Outside of the British Esports Association, we take a look at some of the other regulators and organisations out there attempting to push esports forwards…
Outside of the teams and event organisers, several esports associations have emerged in recent years. Some have been set up to promote tournaments and others to provide regulation. We take a look at them.
Esports Integrity Coalition
ESIC hopes to be ‘the recognised guardian of the sporting integrity of esports’ It says it wants to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating, for example cheating and doping.
It’s a not-for-profit association and members must follow a code of ethics to join.
The World Esports Association has been set up to further professionalize esports by introducing regulations, player representation and revenue shares for teams.
WESA is working with a selection of teams as well as tournament provider ESL, and is regulating the CSGO ESL Pro League for now, but hopes to add more leagues and teams in the future. The organisation says it provides Sports players and teams with stability, legal advice and protection from economic uncertainties.
Professional Esports Association
The Professional Esports Association (PEA) consists of several esports teams in North America. Its mission is to create a pro esports league where owners and players work together to ‘create the most compelling and competitive matches for all esports fans’.
It will begin operating in 2017 with its own CSGO league boasting a $500,000 prize pool. Revenue will be split 50/50 between players and teams.
You can also take a look at what other organisations are doing to promote grassroots esports around the world, and a roundup of tournament and event organisers here.