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Sjokz returns to CSGO to host PGL European RMR with James Banks

Two popular esports hosts are teaming up – Belgian esports host Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere and British host James Banks will work on the PGL European RMR (Regional Major Rankings) event. Sjokz, who is more known for her League of Legends work in the European LEC and beyond, has got involved in CSGO in the past, including the Blast Premier/Pro Series events a few years ago. Now she’ll be on the desk in Romania as teams battle it out for a spot at the PGL Major Antwerp. Continue reading Sjokz returns to CSGO to host PGL European RMR with James Banks

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UK casters James Banks and ODPixel join #StreamersWithUkraine marathon which hopes to raise $1m in humanitarian aid

British esports personalities James Banks and ODPixel are taking part in a charity campaign designed to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. James, known for his work in CSGO, Valorant and fighting games and ODPixel, who is well-known in Dota 2 esports, have joined the #StreamersWithUkraine marathon which is being organised by Ukrainian tournament organiser WePlay, app creator Reface and streamer income/audience platform Organization.GG. More than 100 streamers have committed to the cause, and organisers are looking for more to join. Continue reading UK casters James Banks and ODPixel join #StreamersWithUkraine marathon which hopes to raise $1m in humanitarian…

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How the esports community is reacting to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Blast will no longer invite Russian-based teams to its events, WePlay ends partnerships with companies from Russia and Belarus, S1mple makes donation to Ukrainian army

A note from the editor – February 25th 2022 I don’t know how to write this article. It’s gone midnight as I sit down to try and produce something before bed. I’ve been unable to work pretty much most of the day today, stunned by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. I am scared and upset and angry.  Call me a bad journalist, call me weak, but sitting down to write something that is beyond games, about actual life and death, is not something I am used to. Continue reading How the esports community is reacting to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Blast…

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‘Together we are strong and unbreakable’ – how the esports community is reacting to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

A note from the editor I don’t know how to write this article. It’s gone midnight as I sit down to try and produce something before bed. I’ve been unable to work pretty much most of the day today, stunned by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. I am scared and upset and angry.  Call me a bad journalist, call me weak, but sitting down to write something that is beyond games, about actual life and death, is not something I am used to. Continue reading ‘Together we are strong and unbreakable’ – how the esports community is reacting to Russia’s invasion…

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‘I’m not your typical UK CSGO player’ – Fnatic Mezii interview conducted by James Banks | Powered by MSI

William ‘mezii’ Merriman is one of few UK CSGO pros playing at the top level, and one of three on Fnatic’s current CSGO roster along with smooya and Alex. Often overlooked for the more public persona of smooya and others, mezii is a solid player and comes across smart, calm and grounded. To get to know him better, we enlisted British esports personality and host, James Banks, to speak to him in this in-depth interview powered by MSI broadcast live on Twitch. Continue reading ‘I’m not your typical UK CSGO player’ – Fnatic Mezii interview conducted by James Banks | Powered…

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Freya Spiers added to PGL Major 2021 broadcast talent as stage host, after line-up also featuring Thorin, Richard Lewis and Machine was criticised for lack of diversity

Update (October 13th 2021): British esports host and interviewer Freya Spiers has joined to the CSGO PGL Major 2021 broadcast talent line-up as a stage host. The news comes after PGL CEO Silviu Stroie also confirmed on Twitter that broadcast talent will be live from the Avicii Arena (previously the plan was for them to be based at the PGL Studio in Bucharest and casting remotely). With the talent being live, it makes sense to bring a stage host into the mix: 🏟️What’s a show without a stage host?! Continue reading Freya Spiers added to PGL Major 2021 broadcast talent…

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PGL Major 2021: Thorin, Richard Lewis, Machine and more join broadcast talent line-up for first CSGO Major in two years

A barrage of big British broadcast brains and names have been added to the PGL Major 2021 talent line-up. It’s the first CSGO Major in over two years, after the StarLadder Berlin Major in August and September 2019, and will see a live crowd gather at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm from October 26th to November 7th 2021. British CSGO talent includes Richard Lewis as host, Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields as analyst, Jake ‘Jak3y’ Elton and Ryan ‘ItsRandall’ Randall as observers, James Banks as interviewer and Daniel ‘dds’ Kapadia, Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson and James Bardolph as casters. Continue reading PGL Major 2021:…