2021

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Blast Premier CSGO World Final to be held without a live audience

The Blast Premier World Final will be the latest top esports event to take place without a live audience when it gets underway later this month. The CSGO LAN finals will feature eight big-name teams and be held at the Blast Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 15th to 19th 2021. It will feature a $1m prize pool – the tournament organiser’s biggest prize event. Blast Esports is registered in the UK and has offices in London and Denmark. Continue reading Blast Premier CSGO World Final to be held without a live audience

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ESI Digital Winter 2021 promises two days of online esports industry networking and talks

UK-based online publication and events business Esports Insider is preparing to host another edition of ESI Digital purely online in a few days’ time. Taking place on December 1st and 2nd 2021, ESI Digital Winter is the sixth edition of ESI’s digital events programme, promising a mix of networking, education and talks for those in the industry. ESI Digital Winter will bring together industry leaders in esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate esports trends, opportunities and more. Continue reading ESI Digital Winter 2021 promises two days of online esports industry networking and talks

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Interview with UK CoD player Zer0 on rejoining the London Royal Ravens: ‘This team has some of the best talent I’ve ever seen, so I believe we’ll do extremely well in the 2022 season’

Last week, the London Royal Ravens announced their all-English Call of Duty League roster for the 2022 season, featuring returning players Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris and Byron ‘Nastie’ Plumridge, as well as a newcomer to the Ravens, Joey ‘Gismo’ Owen, and existing player Marcus ‘Afro’ Reid. Having been plagued with visa issues in the past, Zer0 has now acquired a visa and is able to play with the team in the US. But after a difficult 2021 regular season where the Ravens finished 10th out of 12th, can ReKTGlobal’s franchise team push on in 2022 with this new roster? Continue reading Interview…

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MNM Gaming reach Rainbow Six Siege European League promotion/relegation stage after storming the Challenger League

UK esports organisation MNM Gaming are continuing to add to their impressive history in Rainbow Six Siege, this time with a top showing in the European Challenger League. MNM have progressed through to the Siege European League 2021 promotion/relegation tournament, where they will face relegated side Team Secret, who finished ninth in the most recent European League, and another team from the Challenger League to be confirmed. Tenth place Heroic have fallen to the 2022 Challenger League. Continue reading MNM Gaming reach Rainbow Six Siege European League promotion/relegation stage after storming the Challenger League

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Caedrel named Esports Analyst of the Year at 2021 Esports Awards, other finalists included UK talent and companies, with Odee, KalKal and more on the judging panel

The 2021 Esports Awards winners have been announced, and the UK’s LEC caster and former League of Legends pro player Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont has won Esports Analyst of the Year. Finalists included a host of other UK talent. UK coaches up for awards included Mac and MarkyB, colour casters Vedius and Johnnyboi_i, and play-by-play casters Machine, ODPixel and Pansy were also up for awards. This year’s nominees with UK offices included the likes of Dexerto, Hitmarker, The Story Mob, Hitmarker, Blast, Faceit and more. Continue reading Caedrel named Esports Analyst of the Year at 2021 Esports Awards, other finalists included…

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Gfinity announces ‘significant reduction’ in year-on-year operating loss in latest financial results

London-based esports business Gfinity has posted a ‘significant reduction’ in adjusted operating loss during its past financial year. It made a loss of £2.7m in the year ending June 30th 2021, down 50% from the £5.5m loss in the year prior. Revenues rose 27% to £5.7m during the period. Of this, revenue specifically relating to Gfinity’s owned and co-owned content increased by 768% to £2.3m, up from £0.3m year-on-year. This £2.3m figure includes £1.6m in revenues related t o Gfinity’s Digital Media Network, including editorial online publications, and £0.7m related to jointly owned esports properties, including the Global Racing Series…

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Which UK venues are hosting League of Legends Worlds final viewing parties this Saturday? We list the bars and cinemas showing the EDG vs DWG match

Another year, another Worlds music video, another group and playoffs stage over, and another grand final approaches. This time, for 2021, the two of the best League of Legends teams facing off are South Korea’s Damwon Gaming (DWG KIA) and China’s Edward Gaming (EDG). The League of Legends World Championship 2021 grand final takes place this Saturday November 6th from 12pm midday GMT. The match will as usual be streamed live from the official LoLEsports website and Riot Games Twitch channel, but for a more atmospheric in-person experience, venues across the UK are hosting viewing parties, so you can meet…

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ePremier League prize pool rises 150% as registration opens for 2021/22 FIFA tournament

The Premier League and EA have today announced the return of the ePremier League FIFA esports tournament for the 2021/22 season, with an increased prize pool. Now into its fourth year, the competition gives Premier League fans a shot at glory by winning silverware for their favourite Premier League football club.  The prize pool for the tournament has increased to £100,000, up from last event’s £40,000, with three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs. Continue reading ePremier League prize pool rises 150% as registration opens for 2021/22 FIFA tournament

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AOC Gaming introduces new gaming mice and headset, plus new AGON PRO monitors up to 240Hz under the AGON by AOC brand

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) PC gaming hardware and accessories specialist AOC has expanded its gaming line-up across the entry-level AOC Gaming, levelling up brand AGON by AOC and professional grade AGON PRO brands. This entire ecosystem across mice, keyboards, headsets and monitors aims to give players and esports fans everything they need to get gaming. First up, AGON by AOC is expanding its gaming peripherals portfolio with two new mice (AOC GM510 and GM530) and a wireless headset (AOC GH401). Continue reading AOC Gaming introduces new gaming mice and headset, plus new AGON PRO monitors up to 240Hz under the AGON by AOC…

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Four key esports industry panels to watch at ESI London in November

Image source: Jak Howard Esports industry conference ESI London takes place at Boxpark in Wembley on November 8th and 9th, with more speakers just announced including Excel, Guild, McLaren, Alpine F1, Blast, Betway and more. ESI London 2021 was announced last month, and there are more event details here, but what of the actual panels? We’ve listed a handful of our favourites to look out for. Post pandemic revenue streams – what lessons will stick from 2020-21? Continue reading Four key esports industry panels to watch at ESI London in November

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UK esports and gaming organisations celebrate Black History Month 2021

A host of esports organisations, content creators, companies and others in the gaming community have been celebrating Black History Month 2021. The initiative takes place in the US and Canada in February each year, while the UK, Ireland and Europe typically recognise it in October. We’ve outlined some of the activities and recognition that’s been taking place in UK esports throughout this month. Last week, the University of Warwick’s new esports centre played host to Combo Breakers, a public event streamed on Warwick Esports’ Twitch channel celebrating Black History Month and BAME history and representation in esports. Continue reading UK…

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Red Bull Home Ground returns to London with 16 top Valorant teams set to do battle, UK/Ireland broadcast talent announced

Update (October 22nd): Red Bull has confirmed the winner of the open qualifier who will be taking part in Red Bull Home Ground, as well as the broadcast talent for the event, which is all UK/Ireland talent. The broadcast line-up will include the following UK talent – host Yinsu Collins, commentators Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott, Michael ‘hypoc’ Robins and Tom ‘Tombizz’ Bissmire – as well as Irish commentator Mitch ‘MitchMan’ McBride. 🚨 on the mic for #RedBullHomeGround 🚨 🎤 host: @YinsuCollins🎙 casters: @Pansy & @Hypoc, @MitchMan & @Tombizz 📅 4 – 7 November 2021📺 watch live on https://t.co/ayei6oRez8@redbullgaming @LenovoLegionUKI @PlayVALORANT pic.twitter.com/5zLJ7xDSh5…

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ENUK to host UK esports memories Twitch discussion stream as part of World Esports Day 2021, featuring Odee, Yinsu Collins, Perkz & more

Esports News UK is celebrating its sixth birthday, reaching 6,000 followers on Twitter and World Esports Day this Saturday with a special Twitch stream. We’ll be bringing together a mix of guests to talk about their UK esports memories, background and more, and give viewers the chance to ask them questions live. The second annual World Esports Day takes place on October 23rd 2021, backed by the British Esports Association, Twitch, the Global Esports Federation and the Singapore Esports Association. Continue reading ENUK to host UK esports memories Twitch discussion stream as part of World Esports Day 2021, featuring Odee,…

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Fnatic crash out of Worlds 2021 group stage, but there are positive signs for the future – opinion

It was heartbreak for Fnatic fans again today after their League of Legends team exited the Worlds 2021 group stage, but if they can their ability to adapt to change, upcoming rookies and aggressive playstyle gives hope for the future – if they can manage internal issues effectively – writes ENUK editor Dom Sacco in this opinion piece. “Unforeseen circumstances and unforeseen results,” reads the tweet from Fnatic after exiting Worlds 2021 just now. Continue reading Fnatic crash out of Worlds 2021 group stage, but there are positive signs for the future – opinion

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Cloud9 defeat Rogue to reach Worlds 2021 quarter finals: NA get one up over EU in epic 54-minute tiebreaker match

Cloud9 beat Rogue in an epic 54-minute Worlds 2021 Group A tie-breaker match to advance to the quarter finals this evening. Cloud9 secured the infernal drake at the 47-minute mark thanks to a quick pick from Perkz, before taking the baron. From there they pushed siege after relentless siege before winning a teamfight in the bottom river to take the victory, in what was an extremely close game. The teams faced one another in the final Group A tie-breaker match, after finding themselves with two wins and four losses each in the group stage, along with China’s FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)….