Category Archives: Opinion

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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Ninja Vegas 18: What can UK esports learn from the first major Fortnite event?

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s first large-scale live event entertained and thrilled 680,000 viewers at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas last week. The face of Fortnite and streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins continued to propel Epic Games’ title to new heights with the tournament. The event, which lasted almost eight hours, dropped 75 players (Who each paid…
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‘Being female at an esports tournament can be intimidating’ – Tekken player Beebee talks UK esports diversity in new District G video

A new video discussion show from fighting game-focused UK esports organisation District G has explored the topic of diversity in esports. District G co-founder Joe Nwosokwa welcomed GGR founder and GRM Daily presenter Mr Midas, Tekken player and commentator SpaghettiRip and female Tekken player Beebee (pictured), to try and understand whether gaming was as diverse and…
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Gfinity Elite Series casters predict who will make it to the finals

Ahead of the Gfinity Elite Series finals and to accompany this week's highlights, several casters have weighed in on who they think will reach the finals, and who their stand-out players are. Mark "Onset" Hatcher, Femi "F-Word" Onofeta, Richard Buckley and Brandon Smith have all provided their expert opinion on who they think will topple the…
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How has British Hurricane been performing in Overwatch Contenders so far?

It's been two months since the London Spitfire's Overwatch academy team - British Hurricane - was first announced. So what have they done in that time? How have they been performing in Contenders? George Moncaster shares his views. With some of the dust settling following recent upsets in the Overwatch League, many eyes have turned…
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