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REVEALED: Which Gamers Are the Most Antagonistic?



REVEALED: Which Gamers Are the Most Antagonistic?
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  • Xbox users are more hostile than PlayStation users; there are 13,910 monthly searches from Xbox players looking to report others for misbehaviour
  • Fortnite players are the most antagonistic, every year 45,000 players are eager to report their opponents
  • In second place are Roblox players, with almost 26,000 gamers looking to report others
  • Apex Legends, Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege players also place highly
  • 3 in 5 believe that players adopt more aggressive behaviours once a game boosts in popularity

It’s well known that online games can be very intense, and this often leads to some very heated confrontations between players, especially online. analysed Google search volumes for ‘report [game/console] player’ and other similar phrases to uncover which game and console creates the most conflict between players. After scouring through searches surrounding the 42 most popular online games, they can reveal which gamers are the most unfriendly and antagonistic.

Which Console Has the Most Antagonistic Players?


Yearly Search Volumes

Microsoft Xbox


Sony PlayStation

165,840 found that Xbox users are the most antagonistic! There are hundreds of online complaints about users who seek to anger others through Xbox Live chats. On average, each year there are 166,920 searches from players looking to complain or report other Xbox Live accounts.

Following very closely behind are PlayStation users. discovered that each year there are 165,840 Google queries from PSN accounts looking to accuse their opponents of misbehaviour. Sony attempted to curb potential abuse by combining party and messaging systems last month but many players have been left displeased with their attempt.

Which Game Has the Most Antagonistic Players?


Yearly Search Volumes





Dead by Daylight


Apex Legends




Rainbow Six Siege




Rocket League


Call of Duty




The title of most antagonistic gamers goes to Fortnite! There are countless stories from innocent users who claim that fellow Fortnite players ruin the game by citing abusive and toxic language. Each month there are 3,750 searches from players looking to report one another for hostile behaviour – that’s equivalent to 45,000 each year!

In second place are Roblox fans. These gamers certainly know how to get on one another’s nerves as 25,920 of them try to report opponent’s accounts annually.

Dead by Daylight players rank as the third most hostile, with 17,160 searches each year from gamers looking to take action upon others’ unfriendly behaviour. A lot of players put the abuse down to being new in hopes that it’ll get better and they’ll be welcomed, with others stating that turning the chat option off is the most effective way of combating the toxicity.

The fourth most antagonistic gamers are Apex Legends players. found that every year 12,960 fans turn to Google to find justice amid the hate received.

In fifth and sixth position are Overwatch and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, receiving 12,120 and 9,840 report searches each year respectively.

To complete the top ten list of most antagonistic players:

7. Minecraft: 7,200 yearly searches from gamers looking to report negative game behaviour

8. Rocket League: 5,280 yearly searches from gamers looking to report negative game behaviour

9. Call of Duty: 4,680 yearly searches from gamers looking to report negative game behaviour

10. FIFA: 4,440 yearly searches from gamers looking to report negative game behaviour

How are players negatively affected by online games? also surveyed 1,980 players worldwide to uncover how much other players affect their online gaming experience.

They found that almost 7 in 10 (68%) gamers have had their day ruined by a negative online player who has destroyed their mood. An additional 61% state that they have been made to feel uncomfortable by comments made by others during live chats whilst playing online.

Over half of players (54%) admit to being pushed out or having to force quit an online game due to bullies.

This year many games have sprung to the top of the popularity charts, bringing new and fun player experiences. However, almost 3 in 5 (57%) believe that once certain games spike in popularity it correlates with players becoming more aggressive and consequently attracting a more toxic player base.

Ultimately this has led to more than 2 in 5 (43%) ditching specific games due to the negativity that online play brings.


  1. utilised SEMrush and Ahrefs’ Google search volume tool to find the number of people looking to report users. The average monthly search volumes were multiplied by 12 to collate a yearly total. Terms such as ‘Report [game/console] user’, ‘Report [game/console] player’, ‘Report [game/console] account’, ‘Report someone on [game/console], ‘[game/console] abuse’ and similar variations were used to find the totals. analysed the search volumes from the USA, UK, Canada and Australia to get a larger worldwide view. Common abbreviations for each game were also counted, for example ‘Report COD player’ and ‘Report Call of Duty player’ were both included in the study.

  2. The 42 most popular online games were found using

  3. then surveyed 1,980 gamers around the world to uncover their attitudes towards online gaming. They were asked: ‘Have you had your day ruined by other online gamers?’ , ‘Have you ever been made to feel uncomfortable by comments made by others during online gaming?’, ‘Have you ever been pushed out or made to quit an online game due to other players?’, ‘Do you think that players become more aggressive once a game increases in popularity?’ and ‘Have you ever stopped playing a game completely due to negativity from fellow players?’.

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November



Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November
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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”


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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games



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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions



Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions
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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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