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Excel Esports sign UK streamer Leah

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Pixel Bars announce their own Rocket League team, plan to move into other esports

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Fnatic appoints former Premier League and Arsenal execs to senior leadership team

Esports org Fnatic, whose HQ is located in London, has today announced the appointment of four new members of staff to its senior leadership team, including experienced sports executives. Craig Edmondson has been appointed Fnatic’s new chief commercial officer (CC), following a recent stint at tech unicorn Zwift, and a 14-year career leading commercial strategy and sales, digital transformation and global brand development for the football Premier League. Secondly, Nicola Packer has joined as general counsel to oversee legal and risk advisory globally across the Fnatic business. Continue reading Fnatic appoints former Premier League and Arsenal execs to senior leadership team

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Insomnia68 esports tournaments and prize pools announced

Insomnia Gaming Festival returns next month – and its line-up of esports tournaments have been unveiled. Insomnia68 (aka i68) will feature four main esports competitions, in League of Legends, CSGO, Overwatch and – for the first time – Valorant. The tournaments have a scaling prize pool, which rises based on the number of teams that participate in each game. They are BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) Open tournaments, so anyone can sign up and take part at the event, which takes place from April 15th to 18th 2022 at the Birmingham NEC. Continue reading Insomnia68 esports tournaments and prize pools announced

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Vedius to make Valorant casting debut in VCT EMEA broadcast

Image source: Michal Konkol/Riot Games UK LEC caster Andy ‘Vedius’ Day will make his Valorant casting debut this week as a guest analyst. He’ll be a part of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) EMEA Challengers Week 5 broadcast talent line-up. The Welshman, a prominent personality in League of Legends esports, said he’s excited to work with the Valorant team and looks forward to learning more about the scene: I’ve been given an opportunity to be an analyst desk guest on this week’s VCT! Continue reading Vedius to make Valorant casting debut in VCT EMEA broadcast

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Overwatch League 2022 opening week fixtures confirmed, London Spitfire to face San Francisco Shock

Activision Blizzard has announced the Overwatch League 2022 opening week esports fixtures, including London Spitfire’s. The Spitfire will face San Francisco Shock on Friday May 6th 2022 and the Vancouver Titans on Sunday May 8th. London Spitfire reacted to the opening week schedule on Twitter with the following post: Once more unto the breach, lads… #AcesHigh #ClearTheSkies https://t.co/EiD3SfByLQ pic.twitter.com/IgoRAKz9NU — London Spitfire (@Spitfire) February 15, 2022 The London Spitfire will be looking for a season of improvement after a very rough time in the Overwatch League last year. Continue reading Overwatch League 2022 opening week fixtures confirmed, London Spitfire to…

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The Strive Group to run esports and digital skills traineeship courses for young people, partners with LDN UTD as the latest in an increasingly competitive esports education market

Education business The Strive Group and UK esports organisation LDN UTD have announced ‘UTD EDN’ to help young people secure careers in esports and gaming. The Strive Group will run eight-week traineeship courses under its new Esports Academy, with the goal to help students to secure a job, apprenticeship or further education. They are aimed at young people from a disadvantaged background or those who didn’t get accepted into university. The UTD EDN programme will offer individuals a course at LDN UTD’s Centre of Excellence in Camden, with more than 70 hours of work experience with LDN UTD or other…

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Connor Ball becomes co-owner of LDN UTD: “I couldn’t say no to the opportunity”

UK esports organisation LDN UTD has announced that celebrity and musician Connor Ball has joined the team as a co-owner. Connor Ball is an avid gamer, plays bass in the pop rock group The Vamps and is a current contestant on TV show Dancing on Ice. Connor Ball said on Twitter: “I’m extremely proud to announce that I am now a co-owner of esports organisation LDN UTD. “For the longest time I’ve had a passion in the esports world and having worked with the LDN UTD team across multiple events, the stars aligned and I couldn’t say no to the…

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ESL and Faceit acquisition criticised over Saudi Arabia government ownership

Two major esports tournament providers, ESL and Faceit, have joined forces under controversial circumstances. They willl now be owned by Savvy Gaming Group (SGG), which is 100% owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund – its government’s Public Investment Fund. Savvy Gaming Group has acquired ESL from Modern Times Group (MTG) for $1.05bn, and has purchased Faceit for a reported $500m. SGG is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The move – first reported by Handelsblatt – has been criticised by pockets of the esports community for Saudi’s human rights record. Continue reading ESL and Faceit acquisition criticised over Saudi Arabia…

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Reason Gaming announces Street Fighter V Offline Invitational featuring several top UK players

Long-running UK esports organisation Reason Gaming has announced a new series of Offline Invitational events, starting with a Street Fighter V tournament this month. The first Reason2Play Offline Invitational will take place on January 29th 2022 at PC provider Bosecom’s facility in Watford, and will be streamed on the Reason Gaming Twitch channel. It will feature six of London’s top players Street Fighter players and two Reason veterans, with participants including Boltstrike, JesterPower, Hurricane, The4Philzz (who recently represented Great Britain at the Global Esports Games) and more. Continue reading Reason Gaming announces Street Fighter V Offline Invitational featuring several top…

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G2 Esports launches new PFP NFT project Samurai Army with randomly generated NFTs and perks such as live chats with pro players: “We’re creating a gamified social club for sweaty gamers, esports and NFT fans alike”

European esports organisation G2 Esports has launched its own PFP NFT project and gamified social club known as ‘Samurai Army’. An NFT, or non-fungible token, is a unique digital asset (usually an image or a piece of digital art), with the buyer receiving a digital receipt saying they own it. NFTs can be bought and owned and re-sold, usually for cryptocurrency. A PFP is short for a profile picture. An example of a popular existing NFT PFP project is CryptoPunks, which has seen some of its pixelated character face NFTs sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Continue reading…

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Into the Breach reach ESL Challenger League, move into Valorant, extend roster contracts and announce new tournaments

Update (January 13th 2022): UK esports organisation Into the Breach have qualified for the ESL Challenger League (Season 40) in CSGO, with an all-UK roster. The ESL Challenger League was formerly known as ESEA Premier. The news comes after ESL Gaming made a bunch of big structural changes for the ESL Pro Tour in 2022. There was a placement for a downgrade from EPL but not team down, so we were given the slot as per 3rd in closed quals The org believes it’s the first time a team has qualified for this with an all-UK roster. Continue reading Into…

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Into the Breach move into Valorant, extend CSGO and Rainbow Six contracts and announce new tournaments

It’s been a busy start to 2022 for UK esports organisation Into the Breach (ITB), who have made a number of announcements in a matter of days. First up, the org have moved into Valorant after bringing across Tenstar’s academy roster known as Titan. Fellow UK org Tenstar let the players go due to Riot’s rules that prevent an organisation from fielding multiple rosters in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT). The roster consists of: Nathen ‘CraZe’ Burton  James ‘Stokesy’ Stokes Adrian ‘Guesty’ Guest  Joel ‘roX’ Donaldson  Reynard ‘Keodo’ Chang  Eoin Shanahan (coach) Into the Breach said in a statement on the Tenstar website: “We’re more than happy to…

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NLC 2022 caster line-up announced: Jamada, Trouble and more return, with Nymaera, Initialise and others joining full-time

Image credit: NLC Twitter The NLC, the League of Legends European Regional League (ERL) for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, has announced its talent line-up for 2022. Casters Hiprain, Guldborg, Jamada and Troubleinc have returned to helm the new NLC under Freaks 4U Gaming.  The tournament organiser has also brought on board Viperoon, Initialise and Nymaera, who were guest casters last year. The production will be broadcast from Berlin. Continue reading NLC 2022 caster line-up announced: Jamada, Trouble and more return, with Nymaera, Initialise and others joining full-time

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‘TFT 2.0’ teased by Riot with big announcements due in early 2022, patch note days also revealed for the year ahead

Riot Games has talked up a bright future for its autobattler game, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), having spoken about a concept of ‘TFT 2.0’. While this isn’t a direct sequel as such, it’s the idea that TFT has developed greatly since its launch in 2019, and will continue to evolve in 2022, making it a 2.0 version of the game. Speaking in a TFT 2021 Year in Review discussion video, Riot Mortdog said, as reported by Dexerto’s Andrew Amos: “I remember Meddler [VP of game and production direction for League of Legends and TFT] was like, “we need to find TFT…