British Esports Association confirms Advisory Board and launches site

06 December 2016


The British Esports Association, the UK’s esports national body,  has today confirmed its Advisory Board and launched its full website. 

Andy Payne, British Esports Association
Andy Payne, British Esports Association

The association was established to “support, promote and instill good governance for amateur esports players and teams”, and with Esports News UK founder Dominic Sacco on board as Content Director, the site will undoubtedly prove an excellent hub for the country’s scene.

The site will include articles about various topics from jobs in the industry, to wellbeing, guidance for parents.

It’ll also be a place to find out about the latest esports events, who the event organisers are and how to get involved in competition both locally and nationally here in the UK plus much more

The board for 2017, which will be led by British Esports Chair, Andy Payne OBE is as follows:

  • 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, will discuss developments and areas of focus for the British Esports Association, and offer their guidance and advice to constantly develop esports within 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.

Upon announcing the board, Chair Andy Payne commented: “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.”

Esports Insider says: A comprehensive and full bodied line up then for the British Esports Association’s advisory board. This should go some way into making the Ukie plan to make the UK a home of esports a reality.