Category Archives: CSGO

smooya shines on the BiG stage at ESL One Cologne

Last Sunday, British CSGO player Owen "smooya" Butterfield and his German team Berlin International Gaming (BiG) shook the Counter-Strike scene by finishing second at ESL One Cologne. Jamie Wootton looks back on smooya's performance. Dubbed 'the Cathedral of Counter-Strike', every year ESL One Cologne hosts the world’s best teams and, as they are the best German…
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The Imperial win DreamHack CSGO Summer Open without dropping a single map

Report by Craig Robinson and Jamie Wootton UK esports organisation The Imperial won $50,000 by finishing first place in the DreamHack CSGO Summer Open 2018. They beat Optic Gaming in the final against the odds, without even dropping a single map in the tournament. The Imperial entered the group stages through the European qualifier, facing…
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Epic.LAN 24: Who took home the glory?

We have had such a huge weekend for gaming and esports this past weekend. From E3, ECS, EGL, and LANdon Rocket League, it has truly been a great weekend. But we cannot forget about our special UK LAN in Kettering. Last Sunday, Epic.LAN 24 concluded their summer LAN, with teams picking up their prizes in Dota 2,…
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KennyS on coming to Wembley, the new look G2 and NRG’s rise to the top

This weekend will see thousands of UK CS:GO fans head to Wembley Arena to watch the ECS finals. Following on from two months of online play, the finals will be host to the best eight teams from across Europe and North America. Ahead of the tournament Esports News UK sat down with French legend, Kenny…
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Meet the teams competing at the ECS season five finals

For the past two years, FACEIT has hosted the LAN finals of their tier one online league, ECS, in Wembley Arena for thousands of adoring fans and this weekend will be no different. After two months of online play, four teams from both Europe and North America are going to be playing in the tournament…
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Insomnia 63 to feature £30,000 UK Masters CS:GO Open

UK CS:GO is getting some big money thrown at it this year, as the UK Masters Open CS:GO competition at Insomnia 63 will have a massive £30,000 prize pool, making up more than half of the total esports prize pool at the event. But this competition isn’t just a rock up to the event and…
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ESL UK expands CSGO Prem to include three seasons per year

The Summer Season of the ESL Premiership powered by Intel is set to begin – and for the first time ESL UK will offer three seasons of the CSGO Prem. The news comes after Epsilon won the Spring 2018 CSGO Prem and Riot stepped away from ESL UK to run its own UK League of…
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