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UK Esports Teams Committee (UKETC) Adds Two New Organisations

Guild Esports and Manchester City Esports now part of the collective.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Location, UK, 5th May 2022, The UK Esports Teams Committee (UKETC) has today welcomed two new additions, Guild Esports and Manchester City Esports, to join the collaborative effort of many other top UK esports organisations towards making positive changes to the UK esports professional scene.


The UKETC is a collective of UK based esports teams that formed in 2021 as a 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.


The UKETC has recently announced that it is formulating a Charter - Code Of Conduct - for all members to adopt which will be published and will address key issues including how esports organisations should address toxicity, safeguarding and also the provision of voluntary jobs/work experience. 


The addition of Guild Esports and Manchester City Esports will provide enhanced value to the UKETC, as it looks to finalise its work on the Charter and many other issues that impact across the whole UK sector. 


"The UKETC seeks to have the broadest representation as this ensures the issues we address will have the most impact, with key stakeholders being involved. In that respect I’d like to welcome Guild and Man City to the UKETC and look forward to their active participation in our forthcoming meetings, and their support in delivering our agenda, starting with the Code Of Conduct.” said Oliver Weingarten, Chair of UKETC (and Chief Executive Officer of LDN UTD)


“We are very pleased to be joining the UKETC. We look forward to being part of a collective that is committed to UK esports in the same way Guild is. UKETC has been instrumental in enhancing the credibility of esports in the UK and their values very much align with ours” said Kal Hourd, CEO at Guild Esports. 


“We’re pleased that Manchester City Esports are being welcomed as a member of the UKETC today,” said Gavin Johnson, Media Director at City Football Group, “Over the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to develop and expand our work within the esports space and continue to grow our offering for esports and Man City fans alike. We look forward to working with the other members of the UKETC in the future.”


UK Esports orgs can apply to join the UKETC at any time, and this will be reviewed periodically throughout the year. You can find more information about applying here: https://www.uketc.org/#join


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For further information please contact:


Elliot Bond, Admin UKETC | [email protected] or 
Oliver Weingarten, Chair | [email protected]


About UK Esports Team Committee
The UK Esports Team Committee (UKETC) is a new committee representing professional esports teams within the UK. It is a collective of UK 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 in wider industry discussions.  The UKETC currently consists of Endpoint, EXCEL, Fnatic, MNM Gaming, London Royal Ravens, London Spitfire and Vexed Gaming, and is supported by the British Esports Association.  Website: UKETC.org

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