Who is behind the British Esports Association?


Tom Dore

Head Of Education

Morgan Ashurst

Marketing manager

Elliot Bond

School and college liaison officer

Alice Leaman

School and college liaison officer

Gary Tibbett

Education manager

Mark McCready

Scotland representative

Dave Martin

Senior adviser - strategy

Adam Johnson

Senior adviser - commercial

Ilias Pajoheshfar

Senior adviser - projects

Latimer King

Senior adviser

Advisory Board

The British Esports Association (British Esports) – the UK’s esports national body – established to support, promote and instil good governance for amateur esports players and teams– confirms its Advisory Board and launches its full website.

Led by British Esports Chair, Andy Payne OBE, the board currently includes:

  • Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, Rogue chief gaming officer
  • Craig “Wizzo” Fletcher, Multiplay/Insomnia founder
  • Mark “Garvey” Candella, director of strategic partnerships, Twitch
  • Ceirnan ” Excoundrel ” Lowe, caster/host
  • Josh Williams, founder, National University Esports League
  • Andrew Nixon, partner, Sheridans
  • Ryan Hart, multi-game world champion
  • Mary Antieul, head of esports and partnerships, Belong by GAME
  • David Yarnton, COO, Edge Esports
  • Darren Newnham, biz dev/consultant and Nexus founder
  • Ramesh Singh, University of Chichester and former pro gamer
  • Dr Maria Stukoff, University of Salford
  • Professor Andy Miah, University of Salford
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Game Advisers

We also have a series of British Esports games advisers, who provide input and expertise to make sure we can support and understand each community effectively, and to keep us abreast of changes in the grassroots/wider scene across multiple games. This will help us with our future initiatives and ensure we’re considering the needs of the community.

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