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CSGO esports talent left unpaid after problems around postponed €180,000 HCG Masters

Several esports casters, production staff and other talent have been left unpaid after a new CSGO tournament was suddenly postponed halfway through proceedings. Season 1 of the Hardcore Gaming Masters (HCG), a new tournament with a supposed €180,000 prize pool, was indefinitely postponed over funding issues. The LAN finals, due to take place in Portugal, were cancelled and organisers hope to play these out online at some point. However, esports talent have been left unpaid, frustrated and looking for other work after booking the LAN final dates into their diaries. Continue reading CSGO esports talent left unpaid after problems around…

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Staffordshire University responds to strike action over pensions and staff being employed by a subsidiary company

Staffordshire University, the first institution in the UK to offer an esports degree, has said it’s “disappointed” strike action is taking place over its decision to hire new staff via a subsidiary company. Staffordshire’s University and College Union (UCU) has been striking over the university’s decision that new academic staff will not be employed directly by the university, but by a subsidiary company. “It allows the university to deny future academics access to the standard, nationally agreed Teachers’ Pension Scheme,” a member of the UCU told Esports News UK. Continue reading Staffordshire University responds to strike action over pensions and…

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Adamo Gaming, the gaming content business with ties to UK esports org Tenstar, suddenly lays off majority of staff amidst pay complaints, founder says those owed money will be paid

Update: Adamo sent employees a company-wide email this evening, addressing the problem and saying that they will respond to queries within 48 hours. Original article: Adamo Gaming, a UK-based video game content business that publishes articles and reviews on its website, has cut back the core of its operations with many staff complaining they have either been paid late, lower than expected or not at all. Esports News UK was first contacted by a few former employees last week, who on March 2nd 2022 were suddenly told they were being let go by the business (which has close ties with…

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Riot Games opens new UK office in Reading, looks to hire staff across several positions

League of Legends and Valorant publisher Riot Games has opened a new office in Reading, UK. This will act as a base of operations for its EMEA publishing team and Northern Europe publishing team. Riot recently hired Will Attwood to work on competitive experiences across Northern Europe for all Riot titles. Will previously worked at Ubisoft on the likes of the UK and Ireland Nationals, and at ESL UK, where he worked on the ESL League of Legends Premiership and more. Continue reading Riot Games opens new UK office in Reading, looks to hire staff across several positions

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Riot Games CEO outlines future of the business with five-year plan, parent company Tencent to give staff the option to gain partial ownership of Riot

Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent has published an article detailing the League of Legends publisher’s five-year plan and future visions. Within this, he revealed that Riot’s parent company Tencent is giving back partial ownership to staff. “Our shareholder Tencent agrees with our long-term strategy and is giving back partial ownership of the company to Riot employees,” Nicolo Laurent said in the article looking at the next five years at Riot. “Going forward, Rioters will have the opportunity to own a portion of the company, along with Tencent, and thus directly participate in the risks and rewards of ownership.  Continue reading…

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Riot Games CEO outlines business’ future with 5-year plan, parent company Tencent to give staff option to gain partial ownership of Riot

Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent has published an article detailing the League of Legends publisher’s five-year plan and future visions. Within this, he revealed that Riot’s parent company Tencent is giving back partial ownership to staff. “Our shareholder Tencent agrees with our long-term strategy and is giving back partial ownership of the company to Riot employees,” Nicolo Laurent said in the article looking at the next five years at Riot. “Going forward, Rioters will have the opportunity to own a portion of the company, along with Tencent, and thus directly participate in the risks and rewards of ownership.  Continue reading…

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Excel Esports appoints people and culture manager Abi Odell

UK esports org Excel Esports has announced that Abi Odell has been appointed its new people and culture manager. In her role, Abi will be responsible for employees’ performance and development and ‘creating the best operational processes’ to fit Excel’s ‘Power of Better’ belief.  Abi brings over 16 years of experience in HR, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in employee relations including an Advanced Diploma in Employment Law and has been a long-standing member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Continue reading Excel Esports appoints people and culture manager Abi Odell

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The VG247 Gear List: gaming hardware picks used by the VG247 team

At VG247 we spend a shed load of time playing games. Here’s our picks for the best gear for doing so.One of the perks of writing about video games as we do on VG247 is that we all get to spend quite a lot of time playing them and, in turn, perfecting our choice of gear in each of our gaming set ups. We test and reject a lot of stuff, and some stuff you read about on the site even in reviews might be considered quality – but the ultimate test of quality is if after the review process…