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UK racing game player Brendon Leigh crowned F1 Esports Series World Champion

18-year-old Brendon Leigh has been named the first-ever Formula 1 Esports Series World Champion. The British esports player won the Series final event, held on Saturday November 25th in the F1 paddock at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Leigh collected a total of 74 points across the three races – Montreal, Spa Francorchamps and Yas Marina…
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Winner of McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer revealed

British automotive brand McLaren has completed its first World's Fastest Gamer esports tournament. Rudy Van Buren, a 25-year-old sales manager from the Netherlands, has beaten more than 30,000 contestants to be crowned the World's Fastest Gamer. In the final round of the contest, a four-hour assessment using McLaren's Formula 1 simulator, Van Buren beat countryman…
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UK CSGO community reacts to new Trust Factor matchmaking system

CSGO developer Valve has introduced a new 'Trust Factor' matchmaking system into the game, which matches players based on similar behaviour patterns through Steam. It expands on last year's Prime Matchmaking system, which initially matched players who linked CSGO with a unique phone number, and later required in-game experience (at least rank 21). The new…
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Two Brits reach final 12 in McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer

McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer racing esports tournament is about to enter its final phase, as 12 finalists battle it out over an intense week of challenges. The winner will join the McLaren F1 team as an official simulator driver. Isaac Price and Harry Jacks are the two UK players in the finals - both aged 22.…
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Rainbow Six Siege is getting its own ESL UK & Ireland Premiership

Rainbow Six Siege will be getting its own ESL UK & Ireland Premiership tournament, with the first season planned to run from January 2018. The announcement was made amidst the first UK Invitational finals at EGX 2017 on the weekend, where winners Team Enyx scooped the grand prize of £2,500. https://twitter.com/ESLUK/status/911532031129063424 The UK’s greatest Rainbow…
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Red Reserve announce new UK Call of Duty roster

North American organisation Red Reserve have announced their new UK Call of Duty roster, a recently-formed team of proven winners. The team consists of two players from Red Reserve’s Infinite Warfare roster, in Joe ‘Joee’ Pinnington, and Rhys ‘Rated’ Price. They are joined by the runner-up of 2016’s Call of Duty Championships Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Shephard…
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Call of Duty Endowment launches in UK to help veterans find jobs

The Call of Duty Endowment, a programme designed to put veterans into employment, is expanding its operations to the UK. The Endowment was initially established by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, to place 25,000 US veterans in jobs by the end of 2018. That number was met two years early, and now aims to place…
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First female-only esports racing tournament launches in London

A new female-only esports racing game tournament - Women and Wheels - has been announced. Its launch event will take place at the annual European Women in Games Conference in London this week, and the competition itself will get underway online in the next fortnight. Prizes include a €3,000 Racing Simulator Chair, two Fanatec Racing Wheel and Pedal Sets, a…
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