CEO, British Esports Association
Chester King has a 28 year career in healthcare, sport and since 2015 in esports. In 2016 Chester founded the British Esports Association, with authority from the UK Government, as the national body (not-for-profit) for esports in the UK. British Esports has co-created with Pearson esports qualifications for schools and colleges (approved by the UK Gov's Department of Education). In 2019 Chester created the London Royal Ravens, the UK's Call of Duty League franchise, with ReKTGlobal (owners of ROGUE) and is a co-owner. Chester was appointed a member (volunteer) of the International Olympic Committee's 'Esports and Gaming Liaison Group' in April 2019. Chester was appointed a member of the board (volunteer) of the Global Esports Federation in December 2019. In 2020 he was the chair of the Education, Culture and Wellness Commission and sat on the Membership and Technical Commissions with Tencent. He was appointed a Vice President in August 2020. In 2021 he is the co-chair of the Technical Commission and sits on the Governance, Ethics and Standards Commission. In June 2020 he acquired 50% of Resolve Esports. A UK based esports org. Resolve then went on to win the UKEL, UKLC and now competes in the NLC. Resolve acquired the UK esports org Barrage in May 2021. And will be announcing a new Rocket League team with a F1 Team in June 2021. In August 2020 he was appointed as a Trade Advisor Group member for the UK Government's Department of International Trade (DIT) for the Creative Industries.