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University’s new esports lecturer joins British Esports Association

Senior lecturer Ramesh Singh who leads the new esports degree at Chichester

AN AWARD-WINNING esports player who teaches at the University of Chichester has been appointed to the board of a major esports body to support the industry’s latest grassroots projects.

Senior lecturer Ramesh Singh, who leads the new esports degree at Chichester, has joined the British Esports Association. Mr Singh, known as Rams or r2k, is a former European esports champion having won several major tournaments including Quake 3.

He said: “I’m delighted to be part of the British Esports Association representing the University of Chichester and esports from an educational side. As the first former professional gamer to come into this space, it’s an amazing challenge and I look forward to bringing that to Association.”

Rams has an extensive track record, which also includes high-ranking positions in games including Trackmania and Battlefield for the Dignitas team. He launched the new BA (Hons) in esports at Chichester in September 2019, which is the first in the UK to examine the impact of gaming through scientific study.

The University of Chichester lecturer is one of three new advisory board members at the not-for-profit British Esports Association, which was established in 2016 to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports, and develop its grassroots.

He will be joined by the University of Salford’s Dr Maria Stukoff, a director at its Maker Space digital technology hub, and Professor Andy Miah, a co-chair of its Esports Industry Collaboration programme.

British Esports chair Andy Payne OBE said: “We are delighted to bring on board some great new Advisory Board members and game advisers to the Association and thank all of our outgoing members. We look forward to working together in 2020 and beyond to deliver some of the projects outlined in our recent Vision 2022 document.”

To find out more about the newly-launched BA (Hons) in esports at the University of Chichester go to www.chi.ac.uk/esports. Alternatively for more on the British Esports Association go to www.britishesports.org.