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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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Pokémon Unite – thoughts from a 4-year-old and his 35-year-old dad: Is this the perfect entry-point MOBA?

Nintendo Switch MOBA Pokémon Unite launched last week and promises a fresh experience in the genre that includes esports heavyweights League of Legends and Dota 2. But what’s it like to play across the generations, and could it introduce youngsters into the world of competitive gaming? Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco and his son get to grips with Unite. “Watch out, Rebecca!” My four-year-old son has a knack for naming Pokémon. Continue reading Pokémon Unite – thoughts from a 4-year-old and his 35-year-old dad: Is this the perfect entry-point MOBA?

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Course Corrections: What lessons can be learnt from Staffordshire University and the UK’s first esports degree?

Four years ago this month, Staffordshire University announced it had become the first UK university to offer a degree in esports. The course got underway in September 2018 and now its first batch of students are about to graduate – but not all of them are happy. Some have aired their grievances around the quality of course content, management and esports knowledge of certain lecturers, while others have taken a more positive outlook and spoken of the course’s benefits. Continue reading Course Corrections: What lessons can be learnt from Staffordshire University and the UK’s first esports degree?

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Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

UPDATE (May 13th 2021): Facebook Gaming has dropped both Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX following the below incidents, reports Bleeding Cool. “We expect our Facebook Gaming partners to model a high standard of conduct,” Facebook said in a statement. “We have ended our contract with Jeff Leach and terminated his partner status with Facebook Gaming. We’ve done the same with NitroLukeDX due to his behavior on prior streams.” The news comes after Dexerto reported that sponsors are also dropping Jeff Leach. Continue reading Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff…

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The Boomer & The Zoomer esports podcast: View the latest episode here

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco has teamed up with Excel Esports social media manager Nathan Edmonds for a new esports podcast! Titled ‘The Boomer & The Zoomer’, 35-year-old Dom and 20-year-old Nathan will be discussing esports developments, trends, news, League of Legends and more in a laid-back, informal style. We’ll be bringing you episodes throughout the year in our spare time and, in the process, hopefully demonstrate that age needn’t be a barrier within the esports community. Continue reading The Boomer & The Zoomer esports podcast: View the latest episode here