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The top prize for this eSports tournament is an actual car

Forget UK eSports prize pools of £10,000 - the world's best World Rally Championship (WRC) player will win a car worth €20,000. The eSports WRC Championship - hosted by ESL - is a global tournament for the WRC 5 racing game with matches held on combined platforms (PS4, Xbox One and PC). Qualifications will take place most of this…
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A Northumbria University student is campaigning to get eSports officially recognised as a sport

David "Firu" Spoors, support player for Northumbria University's League of Legends team Finales Funkeln, is campaigning for competitive gaming to be recognised as a sport. David, who is also treasurer of the Northumbria University eSports Society and is active with the Students Union there, hopes that the change will release funding to eSports in university and help players get…
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Choke Gaming announces Dota 2 team

UK eSports organisation Choke Gaming has revealed details of its new Dota 2 team, consisting of four UK players and a Vietnamese player. The roster is as follows: Jon "Crysen" Bennett, Nick "Ziktomini" Copello, Joe "sand-fish" Livingston, Dan "Zirael" Woodhouse and Thanh "Rabbit" Bui. Choke says the team has picked up 'strong results across Europe and the UK' before joining the…
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TCA apologise after former players chase up ESL payments

eSports organisation Terra Cotta Army (TCA) have apologised for the way they've dealt with former players whom they owe money to. Sean17, former TCA mid-laner, has published a video online running through some of his grievances with TCA management, including not being paid for the team's two wins in the ESL UK Premiership. He states that the team is…
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Intel is thinking about launching an IEM event in the UK

Intel says it would love to host an Intel Extreme Masters eSports event in the UK. The firm is on the lookout for a show partner and would consider teaming up with ESL. Intel and ESL already host two separate annual IEM events - one in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, and the other in San Jose's…
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