Category Archives: Dota 2

i58 winners roundup

Here's our look back on which teams won each tournament at Multiplay's Insomnia58 gaming festival last weekend. You can see which teams entered i58 here and take a look at the Twitch VoDs on Multiplay's channel.   Project scrapes League Fest Pro-Am victory As a League of Legends-focused publication, this was the highlight of the weekend.…
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Which teams are taking part in the i58 eSports tournaments this weekend?

With Multiplay Insomnia58 getting underway this Bank Holiday weekend (August 26th to 29th), here's our preview of the teams taking part in the main eSports tournaments.   League of Legends £8,000 open Group stages start: Friday, 2.30pm Final: Monday, 11.30am There are four teams currently signed up to the League of Legends tournament: Vibrant Gaming,…
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Multiplay raises prize pools at i58

Multiplay has upped some of the prize pools at Insomnia58 which takes place next week. The Overwatch prize pool has been raised from £5,000 to £7,500, while Team Fortress 2 has increased from £5,000 to £8,500. It looks like the increase is thanks to a few more sponsors signing up, including Astro for Overwatch and…
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eGames Olympics-style eSports tournament to feature SMITE and Super Smash Bros

SMITE and Smash Bros are two of the confirmed games to be played at the Olympics-style eSports showcase event in Rio de Janeiro next week. The International eGames Committee announced the titles for the showcase, which will take place at British House in Rio's Parque Lage. This eGames tournament was first announced in April, with the backing of the…
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i58 caster line-up confirmed

Multiplay has announced the caster line-up for Insomnia58 at the end of the month - and it's packed full of UK talent. Tridd and LewBae will cast the £5,000 Overwatch tournament, following some commentary at MCM London Comic Con earlier this year. Established UK League of Legends talent FrozenDawn, Dezachu and Dowsey lead the League…
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You can now support eSports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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i58 announces record prize pool as half of BYOC tickets remain

There will be £70,000 up for grabs across Multiplay Insomnia58's various eSports tournaments - the largest prize pot in the event's history. Elsewhere, half of the event's BYOC tickets have been sold. Multiplay previously announced i58 tournaments will include League of Legends, Rocket League, and CSGO, while Overwatch will make its Insomnia debut. It also revealed a dedicated League of Legends…
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Xenex mix team beat bigger UK orgs to win epic.Eighteen’s Dota 2 cup

Whilst ESL finished up its third DOTA tournament this past weekend, epic.LAN held its 18th official LAN in Kettering, with tournaments for CSGO, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch, Dota 2 and even the elusive Starcraft 2. The victors of Epic Eighteen’s Dota 2 cup show strength in stacks, with an amalgamation of players from Team XENEX primarily playing under…
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Blink Dota season 2 playoffs underway and finals announced

The second season of Blink Dota is nearing its end, with teams fighting through the playoffs for a spot in the grand finals. The season started earlier this year, with a focus on developing a more refined group stage that encouraged participation from teams of all skill levels – tryhards, scrubs and those stuck in…
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Perilous Gaming branches out into other games as TF2 team prepares to compete at DreamHack

UK-based eSports organisation Perilous Gaming has branched out into new games as it expands its horizons. The org has announced a new Street Fighter V line-up, consisting of Afsar "Afii" Ali, Marcus "Packz" Parker and academy players Assad "Suleymon" Suliman and Connor "0Naught" McNaughton. Some of its players are regularly earning Capcom Pro Tour points around Europe, and all…
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