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With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be a MOBA champ?’ (abilities, skins & info roundup)

Vex: The Gloomy Mage is the latest League of Legends champion to be revealed, and she’s playable on live servers this month. Vex is a mid-lane mage, ‘who hates sunshine, happiness and champions who dash all over Summoner’s Rift’. She is the first new Yordle character since 2016 and will launch alongside her Dawnbringer Vex skin on September 23rd during patch 11.19. Vex, the Gloomist, was first revealed during the recent Sentinels of Light event. Continue reading With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be…

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SAF Esports to open UK HQ after signing new pro FIFA player and performance drinks partner

UK-based esports organisation SAF (Serious About FIFA) Global Gaming will be hosting an event to mark the opening of its UK headquarters next month. SAF will open its HQ at Snetterton Race Circuit in Norwich, Norfolk, on Saturday September 4th 2021. There will be friends of SAF and industry guests invited, with the likes of top UK FIFA caster Brandon Smith in attendance. SAF will use the new HQ to train its esports team and SAF FIFA academy players, with several PlayStation 5 consoles at the venue and 1GB internet. Continue reading SAF Esports to open UK HQ after signing…

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Razer launches new keyboard accessory sets to let gamers customise their set-ups

Razer has announced the launch of a range of keyboard accessory sets, including the Razer Phantom Keycap Upgrade Set, PBT Keycap + Coiled Cable Upgrade Set, and Ergonomic Wrist Rests for mini and TKL keyboards. The hardware brand says the Razer keyboard accessory sets ‘allow anyone to ‘easily create their perfect keyboard look and feel’. The Razer Phantom Keycap Upgrade Set (€39.99) is available as a 128-keycap set, in black or white, and is compatible with all of Razer’s Mini, Tenkeyless, and full-sized mechanical/optical keyboards with standard bottom row US and UK layouts. Continue reading Razer launches new keyboard accessory…

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Guild Esports’ new pro player team jersey divides opinion

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has announced the launch of its official pro player jersey, which has divided opinion in the esports community. The jersey features the Guild logo, designed by acclaimed streetwear designer Fergus Purcell, alongside the logo of Subway, which became Guild’s official quick-service restaurant partner following the signing of a two-year multi-million-pound sponsorship deal in March this year. It will be worn by all of Guild’s pro esports players in fixtures and tournaments. Continue reading Guild Esports’ new pro player team jersey divides opinion

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Cooldown launches: New service lets fans find or set up esports viewing parties in UK bars, partners with OpTic Gaming

Drink and brewing company AB InBev has launched a new service – Cooldown – allowing esports fans to find and set up their own viewing parties in local bars across the UK. Cooldown is a rebrand of Mylocalesportsbar with extra functionalities on top, and has partnered with well-known esports org OpTic Gaming for its launch, with a giveaway and viewing party. TheCooldown.gg website allows esports fans to look and ask for viewing parties in their local bars, and allows AB InBev’s bar partners ‘to tap into the unbridled growth of an emerging industry as they post their own events and attract…

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Wanyoo opens Westfield London esports studio, its fourth in the UK

Wanyoo, the esports studio and gaming cafe chain, has opened a new branch at Westfield Stratford in East London. It’s holding a press conference tomorrow (Thursday May 20th) to celebrate the launch of the studio, with influencers, journalists and esports enthusiasts invited to join and take part in activities. Former Enclave Gaming player Ali ‘Gaaloul’ Gaaloul will also be talking about his experiences in League of Legends esports. Wanyoo has imposed safety measures, with hand sanitiser, disposable headset covers and wet wipes, and says its facilities are ‘Covid-secure’. Continue reading Wanyoo opens Westfield London esports studio, its fourth in the UK

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The Guild Academy officially launches: Full details revealed including online training programs and Parents Centre, physical UK coaching locations, how much it costs & more

Guild Esports, the UK-based esports organisation co-owned by David Beckham, has today launched its anticipated academy, which players can pay to join. Guild says this academy will be ‘the world’s most comprehensive and innovative esports online academy’, offering a ‘sustainable and scalable’ path to pro for esports talent based on many of the English Premier League’s player development systems. It will also feature a separate Parents Centre, which David Beckham has spoken about below. Continue reading The Guild Academy officially launches: Full details revealed including online training programs and Parents Centre, physical UK coaching locations, how much it costs &…

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Xbox Series X/S supply shortages expected to continue until April 2021, says Microsoft

Microsoft has acknowledged hardware shortages for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X may last until well into 2021.Keen gamers around the world have struggled to get their hands on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles since launch, and it looks like things aren’t going to get any easier for eager consumers any time soon.During last week’s Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Conference (transcribed by Seeking Alpha), Microsoft’s chief financial officer Tim Stuart acknowledged the supply/demand disparity with the new hardware and suggested it’s going to last a while longer yet.“I think we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we…

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PS5 launch line-up is “no comparison” to PS3 or PS4 line-ups, says Jim Ryan

PlayStation head Jim Ryan believes that the launch line-up for the PS5 is unlike anything Sony has offered at launch in recent generations.In an interview over at GamesIndustry.biz, the PlayStation boss praised the launch line-up of the PlayStation 5 and noted that a part of the huge demand for the upcoming console comes, partly, from the strength of the games that will be available on the hardware on day one.“It’s probably not widely appreciated or understood, to what extent that we have grown our own game development capability organically over the course of this generation,” Ryan tells the site.“Obviously, it’s been…