Hi all, Dom here.
Just wanted to write a post about the future of eSports News UK now that I've been hired by the British eSports Association as content director.
While that will essentially be my full-time job going forwards (I am contracted to work for them from Monday to Thursday each week), I will still be producing content for eSports News UK in my spare time as normal, as I have done for almost a year now.
eSports News UK and its team of volunteer writers will continue as usual, predominantly focusing on the UK League of Legends scene.
I understand as editor of this site there is a conflict of interest with me now working for British eSports.
Because of this, I will not be able to write objectively about the association on eSports News UK, nor will I be able to write rumours about the group. Instead, I will simply use any British eSports Association press releases to post up any news I feel is relevant to eSports News UK (which I would've done anyway, had I not worked for them).
I want to make it clear there is no affiliation between ENUK and the British eSports Association.
British eSports content will be focusing on things like parent/player advice, general information as well as career info and wider pieces on events and government news. It has some interesting ideas and goals which should hopefully be announced in early October.
eSports News UK will still be focusing on UK League players, video discussion shows, opinion pieces, match reports/analysis and more controversial issues/pieces around drama etc.
I put a lot of thought into this situation before accepting the job, and ultimately went for it as it means I will have the opportunity to potentially help improve eSports in the UK, aside from just being a journalist.
While the idea of running eSports News UK full-time was tempting, it's just not feasible at the moment.
I look to other journalists in eSports, like Richard Lewis, who works full-time for Turner but still produces his own independent videos, discussion shows and news stories online. Think of what I'm doing now being a bit like that.
I hope you understand my decision and continue to follow ENUK as well as the association. Happy to answer any questions you have and engage with you all - let me know what you want to see from the British eSports Association going forwards.
Thanks for all your support!