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Excel Esports CEO on upcoming LEC 2022 Summer Season – ‘we’ve passed the playoffs barrier and the road is open for us now, we have a lot of confidence’ | Insomnia68 interview

Insomnia esports coverage powered by AGON by AOC Excel Esports CEO Wouter Sleijffers has told Esports News UK that his League of Legends LEC team have turned a corner and are ready for the upcoming Summer 2022 Season. Excel Esports reached the LEC playoffs for the first time in the Spring 2022 Season, with the playoffs eventually won by G2 Esports. While Excel were knocked out in the first round of the lower bracket by Vitality, it was a close 3-2 series, and Excel showed they have progressed. Continue reading Excel Esports CEO on upcoming LEC 2022 Summer Season –…

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Gamescom 2022 will be a physical event with an “extensive” online offering

The event takes place August 24-28. This year’s gamescom will take place in both the real and virtual worlds. The physcial portion of the event will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne alongside an “extensive” digital program available online worldwide. Orgainizers state a hygiene and safety concept that has been tested and proven by Koelnmesse many times will be deployed for gamescom 2022, and in harmony with all currently valid regulations to ensure “safety and a high quality of stay.” To that end, measures such as improved admission management, digital queue management, extra-wide aisles or limited ticket allotments will be…

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Ubisoft to relocate August 2022 Rainbow Six Major from the UAE after community questioned the location and what it could have meant for LGBTQ+ talent

Update (February 22nd 2022): Ubisoft has taken the decision to move the August Major from the UAE to another region. In an announcement tweet, Ubisoft said: “Choosing this location for a Six Major was the result of extensive discussions with our local teams in the region, the UAE government and our local esports partner, and their collective commitment that a Six Major in Abu Dhabi would be an event in which anyone, of all gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, or other individual traits, would be included and welcomed, as has been the case with numerous other events previously held…

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Rainbow Six Siege community including UK caster Geo speak out on Ubisoft’s ‘extremely concerning’ decision to host a 2022 major in the UAE and what it could mean for LGBTQ+ talent

The Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational has barely ended, but the Siege esports community is talking about a separate announcement that will impact talent and fans of the game. Ubisoft has announced that its Season 2022 roadmap of international events for Siege will include a major in August in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country where LGBTQ+ people are criminalised with serious life-threatening consequences. UK Siege caster Geo spoke out about the issue on Twitter, responding to questions about it and standing up for LGBTQ+ talent in Siege, including the likes of UK caster Fluke and Australian caster JessGoat….

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New Manchester gaming events announced: Format industry social and GamerStudio convention GSCon kick off this year

With the situation around Covid somewhat stabilising, more events are filling up the games calendar in the UK this year. In particular, Manchester will play host to a couple of new gaming events in 2022 – the Format industry social/nightlife event and GSCon, a convention featuring meet-and-greets with creators, awards and esports. Format aims to be ‘the UK’s biggest games industry community nightlife event’ Format – previously known as Manchester Gamers Unite – will host its next event in April 2022 after a two-year break. Continue reading New Manchester gaming events announced: Format industry social and GamerStudio convention GSCon kick…

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E3 2022 Goes Online-Only Amid Pandemic Fueled By Omicron Variant

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, will shift to an online-only showcase for the second consecutive year and a year off, according to GamesBeat.In a statement shared with GamesBeat, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which runs E3, cited concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic, now fueled by the omicron variant that has caused a sharp spike in confirmed infections. At this point, it’s unclear when or if E3 will return as an in-person event.“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding covid-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022,”…

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UK org Lionscreed partners with esports cafe chain Wanyoo

UK esports organisation Lionscreed has today announced a new partnership with esports studio and gaming cafe chain Wanyoo. The partnership will provide Lionscreed team members with access to all of Wanyoo’s facilities for use as a training ground, along with co-production opportunities for events, tournaments and activities sponsored by Wanyoo. Wanyoo currently has four studios in the UK: Charing Cross, Canary Wharf, Coventry and a Westfield London branch, which Wanyoo opened in May 2021. Continue reading UK org Lionscreed partners with esports cafe chain Wanyoo

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ESL announces Pro Tour CSGO changes, 2022 live events and new names for DreamHack Open and ESEA Premier tournaments

CSGO fans in the UK may be interested to learn that ESL Gaming has made a bunch of big structural changes for the ESL Pro Tour in 2022. The ESL Pro Tour CSGO 2022 will feature more than 25 competitions, including some live events with fans planned to return in person. These include flagship tournaments Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice and IEM Cologne. “ESL are preparing to welcome back the community to in-person competitions in line with the very latest health guidance and safety precautions,” read a press release. Continue reading ESL announces Pro Tour CSGO changes, 2022 live events…

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‘People miss people, there’s an appetite for live esports events to return’ – ESI co-founder Sam Cooke on the panels to watch at this week’s ESI Digital conference, the state of esports journalism and plans for physical conferences in the future

The latest ESI Digital esports business conference takes place this week from September 8th to 9th 2021, bringing together industry leaders in esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate investment, esports ecosystems, education and more. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco catches up with Esports Insider co-founder Sam Cooke to discuss the panels to look out for, the state of esports media and physical events returning in the future. How are preparations going ahead of ESI Digital Summer 2021? Continue reading ‘People miss people, there’s an appetite for live esports events to return’ – ESI co-founder Sam Cooke…

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Mexico Major: G2 Esports and NAVI flame out of groups, no more UK players left heading into quarter-finals – Rainbow Six Siege Mexico Major

The knockout stages of the Rainbow Six Siege Mexico Major kick off later today, but it has already been a disappointing event for the United Kingdom. Though the Major concludes this Sunday, there are no UK teams — or individual UK or Irish players — left to root for in the tournament. Both G2 Esports and NAVI flamed out of groups. G2 Esports: A rough patch As in most esports titles, G2 is a prestigious name in competitive Siege, perhaps more so than any other title, relatively speaking. Continue reading Mexico Major: G2 Esports and NAVI flame out of groups,…

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Coming in Clutch: Esports Insider announces finalists for pitch investment competition The Clutch, and full list of ESI Digital Summer speakers and sessions

Esports Insider has announced the finalists for the 2021 edition of The Clutch, a pitch investment competition for esports startups. The Clutch, presented in partnership with Level 256, will take place at ESI Digital Summer — a B2B esports networking event of which Esports News UK is a media partner — from September 8-9th. Here are the finalists for The Clutch: Dragoni – An esports betting and data platform where users can search information on players, teams and matches across esports titles, and play real-money wagers. Continue reading Coming in Clutch: Esports Insider announces finalists for pitch investment competition The Clutch, and…

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Here’s what you can expect from CD Projekt’s WitcherCon event

Netflix and CD Projekt Red have announced the schedule for WitcherCon – a new event that will take place Friday, July 9, and provide updates on various Witcher-related projects.WitcherCon, which both companies are selling as a celebration of The Witcher and the fans that love it, will feature multiple panels, deep dives into various Witcher projects currently in development, and “unique, exclusive content”, too.Before we go any further, though; don’t get excited about any new games. The official site for the event says ‘no new game will be announced at WitcherCon, but there are still plenty of reasons to tune in.’ Instead, you can look forward…

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All-Digital E3 Was A Mess

Another E3 has come and gone. This year’s multi-day commercial for upcoming video games sure…happened. Was it terribly exciting? No, not that we were expecting it to be. Was it downright terrible? Also no. But in failing to find its footing on an all-digital stage, E3 2021 ended up being a showcase for the many different ways that cramming a bunch of announcements into one week doesn’t really make sense anymore. On this week’s Splitscreen, we discuss what went wrong.Ash Parrish, John Walker (Fahey was sick, so we called in his British replacement), and I begin the episode on a…

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E3 2021’s PC Gaming Show set for Sunday, June 13

By Dom Peppiatt 7 June 2021 20:32 GMT Future has announced that the PC Gaming Show, now an E3 staple, will be taking place on Sunday, June 13 at 2:30pm PST / 5:30pm EST / 10.30pm BST.The event will be broadcasting from Los Angeles during the E3 weekend and will boast 39 new trailers, game announcements, and interviews to audiences around the world.“PC gaming retains its position as the world’s most vibrant gaming platform,” says PC Gamer Global Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti. “The PC’s library of weird, innovative, and genre-pushing games grows every week. The PC Gaming Show is about shining a bright…

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We’re Not Expecting Much From This Year’s E3

Somehow it’s June again, which means it’s almost time for E3 to start—and also, depending on who you ask (Sony, Sega, Blizzard), it’s already started. Still though, this must mean that several volcano bursts of white-hot excitement are just around the corner, right? You’d think, but after the year we just made it through, you might be better off tempering your expectations. On this week’s Splitscreen, we make maybe the most tepid E3 predictions ever.To kick off this week’s E3 pre-interlude (pronounced “printerlude”) episode, Ash Parrish, Mike Fahey, and I prepare for this year’s weird E3 by going down a…