Category Archives: Industry

Property developers want to turn eastenders into esports experts

A new development scheme is hoping to turn East London into an esports hub. Silvertown, located in the Royal Docks, will include a 200,000 sq ft space that aims to attract young innovators such as developers, designers, publishers, manufacturers and gamers, including those within esports. It's being billed by developers as an innovation hub -…
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eSports Industry Awards 2016 Winners

Yesterday evening (November 21st 2016), the eSports world had its sights set on awards galore as London played host to the 2016 eSports Industry Awards. David Hollingsworth recaps the evening. With our very own editor Dom Sacco in attendance, I stayed at home watching the drama unfold on Twitch eating tomato soup with a fresh roll…
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UK games industry body UKIE to release an eSports whitepaper this month

UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), the games industry trade body, is set to unveil its whitepaper on eSports at the end of this month. The whitepaper will be unveiled at an event on Monday November 28th at the Gfinity Arena in London. Its findings will show 'how the UK needs to position itself to compete globally…
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Sky and ITV invest £3m into gaming channel Ginx eSports TV

TV broadcasters Sky and ITV have each pumped £1.55m into Ginx TV, with the option to acquire more of the business at a later date. Ginx owns UK and Ireland 24-hour TV channel Ginx eSports TV which went live this summer. Ginx eSports TV broadcasts global eSports tournaments as well as offering a range of different gaming…
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Web developer ElliotVS targets UK esports organisations with discount offer

A fast-growing startup website developer and managed hosting provider is offering UK eSports organisations a discount on its services. ElliotVS - which powers Esports News UK - is offering new customers a 10% discount off their first payment on any Managed WordPress Hosting subscription, and/or 50% off their first month if you they hire Elliot…
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eSports News UK – statement from the editor

Hi all, Dom here. Just wanted to write a post about the future of eSports News UK now that I've been hired by the British eSports Association as content director. While that will essentially be my full-time job going forwards (I am contracted to work for them from Monday to Thursday each week), I will…
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You can now support Esports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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Researching the growth of eSports in the UK

In 2015, eSports and professional gaming competitions were watched by almost 200 million people. To date, over $200 million has been awarded in prize money, which is increasing year-on-year. It is clearly emerging as a mainstream global phenomenon, but this year has also been pivotal for the growth of eSports in the UK. Researchers Dr Jamie Woodcock and…
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