An ambitious new esports brand made by Scottish gamers, for Scottish gamers, has emerged.
Skelp aims to become Scotland’s ‘first major esports organisation’ and put the country on the map in the competitive gaming space.
Skelp will sign players in Call of Duty, FIFA and Fortnite, having brought Fortnite player The Big Narst on board, who will act as head of Fortnite, focusing on building a squad. The org aims to compete at the highest level.
Aside from this, the organisation will also run weekly competitions across a number of games for both casual and more competitive gamers.
Skelp said in a press release: “Our aim is to be an organisation competitive gaming fans can feel part of, while supporting talent who could be the next Ninja, Scump or Benjyfishy.
“Significantly, we hope to be the first Scottish esports brand to break into the mainstream – with brands such as Faze Clan, NRG and G2 currently leading the way in Europe and North America.”
In press materials sent to Esports News UK, Skelp also said: “We want to give Scotland an esports organisation to be proud of.”
You can check out Skelp’s trailer here:
The org recognised that Scotland has a scattered gaming community, with a lack of Scottish orgs investing in esports talent and few role models.
Some well-known Scottish players include Kyle ‘Scrub Killa’ Robertson, a Rocket League player for Guild Esports and Stephen ‘Snoopeh’ Ellis, a former League of Legends player.
There’s also Scottish mid-laner Ronan ‘Chemera’ Stewart, a League of Legends UKLC player who earnt the nickname ‘the Scottish Faker’, among others. But there aren’t many.
There’s also Esports Scotland, an association that hosts multiple tournaments. Esports Scotland recently announced the Esports Cup of Nations with Esports Wales.
Skelp hopes that by investing in talent and hosting events for the community, it will help elevate Scotland’s status in esports.
“Our aim is to gain credibility immediately from our roster of Scottish talent punching above their weight and gaining results among the best teams in the world.”
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.