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David Beckham’s esports team to float on London Stock Exchange

Guild Esports plans to raise £20m and £50m valuation as it aims to create global franchiseDavid Beckham’s esports team is to float on the London Stock Exchange to raise tens of millions of pounds to fund its entry into the booming world of online gamin…

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Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden NFL after four years as 15th-best QB

Quarterback appears as a free-agent in best-selling seriesKaepernick has not played in NFL since 2016 seasonThe NFL may not be ready to welcome back Colin Kaepernick to the football field, but it appears the gaming world is more receptive to the quarte…

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Premier League’s virtual comeback a triumph – especially for Diogo Jota | Simon Burnton

The Wolves man’s golden-goal win against Trent Alexander-Arnold kept Liverpool waiting for a title at the climax of a pound-shop version of MTV CribsIt was the least fitting of finals: after a tournament that had featured a net-busting 106 goals in jus…

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Second-tier sport video games, toilet roll skills and Scotland v Netherlands | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a rugby league rumpus and a thwarted horse’s previous endeavours1) While most of us are cooped up indoors, it’s a great time to dig out old games consoles from the attic to reaquaint yourselves with some old favourites…

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F1 drivers prepare for face-off in virtual races following postponements

Virtual Bahrain GP fills in for coronavirus-hit event on SundayF1 teams pledge to supply components for ventilatorsFormula One is to run a series of virtual grands prix to fill in gaps left by races that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavi…

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Does Fifa Ultimate Team risk turning players into gambling addicts? | Tom Usher

A French lawsuit filed against EA argues that the video game’s controversial card packs should be classified as gamblingMy mum doesn’t know it, but she’s actually incredibly lucky she didn’t have me 10 years later. First because she would’ve been well …

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Finger flickin’ good: Subbuteo through the ages – in pictures

With Father Christmas’ visit imminent, no doubt many a christmas list he received will have featured Fifa 20 but in yesteryear it was Subbuteo that was the must-have football game for youngsters across the country Continue reading…

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‘They came in with guns’: Fortnite world champion Bugha ‘swatted’ during livestream

16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won $3m in JulyPolice surrounded home on Saturday after hoax callBarely two weeks after winning $3m at the Fortnite World Cup, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf was “swatted” in the middle of a livestreaming session.The 16-year-…

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What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?

The inaugural tournament’s finals last weekend were watched by 2.3 million people. Traditional sports broadcasters should be watching very closelyIt’s safe to say the inaugural Fortnite World Cup was a resounding success. Developer Epic Games has annou…

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Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s notNearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older …

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Actua Soccer, Geoff Capes v Superdog and Michael Jordan’s biggest haul | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features motorbiking biff, Montserratian heartache and Jesse Owens in full flight1) It wasn’t always a case of Fifa v Pro Evo. For a spell in the mid-90s, EA’s juggernaut had two other rivals – the still-loved Sensible Soccer, …

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Phillies slugger broke TV with bat after teammates played Fortnite during game

Carlos Santana angered by video game during team’s slumpVeteran was traded away to Seattle Mariners in offseasonIn the midst of the Philadelphia Phillies’ late-season collapse in the final two months of the 2018 campaign, Carlos Santana apparently prov…

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Sportspeople on GamesMaster: the definitive collection | Classic YouTube

This week’s round-up features a lot of Dominik Diamond. Plus a wild futsal own goal and Seb Coe training kids in 19801) Sportspeople and GamesMaster. There is a lot. Forgive us the clip timings. Dewi Morris and Rupert Moon play EA Rugby in 1995; John B…

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You have to keep fit to stay in gaming

The world of eSports is tough and competitive so professional gamers are following the fitness regime of sports starsTo make it as a professional gamer, players are increasingly hoping to hone their fitness as well as their gaming skills. With the Leag…

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Jesse Lingard’s post-goal hype dance: how to do it in four easy steps

The England player’s dance was, as all gamers know, from Fortnite: Battle Royale. Here’s how it worksIt’s far from the most controversial goal celebration to have rocked the World Cup so far – that honour goes to the Swiss-Kosovan players who flip…

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Extreme eSports: the very male, billion-dollar gaming industry at a stadium near you

A crowd of 18,000 filled a Sydney arena at the weekend to watch groups of young men play video games for huge cash prizesWhenever an artist scheduled to play Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park doesn’t sell enough tickets, the venue tactfully drape…

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eSports analyst receives death threats after thanking men on women’s day

Soe Gschwind-Penski’s women’s day tweet prompts online abuseOverwatch host doubles down on praise of male allies in responseA prominent eSports commentator revealed on Thursday that she received “death threats and hundreds of hate messages” in response…

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Will playing Fifa create a new generation of smarter footballers?

We hear a lot about the dangers of video games but what if coaches used them to improve and inspire young players? By Craig Shields for Nutmeg, part of the Sport NetworkFootball is a simple game and nowhere more so than at youth level, where children i…

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Championship Manager turns 25: share your game plans and memories

What was your favourite team to manage? Which signing was key to your success? And what happened to that social life?

The first edition of Championship Manager was released 25 years ago today. The first release included four playable English divisions, each containing only 20 teams – despite there being 22 or 24 at the time – with foreign teams outside of the English divisions including players called “No1” all the way through to “No11.” One of the game’s key innovations was player ratings match by match. Football Manager has long since become the bigger franchise but we’d like to hear your Championship Manager experiences through the early years.

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eSports could be medal event at 2024 Olympics, Paris bid team says

  • Paris bid committee co-president to meet with IOC about competitive gaming
  • In April, it was announced eSports will be medal sport at 2022 Asian Games

eSports could be added to the Olympic programme as an official medal sport in 2024.

Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris bid committee, has confirmed that he will speak with the International Olympic Committee and eSports representatives about the full-fledged inclusion of competitive video gaming when the Games come to France in seven years’ time.

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