Who are we?
Our goal is to help facilitate and grow Scottish Esports like it’s never been done before! Following the success of 3 seasons of the Scottish Esports League, we aim to continue our growth and allow more people to enjoy and participate in competitive gaming across Scotland.
Esports Scotland was started by James Hood, after feeling a lack of infrastructure and cohesion across gaming in Scotland. Following the success of his video production company and his Facebook group, Xbox Scotland, he decided to combine his skill set and passion to create Esports Scotland. Now ESS is a team of 20+ people working constantly across Events, Tournaments, Streams, Content, Social Media, Marketing and more, to make the goal of the company and thousands of people across Scotland come true!
What is Esports?
Esports is a catch-all term for any kind of professional competitive gaming, whether individual or team-based. Esports players will sound off against each other in games like Fifa, League of Legends, and Call of Duty, to find who out is the ultimate champion.
Esports have been around since the very beginning of Videogames growth into popularity. You could look at classic arcade high scores as the first form of esports, and has now grown into a multi-million-pound global industry with millions of fans all over the world who tune in to live streams with commentary or catch the highlights of matches after the fact. The most successful players are huge stars, with fanbases, and endorsement deals and sponsorships and earn as much and often more than professional athletes of traditional sports.
How do I get involved?
Whether you're a newcomer or veteran competitor or spectator, esports is an exciting vibrant world with great welcoming communities in every corner of the globe. If you're new to the scene and interested in what's going on in Scotland, the best place to start is by joining our discord and following our social media channels to stay up to date with all the latest goings-on.
Do you do (insert game title here)?
If you're interested in a particular game and you don't see it listed as part SEL or the Esports Scotland Community Cups and High Score events, then we'd love to hear from you. Pop into our discord and start a conversation, we always love seeing new faces in the scene!