The British Esports Association recently announced that it will be opening the National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC) in Sunderland, England. This campus will reportedly offer courses pertaining to the esports industry. Additionally, the space will feature classrooms, performance rooms, streaming booths, and an arena for competitions.
“The UK is Europe’s second-biggest video game market and ranked 6th globally – this speaks to the potential of esports which will capitalize on gaming’s popularity, with talented competitors emerging and a growing audience keen to spectate and enjoy esports as a leisure activity. This is a market that we know will explode in the UK and we want to support its growth,” said Chester King, the Chief Executive Officer of the BEA. “Sunderland is a hugely ambitious and future-focused city and that aligns very much to BEA and esports, which has vast growth potential and ties into Sunderland’s strengths in gaming, digital, and sport. The campus will be an inspirational site, a place for players and coaches to work, learn and develop. This is a much-needed facility and through my team’s experiences we understand its importance.”
The BEA will be using this facility to host esports events, summer camps, and tournaments. Moreover, the campus will serve as a training base for the Great Britain esports team, which recently participated in the Global Esports games in Singapore.
The National Esports Performance Campus is set to open its doors this summer. An exact date for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the venue’s official launch has not yet been announced.
(All information was provided by Esports Insider)