According to reporting from Adam Fitch at Dexerto, several major esports teams based in the United Kingdom are planning to announce that they are working as an alliance in a not-for-profit committee dedicated to “progressing and growing the UK esports industry.” This new committee is called the UK Esports Team Committee.
Some of the biggest names in the world of British esports have signed on to this committee.
Endpoint is a UK based esports organisation that fields teams in games like CS:GO, Rocket League, Quake, and Rainbow 6 Siege esports. Like many other esports organisations they have also partner with gaming content creators outside of the esports world.
This British esports organisation was formed in a pub in England and has gone on to have active rosters in League of Legends, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Valorant esports. They compete at the top levels of competitive League of Legends play in Europe.
This is one of the biggest names in the esports world. Fnatic has fielded teams in over 30 different games, they are the third most-watched esports team in the world, and they have won over $16 million in prize money. They have become more than an esport team, they are a huge gaming and lifestyle brand and one of the most valuable esports organizations.
4. London Royal Ravens
The London Royal Ravens are a Call of Duty esports franchise. They are owned by ReKTGlobal, an esports parent company who also owns Rogue.
5. London Spitfire
London Spitfire is the team representing London, United Kingdom, in the Overwatch League. The Spitfire competes in the Western Division. The team is owned by Jack Etienne and his esports organization Cloud9.
6. MnM Gaming
MnM Gaming is an esports club that fields teams in Trackmania, Rainbow 6 Siege, Hearthstone, and League of Legends.
7. Vexed Gaming
Vexed Gaming is a British esports organization that competes in CS:GO. Originally formed as an e-sports subsidiary of eBettle, Vexed Gaming has hosted numerous European squads since its inception in 2015, including a Polish squad that attended DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015, a French squad, and a Swedish-British squad.
After Fitch reported on the new website and committee, the website was edited, and the information was removed. All that is currently on the site is an image of the logo and the name of the committee. According to the report from Dexerto, the website has set out guidelines for other organisations wishing to join. They should have a brand history of at least three years, a “respectable” track record in UK esports events, contractual commitments to staff and players, and senior staff with “good reputational history.”
This committee was formed in partnership with the British Esports Association, and it will allow the teams to operate with a collective voice to fight for the UK esports industry. They also want to establish standards that need to be met for other UK organizations to be considered a “professional esports team.”