Category Archives: Industry

The Government is looking into the ‘enormous potential’ for esports in the UK as part of a new DCMS inquiry

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has formed a Committee to explore the potential for esports in the UK, among other tech trends. The inquiry will also examine the growth of 'immersive and addictive' technologies. Specifically, the DCMS Committee will look at the impact virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) could have…
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GAME reveals new Player1 Events brand to replace Multiplay as esports revenues rise

GAME has revealed a new branding for its esports and events division. The retailer purchased Multiplay, the company behind the Insomnia Gaming Festival, back in 2015 for £20m. This time last year, GAME sold the Multiplay Digital hosting division to game dev engine provider Unity, but retained its esports/events activities and infrastructure. Now it is starting to roll…
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Esports Awards 2018: All the winners listed

The esports industry gathered last night for the third Esports Awards at The Brewery in London. Hosted by Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere, Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, Adam Savage and Lottie Van Praag, the night saw awards presented by industry stars including Trevor "Quickshot" Henry, Ali-A, Vikkstarr123, Frankie Ward and Two Angry Gamers. More than 3.3m community votes…
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Ginx Esports TV terminates contract with Virgin Media

Ginx Esports TV has terminated its contract with Virgin Media TV and will no longer be on the platform from October 22nd. It comes after a bit of a spat between Ginx and Virgin Media over plans to broadcast the channel in HD. The decision to terminate the contract was taken following an internal review…
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First Belong Arena within Sports Direct opens at flagship Lakeside store

The first Belong Arena within a Sports Direct store is opening its doors to the public. The Arena will open in Sports Direct's Lakeside store tomorrow (Thursday October 11th). This new store features more than 100,000sq ft of space and around 150 staff, with the Belong Arena sitting within it. Sports Direct said it wants…
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Esports contributed £18.4m to the UK economy in 2016

Esports made an estimated contribution of almost £20m to the UK economy back in 2016, with a workforce of 470 people. That's according to a new Screen Business report published earlier today commissioned by the British Film Institute (BFI). The research found that the UK screen industries - comprising TV, film, video games and animation - contributed £7.9bn…
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