Category Archives: Industry

BAFTA explains why there’s no esports award for 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the Games Awards categories and nominees earlier today, and esports wasn't included within that. For the past two years BAFTA has included an AMD Esports Audience Award in the ceremony, with SMITE winning in 2016 and Clash Royale in 2017. This award was voted for…
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Red Bull Gaming Sphere opens doors in London this month

Red Bull has announced its new gaming and esports space will soon open in Shoreditch, London. The Red Bull Gaming Sphere promises to be the largest public esports studio in the UK. It will open later this month, and will act as a hub for gaming communities, hosting a range of events including esports tournaments,…
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Ginx Esports TV opens up its London studios to streamers and content creators

Ginx Esports TV is inviting external content creators and streamers to produce content from its London studios. The TV channel says it wants to support the British gaming community and the growth of the UK esports community by promoting talent with its new programme, called Volume. "With Volume, vloggers, streamers or YouTubers will be given…
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UK’s first esports-focused hardware retailer signs UK mid-laner Beeley

UK gaming peripherals online retailer Esports Gear has announced a partnership with League of Legends mid-laner Corey Beeley. Beeley was one of the MVPs from the Esports News UK Scouting Grounds last year. The sponsorship deal was brokered by Beeley’s agents at The Esports Agency (TESA). Esports Gear say they're the UK’s first dedicated esports…
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Elle Osili-Wood to present Ginx TV’s Daily Download as Heather Dower moves to ESL UK

Heather "Naysayerz" Dower (pictured right), esports host, personality and presenter of Ginx TV's Daily Download, has moved across to ESL UK. She takes the position of marketing and communications manager at the company, and will oversee the promotion of ESL tournaments and initiatives in the UK, including the ESL Premiership. Heather will also support UK…
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BestMeta: TobiWan’s new cryptocurrency platform lets users spend tokens to interact with their favourite esports talent

A new Blockchain-based ecosystem for esports talent, called BestMeta, has launched. It's led by Australian Dota 2 caster Toby "TobiWan" Dawson, who moved to the UK last year (check out our interview with TobiWan here). BestMeta hopes to create 'a sustainable esports ecosystem by giving creative control back to the talents and the community'. It provides esports…
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Multiplay founder Wizzo leaves GAME

GAME Digital has announced that Craig Fletcher (aka Wizzo) is leaving the company. He will leave his full-time role as SVP of esports and competitive gaming strategy at the end of this year. However, he will 'continue to support the company's esport aspirations and development of Insomnia over the months and years ahead', so it looks…
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