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New course launches in East London to help young people pursue careers in esports and gaming

Here East and The Good Growth Hub announce the launch of a new Industry Insights programme to help kickstart the careers of young people from across East London in the gaming sector. In association with Into Games and Games Anglia, the short course is aimed at individuals aged 18-24 based in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. It’s been curated to equip them with the skills and experience to begin an entry-level role in the industry. Continue reading New course launches in East London to help young people pursue careers in esports and gaming

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UK-based esports orgs and businesses raised a record £42m in funding in 2020 according to new report

UK-based esports organisations, startups and scaleup companies raised £42m in 2020, making it a record year for UK esports startups in terms of both the value and number of deals.  That’s according to new research published this week by Here East, the tech and innovation campus in London, and Beauhurst, a UK database for fast-growth companies. The pair claim to have analysed all investment data for British esports since 2011. Growing UK esports businesses have raised £138m over the last ten years, and the research has found that 61% (£85m) of that investment was secured in the last two years.  Continue…

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London’s Here East complex to host UK esports festival Stack Fest

London is set to host a new three-day esports festival known as Stack Fest, which will take place at the Here East complex in September 2021. Stack Fest will encompass three streams across three days. Day 1 (September 9th) whill host ‘Esports Ambition’, designed for those working within the esports and games industry and B2B markets. Talent Aspiration (September 10th), led by Education Partner Staffordshire University London, is for those who want to build a career from their passion for games. Continue reading London’s Here East complex to host UK esports festival Stack Fest