Category Archives: Industry

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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Gfinity and engineering firm join forces to design ‘the world’s most advanced’ integrated esports facility

Esports tournament provider Gfinity and London-based engineering and design firm Ove Arup & Partners Ltd have partnered to design a 'world-leading' integrated esports facility. The two companies will develop a blueprint for a scalable facility for playing, viewing, training, learning and broadcasting esports. In a press release the pair said the facility will enable 'gamers…
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82% of student esports players more likely to participate in other team sports, finds Ukie Digital Schoolhouse study

UK games industry trade body Ukie has launched a study exploring how participating in esports can positively affect children and schools. The research, titled 'Esports: Engaging Education', was based on results from the Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) Esports Tournament. Research was conducted by Staffordshire University, supported by Newman University, and was based on results from the…
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