Category Archives: CSGO

York beats Lancaster University in Roses Esports 2018 varsity

Established in 2013, Roses Esports began as an unofficial competition between Fragsoc and LUGES, the gaming societies of York and Lancaster Universities respectively. After several years of trials, esports was eventually added to the official Roses line-up in 2016, with Lancaster taking the series 2-1 to earn 4 points for their university. Things did not go…
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Twickenham Stadium to host FaceIT CSGO Minors in July

FaceIT has revealed the dates and location of the FaceIT Minors leading up to the first London CSGO Major taking place this September. Each region will compete live in London's Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, for a chance at $50,000 and a place in the FACEIT London Major Challenger Stage. The FaceIT Minors are…
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Female Legends gains £400k investment, wants to investigate ‘why so many’ girls stop playing esports in their early teens

Sweden-based female esports community Female Legends has secured 5.3m Swedish Crowns in investment (around £430,000), and detailed its 'future of esports' project. The organisation, whose female League of Legends tournament was won by UK org exceL Esports at Dreamhack in December 2017, plans to use the money to get more women involved in esports. Female Legends received the…
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UK CSGO player smooya set for Major move to BIG Clan

UK CSGO talent Owen "smooya" Butterfield could be playing in the FaceIT London Major this year. He's set to join German org Berlin International Gaming (aka BIG Clan), according to this post on Dbltap, and confirmed by various sources to Esports News UK. An official announcement is due next week, likely Monday April 16th. BIG…
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HP OMEN to host new $30,000 UK CSGO tournament and caster competition

OMEN by HP has today launched a new six-month esports tournament for up and coming CSGO players in the UK, in partnership with FaceIT. Open to anyone, CSGO enthusiasts can enter the tournament from April 15th. The tournament will be split into eight Open Qualifiers, followed by a two-month League stage and a two-day finals event,…
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ESL UK Leicester studio to host CSGO Premiership Spring 2018 finals

ESL UK will host the Spring finals of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive ESL Premiership powered by Intel and Gaming from Currys PC World on April 14th to 15th. The UK’s top four CSGO teams will battle it out at ESL UK’s Studio 1 in Leicester, competing for a £13,000 prize pool and a slot…
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Team Dignitas win Intel Challenge Katowice female CSGO tournament

Team Dignitas' female CSGO team emerged victorious at the Intel Extreme Masters Expo in Katowice, Poland. They beat Squared Prospects 2-0 in the Intel Challenge Katowice final after being resigned by Team Dignitas last Friday, the org that was founded in the UK and is now led by a Crystal Palace co-owner. Last year Team…
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