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Guild announces it’s the world’s fastest-growing esports organisation in latest financial results after winning FNCS All-Star Showdown

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has detailed its growth in a financial report covering October 2020 to March 2021. The org – backed by David Beckham – had an audience of 160,000 as of March 31st 2021. This has risen to almost 800,000 since then, increasing by 50% month-on-month, as Guild hopes to reach the 1m mark by the end of its current financial year at the end of September. If you include Guild’s roster of pro players and content creators, this reach extended to 8m as of March 31st, or around 15.6m now (not including Beckham’s 125m+ followers). Continue…

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Intel extends partnership with NSE for third consecutive year, FutureGen programme to return for 2022

UK university esports body National Student Esports (NSE) has extended its partnership with Intel for the third year running. This means the partnership will continue for the 2021/2022 academic year, and the Intel FutureGen programme will return in 2022. This was launched in 2019 and aims to ‘nurture high achieving student leaders, help develop their skills and enhance future career prospects’. So far, 20 students have been involved in the Intel FutureGen programme – you can see the 2021 cohort here. Continue reading Intel extends partnership with NSE for third consecutive year, FutureGen programme to return for 2022

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Riot announces mobile version of Valorant and 14m PC player numbers as game celebrates first anniversary, Shroud and Ninja share their views on its longevity

Valorant is one year old today and Riot Games is celebrating by announcing a mobile version of the shooter in the works. Riot also announced that an average of more than 14m PC players from around the world log on each month to play Valorant, with half a billion games played so far since Valorant launched on June 2nd 2021. Valorant Mobile doesn’t have a release date just yet, but it follows in the footsteps of other top competitive shooters that have made their way to mobile, such as PUBG and Fortnite. Continue reading Riot announces mobile version of Valorant and 14m…