “Wizzo” Fletcher, Founder Multiplay
  • Chris Mead, Twitch’s UK Director of Partnerships
  • Ryan Hart, World Champion Esports Player
  • Ceirnan “ Excoundrel ” Lowe, Colour Caster
  • Josh Williams, Founder, National University Esports League
  • Carleigh Morgan, Academic
  • Andrew Nixon, Partner at Sheridans

The board, which possess a wealth of experience across all aspects of esports and
are some of the leading figures within the industry, will discuss developments and
areas of focus for the British Esports Association, and offer their guidance and
advice to constantly develop esports in the UK. The first board meeting will take
place in January 2017 and each member will sit on the board for a minimum of 12
months.

“I am really proud and honoured to be taking this role on for British Esports at such
an exciting time for the industry. We have assembled a really talented group of
esports professionals to interact with the community and guide our activities. There
is much to do, but given the talent assembled, we will be able to make a significant
difference over the coming 12 months, bring it on.” commented Andy Payne.

The brand new website www.britishesports.org will be an information hub, providing
expert advice and support from grassroots levels and up, across the esports
spectrum. There will be articles educating about jobs in the industry, to wellbeing,
guidance for parents, to finding out the latest esports events, who are the event
organisers, key figures in the industry and how to get involved in competition both
locally and nationally here in the UK plus much more. British Esports wants to help
existing gamers and nurture future British talent in becoming global champions.

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FOR EDITORS & JOURNALISTS
For further information please contact:
Dominic Sacco, British Esports
ds@britishesports.org 07834 793627
Robert Allen, British Esports
rja@britishesports.org 01753 71 71 33