Safeguarding in Esports with Fnatic – Safeguarding Matters

Safeguarding in Esports

New sports bring new safeguarding challenges.

Cath Sykes, ACT’s Safeguarding Adults in Unregulated Sport and Activity Officer, chats with Fnatic’s Andrew Cooke about safeguarding in Esports.

Fnatics is one of the most successful Esports teams in the world. This sector sees people engaging in very high pressure tournaments for very large amounts of money. And much of the scouting and competing takes place online.

This situation brings a host of new safeguarding challenges. In this podcast, Andrew discusses how we can meet these challenges in a sector that’s still growing, where the mindset is largely anti-authoritarian and naturally suspicious of rules and regulations.

Listen below:

You can also access a transcript of this podcast here.

More Digital Safeguarding Resources

  • Fnatic has produced a number of safeguarding policy documents for the Esports sector. Find them here.
  • We produced a podcast with the Marie Collins Foundation discussing how we can help young people stay safe online. Listen here.
  • AVA produced a suite of safeguarding resources for any organisation that needs a primer on online safety. Find them here.