Category Archives: FIFA

Multiplay raises prize pools at i58

Multiplay has upped some of the prize pools at Insomnia58 which takes place next week. The Overwatch prize pool has been raised from £5,000 to £7,500, while Team Fortress 2 has increased from £5,000 to £8,500. It looks like the increase is thanks to a few more sponsors signing up, including Astro for Overwatch and…
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You can now support Esports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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Manchester City are missing the point of eSports

eSports News UK editor Dominic Sacco shares his opinion on Manchester City signing their first FIFA eSports player. Something is not sitting quite right with me regarding today's announcement that Manchester City are getting involved with eSports. While it's great that huge organisations like football clubs are embracing competitive gaming - and helping to spread the message to non-gamers…
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i58 announces record prize pool as half of BYOC tickets remain

There will be £70,000 up for grabs across Multiplay Insomnia58's various eSports tournaments - the largest prize pot in the event's history. Elsewhere, half of the event's BYOC tickets have been sold. Multiplay previously announced i58 tournaments will include League of Legends, Rocket League, and CSGO, while Overwatch will make its Insomnia debut. It also revealed a dedicated League of Legends…
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West Ham United’s eSports signing has generated massive media coverage

West Ham United has become the first Premier League football club to sign an eSports player - and the news story has blown up online. The club announced it has signed Sean "Dragonn" Allen, formerly of exceL eSports, who was runner-up in the FIFA Interactive World Cup in March. The 24-year-old Brit narrowly missed out on…
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AJ3, Miniminter and other YouTubers to star at FA Cup gaming tournament

An Emirates FA Cup football gaming tournament will kick off at Wembley in May, with several well-known gamers set to attend. The English Football Association (FA) has announced the names of 64 gamers who have been randomly selected to take part in the first Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament. Each will represent their respective football club, including Trisha Barrett for Arsenal,…
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VfL Wolfsburg’s UK FIFA pro: ‘I hope this inspires other football clubs to get involved with eSports’

Forget Lord Bendtner. Step aside Kevin De Bruyne. German football club Wolfsburg has a new star signing - but he's not a footballer. He's a gamer. Well-established German Bundesliga football team VfL Wolfsburg launched an eSports division last year and signed pro FIFA player and four times German champion Benedikt 'Salz0r' Saltze. Now it's growing its ranks further with…
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The hunt for the best FIFA player in the UK and Europe begins

Gfinity will be hosting the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Play Like a Legend Championship this year, boasting a prize pool of almost $30,000. It's the top official FIFA eSports competition in Europe and finals across three seasons will take place at the UK's Gfinity Arena. The Season 1 finals will take place on February 13th with a $7,000…
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