ACES launches as the voice of esports education in the UK
ACES Executive Board Left to right: Vice chair Dr Russell Cowley, Dr William Darler, Michael Holley, vice chair LJ Filotrani, chair Dr Richard Oddy The Association of Continuing Education for Esports (ACES) is a consortium of academics with the backing of industry leaders. The association aims to support and raise the profile of the discipline of esports across FE and HE education in the UK. Industry forecasters are predicting that esports will generate more than £1bn in global revenue by 2022. With an online global audience in 2019 reaching just under 500 million, the sector is also regularly filling stadiums with esports fans gathering at mega events. Spectator numbers are beginning to rival traditional sports tournaments such as the Super Bowl in the US – last year’s League Of Legends World Championship in South Korea attracted 99.6 million unique viewers for the live final for example. “We are working very closely with industry professionals to strategically position ACES. With that said, a key objective for us as an association, is to benefit, connect and support all stakeholders. With the industry experiencing such exponential growth, ACES provides an essential platform to ensure this growth is sustainable long-term,” ACES vice chair, Dr […]
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ACES appoints key figures in esports sector onto its IAB
The ACES Executive Board has appointed Promod Esports CEO, Rob Black as the IAB Chair for a two-year tenure. Since his appointment, Rob has invited a range of UK esports industry professionals to join him on the IAB to help represent the multifaceted businesses within the sector.