Premier League champions Manchester City’s esports division and British esports organisation Guild Esports have been announced as the latest members of the UK Esports Teams Committee. Both Guild Esports and Manchester City have joined with the goal of ‘making positive changes’ to the UK esports scene.
Gavin Johnson, Media Director at City Football Group, commented:
“We’re pleased that Manchester City Esports are being welcomed as a member of the UKETC today. 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.”
Oliver Weingarten, Chair of UKETC and Chief Executive Officer of LDN UTD, added:
“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.”
The UK Esports Teams Committee was founded in 2021 with the goal to grow the esports industry in the United Kingdom. The members are currently working on a Code of Conduct which, once finished, will highlight the key issues in the UK esports industry, including toxicity, safeguarding and provision of voluntary jobs.