The British Esports Federation (BEF)a British not-for-profit industry body, has extended its plans for the Sunderland campus in order to incorporate a new creative hub along with accommodations for video games and e-sports.
The new plans include. self-contained accommodation for up to 25 peopleas well as a center for content creation.within walking distance of Sunderland’s educational and sports campus.
The facilities are designed to mimic the performance of teams and players in competitions.as well as to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In addition, the campus is equipped with creative technology and video games. to facilitate the growth of e-sports.
The plans for the National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC). were first unveiled in January 2022when the BEA announced that it would open a sports education and performance center.which would incorporate sports classrooms, performance rooms and a space with 100 seats for host sporting events regular.
The centerwhich will open its doors at the end of this year, will be equipped with a 1,000 square meters of sports facilities for 150 students, spread over two floors, on the outskirts of Sunderland, in the north of the UK.
British Esports will be the first member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF) to have a dedicated eSports campus.. The organization was a founding member of the GEF in 2019 and promotes eSports awareness and sets standards in the UK.
Sunderland is a hugely ambitious city, and one that fully embraces the transformative power of digital to bring communities together, so it is fitting that a sport that relies on digital and technology is investing so significantly here.
Graeme Miller, Sunderland City Councilor
We are proud to be making a significant investment in Sunderland and with a new headquarters capable of attracting and developing tomorrow’s cutting-edge digital society.
Andy Payne OBE, Chairman of British Esports