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Esports set for crucial Olympic forum in Switzerland

Guest post The quest to include esports in the Olympic Games gathers pace today (July 21st) when the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF), holds a forum to explore esports opportunities within the Olympic movement. Former NBA star Rick Fox will oversee the event in Lausanne,…
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UK RB6 mix team IDK win their first LAN at Dreamhack Valencia

IDK (I Don't Know) have become Rainbow Six Siege LAN champions after taking down Vitality at Dreamhack Valencia. In order to get there, they had to make a run through the lower bracket, after losing their opening game to NiP. The British/French mix rallied their way out of the lower bracket, defeating Mockit,  moving onto face NA's…
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Winner of Red Bull Kumite UK Street Fighter V qualifier revealed

Shakil "Shakz" Ghazi (right) triumphed over Nathanael "Confz" Asubontengz (left) in the Red Bull Kumite qualifier yesterday (July 15th). The event took place at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London, which saw more than 25 top UK Street Fighter V players come together to compete for a place in the latter stages of the…
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‘We’re completely flipping the script on the traditional esports tournament format’ – Richard Lewis joins ESP Gaming

Prominent British esports journalist Richard Lewis has joined content creation firm ESP Gaming as director of talent for the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE). The WSOE is a new multi-genre esports tournament series featuring fight card-style matches that 'focus on the drama and spectacle of head-to-head competition between the world’s best players' from a range of games.…
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smooya shines on the BiG stage at ESL One Cologne

Last Sunday, British CSGO player Owen "smooya" Butterfield and his German team Berlin International Gaming (BiG) shook the Counter-Strike scene by finishing second at ESL One Cologne. Jamie Wootton looks back on smooya's performance. Dubbed 'the Cathedral of Counter-Strike', every year ESL One Cologne hosts the world’s best teams and, as they are the best German…
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UK sim racers selected for F1 Esports Series

Four sim racers from the UK have been selected by Formula One teams to compete in the second season of the F1 Esports Series. Over the course of four online qualifying rounds, more than 66,000 players battled it out to secure a place for the Pro Draft, completing 1.1 million laps in a total of…
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