Key UK esports figures in attendance
Members of the UK esports industry gathered at the Palace of Westminster earlier this week to take part in a roundtable discussion on esports.
It was the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting for video games and esports, organised by UK games industry trade body Ukie.
British Esports Association vice chair, Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, chaired the roundtable. Several British Esports advisory board members were in attendance, including Dignitas general manager Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, NUEL founder Josh Williams and Edge Esports’ David Yarnton.
Other key figures included ESL UK COO Rob Black, Intel UK gaming and esports lead Scott Gillingham, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE, Niccolo Maisto from FACEIT, NSE executive director Jon Tilbury.
MPs Alex Sobel, Scott Mann and Matt Western also attended.
Great to chair the @uk_ie and the Video Games APPG esports roundtable this morning and discuss with industry figures how we can ensure the sector maintains its upward trajectory pic.twitter.com/dYT7ihBIMF
— Ed Vaizey (@edvaizey) March 12, 2019
ESL UK COO Rob Black said on Twitter: “We had a great discussion with the APPG for video games and esports on what government can do to push the industry. The UK government are slowly waking up to the potential of esports.”