BBC Breakfast aired a segment on esports this morning, covering MnM’s gaming house and previewing the Vainglory Spring Championship at London’s O2.
As with a lot of mainstream media’s coverage of esports, BBC looked at what esports is.
At MnM’s boot camp, they spoke to coach FrozenDawn, as well as players Rifty and Luddehz.
They also interviewed ESL UK MD James Dean, tournament admin and Team Endpoint social media manager Veracity, as well as Vainglory casters Excoundrel and Action Jackson.
— James Dean (@j1mco) May 19, 2017
Members of the SK Gaming and TSM Vainglory teams also shared their views on the growing esports industry.
Overall it was a good insight into the world of esports at both a national and global level.
Of course, with the BBC being the BBC, they had to get an old-fashioned view on video gaming in there, didn’t they.
At the end of the show, presenter Sally Nugent said: “I really want them to just go outside and get some fresh air.”
Esports report on BBC Breakfast. “I really want them to just go outside and get some fresh air” Come on BBC you’re better than that. pic.twitter.com/c7AVNboHRo
— James Jarvis (@James_Jarvis) May 19, 2017
Fantastic to see #esports on BBC breaksfast. Silly comment by presenter on sofa however when back to the studio.
— Doctoe (@Doctoe) May 19, 2017
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.