The British Esports Association is proud to announce that it will host the second annual World Esports Day, due to take place on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and bring people together for a global celebration of esports.
Following on from the success of last year’s activities, the event is coming back bigger and better to increase awareness of the positive impacts that esports has on society.
The campaign aims to celebrate all things competitive gaming, including the players, tournaments, streams, content, as well as other areas that help to build up the industry.
World Esports Day is backed by the British Esports Association, as well as having further support from the Global Esports Federation, Singapore Esports Association and Twitch.
After raising money for Special Effect in last year’s event, this year the selected charity is COVAX.
‘COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a worldwide initiative aimed at access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the World Health Organization.’
In light of the pandemic, British Esports decided it was best to support this charity in its journey to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to countries all around the world.
Funds raised will go straight to COVAX and allow more people globally to be protected amidst the current global situation.
There are several ways to get involved with #WorldEsportsDay, whether you are an individual or organisation.
Some of the many things to do include: hosting an event, running a stream, doing an educational piece or even just promoting esports through social media.
To give some inspiration, these are some of the activities completed last year:
– RAF vs student show matches
– Warzone Tournament
– Fundraising Stream
– Social Media Post
– Merchandise Promotion
World Esports day allows for organisations to let their creativity shine through and help to celebrate all of the positive aspects of esports with people from around the globe.
Download the activity deck:
British Esports has created a deck for individuals and organisations to gain more of an understanding about the day itself, as well as how they can get involved.
This deck outlines the processes behind things like donations to give you more of an understanding about what happens in a more detailed way.
The deck can be found here.