Category Archives: Launch events

Where will the winner of McLaren’s esports competition work? (behind the scenes HQ tour & video interview)

Earlier this month British racing brand McLaren became the first Formula 1 team to enter esports. It announced the World's Fastest Gamer - a new esports tournament that runs across several games including Forza, Project Cars, Gran Turismo and even mobile games. The winner will land a one-year contract with McLaren's F1 team as one of its official simulator…
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Fnatic’s new London HQ has a sleeping area

Fnatic's new headquarters in London has its own 'nap pod', provided by mattress company Casper. The 5,000 sq ft esports home also has a gaming room, studio, board rooms, editing suites, co-working spaces, phone booths(!) and a kitchen supplied by Ao.com. ESL UK will also have some staff working from the offices. Fnatic held a launch…
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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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Announcing UK Legends: The Esports News UK London Gathering

Some of the LANs up North can be a pain to get to for us Southerners (yes Birmingham counts as the North to us!), so we've decided to host our own social event in London. Esports News UK's very first event is a London meet-up for ENUK readers, players, coaches, casters, managers and community members…
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League of Legends Worlds 2016 final UK viewing parties

With the League of Legends World Championship 2016 final about a week away, a string of UK viewing parties are available for fans to watch the match together. The final takes place at half past midnight BST on Sunday October 30th, with most UK viewing parties getting underway at around 11.30pm on the evening of…
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You can now support Esports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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Overwatch fever hits UK as Meltdown bar and cinemas prepare launch events

More and more companies are getting behind Overwatch as the new FPS readies its launch on Tuesday May 24th. London's Meltdown gaming bar will be hosting a launch event on Saturday May 28th. Matches will get underway from 6pm and there will be T-shirt and cocktail giveaways for the top players. The bar is also thinking…
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