The champions program is designed to support both directly and indirectly candidates or office holders in the United States who can become advocates for the games industry.
These select champions will be key figures in the intersection of video games, public policy, and law. While they are not members of the NCGP, they are officially endorsed by the NCGP. Champions may be in any political party and may be affiliated with persons or organizations not endorsed by the NCGP. Champions campaign on platforms with a variety of issues of which the NCGP does not bring any official commentary on.
“While many have been steered to this discussion by the recent controversy surrounding loot boxes, this is about much more than that. Videogames, government and politics will continue to intersect as the gaming industry continues to grow and expand. There is and will continue to be a need for individuals working in government who understand both gamers as consumers and game developers. As an elected official with seven years of experience as well as a life long gamer and someone who has worked in game journalism in the past, I believe that I can be one of those individuals. The goal is to create a greater understanding of the gaming industry not only in government but also with consumers themselves. Communication between developers and consumers is essential to building a gaming industry that is both stronger and more fair to consumers and developers, alike.”
Champions receive a contribution from the NCGP.