The British Esports Association has appointed three new advisory board members. The new members are Ramesh Singh, Dr. Maria Stukoff and Professor Andy Miah.
Ramesh Singh is a senior lecturer in esports at the University of Chichester. He is a former pro player with an extensive track record, having won several tournaments in Quake 3 and participated in other games including Trackmania, Battlefield and others for teams such as Dignitas. He has also worked as a host and on events for companies such as Razer, Ginx TV, HyperX and Scan Computers.
Dr. Maria Stukoff is a director at Maker Space at the University of Salford, a new digital technology hub set up to foster real-world STEM skills. She is also a Games Skills Council member at ScreenSkills. Maria is well known for her work in the videogame industry in her former role as Head of PlayStationFirst, the Academic Development Programme at Sony Interactive Entertainment. She was also a founding member of the Next Gen Skills Academy.
Professor Andy Miah, also co-chair of the Esports Industry Collaboration programme at the University of Salford Manchester, has been researching into the relationship between digital technologies and sport. He has also worked with the International Sports Federation and the International Olympic Committee to build relationships between esports and sports.

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