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Belong Arena Clash!

Belong Arena cLASH

Have you heard? Our good friends at GAME are underway with their exciting next instalment of the Belong Arena Clash! You might be wondering what Arena Clash is, well keep reading and we’ll cover everything you need to know!

Arena Clash is a tournament spread across a few different games, in the past we have seen games like Rainbow 6 Siege, CSGO and Fifa, but this time around we’re going to be watching Overwatch 2, Valorant, League of Legends, Tekken 7 & their newest listing Fortnite!

 

Arena Clash Autumn 2022

With 5 games going on at the same time, it’s the widest Arena Clash has been spread to date! So there’s even more viewing opportunities! But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, what actually is Arena Clash?
Arena Clash is a tournament run across these five games between the different cities around the UK, there are currently 26 different places to go and participate!

Belong Arena Map

Bradford Rams
Hull Hunters 
Manchester Swarm
Preston Invincibles
Scunthorpe Destroyers 
Sheffield Serpents
Teesside Steelers
Bristol Smugglers
Birmingham Fort Defenders
Birmingham Bruisers
Braintree Boars
Milton Keynes Enigmas
Wolverhampton Wildcats
Lakeside Leviathans
Plymouth Armada
Stratford Spartans
Sutton Spectres
Aberdeen Gargoyles
Wrexham Reapers
Ballymena Bears
Craigavon Kestrels
Maiden City Bats
Newry Gatekeepers
Leicester Raptors

Each Belong Arena runs their own teams for each of the different games that you can participate in. They run in-house team building, then there’s the chance to participate against the other teams in the UK, to see which teams qualify for the league of each game. The qualified teams play through the regular season, communicating with the other Belong Arena’s for their matches each week that are all played in person at the Arena’s, while also being selectively streamed. Then the top teams move onto the single elimination playoffs, and finally the top two teams go into the finals to play for the grand prize and the accomplishment of being the Arena Clash Champions! 

Arena Clash Format

The prizes are awarded to the top four placing teams;
First Place – £200 & £100 (RRP) Worth of Hardware, Peripherals and merchandise
Second Place – £125 & £50 (RRP) Worth of Hardware, Peripherals and merchandise
Third Place – £100
Four Place – £80

However, Fortnite’s prize system is a little different, the format is a Duo’s tournament throughout multiple rounds of the battle royal, with the prizes being as follows;
First Place – £750
Second Place – £575
Third Place – £450
Fourth Place – £350
Fifth Place £300
Sixth Place – Eighth Place – £250
Ninth Place – Eleventh Place – £200
Twelfth Place – Fifteenth Place – £150
Sixteenth PlaceTwentieth Place – £75
Twenty-first PlaceTwenty-fifth Place – £50

Schedule's and timings

It’s a very exciting event to watch throughout, with plenty of variety in the games covered and the skill level too! So there’s something for everyone, go check out https://www.belong.gg/arena-clash/ to get all the info you need on dates and times, then head over to https://www.twitch.tv/belongarenas to watch live and cheer on your favourite or local team!

Whilst you’re here, why not grab a refreshing Chu Lo to drink whilst watching the games.
Click the button below to get free shipping on orders over £20 and next day delivery- we’ll get it to you in time to have a can with every game!

Chu Lo in NQ64

Gaming Bars & Who we Stock!

Gaming bars & who we stock!

Gaming bars are becoming ever more popular where you can play your favourite games with your mates with a cocktail in hand! From retro arcade style to modern video games, there is something for everyone. And this is your guide to some of the best gaming bars in the UK.

NQ64 Bar

NQ64!

Located in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Soho, Newcastle. 

Neon splattered drinking dens full of retro arcade games and classic consoles.
NQ64 say they take as much pride in their drinks selection as they do in their games.

(Chu Lo is stocked here!)

pLAYHOUSE

Locations in Northampton and Newcastle-Under-Lyme. 

Air hockey, basketball, golf racing, and indoor raceway… its a more classic kind of gaming compared too a lot of the other arcade type bars, but we like the think variety is the spice of life!

Playhouse Bar
Four Quarters Bar

Four Quarters

Locations in Peckham, Elephant & Castle, Hackney, and Bristol. 

All their games run on quarters, with a range of console games to pinball machines, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of fun!

(Chu Lo is stocked here!)

penny Lane

Penny Lane is located in the Lace Market at the heart of Nottingham.

 Their games are mainly amusement style arcades, for the perfect nostalgic experience. They also offer food and drinks to keep you fuelled for your gaming filled day!

 

Penny Lane Bar
Pixel Bar

Pixel Bar

Located in both Manchester and Leeds. 

The games list is endless with X-box, PlayStation, Switch and High Spec PCs all available to play on. As well as a club room for late night parties!

 (Chu Lo is stocked here!)

Arcade Club

The Arcade Club has locations in Bury, Leeds and Blackpool. 

The Arcade Club preaches to provide access to as many people as possible to gaming’s history and the nostalgia fuelled joy of visiting the ‘local’ arcade.

 (Chu Lo is stocked here!)

 

Arcade Club

Even with all those amazing bars it doesn’t really scratch the surface on how many there are scattered about there, each one providing an amazingly unique night out! 

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to any of them, or maybe its just not your thing! You can still head to the shop below and get yourself a Sour Up and enjoy it in the comfort of home!

Can set up at a Small Event

The Benefits of Small Events!

As a start-up Business ourselves, we know the importance of making the most of opportunities big and small, and in the past year we have seen a huge benefit in attending small events, festivals and conferences.

Just in the past few months we have attended many summer festivals and events. In July we attended HYPER JAPAN which allowed us to connect with lots of other small Japanese food and drink businesses. We also attended the Summer Matsuri Festival and the Doki Doki Festival, we love making the most of these opportunities as it makes us feel more connected to our customers and to other brands with similar interests.

Chu Lo Steph at Hyper Japan
Chu Lo Jamie at Liverpool Anime League

“The main benefit for us attending these events is that it gives us a real chance to meet our community face to face and build up that feeling of reality. We have a very loyal customer base, so going to these events consistently generates loyalty and returning customers, because ultimately, people like buying from people. It also gives us a chance to see people try our drinks for the first time and lets us make it a positive and memorable experience!” – Jamie, Community manager

The Bar Convent Berlin 2022

Just last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the Bar Convent Berlin trade show by the International Department. Every year the most important importers, producers and wholesalers meet bar operators, bartenders and distributors from around 80 countries and its a chance for your brand to be inspired by current trends and gain new fans. We had a great time and it was such a valuable experience for Chu Lo.

Bar Convent Berlin 2022

In conclusion!

Overall we believe the benefits are endless when it comes to these events and as a community we have discovered and established so many great connections through these opportunities… Let us know if you are a small business looking to make connections too!

Don’t forget! Even if you’ve not had the chance to meet us at one of the many events we head too, you can still have your first #SourUp Moment whenever you like, with free shipping over £20 and Next Day Delivery, your just a few clicks away!

Young person playing gaming as Belong Gaming Arena with Chu Lo

The Esports Explosion! How big is it really?

There’s been a big buzz around Esports in the past few years that just keep’s on growing! With games like League of Legends, Dota 2, CSGO & Fortnite among many others, selling out stadiums across the world and handing out prize pools in the millions!

Clearly there was something going on here, so we decided to take a look at what all the fuss is about and maybe even step into it ourselves.

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