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UK-based esports orgs and businesses raised a record £42m in funding in 2020 according to new report

UK-based esports organisations, startups and scaleup companies raised £42m in 2020, making it a record year for UK esports startups in terms of both the value and number of deals.  That’s according to new research published this week by Here East, the tech and innovation campus in London, and Beauhurst, a UK database for fast-growth companies. The pair claim to have analysed all investment data for British esports since 2011. Growing UK esports businesses have raised £138m over the last ten years, and the research has found that 61% (£85m) of that investment was secured in the last two years.  Continue…

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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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Dark Souls, Fall Guys and Mario Kart are the most stressful games you can play, according to a new study

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 12:47 GMT A new set of scientific research identifies Dark Souls III, Fall Guys and Mario Kart as the most stressful experiences you endure whilst gaming.A new study, conducted by BonusFinder in collaboration with sports scientists and competitive gamers, discovered that the average players’ average heart rate increases the most whilst playing Dark Souls, but Fall Guys and Mario Kart – games supposedly aimed at the more casual side of the gaming market – also have a pretty significant impact.In the study, 14 players were asked to play 16 of the most popular…