Surprise! DCMS Committee recommends UK Government ban the sale of loot boxes to children (and also uphold esports to traditional sports practices)

Remember when EA’s legal VP Kerry Hopkins (pictured) told the UK Government that EA doesn’t refer to in-game […]

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September 11, 2019

Thank you Margot James: Outgoing DCMS Minister's support of esports should be recognised

Margot James’ backing of esports in the UK has been encouraging and we should demand the same from […]

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July 22, 2019

Paul Chaloner on the state of UK esports: 'I'm more excited about it than ever before, we're progressing but must get more organised'

In part two of our interview with British host and esports personality Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, we asked him […]

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July 5, 2019

House of Lords launches inquiry into UK broadcast regulations in light of growing streaming services like Twitch

‘Can public service broadcasters compete with streaming services?’ That’s the question the House of Lords Communications Committee will […]

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March 29, 2019

Consortium led by ESL UK gains £4m funding to revolutionise how we watch esports, using 8K, VR, AR and AI tech

We’re barely a week into the new year and ESL UK is moving faster than the bleedin’ USS […]

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January 10, 2019

10 reasons to get excited about UK esports in 2019

UK esports is in a very exciting place right now, with tons of tournaments, new initiatives and opportunities […]

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December 31, 2018

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 […]

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December 10, 2018

Midlands esports orgs can seek investment from new £250m government fund

UK esports organisations and companies based in the Midlands could benefit from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. This […]

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March 9, 2017

Can the UK become a 'global esports leader'? 13 things you need to know from the Ukie esports whitepaper

UK video games trade body Ukie has today published an esports whitepaper, outlining industry opportunities, growth areas and […]

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November 28, 2016

10 ways to make UK eSports great again – Richard Lewis shares his advice

Respected eSports journalist Richard Lewis has revealed ten ways to improve UK eSports in his latest video chat with […]

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August 21, 2016

Team Dignitas boss calls for eSports tax breaks, says it's hard to compete with big investors

Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, manager and owner of Team Dignitas, has spoken up about the lack of funding in UK eSports […]

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August 6, 2016

International eGames Committee puts together advisory board of games experts

The organisation behind the Olympics-style eSports tournament has announced its new advisory board members. The eGames tournament will […]

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May 9, 2016

UK Government backs new Olympics-style international eSports tournament

Some of the best eSports players from Britain, Brazil, USA and Canada will take part in a new […]

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April 6, 2016

League of Legends becomes professional sport

Online game League of Legends has been officially classified a professional sport in the US, developer Riot Games […]

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July 14, 2013

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