UK eSports League

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7897503.stm; http://www.ukesa.com/

 

A new professional gaming association called the United Kingdom eSports Association (UKeSA) has now been set up. The Association caters for both amateur and professional gamers and players can compete using a variety of PC, Xbox 360, Wii, or PS3 games.

 

There are currently no English sports governing body for eSports, despite a number of events gaining in popularity worldwide. Indeed, the Asian Indoor Games hosts Electronic Sports Competitions.

 

While there is a history of professional electronic sports competitions and leagues around the world, it is not unilaterally positive. The msot recent casualty came on November 18th 2008, when the American based Championship Gaming Series (CGS) folded. Insiders suggest that many of the problems with CGS were connected with its live television broadcasts of the games, and that gamers wanted to play rather than simply watch other people play. The choice of games and formats was also quite limited.

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2 Comments on “UK eSports League”

  1. watcat Says:

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  2. wonker Says:

    Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

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