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With March 2021 we bring you a special focus on esports and gaming.

With many of us finding ourselves with unexpected time on our hands given the Coronavirus lockdowns we were suddenly granted the opportunity to take up new and creative ways to while away the time. YouTube became awash with quirky and interesting pursuits to keep connected with the outside world with new dance crazes and whacky photography and videos, whilst many chose intense rounds of video game play.

It’s no surprise then that the global video games industry is “thriving” despite the widespread economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus, reports the World Economic Forum (WEF), stating initial data to have shown “huge growth in playing time and sales since the lockdowns began.”

WEF also reports that, “as a result of COVID-19 lockdown, sports leagues around the world have turned to esports to find new ways of engaging with fans and several esports competitions have been shown on live TV, as broadcasters look to fill hours of scheduled sports content that were cancelled in the wake of the pandemic” popularising esports and continuing to make it less of a niche industry.

Quite timely our esports and gaming focus falls in our March issue following a long stint of lockdown. In this issue, in our big interview with Sumo Logic’s Iain Chidgey we focus on gaming and security and look at what companies are doing to keep their customers secure.

Bob Shaker at Norton Gaming talks about what kind of threats gamers face, and how they can protect themselves.

In an industry round table with gaming creative marketing agency, Hotdrop, specialist esports agency, Promod Esports, events company, epic.LAN, Interactive specialist, SPREE and specialist manufacturer of custom gaming, hardware, Novatech we get the lowdown on the gaming industry and esports from their professional perspectives.

Whilst Swedish based Challengermode tells us more about its mission to make esports more accessible for everyone.

But where would we be without the latest gaming machines I hear you cry? So we had a chat with Liam Moore at OPSYS, a PC gaming company that offers personalised gaming computers designed to meet an individual’s performance and style preferences to find out more.

Also don’t forget to check out our sector guides as we highlight a whole host of interesting tech such as the new HANNspree ZEUS Tablet PC, BullGuard’s Game Booster protection and some great gaming components and storage with all sorts from the GAMMIX S70 to Samsung’s 980 PRO.

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