National Esports Federation, in partnership with the British Basketball Federation, has announced the Great Britain team to compete in the eFIBA Open Season 1.
Sunderland, UK, Tuesday 17th January 2022 – British Esports, the national body set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, has extended its partnership with the British Basketball Federation to support the participation of Great Britain in the eFIBA Open, scheduled to take place in late January 2023.
eFIBA Season 1, the inaugural season of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) official NBA® 2K23 esports tournament, organised by FIBA and operated by ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), sees 30 National Federations across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East compete for the title of Conference Champions.
Consisting of seven online regional events across the various FIBA regions, the European Qualifiers take place on Sunday 22nd January 2023 when Great Britain take on Turkey in their opening game, and the European Regional Finals landing on Wednesday 25th January 2023.
The player roster for the Great Britain team competing in eFIBA Season 1 includes:
- Harry ‘HazzaUK’ Hurst (Captain)
- Kieren ‘Kiesteel’ Steel
- Abdul ‘Jiinxy’
- Kyan ‘KyBaands’
- Jemal ‘JaiiOnline’ Grant
“This is another great opportunity for Great Britain to be part of an emerging basketball genre,” said a British Basketball Federation spokesperson. “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with the British Esports Federation, given its knowledge and experience in the field, and we’re sending all our support to Great Britain as they prepare to compete in the Regional Qualifiers later this month.”
British Esports is proud to support British Basketball and the Great Britain team at the eFIBA Open.
“We’re proud to be a part of the eFIBA Open once again,” said Chester King, CEO, British Esports Federation. “The continued partnership with British Basketball exemplifies the synergy between esports and traditional sports, and we’re happy to team up with the British Basketball Federation to promote British talent on the international stage once again”
For more information on the Great Britain team competing at the eFIBA Open, and to stay up to date with all the latest news, including player rosters, upcoming fixtures and results, please visit the eFIBA Europe Tournament page.
## ENDS ##
Adam McGowan | Marketing Director | British Esports | Email: [email protected]
Jamie Thomas | Media Officer | British Basketball | Email: [email protected]
About British Esports
British Esports is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK. As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body. The Federation helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to promote, improve and inspire. For more information and all the latest news, visit www.britishesports.org or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok.
About British Basketball
The British Basketball Federation (British Basketball) is the national governing body responsible for basketball in Britain. It took on the International Federation (FIBA) membership role from the Home Country Associations in October 2016. The BBF runs GB Basketball in a federated model, under a board of management comprising an independent chair, independent directors and representatives of the three member Home Country Associations (HCAs) of Basketball England, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales. For more information, please visit https://gb.basketball/.