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The Edinburgh – Glasgow co-op on Homeless World Cup

Photo Above: Book Signing at Event © Philip Wegmann

By Ian McNally and Philip Wegmann

An Edinburgh church was transformed into a football sanctuary yesterday, as it played host to the launch of a new book about the Homeless World Cup.

“Home Game” by Mel Young and Peter Barr was unveiled in Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge and featured a Q&A with the authors followed by a book sale and signing session.

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eSports – Game or sport?

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Reports are questioning whether eSports can be considered real sports. Source: publicdomain.ne

The trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment, Ukie, has released an eSports whitepaper today calling for the education of policymakers about the opportunities eSports presents to the UK.

The report estimated global eSports revenue is around $493 million and by 2019 is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry. 

The report made Government recommendations, including suggesting they: “integrate eSports opportunities into the government’s trade and investment work […] and proactively encourage major eSports business and tournaments to be established.”

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