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Swansea Arena to host Esports Venue Summit

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Esports industry to gather for inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit in London, with talks from Michał Blicharz, Richard Lewis and more

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is launching the inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit (EGES) in London next week, in collaboration with various stakeholders from the esports industry. The conference has been established by ESIC to become ‘the meeting place and knowledge share hub for the global esports industry’. It’s taking place at ExCeL London on April 13th and 14th 2022 13-14 of April 2022, bringing together peers from across the esports industry. Continue reading Esports industry to gather for inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit in London, with talks from Michał Blicharz, Richard Lewis and more

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In-depth video interview with esports journalist Adam Fitch on his new reporting style at Hitmarker, why he left Dexerto and what’s wrong with esports journalism

Adam Fitch is one of the UK’s most well-known esports journalists, having worked as editor of Esports Insider, business content lead at Dexerto and receiving awards along the way. Now he’s starting off the year doing something a bit different with an organisation that’s not known for its news content – yet. Adam has just joined UK-based esports jobs platform Hitmarker as head of content, where he’ll be aiming to make industry news pieces less PR-driven and more digestible to readers. Continue reading In-depth video interview with esports journalist Adam Fitch on his new reporting style at Hitmarker, why he…

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Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

Microsoft’s $68.7bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard announced today can offer a fresh start for the beleaguered publisher, as well as fans of its games and esports, though there is still frustration that Bobby Kotick is retaining his job and a long road ahead to regaining trust with gamers. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his thoughts on what the deal might mean for the industry and esports in the future. Continue reading Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

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London to host inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit in 2022

Not-for-profit association the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) will launch its inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit (EGES) on February 2nd and 3rd 2021 at the ExCeL venue in London. The EGES 2022 will bring together various stakeholders within the esports industry including publishers, tournaments organiser, teams, non-endemics, media and more. Stakeholders are invited to discuss and debate topical issues facing the industry while also sharing expertise relevant to the future of the esports industry. Continue reading London to host inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit in 2022

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ESI Digital Winter 2021 promises two days of online esports industry networking and talks

UK-based online publication and events business Esports Insider is preparing to host another edition of ESI Digital purely online in a few days’ time. Taking place on December 1st and 2nd 2021, ESI Digital Winter is the sixth edition of ESI’s digital events programme, promising a mix of networking, education and talks for those in the industry. ESI Digital Winter will bring together industry leaders in esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate esports trends, opportunities and more. Continue reading ESI Digital Winter 2021 promises two days of online esports industry networking and talks

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UK esports winners named at the*gameHERs awards 2021

The full list of the*gameHERs award winners have been revealed – and a range of UK esports talent are amongst them. The*gameHERs is an online platform that aims to support and empower women gamers, and the 2021 ceremony was its second annual awards event to honour and celebrate women in the gaming industry.  UK winners included Shoubna Naika-Taylor, aka Queenbeesenpai, curriculum lead of creative and digital at Coventry College, who won Top Educator in the Rising Star category, and Staffordshire University esports student Ellis Celia (aka Ellibear) won Rising Star – Best Intern. Continue reading UK esports winners named at the*gameHERs…

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Vikkstar invests in UK-based business

Popular UK YouTuber Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Barn has joined UK-based business VibePay as a part-owner. The payments company announced this morning that the Sidemen member and London Royal Ravens co-owner, also known for his Call of Duty content, has joined as a shareholder and partner. VibePay is hoping the move will mark a ‘major step in making account-to-account payments the go-to payment type in the creator economy, helping streamers and side-hustlers pay and get paid’. Continue reading Vikkstar invests in UK-based business

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Almost half of boomers are gamers

They’re memed about (okay boomer), aren’t always thought of as gamers, and younger people are often called boomers as an insult, but it turns out more baby boomers are playing games than you might think. New data from analyst Newzoo has found that 42% of baby boomers are gamers. That’s according to its gamer consumer insights research as a weighted average across 20 different markets, tracking people who have played games on a PC, console or mobile device in the last six months. Continue reading Almost half of boomers are gamers

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Four key esports industry panels to watch at ESI London in November

Image source: Jak Howard Esports industry conference ESI London takes place at Boxpark in Wembley on November 8th and 9th, with more speakers just announced including Excel, Guild, McLaren, Alpine F1, Blast, Betway and more. ESI London 2021 was announced last month, and there are more event details here, but what of the actual panels? We’ve listed a handful of our favourites to look out for. Post pandemic revenue streams – what lessons will stick from 2020-21? Continue reading Four key esports industry panels to watch at ESI London in November

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ESI London returns as an in-person esports industry event this November, combining a conference, networking and axe-throwing

Image credit: Jak Howard/Esports Insider on Flickr UK-based B2B esports and media company Esports Insider has announced the return of its flagship physical event, ESI London. The esports industry conference will take place on November 8th and 9th 2021 at Boxpark Wembley, ‘connecting the biggest global brands with the most influential leaders and world-class speakers in the esports industry’. The 20,000 square foot dedicated events space at Boxpark promises to combine an esports conferences with unorthodox entertainment such as axe-throwing. Continue reading ESI London returns as an in-person esports industry event this November, combining a conference, networking and axe-throwing

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UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

Promod Esports, the UK-based tournament provider and esports solutions agency, has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member. Promod will now integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its esports operations, encouraging fair play and sporting integrity across their platforms. Promod was launched by former ESL UK COO Rob Black last year and has worked on a range of tournaments and productions including the Rainbow Six UK and Ireland Nationals, ESL Premiership, NSE PUBG Campus Championship and many more. Continue reading UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

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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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University of Wolverhampton and Wolves Esports to host city’s first live esports event as new £5m Screen School launches

The University of Wolverhampton and Wolves Esports are teaming up to host the first ever live esports event in the city, as part of the launch of the university’s new £5m Screen School. Professional racing drivers from Wolves Esports will be competing on the Monza track in Italy in the first race of a five-race series. The action will take place in the Arena Theatre on September 25th 2021, where attendees will see all the action live on the big screen, meet Wolverhampton Screen School staff and students and take part in interactive activities as a taster ahead of the…

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Women in Games 2021 UK esports award winners announced, including Fluke, Frankie Ward, Geomancy, Roehampton Uni and more

The 2021 Women in Games Awards took place last night, with a host of top esports talent acknowledged across the globe. In terms of the UK talent recognised, esports host Frankie Ward won the Most Influential Esports Host award, while Rainbow Six talent Emi ‘Fluke’ Donaldson was awarded Most Influential Esports Shoutcaster or Analyst. The University of Roehampton – which launched a women in esports scholarship last year – picked up the University or College Games or Esports Diversity Initiative award. Continue reading Women in Games 2021 UK esports award winners announced, including Fluke, Frankie Ward, Geomancy, Roehampton Uni and…