UK ESPORTS TEAM COMMITTEE
A collective of 14 of the UK's leading esports teams
A committee of 14 of the UK's leading esports teams
WHO ARE WE
We are a collective of UK based esports teams that have come together to form a not-for-profit committee of like-minded individuals with the aim of progressing and growing the UK esports industry and representing the voice of teams within wider industry discussions.
WHAT WE CARE ABOUT
Elevating the UK Esports Industry to be considered globally as one of the most successful, professional and credible regions for competitive video gaming. Ensuring nationally that the perspective of the UK Esports industry and its professional esports teams is appropriately represented in political and regulatory conversations around video gaming and the wider gaming industry. As teams we are still in competition with each other and thus our conversations won’t contain anything of an anti-competitive nature.
Developing awareness and understanding of existing career pathways available for individuals looking to enter the UK Esports industry through working for a professional esports team. Reinforcing the value of education and providing guidance to esports teams on available education options that could enhance or support future career prospects of their people. Collaborating with the UK Higher Education sector to ensure that esports-related education being provided is well-informed and fit-for-purpose.
Promoting an inclusive and tolerant environment within UK esports, helping to support diversity and inclusion issues in gaming. We care about providing help and guidance to all UK esports teams to ensure that everyone has equal rights and opportunities to become involved in the UK Esports industry.
Ensuring an economically sustainable future for UK Esports teams to thrive within the context of the wider global esports industry. Having a collective voice through which UK Esports teams can speak to games publishers, league entities and tournament organisers to ensure the economic impact on teams is considered strongly in their decision-making.
WHAT WE WILL BE DOING
Be a collective voice representing the views and interests of UKETC Esports Teams to the wider UK Esports & Gaming industries and to Government.
Identify ways to enhance the credibility of UK Esports in the UK to improve commercial opportunities for UK Esports teams.
Establish a set of standards required to be considered a professional Esports team in the UK and to be admitted to the UKETC.
Have a UKETC voice involved in the conversation with other esports bodies such as BEA and UKIE.
Produce guidelines to UK Esports teams on how to operate. Act as a source of advice to, and be an educational resource for, UK Esports teams.
BRITISH ESPORTS FEDERATION
The UKETC is supported by British Esports, however we will not be a formal sub-committee. This allows us to operate independently, whilst still allowing us to work together according to our shared values of credibility, education, inclusivity and sustainability.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN
Whilst not a restrictive list, our general guidelines for teams wishing to apply to join the UK Esports Teams Committee are as follows:
- Registered limited company in the United Kingdom.
- Brand history spanning 3 years or more.
- Respectable track record of competing in UK Esports competitions, or international competitions representing the UK.
- Demonstrable contractual commitments to staff and players, and proven track record of adhering to these.
- Good reputational history of senior leadership members.
- Adherence to the Committee Values.
Teams must provide a written application on their suitability to join the UKETC. All pending applications will be reviewed once every six months by all existing member teams of the UKETC. Teams will be awarded membership based on a successful majority vote of existing UKETC and following successful signature committing the Team to the UKETC’s Mission Statement and Values. Membership to the UKETC is granted based on the sole discretion of the existing UKETC member teams. All teams are subject to removal from the UKETC following a super majority (75+%) vote. This vote can be requested by any member team at any time.