Isle of Man’s first professional esports organisation receives government sponsorship

The Isle of Man Government has announced its sponsorship of the Island’s first professional esports organisation, X7 Esports, […]

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June 14, 2021
Scottish Esports Hub secures funding

Scottish Esports Hub (SEH) has been awarded £5,000 of funding through Firstport’s Start It Award, in conjunction with […]

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April 23, 2021
House of Lords calls for Government to class loot boxes as a form of gambling

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has called […]

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July 3, 2020
UK Government partners with games industry to promote ‘Stay At Home, Save Lives’ messaging in games

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has teamed up with video game companies […]

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April 6, 2020
The German Government has introduced an esports visa – but where’s the UK’s?

Germany has added an official visa for professional esports players. The dedicated visa – launching in spring 2020 […]

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December 23, 2019
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