A non-profit organization The British Sports Association has announced a partnership with the Esports Parents’ Coalition (COPE), a support organization established to advise players in the sports industry.
As a result of this partnership, British Esports will work with COPE to develop content proposals such as streaming, videos and articles aimed at parents of esports professionals.
COPE was founded earlier this year by David Herzog, father of professional Fortnite Crimz player, and Shay Williams, mother of creator Vanish Duster. The organization seeks to share parental knowledge with esports professionals by advising players on contracts, prize taxes, training regimes, player welfare, and post-competition training and career opportunities.
The organization also tries to connect the players’ parents with each other to share knowledge. After founding COPE, Anne Fish, mother of British Fortnite gamer Benjyfishy, Johnny Trosset Andersen, MrSavage’s father of 100 Thieves, and Chris Spikoski, father of Skeptic Misfits, and others joined their support network.
COPE co-founder and former IBM CEO Shay Williams commented, “Like any sport, parental involvement is the key to success. We want to encourage parents to better understand their child’s interests and help them get the most out of their athletic experience. “”
According to the announcement, the partnership will also help strengthen the advisory section of British Esports on its website. This organization now offers a center for career advice and guidance for esports parents.
Speaking about the partnership, Tom Dorre, Director of Education at the British Athletics Association said, “COPE has been doing a great job in such a short time and we are excited to work with them to get the message across.
“We look forward to continuing to educate other parents and future esports talents around the world to help them build successful esports careers and take advantage of its benefits.”