UK charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has partnered with National Student Esports (NSE), EPIC.LAN and esports organisation SAF for a new gaming event called the Game Safe Cup.
The EA SPORTS FC 24 tournament will be a part of the Game Safe Festival and will include high-profile EA FC content creators and players. The aim of the event is to help promote healthy gaming habits among children.
The NSPCC is one of the oldest and most prominent children-focused charity organisations in the UK. The organisation was founded in 1884 and focuses on raising awareness on topics important to child welfare in the UK. The NSPCC also operates centres around the country that inform and help children.
The Game Safe Cup, and the Game Safe Festival which will host it, are NSPCC’s first ventures into esports and gaming. The Festival will take place in early February 2024 and will consist of a range of online and in-person events aimed at educating children and parents while also explaining the need to protect children in both physical and digital environments.
The Game Safe Cup registrations will open on January 3th, 2024, and the tournament will conclude with a live finals event at Confetti X in Nottingham on February 10th and 11th, 2024.
Lewie Procter, associate head of gaming at the NSPCC, commented on the event: “This tournament is the first, exciting adventure of ours into the world of gaming.
“At the NSPCC, we work tirelessly to protect children both in the physical and online world and the Game Safe Cup and Festival is another way in which we can help to educate parents and professionals on how to keep children safe when online and celebrate our shared passion for gaming. This inaugural tournament will help us to embed ourselves into this world and enable us to understand and move with the ever-changing technology of gaming.”