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Fnatic sign UK CSGO players Alex and Mezii

London-based esports giant Fnatic have brought two UK CSGO players onto their roster: William ‘mezii’ Merriman and Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin. The pair previously played at Cloud9 together before the org put their CSGO operations on hold, and earlier this year, mezii joined UK esports organisation Endpoint. ALEX will be the in-game leader for Fnatic’s CSGO side, and the pair join Swedish players KRIMZ, Brollan and Jackinho. Mezii said: “I’m excited to finally announce that I’ve joined the Fnatic family! Continue reading Fnatic sign UK CSGO players Alex and Mezii

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Evil Geniuses now valued at $255m after partnering with Wolves and receiving new investment from football club’s owners

Premier League football club Wolves have partnered with North American esports giant Evil Geniuses in a deal that will see both teams increase their reach into new geographic markets. The partnership comes off the back of Wolves parent company Fosun Sports Group investing in the Seattle-based esports organisation, valuing the team at $255m and making it the first esports team with a physical presence in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to a press release published today. Continue reading Evil Geniuses now valued at $255m after partnering with Wolves and receiving new investment from football club’s owners

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Steam Deck: Can you play MOBAs, MMOs and esports games on Valve’s portable PC?

Can the upcoming Steam Deck play games well-suited to desktop PCs, like MOBAs, MMOs and esports titles? The short answer is yes, you can. But we’d ask another question: would you want to? Let us explain. Valve’s newly announced Steam Deck portable PC is an interesting bit of kit – the handheld device measures 298mm x 117mm x 49mm and features a seven-inch touch-screen, with a 1280 x 800px (720p native) resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. Continue reading Steam Deck: Can you play MOBAs, MMOs and esports games on Valve’s portable PC?

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The e-Open golf esports tournament returns for 2021

Following the first e-Open tournament presented by Mastercard last year, golf governing body R&A has announced that gamers and golf fans will be able to take part again in 2021. Players of all skill levels will be able to test themselves against the challenge of the iconic links of Royal St George’s, the golf club based in Kent, UK, in this golf esports tournament. The e-Open qualifying will take place at the host of the 149th Open, Royal St George’s, rendered in World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf from July 12th to August 15th. Continue reading The e-Open golf esports tournament…

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Fnatic announces £30,000 Moonryde Invitational Call of Duty Warzone tournament for streamers

London-based esports organisation Fnatic has announced the Moonryde Invitational, a European Call of Duty Warzone tournament featuring 36 teams, including some of Europe’s biggest streamers. The tournament will be led by Fnatic’s own Dario ‘Moonryde’ Ferracci, one of Italy’s biggest streamers. This is the first European tournament presented by Fnatic global partner Jack Link’s, a US snacks brand that has seen success in similar tournaments via its North American office, including the Toronto Ultra’s $100,000 Canada Cup, which led to criticism of the Timed Kill Race format after UK players won the tournament. Continue reading Fnatic announces £30,000 Moonryde Invitational…

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Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel: New League of Legends champion revealed with role, backstory, skins and abilities detailed

Riot Games has revealed League of Legends champion today – an AD marksman known as Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel. It looks like Akshan has been built as an AD assassin mid-laner, but there’s been talk on social media of players using him as an AD bot-laner. He arrives in-game on July 22nd 2021 via Patch 11.15. Riot described him as ‘a Sentinel of Light who swings into battle wielding an ancient weapon of tremendous power’ – a gun that also has a grappling hook and boomerang. Continue reading Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel: New League of Legends champion revealed with role,…

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Esports News UK and Alpha Beta PC enter long-term partnership

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with system builder Alpha Beta PC. Esports News UK has entered into a 12-month partnership with Alpha Beta PC, which will see the PC hardware specialist sponsor Esports News UK’s new hardware corner. This section of the website will feature the latest PC hardware news, reviews and product information, as well as business tips, monthly interviews and Q&As with the experts at Alpha Beta PC, giving Esports News UK readers the lowdown on PC gear ideal for competitive gaming, from motherboards to mice and more. Continue reading Esports News UK and Alpha…

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Esports Insider announces the return of its ESI Digital Summer 2021 conference and start-up investment competition The Clutch

B2B esports events and media company Esports Insider has announced the return of the ESI Digital Summer conference on September 8th and 9th 2021. Esports News UK is once again a media partner for the event, which will bring together industry leaders in esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate investment, esports ecosystems, education and more. ESI Digital Summer will have more than 60 speakers, 400 attendees and more than 16 hours of live content across two days, and is also offering networking opportunities for all attendees. Continue reading Esports Insider announces the return of its ESI Digital…

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Resolve enters Rocket League with Williams Racing partnership

UK League of Legends-focused organisation Resolve has partnered with British racing team Williams Racing and will take part in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season XI. Williams’ move has been made through its Williams Esports operation. Within the game, players can already choose to run the Williams FW43B livery, owing to Formula One’s recently released Rocket League fan pack. Williams Racing’s entry into the RLCS will see opposing teams of three players battle it out over the virtual pitch. Continue reading Resolve enters Rocket League with Williams Racing partnership

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Jatt resigns as Team Liquid coach following the benching of Alphari, who remains on a personal break until June 27th following ‘major health and family issues’

Team Liquid head coach Josh ‘Jatt’ Leesman has departed the organisation following his benching of Welsh top-laner Barney ‘Alphari’ Morris. Team Liquid posted the update on its Twitter page and also ran a press conference stream on the Team Liquid Twitch channel, saying Jatt resigned two days ago. In his place, Kold has been promoted to interim head coach, with H4xDefender working as assistant coach for the team playing in the North American LCS. Continue reading Jatt resigns as Team Liquid coach following the benching of Alphari, who remains on a personal break until June 27th following ‘major health and…

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British esports host Frankie Ward added to strategy game Humankind as an avatar: “I can’t wait to crush your empires, guys!”

Popular British esports host and personality Frankie Ward has been transformed into a virtual character for an upcoming strategy game. She will appear in PC title Humankind, which is due for release on PC, Mac and Stadia on August 17th 2021, developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. It’s been compared to games like Civilization and will allow players to develop cities and interact with other regions. Frankie Ward’s in-game character is sassy, features her trademark charisma and challenges the player to beat her in the Humankind closed beta. Continue reading British esports host Frankie Ward added to strategy…

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Caedrel joins DRX as its official global streamer and will co-stream LCK matches

British LEC caster and former pro League of Legends player, Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont, has joined South Korean esports organisation DRX as its official global streamer. The former League of Legends pro player – who left Excel Esports in late 2020 to focus on his career as a caster – has more than 100,000 followers on Twitch and 76,000 on Twitter. Caedrel has been embraced by the League of Legends community and this announcement is the latest development in his esports career. Continue reading Caedrel joins DRX as its official global streamer and will co-stream LCK matches

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Method moves into Minecraft esports with launch of Method Rush and new speedrunner stream team

UK-based esports organisation Method has moved into Minecraft esports with a new speedrunning event and the signing of six competitive Minecraft speedrunners. Method will host its first ever Method Rush: Minecraft Invitational on June 19th 2021, where some of the top Minecraft speedrunners will compete for their share of a $3,500 prize pool.  Method has also put together a Minecraft stream team, consisting of New Zealand speedrunner K4yfour, who is known for defining the ‘Hypermodern Meta’ and has placed high on the leaderboards throughout its history, US speedrunner Couriway who has held four solo world records, as well as Feinberg,…

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Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth Bale’s Ellevens Esports, and will host a new content series

As each week passes, we are seeing more footballers and sports stars crossover into the world of esports and gaming. Last month, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Man United’s Harry Maguire joined new UK esports org Semper Fortis as ambassadors. David Beckham recently talked about the launch of Guild Esports’ academy. And last year, Dele Alli joined Excel Esports. Now Chelsea FC and England international footballer Mason Mount has been announced as the first official brand Ambassador for Combat Gaming, an entertainment, gaming and media company which organises celebrity gaming events. Continue reading Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth…