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Pinnacle announces partnership with SpecialEffect

UK esports bookmaker has partnered with gaming charity SpecialEffect. SpecialEffect is a UK based charity that assists people with disabilities to participate in gaming. The partnership includes Pinnacle's donation of headline sponsorship advertising at ECS Season 7 Finals, in order to raise awareness of the work the charity does. It has also been revealed that…
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Former London Esports team join Vexed Gaming

The former London Esports Counter-Strike roster has joined Vexed Gaming ahead of week four of the ESL Premiership. On May 29th, it was revealed that London Esports would be parting ways with the roster "effective immediately." It is with sadness that we announce that we will be splitting with our CSGO roster effective immediately. We…
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McLaren Shadow returns for second season

It has been revealed that McLaren Shadow has launched its second season. Its purpose is to recruit the best sim racer using numerous sim racing titles in order to recruit them to the McLaren Shadow Esports Team. Beginning in July, players will be able to qualify for season two through rFactor 2, Real Racing 3…
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Lightning Pandas cease operations

UK organisation Lightning Pandas have ceased operations, effective as of April 18th 2019. In a Twitlonger statement, the org (owned by influencer marketing agency Kairos Media) stated that due to "the impending cost of franchising and other internal factors" the decision was made to cease operations. Mr Stark, I don't feel so good... Read: https://t.co/aXCf3sSUBx…
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UK Call of Duty team shine as Luminosity win CWL Fort Worth

The second global open event of the 2018/19 CWL Season has concluded. North American roster Luminosity Gaming (pictured, above) took home the championship after defeating Splyce in the Grand Finals. Coming in third place was UK team, Reciprocity.   Reciprocity making waves Prior to CWL Fort Worth, Reciprocity benched Australian player Denholm 'Denz' Taylor in…
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Future of Red Reserve in doubt as players leave

The future of esports organisation Red Reserve, home to one of the top UK Call of Duty rosters, has been placed into doubt. After several high profile staff members and players revealed that they were leaving the org, many are speculating that the owners of the brand are looking to depart from esports in order…
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London revealed as CWL UK location for 2019

The location for the upcoming Call of Duty World League (CWL) UK event has been revealed in the Call of Duty Pro League handbook. The European region tends to host one CWL event every season, but the location of its whereabouts has yet to be officially announced by the CWL. However, as reported by Dexerto in…
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UK CoD teams set to compete in CWL Pro League Qualifier

Over the next five days, several Call of Duty teams from the UK are set to do battle for a chance to qualify for the CWL Pro League. The CWL Pro League Qualifier will determine the final 12 teams that will compete in the league for a share of $700,000 in prize money. Jon Nicholson…
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UK team Red Reserve add fifth player to roster as CoD goes 5v5

Hot off a successful World War 2 season, UK team Red Reserve have revealed a new addition to their roster. With the announcement of Call of Duty switching from a 4v4 format to 5v5 for the Black Ops 4 season, Red Reserve have become one of the first teams in the world to confirm their…
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UK CoD player Madcat announces departure from Splyce

After a turbulent World War 2 season, British Call of Duty star Dylan "Madcat" Daly has announced his departure from Splyce. 2018 has been a difficult year for one of Europe's most prominent Call of Duty talents. I am no longer apart of @Splyce, was a decent run but everything comes to an end at…
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