Parliament’s first esports event

On Monday I attended the Ukie and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games’ esports Parliamentary Event at the Houses of Parliament. The event saw countless industry professionals and leaders take to Parliament to consider the future of UK esports.
The calibre of professionals present at the event was a little overwhelming at first but I was determined to make the most of the opportunity. It was great to hear the views Odee from Dignitas, Mo from Riot and Shahneila from Digital School House as they took to the stage and answered questions from those attending. I then had the opportunity to network and talk with leading industry figures about whether their companies are open to offering internships. I felt very privileged to be present and hope to be invited to attend similar events in the future.
A big thanks to UKIE and the APPG For Video Games for hosting the event and for the invitation to attend!

Guides, Press Releases and News Articles – It’s all happening at exceL

Since my last blog post on WatchThisSpace, I have produced three new written pieces for exceL Esports.
The first of the three pieces was a LoL guide write-up where I summarised Venzer’s thoughts on how to play the AD Carry: Ezreal. Despite having a lack of in-game LoL knowledge, I put my other skills to work and produced the guide which you can see by clicking here.
how to play venzer
The second piece I produced on behalf of exceL was the announcement that their female LoL team would be experiencing some roster changes. Unlike the LoL guide, this wasn’t the first time I had produced such a piece. To read the announcement, click here.
excel ladies roster
The final piece I had produced for exceL was a product promotion for Cooler Master’s latest, and most premium, case: the COSMOS 700M. Using a brief that Cooler Master had sent through, I wrote a press release promoting the case. To learn more about their case and read the press release I produced, click here.
cosmos 700m
Other content I have produced for exceL is currently in the pipeline too so stay tuned.

Announcing the Cooler Master MP860 for exceL Esports

Earlier today my first press release for exceL Esports went live! Promoting Cooler Master’s latest product, their RGB mousepad, the article was short but sweet. Whilst I’m not experienced in writing press releases and sponsor promotions, I believe the article ticked most boxes a press release should. Although I’m more used to writing guides or news articles, for both exceL and ENUK respectively, writing a press release of this kind was a new challenge that I enjoyed completing.

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To read the press release, click here.

The FaceIT Major

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be one of the nine-thousand attendees at the historic FaceIT Major. Everything the weekend entailed, whether it be reuniting with friends or meeting an esports legend, was amazing.

Jamie Jason

Along with spotting numerous professional players and sitting with UK CS’s hottest property, Smooya, I also managed to meet and have photos with Complexity Gaming’s Founder and CEO, Jason Lake. Whilst being such a big fan of Jason made the experience very surreal, I like to think I made the most of the opportunity to meet such an iconic figure in the industry, managing to get photos and discuss the event at hand.

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Post-event, I wrote an article for ENUK. It was effectively an overview that covered what happened at the UK’s first Major and offered readers an insight into the antics of the weekend. To read the article, click here.

Gfinity – A New Chapter

Some of you may know from my ‘To Gfinity and Beyond’ series that I believe Gfinity positively impacts the UK esports scene as a whole. Since writing the series I’ve managed to secure myself a part-time position with them! Working as part of the event support staff team has been a brilliant experience and I can’t wait to get stuck in some more.

Announcing the exceL Angels

Earlier this week I was delighted to be asked to produce a team announcement for exceL Esports, unveiling their latest team. After shocking the competitive WoW scene and winning the Mythic Dungeon Invitational in Ohio, the Angels have signed with exceL. Looking to the future, exceL’s latest team will be competing in the MDI All Stars competition at Blizzcon in November.

WoW announcement

To learn even more about the new team, follow exceL Esport’s social media pages and YouTube.