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Gayming Awards returns for 2022 with in-person event in London

The Gayming Awards will return for its second year, with Twitch on board as long-term presenting sponsor. Launched in 2021, the awards set out to celebrate diversity and inclusivity within games and interactive media, recognising game developers, publishers and industry individuals. The Gayming Awards is billed as ‘the world’s first and only award ceremony celebrating all that is great about LGBTQIA+ video gaming’. It’s an initiative from Gayming Magazine, an online publication which launched in 2019 in the UK. Continue reading Gayming Awards returns for 2022 with in-person event in London

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5 reasons why a gaming limit would be bad for the UK: ‘Copying China’s gaming ban would harm UK children’, warns IT body BCS

China’s limit on computer game time risks harming children’s education and should not be introduced in the UK, the professional body for the IT industry has said. Modern gaming challenges like building Minecraft worlds with friends, or trading on Roblox, encourage children’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, said Professor Andy Phippen, a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered institute for IT (formerly known as the British Computer Society). Parents, not the state, should regulate gaming time, but they deserve better research and guidance on the effects of screen-time to make those informed decisions, BCS added. Continue reading 5…

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Are 360hz gaming monitors worth it? How should you optimise G-Sync/FreeSync? New Intel processors… view our latest esports hardware video report with Alpha Beta PC

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) Each month we sit down with the experts at Alpha Beta PC, a new UK-based gaming PC provider, to review esports hardware news and info from the past month. This time we chat with Alex Theodossi to find out if expensive new 360hz gaming monitors are worth it, how to optimise for G-Sync, big news from Intel on the way around its latest processors, the newest Razer Blade laptops and more. Continue reading Are 360hz gaming monitors worth it? How should you optimise G-Sync/FreeSync? New Intel processors… view our latest esports hardware video report with…

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Guild Esports launches world-first sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

UK esports organisation Guild has teamed up with the Difference Makers sustainability campaign from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for a unique Fortnite tournament. The tournament will see players compete in a normal PVP match, with a twist – they will be encouraged to chop down as many trees as possible. With a ‘tree-o- meter’ keeping score, for every felled tree, Difference Makers will plant one in the real world to replace its digital equivalent. Continue reading Guild Esports launches world-first sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

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Guild Esports launches sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

UK esports organisation Guild has teamed up with the Difference Makers sustainability campaign from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for a unique Fortnite tournament. The tournament will see players compete in a normal PVP match, with a twist – they will be encouraged to chop down as many trees as possible. With a ‘tree-o- meter’ keeping score, for every felled tree, Difference Makers will plant one in the real world to replace its digital equivalent. Continue reading Guild Esports launches sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

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Parents in the UK are more positive about their children gaming now than they were pre-lockdown

(Image credit: James Lawson/iEventMedia) The pandemic has seen more people play games while stuck indoors, with parents taking on a more positive attitude towards their children gaming. A third of parents questioned said that they now better appreciate the skills that gaming requires, while a fifth now had a more positive attitude to gaming than when they did pre-lockdown, according to new UK research. A survey of 1,221 UK adults conducted by gaming retailer and publisher Green Man Gaming in April 2021 found that 80% of parents said that their children played more during lockdown, with 45% saying that their kids…

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UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over Activision Blizzard harassment controversy

Prominent British World of Warcraft content creator Preach Gaming is halting day-to-day coverage of the game in light of the recent harassment allegations against Activision Blizzard. “After so many years, the road has come to an end – time to give up on World of Warcraft,” he said. “We are stopping our coverage of the game. This has not been an easy decision.” Preach, who has 428,000 YouTube subscribers and 224,000 Twitch followers, is the latest content creator to speak out on the scandal involving Activision Blizzard. Continue reading UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over…

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Alpha Beta PC interview on their ambitions in esports, Nvidia 30 series stock and answering your questions on getting the most out of your gaming PC

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) Alpha Beta PC is a new UK-based gaming PC system builder offering a range of models for gamers, esports enthusiasts and small to medium size companies. It’s the brainchild of veteran gaming PC builder CK Kohli, who also founded the Yoyotech brand in 2002, which had its own retail shop and went on to supply systems to GAME/Belong, Queen Mary’s College’s esports facility and many more. Continue reading Alpha Beta PC interview on their ambitions in esports, Nvidia 30 series stock and answering your questions on getting the most out of your gaming PC

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Amazon’s Prime Gaming signs two-year shirt sponsorship with Stevenage FC

Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime’s destination for gamers, has today announced an exclusive two-year shirt sponsorship with EFL League Two’s Stevenage FC. The sponsorship will run until the end of the 2022/23 season and will see the Prime Gaming logo appear on both the home and away kits of football club Stevenage. Stevenage will debut the new shirts during the club’s pre-season friendly game against Crystal Palace on July 23rd. Replica shirts will be available to pre-order from the Stevenage club store from today (July 22nd). Continue reading Amazon’s Prime Gaming signs two-year shirt sponsorship with Stevenage FC

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Pizza Hut Delivery UK launches gaming arm in partnership with Kairos Media

Pizza Hut Delivery UK has announced today that it has officially launched its gaming arm of the brand – Pizza Hut Gaming. The brand will launch with a dedicated channel on Twitter, and aims to deliver some ‘exciting influencer activations involving some top names in the scene’.  Expanding events will kickstart with regular community tournaments across a variety of key gaming titles, with the end goal of becoming the go-to pizza for gamers. Continue reading Pizza Hut Delivery UK launches gaming arm in partnership with Kairos Media

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Older Brits turn to gaming to escape reality: Survey finds gamers aged 60+ play for over an hour a day on average

(Article contains affiliate gambling links. You must be aged 18 or over to gamble, please gamble responsibly) The nation’s over-60s are swapping knitting needles and gardening tools for mobile devices and gaming controllers as they look to tackle loneliness and improve their mental health, according to new research from energyhelpline.com. The UK’s older gamers now spend an average of eight hours gaming each week – just 45 minutes a week less than the nation’s youngest adult gamers (16-29-year-olds) on average. Continue reading Older Brits turn to gaming to escape reality: Survey finds gamers aged 60+ play for over an hour a…

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Fnatic publishes esports safeguarding policies: ‘So far there has been limited progress made when it comes to protecting the rights of young people and vulnerable adults in our industry’

Fnatic, the London-based esports organisation, has today unveiled what it claims is the first ever set of safeguarding policies designed specifically for pro gaming. The publication of the organisation’s Global Safeguarding Policies ‘highlights Fnatic’s commitment to spearheading the conversation and development of safeguarding in pro gaming to build a safer system that protects current and future gamers’. The safeguarding policies were developed in partnership with leading experts, including safeguarding training consultancy Safeguarding Today, key advisers to the government on online harms and safeguarding, and safeguarding leads at professional sports teams, including various Premier League clubs. Continue reading Fnatic publishes esports…

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Interview: Pixel Bar co-founder on running a UK gaming bar during a pandemic, crowdfunding esports prize pools with drink sales and opening a second venue

Pixel Bar, a Leeds-based gaming bar that recently announced a £1,000+ League of Legends tournament with Cooldown, is hoping to become ‘more than just a bar’, with ideas for tournaments with other bars and plans to open a second venue. But running a bar during a global pandemic comes with its challenges, of course. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco catches up with Pixel Bar co-founder Craig Ryan to find out what it’s like running a bar during these difficult times, while remaining optimistic for the future. Continue reading Interview: Pixel Bar co-founder on running a UK gaming bar during…

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Tenstar announce UK esports path to pro initiative after winning Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish

New UK-based esports organisation Tenstar have announced a new path to pro initiative after winning the Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish last weekend. The Tenstar Accelerated Professional Player Programme (TAP³) aims to ‘usher in the next generation of esports talent’ by scouting, supporting and developing aspiring esports professionals in Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite and other games. It’s designed to help UK-based esports players, coaches and support staff aged 13 to 24. Continue reading Tenstar announce UK esports path to pro initiative after winning Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish

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Apex Legends as a platform for LGBTQ+ representation should be the standard

“I’m queer myself. Representation means a lot to me. I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s where you had to really read between the lines to find any sort of representation that wasn’t just tragic, terrible, or vilified,” Apex Legends’ lead writer Amanda Doiron tells me. “It made you feel more weird – there was more shame around it. So in Apex, it’s great, because there’s so much there, and there’s different ways to represent it – there’s not one way to be gay. So, it’s quite meaningful to me in that we’re not just continuing to represent a…