Esports Wales Takes Center Stage at BETT 2024 with WRU and Minecraft Cymru League

Posted by John Jackson January 29, 2024 in NEWS

The world of education and technology converged at the BETT 2024 conference held at the Excel Arena in London, and Esports Wales made a notable presence with its engaging stand. We showcased the intersection of esports and education, drawing attention from educators, students, and technology enthusiasts alike. With a special focus on the Minecraft Cymru League, the Esports Wales stand proved to be a hub of innovation and inspiration.

Esports Wales took its mission to the heart of educational technology at BETT 2024. The stand, adorned with cutting-edge gaming setups, attracted attendees with a keen interest in the evolving landscape of esports in education.



The collaboration with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) added a unique dimension to the Esports Wales stand. The partnership aimed to bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach to student development. The WRU’s presence served as a testament to the growing recognition of esports as a legitimate and valuable avenue for fostering skills such as teamwork, strategy, and critical thinking.

A highlight of Esports Wales’ presence at BETT 2024 was the promotion of the Minecraft Cymru League. This innovative initiative leverages the popular game Minecraft as a platform for education, creating a unique blend of gaming and learning. The league promoted by Esports Wales, has gained traction for its ability to engage students in a collaborative and educational gaming environment.

The Minecraft Cymru League showcases the potential of using gaming as a tool for education, allowing students to harness their creativity and problem-solving skills within a virtual landscape. The league’s emphasis on teamwork and strategic thinking aligns with Esports Wales’ vision of promoting esports as a positive force in education.

Esports Wales utilized its presence at BETT 2024 to emphasize the numerous educational benefits associated with esports. As the world of education continues to evolve, esports has emerged as a powerful tool for fostering skills that extend beyond the virtual realm. Skills such as communication, teamwork, and adaptability are integral to success in both esports and traditional academic settings.

Esports in education also provides a platform for students to explore potential career paths in the gaming industry, including game design, streaming, and esports management. The Esports Wales stand served as an inspiration for educators looking to integrate esports into their curriculum, recognizing its potential to engage students and enhance the learning experience.

Esports Wales left an indelible mark on BETT 2024 with its dynamic presence at the Excel Arena in London. The collaboration with the Welsh Rugby Union and the spotlight on the Minecraft Cymru League showcased the organization’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of esports in education. As esports continues to gain recognition as a legitimate and valuable educational tool, Esports Wales stands at the forefront, paving the way for a future where gaming and learning seamlessly coexist for the benefit of students worldwide.

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John Jackson, also known as SlayerJohn, leads Esports Wales with passion and vision. As a seasoned esports enthusiast, John's leadership drives innovation and growth within Wales' gaming community. Follow his journey and insights on X(Twitter) @JohnJackson750 and connect on LinkedIn John Jackson.