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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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Blast Premier donates $5,000 in esports team fines to UK-based gaming and mental health charity Safe In Our World

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has donated $5,000 to Safe In Our World – a UK-based video game charity that supports players, teams and organisations in the industry struggling with mental health issues. The global CSGO tournament organiser set aside fines that were accumulated and deducted from teams during the 2021 Spring Season (February to June) and donated them to a charity of choice.  The donation will go towards helping Safe in our World continue to deliver some of its work in the field of mental and physical wellbeing for the betterment of the wider gaming and esports industries.  Continue…

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Footballer Aubameyang and esports org Galaxy Racer launch Europe vs Middle East cross-regional Fortnite tournament

Galaxy Racer, the esports organisation based in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia, is launching a new cross-regional esports tournament. The Galaxy Racer Aubameyang Cup, starting August 1st 2021, will see Fortnite duos from across the Middle East and Europe collide online. The tournament is named after Arsenal and Gabon football star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (pictured) and his half-brother William-Fils – both renowned fans of the popular battle royale game. Continue reading Footballer Aubameyang and esports org Galaxy Racer launch Europe vs Middle East cross-regional Fortnite tournament

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Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel crowned Red Bull Solo Q UK champion

Sunday night saw Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel emerge victorious at the UK Final of Red Bull Solo Q, the official 1v1 League of Legends tournament, at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London. The final saw nine of the UK’s best League of Legends duellists go head-to-head, having battled through a tough field of over 300 amateur players in the qualifying rounds in June. Held at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in Shoreditch, London, the space for the UK final was transformed for the event into a League of Legends-inspired environment. Continue reading Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel crowned Red Bull Solo Q…

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Hyper Japan to host UK Splatoon 2 tournament this weekend, with hosts BOWIEtheHERO, Nimmz and Marc With a C

London’s Japanese culture expo Hyper Japan will be welcoming the Splatoon UK community this weekend, with teams battling it out in a Splatoon 2 tournament. This two-day Hyper Splat event will begin with qualifying rounds on Saturday July 24th, with the top eight teams progressing to the grand finals on Sunday July 25th. Matches start at 12pm midday each day. Seeding will be based on previous Nintendo and Splatoon 2 community events. Continue reading Hyper Japan to host UK Splatoon 2 tournament this weekend, with hosts BOWIEtheHERO, Nimmz and Marc With a C

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Celebrity Esports enters liquidation – UK business had attracted Jimmy Carr, Primark and a Dragons’ Den investor to its Superstar League before it was cut short

Celebrity Esports, a UK-based business that organised gaming tournaments featuring celebrities, has entered liquidation. This means the company is closing down and its assets are being sold in order to pay those who it owes money to. Celebrity Esports was founded in March 2020 by Leo Skagerlind, an entrepreneur who was previously the PA for investor and former Dragon’s Den panellist Richard Farleigh. Leo, who has been involved in other businesses including home care firm Access Care and 2 Degrees of Separation, which connects businesses and investors, brought Richard Farleigh on board as chairman of Celebrity Esports. Continue reading Celebrity…

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UK YouTubers to compete in Clash of Creators football charity match raising money for MIND

Online stars WroeToShaw, Morgz, JaackMaate, ImAlexx, Spencer Owen (pictured left), Sharky (right) and more are raising money for the MIND mental health charity. Many of the YouTubers taking part in the Clash of Creators Football Match are from the UK. Clash of Creators is a charity football match featuring some of the most well-known online influencers in the UK, plus a selection of up-and-coming creators. It will take place on July 25th at Aveley Football Ground from 12pm to 6pm. Continue reading UK YouTubers to compete in Clash of Creators football charity match raising money for MIND

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The Goose House announces grassroots Valorant tournaments: EU Birds of Prey for female and marginalised gender players and UK/Ireland One Day Open

UK grassroots esports organisation The Goose House has announced a new series of tournaments for females and marginalised genders in Valorant, as well as a separate Beyond Valorant UK and Ireland One Day Open. Firstly, Birds of Prey: Episode One is the new series of Valorant tournaments open to female and marginalised gender players in Europe. This is due to go ahead on July 25th 2021, with 16 teams competing in a best-of-three series for a $1,500 prize pool, and the tournament will be broadcast live at Continue reading The Goose House announces grassroots Valorant tournaments: EU Birds of…

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The e-Open golf esports tournament returns for 2021

Following the first e-Open tournament presented by Mastercard last year, golf governing body R&A has announced that gamers and golf fans will be able to take part again in 2021. Players of all skill levels will be able to test themselves against the challenge of the iconic links of Royal St George’s, the golf club based in Kent, UK, in this golf esports tournament. The e-Open qualifying will take place at the host of the 149th Open, Royal St George’s, rendered in World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf from July 12th to August 15th. Continue reading The e-Open golf esports tournament…

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Fnatic announces £30,000 Moonryde Invitational Call of Duty Warzone tournament for streamers

London-based esports organisation Fnatic has announced the Moonryde Invitational, a European Call of Duty Warzone tournament featuring 36 teams, including some of Europe’s biggest streamers. The tournament will be led by Fnatic’s own Dario ‘Moonryde’ Ferracci, one of Italy’s biggest streamers. This is the first European tournament presented by Fnatic global partner Jack Link’s, a US snacks brand that has seen success in similar tournaments via its North American office, including the Toronto Ultra’s $100,000 Canada Cup, which led to criticism of the Timed Kill Race format after UK players won the tournament. Continue reading Fnatic announces £30,000 Moonryde Invitational…

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Fnatic Rising CSGO team and other academy sides to take part in new $100,000 WePlay CSGO Academy League

A new tournament has been announced that will see CSGO academy teams go head-to-head, including the likes of Fnatic Rising and Young Ninjas. The WePlay Esports media holding company and top CSGO organisations have announced the WePlay Academy League, which hopes to ‘shape the standards for the CSGO industry in fostering new talents’, giving players solid competitive experience. It will have a $100,000 prize pool for Season 1. London-based Fnatic already have a Fnatic Rising League of Legends academy team, which takes part in the UK/Nordics NLC, and now a CSGO academy team will also adopt the Rising name. Continue…

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Leeds’ Pixel Bar to host £1,000+ League of Legends tournament with Cooldown

Pixel Bar, the Leeds-based esports and video game bar, has announced it’s hosting a community League of Legends tournament, with live finals taking place on Sunday September 26th 2021. It will feature a minimum prize pool of £1,000 and is part of a partnership with esports viewing party service Cooldown. The city-centre bar, which opened in 2019, regularly hosts community esports tournaments on its 10 gaming PCs. This Pixelbar Cup tournament will see its prize pool split between the four teams who qualify for the live finals, with plans to grow the prize pool before the finals take place. Continue…

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Logitech McLaren G Challenge returns for 2021, with Lando Norris taking part in a celebrity Pro-Am race

British racing brand McLaren and PC hardware brand Logitech G have today announced a new look to the G Challenge sim racing competition, with F1 driver and streamer Lando Norris (pictured) leading the charge. The official 2021 Logitech McLaren G Challenge racing season will start on July 1st and feature several new additions and challenges. The tournament will expand to include three divisions: Open Wheel, Stock Car and Sport Car Racing. In this fourth year, G Challenge will be played on the iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione games, and will culminate with a grand final on January 15th 2022, in…

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Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals returns for 2021 Summer Season with £25,000 up for grabs

Ubisoft has today announced the 2021 Summer Season for the Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals (UKIN). The prize for the winning team will secure a place in the 2021 Challenger League and a chance to qualify for the 2022 European League. The group stage of the league will start June 29th 2021 and run until July 27th on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a total of seven playdays. The UK Ireland Nationals are back for Summer ‘21. Continue reading Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals returns for 2021 Summer Season with £25,000 up for grabs

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Microsoft Excel… esports? UK to take part in ‘Financial Modeling World Cup’

There’s been an ongoing joke over the years that UK esports organisation Excel Esports shares its name with spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel. The esports organisation sometimes gets tagged on Twitter by people wanting to mention the spreadsheet software, with people tagging @EXCEL instead of @msexcel. Some joke tweets are shared, memes are made, and nothing else happens further. Until now. Microsoft has announced it is sponsoring the ‘Financial Modeling World Cup’, a tournament featuring eight individuals representing different countries, including the UK. Continue reading Microsoft Excel… esports? UK to take part in ‘Financial Modeling World Cup’