Category Archives: League of Legends

Misfits vs Giants – EU LCS spring 2017 match report

With the meta unsettled, a new roster for Giants and new season in LCS for Misfits, this split begins with lots of questions. Will Alphari, the British top lane star be able to hold his own in the LCS? Will Ignar be able to expand his champion pool beyond melee supports? Tom Beer recaps the match.…
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Turning up the Heat: Misfits’ Alicus on the rise of the esports brand, Miami Heat funding & going from the UK scene to the LCS

It's been an unbelievable journey for Misfits and Ali "Alicus" Saba over the past year, to say the least. The esports organisation went from playing in the UK League of Legends Premiership to the top-level EU Championship Series (LCS) in less than a year. It changed owners in 2016 and rebranded from Renegades to Misfits. Just this month Misfits received…
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Riot’s new international League of Legends tournament could be a ‘World Cup’

Riot Games is thinking of adding an international World Cup-style tournament for League of Legends. The brand new competition is set to take place in July this year. According to Yahoo Sports' translation of a Riot/Tencent press conference in China, Riot Games rep Ye Qiang said: "We have to think of some different kinds of international events. In…
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League of Legends and Hearthstone dropped from UK Masters Spring 2017

Multiplay has confirmed the UK Masters will return in the spring with more details and changes to the new season. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will take center stage as the sole title of the spring season, where teams will compete for a £15,000 prize pool and prizes will be awarded for each map win. B But League…
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ESL Premiership League of Legends results recap – week 1

With David Hollingsworth away this evening, Dom Sacco steps in to provide a very brief rundown of this week's scores. In the first match tonight, ESL Premiership newcomers Team Xenex and Enclave Gaming faced off. Enclave started brightly, with top-laner Prelude getting the first blood of this split - and a cheeky second kill. First…
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Fnatic Academy could be playing in ESL UK’s Premiership

Riot Games made a change to their EU League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) rulebook in December which went largely unnoticed - and could have a huge impact on the UK scene. The policy change concerns LCS sister teams playing in the lower-tier Challenger Series (CS), for example Fnatic Academy (who qualified for the CS spring…
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Irish Org CycloneGG Acquire RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOMS’ ESL Premiership Spot

The ESL LoL Premiership just got a whole lot less RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOM, as the recently qualified team with that name have found a new home with Irish esports organisation CycloneGG. The ESL website has been updated to include the CycloneGG logo in place of what would have been RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOMS' spot in the groups. It's no surprise the…
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2017 ESL Premiership LoL Team Roster Roundup & Preview

David Hollingsworth looks at the team rosters for the UK & Ireland ESL League of Legends Premiership Spring 2017 Split, and offers his opinion on the teams. 2017,  a year that promises to make us forget about the dark days of 2016. For us lucky few who love some UK esports, the ESL Premiership gives…
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