British Esports Association

British Esports to talk at ESI London, Cacin and Digital Families

News - 10 Sep 2018

The British Esports Association will be speaking at three major conferences over the next month, one based on esports, one on education and another on the future of content.


ESI London - September 20th

ESI London is a three-day esports business conference focused on building a bridge between expertise and interest, and explaining esports from the inside out.

It consists of a full day of esports workshops and debates covering topics such as how to build a brand and make content just like an esports endemic, the ins and outs of running a team, whether franchised leagues are good or bad for the ecosystem, the importance of PR in esports, sim racing, legal and compliance and more.

Day one will consist of networking, day two focuses on esports - with an evening Hall of Fame at the Natural History Museum - while day three will boast a comprehensive betting on esports track.

British Esports content director Dominic Sacco will be a part of ESI London's panel titled 'UK esports - it's coming home?'

The panel will take a look behind the scenes at what the UK is currently doing to grow esports locally, and tap into the fifth largest video game market in the world. It will run on September 19th from 11.20am to 12pm. Speakers include:

  • Kieran Holmes-Darby - Managing Director - exceL Esports
  • Scott Gillingham - UK Gaming & Esports Lead - Intel Corporation UK
  • Ben Greenstone - Private Secretary to the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries - DCMS
  • Dom Sacco - Content Director - British Esports Association

More info and tickets: ESI London website


Cacin Creative Fringe Conference - October 1st

The Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network Creative Fringe Conference draws nearer. With the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport also due to give his conference speech on Monday 1st October, the event will be setting up screens so that attendees are able to watch the speech live.

British Esports founder Chester King will be talking on the day. He will be part of a panel looking at the future of content, and what will we see, feel and hear in 10 years' time. The panel is as follows:

  • Chair: Damian Collins MP, Chair of CACIN & Chair of the DCMS Select Committee
  • Chester King, Founder & CEO, British Esports Association
  • Anna Mallett, COO & Managing Director, Production, BBC Studios
  • Andrew Smith, Corporate Affairs Director, Pinewood Group

More info and tickets: Cacin website


Digital Families - October 10th

British Esports founder Chester King will be speaking in one of Parent Zone's ‘in conversation with’ sessions. It will be around 40 minutes long and will be filmed and shared online after the event.

The session starts at 2pm on October 10th and is called 'Preparing yourself for the future '. It's aimed at teachers, social workers, educators and other professionals that work with children; Chester will be explaining what esports is and answering questions people may have about the opportunities if offers young people.

Our CEO Chester King will be speaking at the #DigitalFamilies2018 conference on 10th October about the role of #esports in education. Find out more here: https://t.co/V8hrijFQPA pic.twitter.com/SPXRPOd0A2

— British Esports Association (@British_Esports) September 5, 2018

The event takes place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG, and is about five minutes from King’s Cross.

British Esports also wrote a blog for Parent Zone on the benefits of schools and children getting involved with esports.

More info and tickets: Digital Families event page