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Lily Esports

York College student named ‘one to watch’ by British Esports

British Esports, the national body established to promote Esports in the UK, has named York College student Lily Howes as one of their women to watch in Esports.

Lily, who is currently studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports was recognised by the national body after being recommended by her York College tutor, Tyler Wilson.

Tyler said: “Lily is a player, team coordinator, and student rep for the York College Vikings. She is an outstanding example of a strong, talented leader and coordinator. Lily often helps to raise issues and is a confident whistle-blower.

“Lily also plays for the York College Vikings Team where she acts as Team Captain and the team’s target caller. Lily keenly listens to the feedback of teammates and considers their feelings in all their action and inaction. Lily actively inspires and supports her peers inside and outside of the classroom. Lily is an incredibly gifted individual and will go far in their future.”

The talented student, who began gaming at six-years-old and competitively gaming at 12-years-old, said she took inspiration through learning from a lot of great players who were earning money from playing Esports.

On being named as a ‘woman to watch’ by British Esports, Lily said:

“It was a huge moment for me; being recognised by British Esports. It is one of the most competitive industries in the world, but I am committed and put in the extra hours to develop my skills. My parents have always known that I have a passion for competitive gaming, and it felt great to be able to show them something physical to acknowledge my hard work.”

Looking at the future, Lily said:

“I’d like to keep developing my skills to gain more experience in the field. I’m going to keep growing my network - the industry is not just about what you know, but also who you know. One day I’d love to manage an Esports team of my own.”

To read the full British Esports article, click here.

The York College Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports focuses on three main study areas: Esports skills, strategy and analysis, Business and Health & Wellbeing. For more information, click here.