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Leeds-based Esports Bar Announces It's Closing Its Doors

by Chantal Stewart-Jones

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The UK's first northern esports bar, eDen Esports Bar, has revealed it will cease trading.

The Leeds-based business broke the news about its closure to its customers and tournament-goers on July 2nd via social media.

Created by gamers, for gamers, eDen was intended to be an inclusive and positive space where people could go to play with their friends, as well as a way to help grow the British esports scene.

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It featured a bar and cafe downstairs, with the gaming area upstairs in its city centre location, which was made up of three PlayStation 4s, two Xbox Ones, a Gamecube and twelve custom built PCs.

Alongside being a space where gamers could meet others with similar interests and play, eDen also hosted tournaments every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, including titles such as Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League and CS:GO.

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The bar will cease trading at its current location immediately from July 2nd, which it says is due to circumstances outside of its control.

Though the bar doesn't yet have a new location, it looks like the team at eDen isn't giving up just yet, saying they hope to find a new home and reopen in the future.

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News of the closure comes just a few days after a partnership between eDen and Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer, Cooler Master, was announced, which would have seen the bar kitted out with Cooler Master peripherals and the company put on events at the northern location.