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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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Rainbow Six Siege official esports headset revealed: The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro – Six Siege Special Edition

Hardware brand Razer has teamed up with Ubisoft to announce the BlackShark V2 Pro – Six Siege Special Edition, the official esports headset for the Rainbow Six Siege. The device is a reskinned version of the BlackShark V2 Pro with a Six Siege design and highlighted with orange stitching and accents. It features all the existing features of the V2 Pro esports headset, with Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers, THX Spatial Audio with advanced 7.1 surround sound and a Discord-certified removable Razer HyperClear Supercardioid Microphone. Continue reading Rainbow Six Siege official esports headset revealed: The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro – Six…

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Ubisoft launches gTV in the UK, including competitive streamer show ‘Versus’ hosted by Frankie Ward and UK esports docu-series

Ubisoft has launched a new content channel in the UK, known as gTV, with a host of gaming personalities on board. gTV will feature a range of original programming inspired by Ubisoft and the games industry at large, going behind-the-scenes on how games are created and celebrating the the people who make and play them, as well as the biggest events in the gaming calendar. ‘Versus’ is one of the shows on gTV. Continue reading Ubisoft launches gTV in the UK, including competitive streamer show ‘Versus’ hosted by Frankie Ward and UK esports docu-series

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Black Is Magic: How Magic: The Gathering Is Transforming One Teacher’s Game Club

On the wall in Mike Lawton’s classroom rests a cardboard cut-out of a Black man. It’s not Martin Luther King Jr. or any other famous Black figure from history—it’s a mage—dark skinned and powerful-looking as a spell shoots from his fingertips. It’s Teferi, one of Magic: The Gathering’s most powerful main characters known as Planeswalkers, and he’s Lawton’s students’ favorite.

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Ubisoft announces its first Black Game Pros Mixer for the UK games industry

Ubisoft has today announced the first UK Black Game Pros Mixer to be held on Friday December 11th from 3pm to 6pm GMT. The online event, which is being held in Europe for the first time, will be hosted by co-founders Kurston Timothy, Development Tester at Ubisoft Toronto and Leon Winkler, Ubisoft Director of International Events. It will feature panels, keynotes and interviews with some of the UK games industry’s most successful black professionals.  Tickets for the free event will be available from this link. Participants will include the likes of Mr Midas, an award-winning presenter and content producer here in…