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Hamleys targets gamers and esports fans with new gaming retail space, influencers attend launch night hosted by SunPi

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New High Noon Skins and Worlds EDG Skins Heading to League of Legends

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Sheffield to host UK’s first CoD LAN since the pandemic, with Irish org Katana Gaming taking part

Tournament organiser the ACCL is hosting a VibePay Spring Invitational in Sheffield from May 7th and 8th 2022. It’s billed as the first CoD LAN in the UK since the start of the pandemic. This will take place at the Lava Esports centre located at 2 Rockingham Street, S1 4LZ, and it will feature a £3,000 prize pool. ACCL announced the LAN tournament on Twitter last month, and one team organisation recently sent us additional details on the event. Continue reading Sheffield to host UK’s first CoD LAN since the pandemic, with Irish org Katana Gaming taking part

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CSGO esports talent left unpaid after problems around postponed €180,000 HCG Masters

Several esports casters, production staff and other talent have been left unpaid after a new CSGO tournament was suddenly postponed halfway through proceedings. Season 1 of the Hardcore Gaming Masters (HCG), a new tournament with a supposed €180,000 prize pool, was indefinitely postponed over funding issues. The LAN finals, due to take place in Portugal, were cancelled and organisers hope to play these out online at some point. However, esports talent have been left unpaid, frustrated and looking for other work after booking the LAN final dates into their diaries. Continue reading CSGO esports talent left unpaid after problems around…

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UK player Astro returns to Rainbow Six Siege with Viperio following break and cancer diagnosis

Update (April 11th 2022): Astro has joined UK esports organisation Viperio’s Rainbow Six line-up. The roster can be found below, with fellow UK player Aktr on board as a substitute. Viperio will be playing in the Rainbow Six Siege Northern Premier League. Excited to be back playing again with a team, still slowly getting back into siege but the lads have been super supportive with everything. More good news soon! Continue reading UK player Astro returns to Rainbow Six Siege with Viperio following break and cancer diagnosis

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New UK-based agency Leapfox launches to help companies strike the right deals in esports

Leapfox, a new UK-based gaming and esports agency set up to provide commercial insight and guidance, has announced its launch today. Founded by former Excel Esports head of partnerships Patrick Collins, Leapfox aims to work with brands and agencies to navigate the industry and with rights holders to help them maximise revenues.  Patrick has more than 14 years of experience in commercial development, strategy and partnerships, having worked across traditional sports with positions at Premier League clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. Continue reading New UK-based agency Leapfox launches to help companies strike the right deals in esports

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New UK-based gaming platform Yakkr secures six-figure investment, aims to on-board esports teams and content creators

Yakkr founders Marcus Rowley (left) and Rhys Birkinshaw (right) on screen with Alex Wilby of law firm Swinburne Maddison Yakkr, a new UK-based platform that lets fans play online games with their favourite esports teams, influencers and celebrities, has secured six figures in funding. Durham City law firm Swinburne Maddison provided legal advice to the new tech start-up in relation to the pre-seed investment, provided by Athena Venture Capital and backed by TwinklHive, which predominantly invests in the ed-tech sector.  Continue reading New UK-based gaming platform Yakkr secures six-figure investment, aims to on-board esports teams and content creators

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Adamo Gaming, the gaming content business with ties to UK esports org Tenstar, suddenly lays off majority of staff amidst pay complaints, founder says those owed money will be paid

Update: Adamo sent employees a company-wide email this evening, addressing the problem and saying that they will respond to queries within 48 hours. Original article: Adamo Gaming, a UK-based video game content business that publishes articles and reviews on its website, has cut back the core of its operations with many staff complaining they have either been paid late, lower than expected or not at all. Esports News UK was first contacted by a few former employees last week, who on March 2nd 2022 were suddenly told they were being let go by the business (which has close ties with…

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Three quarters of women disguise their gender to avoid sexual harassment when gaming online, while 25% stop playing due to abuse

Three quarters (76%) of female gamers have disguised their gender while gaming, according to new research published on International Women’s Day 2022 today. FandomSpot.com, a platform for fandoms and online communities, surveyed 2,000 female gamers across the world to discover common behaviours of women whilst gaming. This followed the release of US statistics which found that women accounted for 45% of gamers in the US in 2021. Of those who have admitted to disguising their gender, it was revealed that 93% of women did so due to experiencing sexual harassment online. Continue reading Three quarters of women disguise their gender to…

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Gaming And 5 Other Ways To Create Passive Income In 2022

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) Most people work a nine to five job. At work, you trade time for a steady paycheck – it’s a form of active income where you earn money for the time you’ve actively spent doing something. You may earn a steady paycheck that covers all of your basic expenses, but perhaps you’re looking for more.  Passive income is the opposite of active income. It involves investing time and effort into something that can earn you money while not actively working on it. Continue reading Gaming And 5 Other Ways To Create Passive Income In 2022

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9 recent reports on UK gaming/esports trends for 2022: Brits less likely to trust gaming influencers, UK’s most searched-for game and streamer revealed, Brits among the most curious about the metaverse & more

There’s been a ton of reports about new trends in UK gaming and esports flooding our inbox over the past month or so – here’s a roundup of 9 recent findings providing new facts and stats about UK gaming and beyond. Brits less likely to trust gaming influencers YouGov’s report into the power of gaming influencers found t hat Brits are less likely to trust gaming influencers compared to gamers in other countries. Continue reading 9 recent reports on UK gaming/esports trends for 2022: Brits less likely to trust gaming influencers, UK’s most searched-for game and streamer revealed, Brits among…

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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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Kairos Group acquires Manchester-based gaming content and esports organisation Horizon Union

Left to right (back) Kairos’ Chris Parnell, Mike Craddock, Drew Townley and Luke Bristow, and (front) Horizon’s Kieran Wood and Will Mollett Gaming media company Kairos Group, which has operations in London, Manchester and elsewhere, has acquired Manchester-based gaming and content organisation Horizon Union. Horizon is the latest organisation to join Kairos Group, which is also home to Kairos Media, Kyma Media, Turopium Sports and Entertainment and Kairos Ventures. Continue reading Kairos Group acquires Manchester-based gaming content and esports organisation Horizon Union

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UK streamers PyrionFlax, InDeeDee and Kandee Krinzel join End Youth Homelessness’ charity gaming event

End Youth Homelessness (EYH), a movement of 11 UK youth homelessness charities, has launched its second annual ‘Gaming for Good’ event backed by several UK streamers. The initiative is designed to raise money to help homeless young people into housing and employment. The charity is rallying influencers from the gaming world to support the event by streaming sessions with a donation-based joining fee. Gaming for Good has garnered the support of UK influencers including Dota 2 content creator PyrionFlax, as well as InDeeDee and Kandee Krinzel. Continue reading UK streamers PyrionFlax, InDeeDee and Kandee Krinzel join End Youth Homelessness’ charity…

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Hitmarker survey reveals ‘out of date’ hiring processes in the esports and games industry plus other trends: 84% of applicants would rather answer job-specific questions than submit a cover letter, 40% deem gender-neutral job descriptions to be ‘very important’

Hitmarker, the UK-based esports and gaming job platform, has today announced the findings of its first ever industry report – and Esports News UK has pulled 9 key stats from it. With a focus on candidate preferences when job seeking, Hitmarker says this report will serve as a publicly-available resource on what candidates find value in, what they don’t and how companies in the games industry can use this to improve their own recruitment processes. Continue reading Hitmarker survey reveals ‘out of date’ hiring processes in the esports and games industry plus other trends: 84% of applicants would rather answer…