With the popularity of eSports growing all over the world, EA have confirmed the implementation of their new Competitive Gaming Division. The group will be headed by former chief operating officer Peter Moore, and will focus on facilitating the growth of competitive gaming contests for the likes of their FIFA, Madden NFL and Battlefield series.
In the announcement, EA outline three key principles that they believe will help the group focus on strengthening and expanding the core experience that gamers crave in competitive environments:
· Competition – To create highly-engaging competitive experiences with our games, officially supported by Electronic Arts.
· Community – To celebrate, connect and grow our community of players across all levels of expertise.
· Entertainment – To develop live events and broadcasting that bring the spectacle of competition to millions of people around the world.
The announcement goes on to champion Moore’s suitability to the new role, as well as the group’s commitment to build a best-in-class program to centralize our efforts with new events, as well as the infrastructure to bring you the world’s preeminent EA competitive experiences.
Keep an eye out for much more from EA’s CGD in the coming months, and in the meantime, be sure to keep yourself in good practice if you’re planning on competing!