Building Futures Through Esports And Education.

Established with a vision to promote and nurture future esports talent, British Esports has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of amateur competitive gaming throughout the UK and Internationally.

Focused on developing grassroots esports, cutting edge curriculum and career pathways, British Esports has successfully advanced the perception of esports nationwide.

Team members of the British Esports Federation at Bett Show 2024


Raising the Game for the United Kingdom.

British Esports’ vision is to create a world class infrastructure for the future development of esports, positioning the United Kingdom as one of the leading esports nations globally within the next 10 years.

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Coming soon, our Vision 2030.

Great Britain competing at the European Esports Games Championships in Poland


Inspiring a Generation.

We endeavour to cultivate a supportive, inclusive and diverse community that nurtures and develops talent, fosters healthy competition, and champions the values of sportsmanship, fair play, and respect.

Let’s work together to build a better future.

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Esports Wales take on Esports England in Rocket League at the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022


British Esports was established with three simple goals, to promote, improve and inspire the esports ecosystem throughout the United Kingdom.








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Discover more about the British Esports Federation, from the dedicated team helping to shape the future of amateur esports to the partners we work with and work we do in the local community.

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The British Esports Federation is the national body for esports in the United Kingdom. We’re the recognised member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF) for Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland. British Esports is responsible for the participation in the Global Esports Games of athletes from GB and NI, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and UK Overseas Territories which are not members of GEF.

We manage the representation and participation of national esports teams in the Global Esports Games, Commonwealth Esports Championships, and other International, and European Olympic sanctioned events.

We’re also a founding member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Esports and Gaming Liaison Group.

As the national body, we’re at the forefront of grassroots esports, and represent the national interest on the global stage. 

Our award-winning team develops competitive grassroots video game tournaments for students at Secondary Schools, Further Education (FE) colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools, creates cutting edge esports curriculum, develops transferable skills and progression pathways in esports, creative, digital and STEM industries, and helps support infrastructure through building a state-of-the-art National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC), the UK’s most advanced esports and education performance centre, and a globally-recognised esports hub, capable of attracting and developing the UK’s very best esports and creative talent.

Committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in esports, we build projects and initiatives that showcase the potential of esports to bring about positive change in education and society as a whole.

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The British Esports Federation is a not for profit organisation.  We collaborate with a variety of  partners and sponsors committed to promoting the development of esports at all levels, from grassroots to education, well being, accessibility, diversity, career pathways, government, and policy.

Any revenue that the British Esports Federation generates is reinvested back into the federation to ensure the continued operations and success of British Esports on the national and international stage.

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We work with some of the world’s leading educational authorities, partners and wider stakeholders to develop cutting edge esports curriculum, modern, transferable skills and progression pathways in esports, creative, digital, business, sport and STEM industries.

There are a number of esports qualifications available at academic institutions throughout the UK including Pearson BTEC National, Higher National and International Qualifications in Esports, from Level 2 to Level 5 and short courses developed with the Leadership Skills Foundation in Level 1 and Level 2 Esports Leadership. 

As of 2023, close to 10,000 student learners aged 11+ have studied our qualifications.

For more information and to further understand the benefits that esports has in education, please visit our Education Hub or find your nearest provider on our approved Esports Centres Map.

The Student Champs is the UK’s largest amateur grassroots esports tournament, designed by British Esports for students aged 12+ and open to all Secondary Schools, Further Education (FE) Colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) Schools throughout the UK.  

Engaging a wide demographic of young people, this extracurricular team-based activity helps students develop key transferable skills such as critical thinking and analysis, resilience, tolerance, flexibility, complex problem solving, digital literacy, social emotional learning (SEL) and much more!

Competing in the Student Champ provides students with the opportunity to master their aptitude for competitive play or get hands-on in a variety of creative roles broadcast, production, marketing, shoutcasting, coaching and more.

First established in 2016, The Student Champs continues to help provide an avenue to motivate and inspire students and has featured in excess of 5,000 players and 700 teams throughout its history.

For more information on the Student Champs, visit the Student Champs.

The Student Champs is open to all students aged 12+ at secondary schools, Further Education (FE) colleges and Alternative Provision (AP) schools throughout the UK. 

Entry criteria for the Student Champs requires schools and colleges to be registered with the Department for Education or Education Scotland, or Colleges Scotland.  A school or college must be able to provide a unique reference number if requested and accredited to deliver RQF Level 2 and/or Level 3 (SCQF Level 5 and/or Level 6) qualifications.

For more information on the Student Champs, visit the Student Champs.

To participate in the Student Champs, players must be aged 12+ and registered to a school or college that is eligible to play in the Student Champs.  Players must be registered full-time, or part-time at their school or college and study a minimum of 4 hours a week.  Players studying online are also eligible to participate. 

For more information on the Student Champs, visit the Student Champs.

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