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ESL layoffs loom but UK staff safe

ESL is laying off some staff as part of a restructure. Apparently 50 staff at ESL Germany have been laid off today, according to sources close to the situation, however Slingshot reports that ESL 'has notified at least 20 people, many in production'. ESL has since contacted Esports News UK to say that 50 'is not the number of people…
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Top 3 CSGO crosshair generators to play like a pro

Guest article Anyone who's ever played CSGO knows how competitive it can be. The fourth installment of Valve's popular FPS series, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has all the hallmarks of a CS game. It has the same robust and challenging gameplay of its predecessors. Counter-Strike has always been known for its high skill ceiling. This has…
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ESL partners with University of York to focus on esports teaching, research & careers

Tournament organiser ESL has teamed up with the University of York in the first esports education-focused partnership of its kind in the UK. The partnership focuses on three aims: teaching, research and careers. ESL will hold regular masterclasses with University of York students, including workshops and taster days. The uni says it will 'align its teaching offerings…
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Winner of ESL CSGO Premiership to advance to Mountain Dew League

ESL has announced that the winners of the UK & Ireland CSGO Premiership will progress to the Mountain Dew League (MDL) - one tier below the ESL Pro League. Starting with ESEA Season 26, winners of ESL UK's Prem and also the ESL Mistrzostwa Polski (Poland's national league) will reach the MDL. If the team that wins…
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UK games developer Codemasters has esports in mind for future games

Long-running UK-based games developer Codemasters is looking at adding better esports functionality into its racing games. The studio started out in the '80s, producing some of the industry's early 8-bit games, and over the past decade it has really grown its reputation in the racing game genre with brands such as DiRt and the official F1…
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Newcastle cosplay and esports cafe seeks funding on Kickstarter

A new type of 'cosplay cafe' could open in Newcastle if it secures enough investment on Kickstarter. Project Arcadium is billing itself as the UK's first cosplay and gaming cafe on its Kickstarter page, where it's seeking £20,000. It's the brainchild of UK cosplayer Sophie Stephenson (pictured). "There is only one gaming cafe that is big…
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