British Esports Association Creates Event for Disabled Gamers

The British Esports Association and Duchenne UK have collaborated to deliver an event for young people living with muscular dystrophy in the UK. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle-eating disease that has devastating effects on the body. It is the most common form of Muscular Dystrophy and is diagnosed in childhood mainly among boys.

The British Esports Association aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. 

The competition – which took place during September – tasked entrants to design their perfect holiday using Minecraft. A large number of entrants took part and the standard of building was very high. Minecraft is a game that is very mindful of accessible play, and for any gamer to be able to play.

Games such as Minecraft can help individuals feel connected to a world that might feel separate from them. Gamers don’t feel confined to their wheelchair or leg braces, but they can walk, fly and create when playing Minecraft.

The Duchenne UK team had a real challenge to pick the winners but have listed the top three winners from each age group. First place from each group won a Razer Kraken X headset, as donated by tournament hosts Revolution Esports.

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