Esports contributed £111.5m to UK GDP in 2019, according to new report commissioned by Ukie

The UK esports sector contributed some £111.5m to UK GDP in 2019, according to new findings evaluating the […]

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October 20, 2020
ESI Digital Summer: First wave of speakers and agenda confirmed

B2B esports events company Esports Insider (ESI) has revealed the agenda and first wave of speakers for ESI Digital Summer, presented […]

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August 1, 2020
GAME sells Belong Gaming Arenas brand to Vindex, which hopes to open 500 stores in the US and 1,000 more globally over the next five years

Vindex, the esports venture set up by MLG co-ofunders last year, has today announced it’s acquired the Belong […]

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July 29, 2020
Online esports industry conference ESI Digital Summer to take place in August

B2B events company and publication Esports Insider (ESI) has announced ESI Digital Summer, a week-long series of panels, keynotes and […]

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July 16, 2020
Money spent on esports betting skyrockets in the UK

The esports betting market has seen a huge lift in the UK this year, according to new data […]

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July 12, 2020
80% of esports execs say the industry will come back stronger following COVID-19

The majority of esports executives believe that the industry will benefit from the impact of COVID-19 in the […]

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July 7, 2020
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