Category Archives: Videogames

Mankedupmage wins Old School RuneScape Deadman Winter Finals after original winner was caught botting

Another Deadman tournament, another winner disqualified for botting. However, unlike last time, Old School RuneScape developer Jagex avoided controversy by discovering the botting activity before announcing the winner. ij3ripur3 was caught botting and disqualified, meaning that UK player Mankedupmage took the title and the top prize of $20,000. The #DeadmanWinter winner is @Mankedupmage! After our normal…
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‘Aspiring streamers are willing to push themselves hard’ – new study looks at what makes a successful streamer

New research by Goldsmiths, University of London with researchers from the London School of Economics, has looked into what it takes to be a top video game streamer. The study explored the 'highly demanding' schedules of streamers (like Ali "Gross Gore" Larsen, pictured) aiming to be successful in an increasingly competitive market. Interviewees described the meticulous…
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UK FIFA pros qualify for eWorld Cup’s first tournament in January

A selection of the UK’s brightest talents have qualified through EA’s November Weekend Leagues for the FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cup #1 in January. Originally known as the Interactive World Cup, the competition was rebranded as the FIFA eWorld Cup in October and brought several ways for competitive hopefuls to qualify for the Grand Final…
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UK CSGO community reacts to new Trust Factor matchmaking system

CSGO developer Valve has introduced a new 'Trust Factor' matchmaking system into the game, which matches players based on similar behaviour patterns through Steam. It expands on last year's Prime Matchmaking system, which initially matched players who linked CSGO with a unique phone number, and later required in-game experience (at least rank 21). The new…
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Are glitches holding back FIFA’s potential in esports?

Every year we get a new FIFA, and every year it's hyped up and sells well. But with each iteration comes an unwelcome mix of glitches - some minor, some major. Iain Harris asks: With FIFA developing well as an esport over the past few years, how are these glitches affecting competitive play? EA Sports'…
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How to get the very best in esports betting from MrGreen’s Sportsbook

Guest post Until recently, a lot of people who enjoy online betting on sports didn’t associate this activity with the MrGreen website. However, when MrGreen launched his new Sportsbook page, things began to change. Nowadays, MrGreen’s reputation as one of the best mobile/online gaming providers applies just as much to online sports as it does…
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets a Brand New Town to Explore

Guest post The world of esports is becoming more exciting by the day, and game developers are making things more enticing. One of the things that gets gamers to stick with a particular game is when they come to their beloved games every other time and discover new features. Of course, many people like to…
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EA Sports Teams Up With NFL For An Esports League

Guest article EA Sports Ultimate Team in Madden NFL and FIFA are making a lot of money for game maker EA. What the management are now trying to do is figure out how to make more money from Ultimate Team. Esports is probably the answer that they've been looking for. And it's going to be…
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Esports are here to stay as Gorilla wins FIFA Interactive World Cup

Guest article Esports is something that has been around for quite a long time but has only began to gain mainstream popularity just recently. As you know it involves video games being played competitively, some say it's a sort of sport, with people able to win individual or team accolades, titles and the like. It’s…
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