Gaming & Esports News

The gaming and esports sector is one of the fastest-growing - engaging people from around the world with constant new innovation. The North of England is the home of many gaming leaders, developing, launching and promoting a variety of high-profile and popular video games, as well as supporting the growth of competitive esports.

An independent video game studio has been acquired by Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Sweden's listed Embracer Group.

Games developer Ripstone has appointed Liverpool's Amore Digital to lead paid search and social activity for the release of poker simulation game Poker Club.

British video game company Codemasters has doubled its revenue and grown profits by 69% as it launched three new racing games.

Middlesbrough games developer, SockMonkey says it plans to triple staff numbers by the end of next year.

Employment in gaming has grown 20% during the pandemic, with jobs in the sector expected to increase threefold within the next 5 years.


Wakefield-headquartered Team17 has launched its first game for the next generation of video game consoles, Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

GameByte, the gaming brand owned by social agency and publisher Social Chain, has launched an e-commerce shop.

British video game company Codemasters has confirmed it plans to sell to US giant Take-Two after it received a takeover bid valuing it at £739million.


Leeds digital marketing agency Bolser has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new generation of live streaming ads for Xbox.

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero has become the latest high profile player to set up his own esports team.


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