British Esports announces Vexed Gaming CGO, Mark Weller as manager of Team Britain

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The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation set up to promote and support grassroots esports, is proud to announce that it has selected the 2021 teams and players representing Great Britain at this year’s Global Esports Games (GEG). As well as selecting Vexed Gaming CGO, Mark Weller as manager of Team Britain.

GEG will take place in Singapore in December 2021, which will see esports teams from more than 80 countries and territories compete for pride and glory. It’s a medal event that will not include prize money. This year’s games will include Street Fighter V, Dota 2 Open, Dota 2 Women and eFootball PES.

The British Esports Association has enlisted the support of Mark Weller, Chief Gaming Officer at Vexed Gaming as the Team Manager for Great Britain.

I’ve been a passionate supporter, endorser and developer of British esports talent throughout my career. I am honoured to have been selected as team manager for team Britain, we have some fantastic talent in this country and I look forward to showcasing this on the world stage.

Mark Weller, manager of Team Britain
Mark Weller, Vexed Gaming CGO, manager of Team Britain at the Global Esports Games

Team Britain, captained by Mark Weller, has submitted rosters and players for each of the titles, with some partaking in regional qualifiers to secure their place at the live finals later this year. The players representing Britain are:

Street Fighter V

6x Guinness World Record Holder and retired Street-Fighter professional Ryan Hart was appointed by the British Esports Association to aid in the selection process for the street fighter V. 

Closed Qualifier was held, where top 8 UK talent faced off against one another for the chance to represent team Britain and receive a direct invite to the upcoming Global Esports Games. 

After an evening of qualifying, London-based Kim-Philippe Ruddy ‘The4Phillz’ Badiabio came out on top, showing a strong fighting spirit to clutch the win 3-2 after a bracket reset against ex-Fnatic player ‘Shakz’

Regional Qualifiers for Street Fighter V will not be held, therefore ‘The4Phillz’ will head directly to the world finals in Singapore. 

eFootball 2022 PES

Regional Qualifiers for PES will not be held, therefore ‘RobbieDeBoer14’ will head directly to the world finals in Singapore.

Team Manager, Mark Weller has Selected Scottish Player, Rob ‘RobbieDeBoer14’ Mclean, to represent the British Squad for the Global Esports Games Singapore.

Mclean became the first-ever player from the United Kingdom to win the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) European Championship in Seville which was held at the Olympic stadium, and he went on to win a number of titles under British organisations. More recently, Mclean has been representing Rangers FC and has shown great potential in offline events in Asia.

Dota 2 Open

Ex-Chaos Esports Club coach and British Tl 10 broadcast talent, TeaGuvnor, was put forward for Dota 2 selection.

He has rounded out a team of UK players that currently hold both the highest ratings within the UK and the necessary experience to compete on the world stage, which includes ex-NIP Gaming professional Jason Connor “TANNER” Weedon. The full squad can be found below; 

  1. Bill (Carry)
  2. Adzantick (Mid)
  3. symetricaL (Offlane)
  4. TANNER (Support)
  5. TeaGuvnor (C) (Support)
Gameplay from one of the most popular games in esports, DotA 2

Dota 2 Women

Following a public recruitment campaign in conjunction with Women in Esports and the Dota Valkyries, British Esports is pleased to announce the Dota 2 All-Women’s team: 

  1. Little Lucy (Carry)
  2. Sheepsticked (C) (Mid)
  3. Bellemiku (Offlane)
  4. Soong45 (Support)
  5. Lily Milne (Support)

The team will be taking part in regional qualifiers on the 6th-7th November which will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch with further details to be announced. 

Due to the ever-changing COVID travel regulations, reserves are being recruited meaning that players and team rosters may change ahead of the games. 

About British Esports

The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK.

As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body.

The Association helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to Promote, Improve and Inspire.

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