WQ93103 (e) Tabled on 04/06/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on what action they are taking to encourage more women to participate in e-sports?

Answered by Minister for Social Partnership | Answered on 12/06/2024

The participation of women enriches the gaming community, challenges stereotypes, and inspires more young girls to pursue their interests in the industry. Esports Wales, the national organisation supporting the industry, is committed to supporting and celebrating female involvement. Having a Welsh female national e-sports team demonstrates this commitment.

In 2022, Esports Wales were awarded £25,000 in discretionary funding to support them in the growth of the organisation and upskilling their team. A further award was made through the media.cymru programme, supported by Creative Wales, in 2023.