Category Archives: Industry

Dear UK esports org Synergy Squad – no, stealing content is not okay

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his views on content plagiarism and the UK org who were pasting others' articles on their site. I contacted Synergy Squad back in March after I found they were republishing our articles word-for-word on their website. After a difficult series of Twitter messages, I think I managed to convince them what they…
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Top 10 interviews you might have missed on Esports News UK

Here at Esports News UK we've been lucky enough to interview some big names in esports, from Richard Lewis to FATAL1TY, Paul Chaloner and more. But what about those you might have missed, or others you might not have known we've interviewed over the years? Here are 10 interviews - a mix of video and…
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GINX TV announced a new partnership with Sub-Saharan African based TV network DStv, further widening the channels global appeal. Launched in 2008, GINX TV produces a number of weekly and daily shows which it broadcasts live via Twitch and shown on television networks around the globe. Increased popularity in Esports saw the channel make big…
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Riot raises League of Legends RP prices in UK following Brexit

Riot Games is increasing the price of in-game Riot Points (RP) in the UK by 20% due to a drop in value of the pound. This drop occurred after the UK voted to leave the European Union last year (aka Brexit). Riot says it has monitored pricing and waited a year for the pound to recover,…
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Millennial Esports to acquire racing esports firm Ideas+Cars

Millennial Esports has announced it will acquire the company behind McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer competition - IDEAS+CARS (logo pictured). Millennial Esports will pay £100,000 and issue 1.3m shares as part of the deal. Darren Cox, IDEAS+CARS founder, will become Millennial's chief marketing officer and MD of Millennial Esports Europe, as part of a three-year agreement. "This…
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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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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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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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Meltdown bars to launch ‘Tribes’ membership scheme and quarterly magazine

London's Meltdown bar could soon get its own rewards scheme for members, as well as a new print magazine. Sophia Metz, CEO of the chain of Meltdown gaming bars, spoke about the initiative at the Digital Gaming Revolution event in Antwerp, as reported by Esports Insider. Meltdown already hosts viewing parties and small tournaments and playing…
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