Category Archives: Industry

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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ESI Spring Forum recap: What is the potential for battle royale esports?

Earlier in the month, Esports News UK's Craig Robinson attended the Esports Insider Spring Forum in Manchester City's Football Academy Media Centre. The event consisted of networking, presentations and panels and a local fun FIFA tournament. As for the actual esport content, there were three main segments: esports broadcasting opportunities, SpecialEffect's charitable work and a…
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Custom Controllers UK announces new owners

Leeds-based business Custom Controllers UK has been snapped up by chair and accessory brand X Rocker. With ambitious plans for expansion, the acquisition of Custom Controllers UK offers X Rocker a 'strategic opportunity' to grow their presence in gaming. Founded in 2007, Custom Controllers UK offers customers some 500 unique controller designs. The company customises each…
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94% of European mobile operators to trial 5G in esports venues by end of 2020

Esports will benefit hugely from 5G technology, according to a survey of mobile operators from across Europe and the rest of the world. Software and services provider Amdocs surveyed operators about their ambitions to offer 5G services at major sports and esports events. Every single European operator that took part in the study said they…
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Code Red Esports to judge NSE’s new student caster competition

National Student Esports (NSE) and Code Red Esports are offering aspiring casters the chance to make a name for themselves. The student university body and agency have teamed up for the Caster of the Term competition, which allows aspiring casters to get recognition for their skills and pick up some event experience. NSE will go…
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