Education

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New Burnley College facility becomes the Burnley FC Esports Academy, will teach the esports BTEC and scout future pro gamers

Burnley College has teamed up with the esports arm of Premier League football club Burnley FC to foster the next generation of pro gaming talent. The college is teaching the esports BTEC qualification developed by Pearson and the British Esports Association, which covers a variety of areas including business marketing, event planning, broadcasting, production and more. Burnley College’s new facility has been renamed to the Burnley FC Esports Academy as part of the partnership, and players at the college will represent Burnley FC Esports in the British Esports Student Championships in games like Rocket League, Overwatch, League of Legends and…

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University of Warwick invests £275,000 in new esports centre research hub and competition venue

The University of Warwick is investing £275,000 of its own income into establishing a new esports centre to be located at the heart of its campus. It will operate alongside new facilities, including a refurbished basketball court, as part of the newly named ‘Junction’ facility. Warwick is one of the most decorated UK universities when it comes to esports success. Last month, the University of Warwick retained its title as NSE’s UK Esports University of the Year, winning the award for the third year in a row. Continue reading University of Warwick invests £275,000 in new esports centre research hub…

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What is Overworld, the education business linked with UK streamer NitroLukeDX?

Last week, a public spat between British streamers Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX turned ugly and saw both of them lose their Facebook Gaming partner status. Jeff has previously claimed that NitroLukeDX was pocketing money from streams that should have gone to ‘E-able’ and ‘Gaming for Autism’ initiatives, part of a business known as Overworld Limited. But what is this business – and is it a charity, as Jeff thought? Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco takes a closer look. Continue reading What is Overworld, the education business linked with UK streamer NitroLukeDX?

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Queen Mary’s College esports facility becomes first in UK to include a dedicated yoga room, with League of Legends-themed yoga positions planned

A UK college is about to open a brand new esports building, complete with 52 gaming systems, an editing and streaming room, mini cafe… and even a yoga room. Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke will open its new esports facility on May 27th 2021. It’s part of a £700,000 project that has seen the first floor of a pre-existing building gutted out with a fresh new interior added, while the IT and STEAM provision on the top floor will be expanded. Continue reading Queen Mary’s College esports facility becomes first in UK to include a dedicated yoga room, with League…

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New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming announces CoD tournament after hiring Matt Loftus as general manager

For transparency: Esports News UK editor Dominic Sacco is working with Adamo on a consultancy basis New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming is aiming to make big waves in esports after growing its team. Adamo plans to run tournaments, field teams, create content and eventually even offer courses in esports. Its first community tournament – the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crown Cup – has been announced. Continue reading New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming announces CoD tournament after hiring Matt Loftus as general manager

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New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming announces CoD tournament after hiring Matt Loftus as general manager, founder Tom Roderick addresses his past

New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming is aiming to make big waves in esports after growing its team. Adamo plans to run tournaments, field teams, create content and eventually even offer courses in esports. Its first community tournament – the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crown Cup – has been announced. This features a £250 prize pool and a 4v4 best-of-five series which will see players rotating on maps and game modes. Continue reading New UK-based esports organisation Adamo Gaming announces CoD tournament after hiring Matt Loftus as general manager, founder Tom Roderick addresses his past

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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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Say hello to Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres – three new species of beetle

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 12:47 GMT Three new species of beetles in Australia have been named after Pokemon‘s iconic trio of legendary birds from the first generation of monsters: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.Professor of entomology at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) – Dr. Darren Pollock – and Yun Hsiao, a PhD student at the Australian National University, have made some Legendary Pokemon real after they’ve named some newly discovered beetles after Gen I’s Legendary birds – and it’s all thanks to the scientists’ familiarity with the series when they were growing up.The newly-named Binburrum Articuno, Binburrum Moltres and…

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo collaborate to fight hate and harassment on all platforms

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all teamed up to release a joint set of principles that will govern a safer gaming environment across each company’s platform.Each of the companies has published a post on their own site, titled “Our Shared Commitment to Safer Gaming,” which outlines plans designed to make each of the platform holders’ online spaces a safe place for gamers of all ages.The statement is broken down into a set of areas that outline how the trio of companies intends to fight toxicity and hate in all areas of online gaming. Each company states – outright – that they believe…