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Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final talent revealed, including the UK’s Iain Chambers, DDK, Gottmoxi and RyanCentral

The world final of Red Bull Campus Clutch, the largest global student Valorant esports competition, will take place offline in Madrid this weekend (July 17th and 18th). The event is the conclusion to the Valorant tournament that has seen over 25,000 participants and 400 events, in search of the world’s best student Valorant team. While the UK and Ireland teams have already been knocked out, there’s a host of talent casting the finals, from the UK and beyond. Continue reading Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final talent revealed, including the UK’s Iain Chambers, DDK, Gottmoxi and RyanCentral

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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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Organisers respond to criticism of Lions League UK CSGO LAN after event was labelled ‘a complete disaster’ due to tech and management issues: ‘We would like to deeply apologise to all who had a bad experience’

The organisers of Lions League, a grassroots UK esports tournament, have apologised after their live event was callled ‘a complete disaster’ by one of the players taking part. It was held at Rapture Gaming Festival in Kent’s Historic Dockyard Chatham last weekend. The event was one of the first esports LAN events to be held in the UK since the pandemic began, and took place on the same weekend as other separate LANS – epic.LAN 33 and the 2021 British Esports Student Championships finals. Continue reading Organisers respond to criticism of Lions League UK CSGO LAN after event was labelled…

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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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The next Insomnia Gaming Festival could be BYOC-only and take place in October 2021 at a different venue (or country!) – exclusive interview with Craig ‘Wizzo’ Fletcher

The new owners of Insomnia Gaming Festival are thinking about dropping the expo for a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer)-only event this year, due to the pandemic. SuperNova Capital – which acquired Insomnia from GAME last month – is looking at running the event in mid-October. And tickets could go on sale in the next month as a best-case scenario. But it admitted things are still ‘up in the air’ for Insomnia in 2021, depending on how the situation and government guidelines around Covid-19 change. Continue reading The next Insomnia Gaming Festival could be BYOC-only and take place in October…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug Off Tourney – Trophies, Prizes, and Rewards

The Bug-Off tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a four times yearly event, which sees friendly chameleon Flick presiding over a carnival of creepy-crawly catching taking place on your island.The event works similarly to C.J.’s fishing tourneys. However, the Bug-Off takes place once a month throughout the summer (June-September in the northern hemisphere), instead of quarterly like the fish.Watch on YouTubeFlick is in charge of the event, where you’ll be tasked with catching a lot of bugs for his collection. Participation is free for the first try, but every subsequent try will cost you 500 Bells, so maybe think…

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As Valve suffers setbacks with Sweden, could the Dota 2 International head to the UK in the future? We ask talent, fans and members of the UK esports community for their thoughts

This week, Valve announced that Dota 2’s biggest annual esports event – The International (TI) – may not take place in Stockholm, Sweden, as planned, due to complications with the Swedish government and sports bodies making it difficult for esports talent to secure visas. Valve is now ‘looking for possible alternatives elsewhere in Europe’ to host TI10 this year, in case the Swedish government is unable to accommodate it. So, Esports News UK asks, what about the UK? Continue reading As Valve suffers setbacks with Sweden, could the Dota 2 International head to the UK in the future? We ask…

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Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has called for entries to its reworked global esports and gaming awards event. The awards have been expanded to cover six newly defined categories and 20 awards. Women in Games, which has been running awards for 10 years, says it would like to welcome ‘all the women who are working and participating in competitive gaming and esports, with a full suite of awards designed to celebrate all those contributing to the development of an open and transformative esports sector’. Continue reading Women in Games opens nominations for revised esports and gaming awards

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FIFAe World Cup 2021 returns to London once again after last year’s break

The FIFAe World Cup will return to London this year after a break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The FIFA 21 Global Series will climax on August 6th to 8th 2021, with 32 of the world’s best FIFA players gathering to compete for the FIFAe World Cup 202 trophy. The finals have been held in London in recent years, with Saudi Arabian player Msdossary winning the FIFAe World Cup in 2018 (pictured) and German player MoAuba in 2019. Continue reading FIFAe World Cup 2021 returns to London once again after last year’s break

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British Esports Championships student finals to take place at a live venue in July

For transparency: Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco used to work full-time for British Esports and currently does some freelance work for them The British Esports Association has partnered with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to host its 2021 student finals. The British Esports Championships consist of League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League tournaments for students aged 12+ in schools and colleges across the UK. Confetti’s 400-seat live events venue in Nottingham, known as Metronome, will host the grand finals on July 3rd 2021. Continue reading British Esports Championships student finals to take place at a live venue in July

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MSI & VCT Masters interview with Ásbjörn Ásbjörnsson from the Icelandic Esports Association: “These are the biggest events Iceland has ever held, period. And we’ve had artists like Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran playing here in the last few years!”

Image credit: Dusty The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and Valorant Championship Tour (VCT) Masters Stage 2 will take place in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík in May. This is a historical landmark for the Nordic nation and marks the first time they’ve been chosen to host not one, but two prestigious esports tournaments back-to-back. While these are live events taking place at Laugardalshöll football stadium, there won’t be any fans in attendance given the pandemic. Continue reading MSI & VCT Masters interview with Ásbjörn Ásbjörnsson from the Icelandic Esports Association: “These are the biggest events Iceland has ever held, period….

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London’s Here East complex to host UK esports festival Stack Fest

London is set to host a new three-day esports festival known as Stack Fest, which will take place at the Here East complex in September 2021. Stack Fest will encompass three streams across three days. Day 1 (September 9th) whill host ‘Esports Ambition’, designed for those working within the esports and games industry and B2B markets. Talent Aspiration (September 10th), led by Education Partner Staffordshire University London, is for those who want to build a career from their passion for games. Continue reading London’s Here East complex to host UK esports festival Stack Fest

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Bandai Namco Next trademark hints at Direct-style show from the Elden Ring publisher

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 16:13 GMT Bandai Namco has trademarked Bandai Namco Next, which could be Bandai Namco’s version of Sony’s State of Play or Nintendo’s Direct.A recent trademark filing (now removed) that popped up at the European Union Intellectual Property Office seemed to tease a new showcase coming from Elden Ring, Tekken, and Tales Of publisher, Bandai Namco.The trademark was filed on December 29 and was approved towards the end of January, and covers something called “Bandai Namco Next.” Seemingly keen to protect its back, Bandai Namco ensured the trademark filing covered products and services including amusement parks,…

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Fall Guys gets a Red Panda costume, but you need to pick it up soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 16:36 GMT Fall Guys has an adorable new costume up for grabs, but if you want to dress your bean as a Red Panda you’ll have to be quick.Fall Guys developer Mediatonic is feeling the love today and offering out a “Valentine’s Gift” to players of the game show-inspired battle royale game.It’s not quite the no-strings-attached freebie you may want on this romantic holiday, though, since if you want to pick up the new costume you’ll have to head into the in-game store and drop 1000 kudos on the cosmetic.If you’re in need…