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York beats Lancaster University in Roses Esports 2018 varsity

Established in 2013, Roses Esports began as an unofficial competition between Fragsoc and LUGES, the gaming societies of York and Lancaster Universities respectively. After several years of trials, esports was eventually added to the official Roses line-up in 2016, with Lancaster taking the series 2-1 to earn 4 points for their university. Things did not go…
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PUBG EU Qualifiers in Leicester will feature an 80-player stage setup

Leicester Haymarket Theatre and ESL will be hosting a big PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds EU Qualifiers tournament this summer, with an 'ambitious' 80-player stage setup. The best European PUBG teams will be competing for a share of the $100,000 prize pool, as well as three spots in the prestigious PUBG Global Invitational (PGI) 2018. The European Qualifiers…
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Gfinity hires former UFC director Garry Cook to build new ‘global esports brand’

UK-based esports tournament organiser Gfinity has appointed experienced sports executive Garry Cook as Executive Chairman. He's been hired to build a global esports brand at the company, enter new global markets and 'strengthens the leadership team for the next chapter of growth'. Gfinity say that Garry's expertise 'will position the company and build a recognised…
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CWL stage 2 preview: How will the UK teams fare?

The second stage of the CWL Pro League begins today (Tuesday May 15th). Kicking off the action will be division A, which consists of three teams from the UK. Jon Nicholson takes a look at their chances.   Red Reserve [caption id="attachment_15813" align="alignnone" width="393"] Image source: MLG[/caption] Heading into stage two, Red Reserve are top…
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Barbers, Bertrand and just a bad day at the office: What went wrong at Sky’s eChampions FIFA tournament?

TV broadcaster Sky aired a FIFA tournament last week that has been panned by parts of the esports community on social media. The eChampions event featured two elements: An All-Stars tournament featuring professional footballers, grime artists and other special guests, and a separate pro tournament, featuring pro players and a £5,000 prize pool. In the All-Stars…
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