Category Archives: Overwatch

London Spitfire partner with Code Red to develop a home arena and fan zones in the UK

Overwatch League franchise London Spitfire have announced today a dedicated partnership with UK-based esports agency Code Red Esports. The collaboration will see Code Red spearhead the franchise’s operations in the UK, including a physical space in London. There will be local Spitfire events here in the UK - everything from viewing parties to official Overwatch amateur…
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Blizzcon 2017: Esports winners and announcements roundup

Sometimes here at Esports News UK we'll cover some of the wider esports/games industry news beyond the UK scene. Blizzcon is one of those events that generates a lot of buzz and with its array of announcements and tournaments, is of interest to many within esports and games culture. Blizzcon 2017 was another hit annual…
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Overwatch-based comedy show heads to London

A comedy show dedicated to Overwatch is coming to London. Overwatched - a show from 'nerd culture' double act The Just Us League - will take place at the Backyard Comedy Club on 231 Cambridge Heath Rd on November 26th. The Just Us League is formed of comedians Javier Jarquin and Gary Tro, who have previously performed their…
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Big changes on the way for Overwatch and FIFA esports

Blizzard and EA have announced some changes to the esports aspects of Overwatch and FIFA respectively.   Overwatch gets new 'smart' cameras and more First up, the Overwatch team has been working on a number of features aiming to improve the game's esports viewing experience. In a new Developer Update video posted below, Overwatch director Jeff…
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Cloud9 Overwatch manager Alicus steps down after org sign another roster

Cloud9, the owners of the UK Overwatch League spot, are without an Overwatch manager. Ali "Alicus" Saba has left the org, citing an 'alleged contractual dispute' with some former players. He said in a Twitlonger: "It is with a heavy heart that I must now officially announce my resignation from my position running Overwatch operations for…
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ESL’s bold UK esports prediction from 2015 comes true

Two years ago, ESL UK MD James Dean predicted a world-class esports team would emerge from the UK by now. "We've got a lot of catching up to do, but I would say that that gap is rapidly closing, and I would say in the next two years we will have a UK team in…
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