Stepping away from the UK Esports Awards
Just a quick post to let you know I have decided to step down from the UK Esports Awards team.
Blanks and I had a shared vision when setting this up - to recognise top esports talent within the UK, including backstage staff that might sometimes get overlooked.
I’m very proud of what we achieved at the first event in the summer, we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the community and had a great selection of winners (and judges)!
However I think it’s fair to say I underestimated the amount of work that’s required when setting up and running an event like this. With my work at British Esports and my site Esports News UK, taking on this third project was too much. It started to affect my wellbeing and so I’ve decided I won’t be doing it going forwards. I just don’t have the time to focus on it and give it the input it deserves.
A lot of my friends think I’m mad for moving away from a project like this with such potential, but they will also know I have never been motivated by money, and health and family is far more important to me.
I have faith in the team to deliver even greater things in the future; the event is in safe hands with Blanks and Rob Baker of Skitch Media (who has taken my share, and worked with us on the first event in sales and partnerships).
Thanks to everyone who supported us for year 1, I wish the team the very best of success and I will be watching eagerly to see what they can do in the future.