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Craig Fletcher to leave GAME Digital at end of 2017

GAME Digital has announced Monday that Craig Fletcher will be leaving the company at the end of 2017. Fletcher joined GAME back in 2015 when they company acquired Multiplay, which Fletcher founded, for £20m. Multiplay itself was founded in May 1997, and Craig was the boss there until 2016, when …

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GAME sells Multiplay digital business to Unity in £19m deal

GAME Digital announced the sale of its Multiplay Digital business to Unity on Tuesday, in a £19m deal. Multiplay Digital handles multiplayer servers for a range of titles including Minecraft, Killing Floor 2 and Day Z. Sales last year rose from £2.1m to £4.5m, although the company filed a loss …

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GAME sells Multiplay Digital to Unity

Unity has acquired GAME’s Multiplay Digital business for £19m, the High Street retailer announced this morning, with an initial transaction of £17.1m and £1.9m in escrow for 19 months. GAME initially acquired Multiplay in March 2015 for £20m. The company runs Insomnia and GAME’s Belong arenas, with Multiplay Digital being …

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Multiplay secures license for Minecraft BlockFest events

GAME has announced a new partnership between its games event company Multiplay and Minecraft creator Mojang to bring BlockFest events to the UK. BlockFest events are community-based and aim at bringing the best of official Minecraft experiences to local communities around the world,” the announcement said. The exact format and …

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Multiplay revealed as host for Ready At Dawn’s Oculus exclusive Echo Arena

UK events and games service provider Multiplay has been unveiled as the host for Ready At Dawn’s new VR multiplayer title, Echo Arena. Multiplay previously hosted the servers for Ready At Dawn’s Deformers, as well as Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 (which is now coming to Xbox One this August), …

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Craig Fletcher, Multiplay’s founder, on how the company is upping its GAME

Craig Fletcher is a UK esports veteran, having clocked up 20 years in the industry. He is now working for GAME as ‘Multiplay founder & SVP esports and competitive gaming strategy at GAME’ – phew.  Multiplay’s impact on GAME has been obvious, with the company expanding rapidly into competitive gaming …

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Multiplay Events launches new rental arm

The UK’s leading games events company Multiplay Events has launched a brand-new hardware rental arm to help other organisations get the kit they need to put on large-scale events. Dubbed Multiplay Rentals, the company now offers a full range of services to facilitate large scale events, including hardware rental and …

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Multiplay to host Ready At Dawn’s Deformers

Ready At Dawn is to partner with the UK-based game server hosting specialist Multiplay to host its new physics-based arena brawler, Deformers, which releases today. Multiplay previously hosted Respawn’s Titanfall 2 and Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 last year. Using its own hybrid cloud orchestration service, Multiplay’s technology allows Ready …

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Call of Duty World League Birmingham Open details revealed

Multiplay and Activision have released some of the finer details of their upcoming Call of Duty World League event that is set to take place at Insomnia 60 in Birmingham next month.  The open competition allows anyone to compete providing they purchase the correct ticket. Up to 96 teams will …

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