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Manchester’s Play Expo reveals esports tournament line-up

PLAY Expo is returning to Manchester for the seventh time on May 4th and 5th and will once again have some community esports tournaments taking place. The event - which will be held at Manchester Central Exhibition Centre and is set to draw 25,000 gaming fans - is focusing on fighting games for 2019. There will…
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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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Why esports needs to understand more about autism

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco reports from the 'Autism and the games industry' event If I had a pound for the amount of times I've seen the word 'autist' used as an insult in online games, I would be a rich man. Posts like this from a League of Legends player demonstrate it's a common…
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How can game developers reach a larger online audience?

Advertisement feature (contains affiliate links)  The online gaming and esports community has become more popular than ever before. Thanks to lightning-fast processing speeds, the prevalence of mobile devices and a good deal of innovation, game developers seem to be emerging from the digital woodwork. Still, it is important to keep in mind that competition is…
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Digital Schoolhouse 2019 National Esports Tournament champions announced

UK games industry trade body Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse school esports tournament concluded a few days ago, with the final taking place at London's Gfinity Esports Arena. Eight teams came together at the event to duke it out after months of gruelling regional qualifiers, playing 3v3 in Overwatch. Ukie says the tournament saw a record 3,500 participants…
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UK player ready for Guns of Boom Pro Series this weekend

Tomorrow (April 13th) Guns of Boom will be hosting a Pro Series tournament in Esports Stadium Arlington, Dallas, and a UK player is ready to enter the fray. XLNC has been confirmed as a substitue for ForZe - one of the European teams competing in the tournament. XLNC usually plays for Lazarus, the team that won the…
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