Ukie’s current esports initiatives include developing new esports qualifications and expanding our Digital Schoolhouse esports competition to give over 1,000 children from schools all over the country to compete against each other and get a taste of the wide range of roles that make up esports. And as the main point of contact for government policy and regulation relating to esports in the UK, we will be calling for more support from government for esports in this country. Here's what we've been upto in the esports space recently:
Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.
The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has kicked off the UK's first inter-school esports competition, which will see over 400 secondary and sixth form students from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in teams to become the winner of the first ever DSH esports tournament.
Yesterday, Ukie officially launched our 2016 esports whitepaper: Growing the UK as an esports hub at an event at Gfinity's London Arena.
The whitepaper has been written following months of consultation with the UK's esports community via Ukie's esports subgroup, and outlines eight recommendations for how industry and government can work together to make the UK a global leader in esports.