Number of full-time esports jobs rises 118% year-on-year

The number of jobs in esports continues to grow at an encouraging rate, according to new data posted […]

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February 5, 2020

‘We’re planning on running some large tournaments across many titles’ – five minutes with GAME’s Head of Belong and images of the new London store

Earlier this month, UK retailer GAME opened its largest Belong store and esports arena to date at London […]

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December 24, 2019

The German Government has introduced an esports visa – but where’s the UK’s?

Germany has added an official visa for professional esports players. The dedicated visa – launching in spring 2020 […]

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December 23, 2019

Voluntary redundancies announced at ESL UK

Esports tournament operator ESL UK has announced that UK staff members whose roles were at risk have taken […]

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December 18, 2019

Pro esports players ‘face same psychological pressure as physical athletes’, study reveals

Esports players competing in top-flight tournaments face the equivalent pressure and stress as professional athletes, researchers have revealed. […]

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November 16, 2019

From playing to politics: Insomnia founder Craig Fletcher to stand for Parliament, outlines plan to support UK esports industry

Craig Fletcher, games investor and the founder of Insomnia Gaming Festival, is running for Parliament. The Libreral Democrats’ […]

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November 15, 2019

CineLeague: UK org Vexed Gaming’s parent company to run esports tournaments in cinemas, is in talks with UK chains

Cooldown Ventures, the company that acquired UK-based esports organisation Vexed Gaming earlier this year, has unveiled Cineleague. Cineleague […]

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November 12, 2019

1.2m adults in Britain watch esports, according to new research by Kantar

The number of adults in Britain who say they watch esports and other competitive gaming events has risen […]

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November 9, 2019

Games industry trade bodies outline four universal esports principles to promote player wellbeing, integrity and diversity

The video game industry, including representatives from across Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, has released […]

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November 7, 2019

New €100m Hiro Capital investment fund aims to help esports and games businesses grow

Hiro Capital has launched a €100 million fund, to back the future UK and EU leaders in the […]

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October 14, 2019

The rise of UK esports: 6 highlights from Esports Insider’s recent panel discussion

Image credit: Jak Howard/Esports Insider on Flickr 2018 was undoubtedly a landmark year for UK esports, what with […]

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October 8, 2019

Intel, NSE and ESL launch FutureGen esports leadership programme for students in the UK

Intel, NSE and ESL have teamed up to launch FutureGen, a new professional esports leadership programme targeted at […]

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September 21, 2019

Surprise! DCMS Committee recommends UK Government ban the sale of loot boxes to children (and also uphold esports to traditional sports practices)

Remember when EA’s legal VP Kerry Hopkins (pictured) told the UK Government that EA doesn’t refer to in-game […]

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September 11, 2019

Thank you Margot James: Outgoing DCMS Minister's support of esports should be recognised

Margot James’ backing of esports in the UK has been encouraging and we should demand the same from […]

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July 22, 2019

ESI London heads to Twickenham Stadium for latest esports industry conference and expo

Esports Insider is bringing its popular industry event back to London this September in a brand new venue. […]

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July 20, 2019

Dom's Vlog on Games Addiction: Are Games 'Digital Cocaine'?

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his views on loot boxes, games addiction and more in this […]

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July 2, 2019

Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner interview part 1: 'There's been some scandals in esports gambling and I don't want there to be any'

Our 2016 interview with outspoken esports personality and esteemed host Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner on burnout is one of […]

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June 28, 2019

Mike Ashley gets his GAME on: Could esports zones appear in House of Fraser stores?

Article contains affiliate links It’s official: Sports Direct has purchased retailer GAME in a deal worth £52m. The […]

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June 25, 2019

'Betting firms must work together to tackle esports corruption' – Luckbox

Gambling companies have a responsibility to stamp out corruption in esports, according to one betting industry official. The […]

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June 19, 2019

Esports News UK is looking for social media maestros to guest edit our feeds

Calling all meme masters, social media pros and those who know how to reach the esports and gaming […]

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June 16, 2019

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