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Mongraal Aqua Fortnite drama: ‘I’m constantly slandered in private by the majority of pros but actually hearing it flipped a switch’

UK Fortnite star Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson (pictured left) has opened up about being mistreated by other pro players after one was caught speaking ill of him behind his back. Austrian player David ‘Aqua’ Wang (right) said, as reported by Jake Lucky: “Shut up, I didn’t want to play with Mongraal, he’s shit. I don’t care anymore – he triggered me.” Aqua wasn’t aware he was being recorded at the time and tried to get the stream VoD deleted. Continue reading Mongraal Aqua Fortnite drama: ‘I’m constantly slandered in private by the majority of pros but actually hearing it flipped a switch’

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Red Bull Flick 2v2 UK CSGO champions crowned

UK CSGO players Andrew ‘Wolfie’ Allan and Cole ‘FredFishoil’ Hardy of team ThrowPogChamp have won the 2v2 Red Bull Flick UK CSGO final. The duo were crowned champions at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in Shoreditch, London, yesterday. The final saw five of the UK’s top CSGO pairs go head-to-head across eight curated Red Bull maps, including Digital Archives, Control Room, City Palace, Sky Platform and Orbital Station Wi-ING:5. Each map was designed from the ground up. Continue reading Red Bull Flick 2v2 UK CSGO champions crowned

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Excel Esports’ former head of performance Fabian Broich launches new esports agency Achieveminds: Interview on his big goals for school lessons, his world-first masters research on esports coaching, and what he said to players like Alphari and Markoon to change their mindset on life and League of Legends

Fabian Broich is a man on a mission to change how esports players and teams think about performance, to create more role models and to better improve how people learn about the importance of sleep, health and nutrition. The former Excel Esports head of performance has just launched his own performance consultancy agency – Achieveminds – with the slogan ‘mindset matters’ and partners such as apparel firm Engelbert Strauss and supplement supplier AM Sport already on board. Continue reading Excel Esports’ former head of performance Fabian Broich launches new esports agency Achieveminds: Interview on his big goals for school lessons,…

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Guild Esports launches world-first sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

UK esports organisation Guild has teamed up with the Difference Makers sustainability campaign from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for a unique Fortnite tournament. The tournament will see players compete in a normal PVP match, with a twist – they will be encouraged to chop down as many trees as possible. With a ‘tree-o- meter’ keeping score, for every felled tree, Difference Makers will plant one in the real world to replace its digital equivalent. Continue reading Guild Esports launches world-first sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

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Guild Esports launches sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

UK esports organisation Guild has teamed up with the Difference Makers sustainability campaign from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for a unique Fortnite tournament. The tournament will see players compete in a normal PVP match, with a twist – they will be encouraged to chop down as many trees as possible. With a ‘tree-o- meter’ keeping score, for every felled tree, Difference Makers will plant one in the real world to replace its digital equivalent. Continue reading Guild Esports launches sustainable Fortnite tournament, with a real tree planted for every tree chopped down in-game

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McLaren Shadow reveals 2021 driver line-up including Welsh sim racer Josh Idowu

British motor racing brand McLaren has drafted fresh F1 esports talent for its McLaren Shadow gaming arm. The sim racing roster for the upcoming 2021 F1 Esports Series will consist of Welsh racer Josh Idowu, Hungarian racer Dani Bereznay and Iranian racer Bari Boroumand. They have joined the team to represent Shadow throughout the 2021 season, which gets underway later this year. This first team line-up will have access to the recently-launched McLaren Shadow Studio, a new esports and gaming facility at McLaren Technology Centre that will be used by the new-look team for training bootcamps. Continue reading McLaren Shadow…

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Endpoint reveal new incentive to retain top CSGO talent: Could legacy membership help other esports orgs from losing their best players?

UK esports organisation Endpoint have revealed a new program they’re putting in place to prevent their best players from leaving in the future. Last week, top UK CSGO player William ‘mezii’ Merriman left Endpoint to join Fnatic. While providing a springboard for top talent to join bigger orgs and leagues is helpful to the player in question, and the org usually receives a buyout fee, it means the smaller org has to rebuild again – something that is all too familiar for grassroots UK esports organisations. Continue reading Endpoint reveal new incentive to retain top CSGO talent: Could legacy membership…

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UK CoD trio win World Series of Warzone

An all-UK Call of Duty trio have reigned triumphant in the latest World Series of Warzone EU tournament. The trio consisted of Luminosity streamer WarsZ, Quadrant streamer Fifakill and London Royal Ravens streamer and Red Bull athlete, Jukeyz. The competition featured a $300,000 prize pool overall, and the UK trio took home $50,000, or around $16,666 each. They racked up a score of 148, ahead of second-place LouiCM, Lenun and Vapulear from Team Delirium who achieved 126, according to Dexerto. Continue reading UK CoD trio win World Series of Warzone

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Fnatic sign UK CSGO players Alex and Mezii

London-based esports giant Fnatic have brought two UK CSGO players onto their roster: William ‘mezii’ Merriman and Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin. The pair previously played at Cloud9 together before the org put their CSGO operations on hold, and earlier this year, mezii joined UK esports organisation Endpoint. ALEX will be the in-game leader for Fnatic’s CSGO side, and the pair join Swedish players KRIMZ, Brollan and Jackinho. Mezii said: “I’m excited to finally announce that I’ve joined the Fnatic family! Continue reading Fnatic sign UK CSGO players Alex and Mezii

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Red Bull Flick 2v2 CSGO tournament returns to the UK this August, with Leeds’ Pixel Bar to host live qualifier and Red Bull Gaming Sphere to feature game-like environment for the final

Global 2v2 CSGO esports tournament Red Bull Flick is returning to the UK this year, with the national qualifiers taking place from August 14th 2021. The tournament promises a ‘futuristic narrative’ and new Red Bull custom-designed maps. Duos will fight for capture points around the new maps to beat other participants around the world. The maps include Digital Archives, Control Room, City Palace, Sky Platform and Orbital Station WI-NG:5. Two online UK qualifying rounds are set for August, with the third taking place in person at the Pixel Bar in Leeds. Continue reading Red Bull Flick 2v2 CSGO tournament returns…

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Interview with Excel Valorant players Moe40 and Rubino: “There’s always going to be pressure but it depends how it’s handled. We have the potential to be great, but there’s a lot of hard work to get there – with time I believe we can be a top team.”

Back in March, UK organisation Excel Esports entered the Valorant esports scene, and after failing to reach the VCT Stage 2 Masters LAN in Iceland, changes were made with Excel bringing in former Fnatic player Muhammad ‘Moe40’ Hariff and Ruben ‘Rubino‘ Villarroel Brødreskift from Team Heretics, as well as moving Vincent ‘Happy’ Cervoni Schopenhauer to be the in-game leader. The roster bootcamped in Malta for the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 tournament but did not manage to qualify for the event. Continue reading Interview with Excel Valorant players Moe40 and Rubino: “There’s always going to be pressure but it depends how it’s handled. We have…

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Older Brits turn to gaming to escape reality: Survey finds gamers aged 60+ play for over an hour a day on average

(Article contains affiliate gambling links. You must be aged 18 or over to gamble, please gamble responsibly) The nation’s over-60s are swapping knitting needles and gardening tools for mobile devices and gaming controllers as they look to tackle loneliness and improve their mental health, according to new research from energyhelpline.com. The UK’s older gamers now spend an average of eight hours gaming each week – just 45 minutes a week less than the nation’s youngest adult gamers (16-29-year-olds) on average. Continue reading Older Brits turn to gaming to escape reality: Survey finds gamers aged 60+ play for over an hour a…

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Should the Timed Kill Race format be scrapped from Warzone tournaments? Debate ensues after UK players win Toronto Ultra’s $100,000 Canada Cup

Top Call of Duty players – including some from the UK – have called for a boycott of the Timed Kill Race (TKR) format in future Warzone tournaments. This format sees teams play in their own lobbies against random players, as they try to rack up as many kills as they can within a certain time window. What should be a test between players of similar skill levels descends into a sub-game of ‘who can get the best lobbies with the easiest players in’, so that the tournament participants can improve their KDA (kill/death/assist) ratios. Continue reading Should the Timed…

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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 World Open: UK’s national Rocket League team decided ahead of EMEA Regional Final

Update (June 26th 2021): The UK’s national Rocket League team for the Intel World Open has been decided after Deevo, Noly and Archie’s roster – named ‘Scouse Scouse Loiner’ – won the Closed Qualifier on Friday. The trio managed to stave off ‘Fleekzi’ 3-2 in the Grand Finals, which were the only two games they dropped in the Closed Qualifiers. Archie was statistically the best performer at the event, averaging 2.36 saves per game and 1.09 goals per game with a 30.8% shot accuracy, according to Octane.GG. Continue reading Intel World Open: UK’s national Rocket League team decided ahead of…