The British Esports Association (BEA) is calling for gaming tournaments to be held that cater exclusively to players with disabilities. It comes after this year’s Association of Colleges’ FIFA Cup, which runs until May, included three disabled gamers.
After seeing students like Daniel, from National Star College in Gloucestershire, taking part, BEA says it will push for wider accessibility for disabled gamers. It says it will call on some of the biggest names in the technology industry to make that happen.
Daniel has limited mobility in his hands and arms. He used adapted technology to take part, which was developed in 2018 by Microsoft. It is an Xbox Adaptive Controller, which has various switches he can control from the chair he uses everyday to take part in games.
“We’re hoping that we can take what they’re doing as a pilot. We’re intending to speak to Microsoft about the opportunities to get a group of colleges like National Star involved in a pilot competition like this because the impact that they’ve seen is huge,” Tom Dore from the BEA said.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.