Category Archives: Industry

Esports stars nominated for Women in Games Awards

The Women in Games Awards finalists have been named, and there are seven people up for the Esports Contender award. The awards bash takes place on Friday May 19th at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. Those nominated in the Esports Contender category include CSGO admin and Team EndPoint social media manager Jasmine "Veracity" Kanunga, Hi-Rez…
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Fnatic excited by new esports opportunities after securing $7m in funding

Well-established UK-based esports brand Fnatic have secured $7 million in funding. Fnatic founder Sam Mathews said: "We’re incredibly excited by the opportunities available within esports, and having world class investors and advisors only enhances our ability to address these opportunities and continue to innovate. "There has been strong growth in esports, which has accelerated in recent…
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Esports Industry Awards returns to London for 2017

The Esports Industry Awards will once again take place at The Brewery in London this year. It will be hosted again by presenter Julia Hardy, this time alongside other TV presenters OJ Borg and Nicki Shields. It will take place on November 13th. "The Esports Industry Awards are delighed to be returning to London," organisers said…
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Esports influencers featured in UK games industry top 100 list

Some of the biggest names from esports have been included in the top 100 most influential people in the British games industry. The list - compiled by GamesIndustry.biz - recognised the following seven people from across esports (clockwise from top-left): Sam Mathews, Fnatic founder Craig "Wizzo" Fletcher, Multiplay founder and SVP of esports at GAME Michael…
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GAME to open another 20 Belong arenas in 2017 after esports sales rise

GAME, the UK retailer and parent company of Multiplay, has announced plans to open another 20 Belong in-store gaming arenas this year. The news comes as the retailer publishes its financial results for the half-year ending January 28th 2017. Its sales in 'events, esports and digital' rose 120% during the period to reach £8.6 million. However, because…
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GAME is making custom esports jerseys for its regional Tribe teams

Retailer GAME has teamed up with jersey design and production company Raven to make custom jerseys for its esports Tribes around the country. Last week, GAME announced the regional teams, logos and 'Tribes' for its first Arena Clash esports tournament taking place in its new Belong stores. This includes the likes of the Bristol Smugglers,…
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