UK ISP Be Broadband (O2) has become the UK eSports Association's (UKeSA) official broadband provider for its 2009 season. The UKeSA is the official governing body for competitive online gaming (multiplayer) in the UK:
"Be has a close affinity to the UK's gaming community, which is shown through initiatives such as Be Gamer," said Felix Geyr, Managing Director of Be Broadband. "We are genuinely excited by the steps UKeSA are taking to develop competitive eSports in the UK and are delighted to be able to show our commitment to gamers and gaming through being involved in this process."
"Be have an impeccable reputation within the gaming community due to their exceptional connectivity services and great community." said Ray Mia, Chief Executive of UKeSA, "This partnership with Be Broadband is a fantastic step and sends a clear message of support to the UK's 21 million console and PC gamers."
The first UKeSA Open Division (open to all players) and Championship Division (semi-professional) Seasons have begun. Currently there are 6500 players from 1500 teams competing for a place in the finals and a £35,000 prize.
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