We’d like to introduce a couple of new faces who have joined the Ukie and Games London teams over the last couple of weeks.
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, the trade body for games and interactive entertainment in the UK, are pleased to announce a huge increase in applications to join the network, resulting in membership reaching 365 games companies including games giants Jagex and Riot Games.
We have seen an explosive 400% growth in membership since 2011, way above the 13% increase in games companies in the UK over the same period.