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New UK esports org Division 6ix offers annual ‘Season Pass’ granting members access to coaching and events, has plans to expand across Europe, Asia and America

Division 6ix, a new London-based esports organisation, is promoting a £20-a-year ‘Season Pass’ which gives its members access to several benefits. The Division 6ix Season Pass provides options for ‘regular professional coaching sessions, exclusive premium membership events, priority access to limited UK esports tournaments and early access to some of Division 6ix’s upcoming projects’. Division 6ix promises the Academy Season Pass will also be tailored to each of its members, depending on their game of choice and interests. Continue reading New UK esports org Division 6ix offers annual ‘Season Pass’ granting members access to coaching and events, has plans to…

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LEC Summer 2021 standings and playoff teams confirmed: Excel Esports miss out on playoffs again after tough match versus G2, as Vitality claim sixth place

The Summer 2021 LEC League of Legends season is over – and the playoffs teams have been confirmed: Rogue, G2, Mad Lions, Misfits, Fnatic and Team Vitality. For UK-based esports organisation Excel, it was heartbreak once again after they fell to G2 in the final game of the season. Going into the match, it was do or die – win and they reach playoffs for the first time in their history, lose and they miss out to Vitality. Continue reading LEC Summer 2021 standings and playoff teams confirmed: Excel Esports miss out on playoffs again after tough match versus G2,…

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LDN UTD win Summer 2021 League of Legends UKEL

LDN UTD turned around a 0-1 deficit to win the League of Legends UKEL grand final 3-1 against NOX Esports today. Game one saw NOX top-laner ArcaneTeddy run rampant, going 10/0/1 as Irelia, helping his side take the mountain soul and finish the game in half an hour. But LDN UTD rallied as a team, and looked like a different side in game two, winning it 22-4 at the 22-minute mark. Continue reading LDN UTD win Summer 2021 League of Legends UKEL

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Big wins for UK Rainbow Six as Viperio qualify for European Challenger League and Endpoint win CCS Women’s League

It’s been a huge week for UK Rainbow Six Siege esports after two UK organisations – Viperio and Endpoint – made notable achievements in the scene. Firstly, Viperio 86 have qualified for the 2021 European Challenger League. They made it through after finishing second in the regular season of the Summer 2021 UK and Ireland Nationals, behind Navi. In the playoffs last night, which featured teams from third to sixth place, Cowana beat Victus 2-0 and MNM Gaming beat WYLDE 2-0. Continue reading Big wins for UK Rainbow Six as Viperio qualify for European Challenger League and Endpoint win CCS…

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League of Legends and CSGO esports betting guide for beginners: How to get started, place bets and have fun safely, with tips from a former pro bettor

Promoted article (in partnership with Dragoni). You must be aged 18 and above to bet. Please gamble responsibly. Image source: Riot Flickr. Esports betting is still finding its feet in a growing market that shares similarities with traditional sports in some ways, but is also be wildly different in others. And it’s not always easy to get started in terms of placing an esports bet. We talk to Mark Cole, the CEO of Dragoni (a new licensed UK esports betting provider offering bets in League of Legends and CSGO), and Adam Boothe, a former professional esports bettor who works for…

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Blast Premier donates $5,000 in esports team fines to UK-based gaming and mental health charity Safe In Our World

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has donated $5,000 to Safe In Our World – a UK-based video game charity that supports players, teams and organisations in the industry struggling with mental health issues. The global CSGO tournament organiser set aside fines that were accumulated and deducted from teams during the 2021 Spring Season (February to June) and donated them to a charity of choice.  The donation will go towards helping Safe in our World continue to deliver some of its work in the field of mental and physical wellbeing for the betterment of the wider gaming and esports industries.  Continue…

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Danish org Tricked reach NLC final and qualify for EU Masters as UK org BT Excel miss out on qualification, Riot announces changes to League of Legends ERLs

EU Masters Spring 2021 grand finalists and UK representatives BT Excel will not be taking part in the Summer tournament after losing 2-1 to Riddle in the NLC playoffs. It’s been a week of shocks in the UK/Nordics League of Legends ERL (European Regional League), the NLC, this week, with the playoffs causing some upsets. BT Excel lost 2-1 to Riddle in round one, with Singularity also defeating Nordavind 2-1 after somehow defending their nexus in a tense moment. Continue reading Danish org Tricked reach NLC final and qualify for EU Masters as UK org BT Excel miss out on…

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UK-based esports orgs and businesses raised a record £42m in funding in 2020 according to new report

UK-based esports organisations, startups and scaleup companies raised £42m in 2020, making it a record year for UK esports startups in terms of both the value and number of deals.  That’s according to new research published this week by Here East, the tech and innovation campus in London, and Beauhurst, a UK database for fast-growth companies. The pair claim to have analysed all investment data for British esports since 2011. Growing UK esports businesses have raised £138m over the last ten years, and the research has found that 61% (£85m) of that investment was secured in the last two years.  Continue…

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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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UK-based game matchmaking service Teams.gg expands into Valorant

UK-based team matchmaking service Teams.gg has today announced its expansion into Riot Games’ team shooter Valorant. Teams.gg, founded by three lifelong friends James Duffield, Tom Russell and Stuart Crouchman, uses player survey data and in-game statistics to match users with similar players which their algorithm deems to be the best fit for their playstyle and skill level. While originally focusing on the CSGO community, Teams.gg will now offer the same free service to avid Valorant players, marking the first significant expansion of the platform.  Continue reading UK-based game matchmaking service Teams.gg expands into Valorant

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Footballer Aubameyang and esports org Galaxy Racer launch Europe vs Middle East cross-regional Fortnite tournament

Galaxy Racer, the esports organisation based in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia, is launching a new cross-regional esports tournament. The Galaxy Racer Aubameyang Cup, starting August 1st 2021, will see Fortnite duos from across the Middle East and Europe collide online. The tournament is named after Arsenal and Gabon football star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (pictured) and his half-brother William-Fils – both renowned fans of the popular battle royale game. Continue reading Footballer Aubameyang and esports org Galaxy Racer launch Europe vs Middle East cross-regional Fortnite tournament

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Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel crowned Red Bull Solo Q UK champion

Sunday night saw Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel emerge victorious at the UK Final of Red Bull Solo Q, the official 1v1 League of Legends tournament, at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London. The final saw nine of the UK’s best League of Legends duellists go head-to-head, having battled through a tough field of over 300 amateur players in the qualifying rounds in June. Held at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in Shoreditch, London, the space for the UK final was transformed for the event into a League of Legends-inspired environment. Continue reading Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel crowned Red Bull Solo Q…

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London Esports win Summer 2021 UKLC after thrilling final versus MNM Gaming

London Esports defeated MNM Gaming in a battle of two top UK-based esports organisations this evening in the UKLC finals. London won 3-1, though as always a UK League of Legends final delivered, with plenty of excitement, and game four could have swung in MNM’s favour. Game one was a dominant performance from London, who won 22-10 at the 30-minute mark with a 10k gold lead, but MNM came out swinging in game two, with a 21-8 win and 11k gold lead at 24 minutes. Continue reading London Esports win Summer 2021 UKLC after thrilling final versus MNM Gaming

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McLaren Racing launches McLaren Shadow Studio to support esports growth, promises ‘exciting projects’ in the works

British motor racing team McLaren Racing has announced the launch of its new gaming facility: McLaren Shadow Studio. This will be based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, serving as an activity hub and space for the McLaren Shadow esports team, as well as McLaren Shadow ambassadors to train, race and produce content. McLaren entered esports in 2017 to explore the performance opportunities that exist at the intersection of gaming and real-world racing. Continue reading McLaren Racing launches McLaren Shadow Studio to support esports growth, promises ‘exciting projects’ in the works

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Alpha Beta PC interview on their ambitions in esports, Nvidia 30 series stock and answering your questions on getting the most out of your gaming PC

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) Alpha Beta PC is a new UK-based gaming PC system builder offering a range of models for gamers, esports enthusiasts and small to medium size companies. It’s the brainchild of veteran gaming PC builder CK Kohli, who also founded the Yoyotech brand in 2002, which had its own retail shop and went on to supply systems to GAME/Belong, Queen Mary’s College’s esports facility and many more. Continue reading Alpha Beta PC interview on their ambitions in esports, Nvidia 30 series stock and answering your questions on getting the most out of your gaming PC