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Hearthstone Global Games UK team confirmed

The votes are in and the four players representing team UK at the $300,000 Hearthstone Global Games has been announced. The team is as follows: Georgec J4ckiechan GreenSheep Jambre Georgec is the anchor player who already qualified. Interestingly, two of the three UK Hearthstone players above made promo rap videos to push their votes up. Current ESL Premiership…
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The Associated Press says it’s ‘esports’ not ‘eSports’

Writing and editing reference the Associated Press Stylebook is set to recognise competitive gaming as 'esports' with a lower case 's'. That means no more 'eSports', 'e-Sports' or even 'eSportz'. The reason for it being recognised as 'esports'? "Industry trends and general usage," apparently. Glad that's settled then. The AP editors: "Some decisions were easy.…
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Amateur UK esports player demonstrates how not to approach org owners

A UK Call of Duty player going by the alias Wvrdyyy has been persistently pestering esports team owners in an attempt to represent their organisation. Albert "Naked" Nassif, former CoD pro player and the current owner of Australian organisation Mindfreak, posted this DM chat history between himself and Wvrdyyy: I'm going to have an aneurism. pic.twitter.com/CWOaD1gZY5 — Naked (@NakeeeZe) March…
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How did UK teams perform at the 2017 Halo World Championship?

Last weekend's $1 million Halo World Championship saw the past year's best teams come together to prove who is superior (and complain about the venue - but that's another story). Although North American teams dominated throughout, we had two teams represent the UK in what proved to be a fantastic tournament. London Conspiracy London Conspiracy went into…
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Germany labels Twitch a ‘radio service’, tells streamers they now require a broadcasting license

German authorities have officially recognised Twitch as a 'radio service offering' and streamers will now require licenses. Popular German YouTube and Twitch channel PietSmiet (pictured) has been told it will need a license to continue to stream. German broadcast authority the Landesmedienanstalt has temporarily ruled that live-streaming requires a broadcasting license, which costs between €1,000…
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Aerox eSports sign FIFA player Krasi and become a private limited company

UK esports organisation Aerox have signed FIFA player Krasimir "Krasi" Ivanov and set themselves up as a private limited company. Bulgarian player Krasi takes part in FIFA tournaments and has a successful YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers. In terms of his esports achievements, Krasi is a six-time Bulgarian FIFA Championship winner (2008 to 2013). He…
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