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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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Excel Esports signs UK Fortnite player Verox, promotes FreeMedou to Fortnite manager

UK esports organisation Excel Esports has announced the signing of UK Fortnite player Jacob ‘Verox’ Gilbert (pictured)​. Verox will be joined by Freeman ‘FreeMedou’ Williams, a content creator at Excel who has been promoted to the role of Fortnite manager. Verox joins Excel with a long list of Fortnite accolades including appearances in seven FNCS finals, a third-place finish in Season X as well as a top place finish at Dreamhack Open Solo finals, and 10 top placements in Fortnite Cash Cups. Continue reading Excel Esports signs UK Fortnite player Verox, promotes FreeMedou to Fortnite manager

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Excel to open new London HQ close to local rivals Fnatic after securing £17m in funding

UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports will become the new neighbours of local rivals Fnatic after announcing a new HQ in Shoreditch, London, as well as £17m in funding. This new office will open later this summer and serve as an addition to Excel Esports’ Twickenham Stadium training facilities and Berlin-based player training facilities, which will continue to be used by the org. Excel also has plans to ‘launch its operations into other new territories’. Continue reading Excel to open new London HQ close to local rivals Fnatic after securing £17m in funding

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Guild announces it’s the world’s fastest-growing esports organisation in latest financial results after winning FNCS All-Star Showdown

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has detailed its growth in a financial report covering October 2020 to March 2021. The org – backed by David Beckham – had an audience of 160,000 as of March 31st 2021. This has risen to almost 800,000 since then, increasing by 50% month-on-month, as Guild hopes to reach the 1m mark by the end of its current financial year at the end of September. If you include Guild’s roster of pro players and content creators, this reach extended to 8m as of March 31st, or around 15.6m now (not including Beckham’s 125m+ followers). Continue…

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Fortnite Season 7 Battle Stars | How to redeem all Battle Pass content

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 has launched with a slightly different Battle Pass system. Instead of advancing through tiers and unlocking content linearly as you go, you’ll now earn Battle Stars that you can spend to unlock content that appeals to you first.Watch on YouTubeIf this sounds a bit too good to be true, you’ll probably be unsurprised to learn that there are quite a few restrictions. Battle Pass content is divided into Pages, and you’ll need to complete previous pages and/or level up before you can get to the higher ones which (for most people’s money, I think) contain…

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Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth Bale’s Ellevens Esports, and will host a new content series

As each week passes, we are seeing more footballers and sports stars crossover into the world of esports and gaming. Last month, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Man United’s Harry Maguire joined new UK esports org Semper Fortis as ambassadors. David Beckham recently talked about the launch of Guild Esports’ academy. And last year, Dele Alli joined Excel Esports. Now Chelsea FC and England international footballer Mason Mount has been announced as the first official brand Ambassador for Combat Gaming, an entertainment, gaming and media company which organises celebrity gaming events. Continue reading Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth…

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Excel Esports hints at new London HQ in partner reveal

UK esports organisation Excel Esports is getting another ‘exciting London HQ’, separate to the Excel training facilities at Twickenham Stadium. The hint was made during a partnership announcement with AndaSeat, which has become the official gaming chair supplier for Excel’s LEC team and BTXL team in the NLC. AndaSeat chairs and gaming desks will be provided for Excel’s training facilities at Twickenham, its LEC Berlin gaming house and ‘another exciting London HQ that will be revealed soon’, and will help support the players’ training regimes. Continue reading Excel Esports hints at new London HQ in partner reveal

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The Guild Academy officially launches: Full details revealed including online training programs and Parents Centre, physical UK coaching locations, how much it costs & more

Guild Esports, the UK-based esports organisation co-owned by David Beckham, has today launched its anticipated academy, which players can pay to join. Guild says this academy will be ‘the world’s most comprehensive and innovative esports online academy’, offering a ‘sustainable and scalable’ path to pro for esports talent based on many of the English Premier League’s player development systems. It will also feature a separate Parents Centre, which David Beckham has spoken about below. Continue reading The Guild Academy officially launches: Full details revealed including online training programs and Parents Centre, physical UK coaching locations, how much it costs &…

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Fortnite made over $9 billion in its first two years

The trial between Epic and Apple over app store practices is underway and previously private details of the Fortnite developer’s business are spilling. We’re not a business site and ordinarily I wouldn’t care, but ooh, it’s good goss isn’t it. For example, we now know that Fortnite made over $9 billion in its first two years of release. Read more

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PlayStation is Fortnite’s biggest platform

By Dom Peppiatt 29 April 2021 10:40 GMT Documents relating to the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic have revealed that PlayStation is in fact Fortnite‘s biggest platform.Court documents that have been disclosed ahead of the legal battle proper reveal that PlayStation 4 generated 46.8% of Fortnite’s total revenue from March 2018 until July 2020 – nearly half of the game’s full revenue stream (thanks, The Verge).In contrast, Xbox One was second-highest with only 27.5%, showing that Sony’s last-gen platform really did rake in the players (and the money) at the height of Fortnite’s popularity.In 2019, the game earned…

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Neymar Jr arrives in Fortnite later this week

By Dom Peppiatt 25 April 2021 18:24 GMT Epic Games had previously announced that Neymar Jr would be arriving in Fortnite, and now we know when to expect him in-game.Back in March, Epic Games outlined that Brazilian footballer and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. would be arriving in-game as part of the battle royale’s Chapter 2, Season 6, but didn’t give us much more information than that.Now, the developer has revealed that Neymar Jr is arriving in the multiplayer game on April 27, and he’ll arrive in-game with four different skins: two based on football jerseys, and two that look like they belong…

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Top Streamers Lose Millions Of Followers After Twitch Cracks Down On Viewbots

It’s no secret that Twitch has a problem with viewbots, which are fake viewers that artificially inflate streamers’ numbers. They’ve been part of the ecosystem for years, both as a means of making streamers look more popular than they are and, more recently, a tool trolls use maliciously to try to bring Twitch’s punitive wrath down on streamers they don’t like. Twitch, for its part, only acknowledged the issue sporadically. Until this week.

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Epic is losing millions on Epic Games Store exclusives – and Tim Sweeney is cool with that

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 14:00 GMT If you’ve got an Epic Games Store account, you’re probably very aware of the exclusivity deals the company has been promoting over the past 28 months.Even back in February, we heard that Epic Games plans to continue attracting game developers and publishers to its PC platform by offering them exclusive deals.This revelation followed on from statistics the company revealed that it had grown its userbase by millions over the course of 2020, but revenue had remained consistently flat. As reported by PC Gamer over the weekend, we’ve learned that a lot of the company’s…

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Fortnite wolves | How to tame or kill wolves

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6 has the Primal theme, bringing with it a host of wilderness survival mechanics. Among the new additions are wild animals which are now roaming the map. Currently the local fauna is made up of chickens, frogs, boars, and wolves.Of the four, wolves are particularly interesting for a couple of reasons. They’re the only animal in the game that will attack you on sight, so it’s good to know in advance how to deal with them if they spot you.But taking the time to tame a wolf will get you a fearsome animal companion who’s capable…