Summer 2022 is going to include more esports events in Britain, with the recent announcement of Commonwealth Esports Championships and Commonwealth Esports Forum as a part of it.

  • The venue is Birmingham's International Convention Centre. 
  • It starts on August 5th 2022 and will last for 3 days. 
  • The events are staged through a strategic partnership of Global Esports Federation and Commonwealth Games Federation. 
  • The aim of the events is to expand Birmingham's legacy in esports, with the support of the Business and Tourism Programme. Commonwealth citizens are invited to take part in competitions, that will be held across multiple global esports titles.

All of this is being organized under the assistance of British Esports Association, founded in 2016. Upon the matter, the org's CEO notes.

The gaming community has long understood that esports helps teamwork, communication and strategic thinking together with combating loneliness, but alongside this, it creates opportunities for its athletes to participate in a team environment in a similar way to traditional sport with all the benefits. 

We advocate the values of representation, whether that is your team, school, county, or country and as such are delighted to see the Commonwealth Games Federation recognises its potential too.

CEO of BEA, Chester King