Category Archives: Organisers and Developers

Gfinity to host Halo World Championship & CSGO Winter Series

London-based esports tournament organiser Gfinity will be hosting part of the Halo World Championship once again. The company is on the lookout for the best Halo players in Europe, and there’s a $25,000 prize pool up for grabs. The Halo World Championship will return to the Gfinity Esports Arena from February 23rd to 25th 2018 and…
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Riot UK announces new head of esports

Riot Games UK has hired Mo Fadl, the former head of esports from Wargaming, to drive and develop League of Legends esports in the UK. Mo has more than 10 years' experience working at game developers including Blizzard, NCSoft and Wargaming. He spent more than five years at the latter, where he held a number of…
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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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FIFA added to Gfinity Elite Series

Gfinity is adding FIFA 18 to season three of its Elite Series, which gets underway in March 2018. This competition will also act as an EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier, leading to the The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in August. Some of the UK's best FIFA players have already qualified for the eWorld Cup's first tournament…
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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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Confirmed: Riot scraps EU Challenger Series in favour of national champions league

Riot Games has announced that it will be introducing a new pan-European tournament involving the best teams from different countries. While the intricacies and key info on how this will work haven't yet been revealed, it's expected that the winner of the ESL UK & Ireland Premiership will now qualify for this new national champions league,…
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ESL UK reveals date for rescheduled League of Legends Premiership final

The ESL UK & Ireland League of Legends Autumn 2017 Premiership Grand Final has been given a date. The final - between Team Singularity and Excel Esports - will take place on Saturday November 4th from 3pm over at ESL's League of Legends Twitch channel. The announcement comes after the semi-finals concluded at EGX last month,…
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‘The aim is to ensure we’re beating every other uni’ – Barrage co-owner on new University of Manchester esports role

Jeff Simpkins, the co-owner of UK esports organisation Barrage, is now assisting the University of Manchester (UoM) Esports Society as an adviser. He will be helping UoM with trials to grow their esports teams, and on a proposal to acquire better university support, such as providing facilities for practicing. Jeff will also be seeking partnerships…
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