Category Archives: League of Legends

Team Paria return to ESL Premiership

Team Paria are back in the ESL Premiership after picking up the roster of Battle Cops, who recently qualified for the League of Legends Spring 2017 Split. The ESL Play website currently shows the eight qualified teams, with Team Paria's logo in place of Battle Cops, and the same roster. This team's roster consists of team…
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Gross Gore makes it back to Master Tier

UK streamer Ali "Gross Gore" Larsen has been promoted to Master Tier in League of Legends. The YouTuber was previously in Mastier for a short time last year, but fell back down to Diamond, where he skirted around the tail end of 2016. He won three out of four of his placement matches this evening…
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17-year-old UK League of Legends player Deadly joins Misfits as substitute

UK League of Legends prodigy Matt "Deadly" Smith has joined EU LCS side Misfits as substitute ADC player. He'll be housed with Misfits' academy team. The 17-year-old played with TCA Esports last split in ESL's Premiership in the UK and Ireland region, and helped the side reach top four. He also played with Danish organisation…
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Team Larssen knocked out of Challenger Series qualifiers

Team Larssen - the remnants of 2016's League of Legends ESL UK Premiership summer champions MnM Gaming - have exited the Challenger Series this evening. The European dream for the team is over, after they were defeated by Team Kinguin. Team Larssen actually won their first match in the qualifiers earlier this week, comfortably beating Alientech…
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The 2016 Esports News UK Awards

You might forget it sometimes, but beneath the memes and the drama lies an undercurrent of talent in the UK League of Legends scene. Alphari, Maxlore, KaSing, Vedius, Toaster... just a brief list of people that have branched beyond the UK leagues and into paid positions across Europe. We wanted to not only highlight some of the notable…
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Choke Gaming interview: ‘We want to return the org to its former glory’

We interview Choke Gaming about their comeback and their aims in UK League of Legends as the ESL Premiership qualifiers prepare to get underway. Esports News UK's Dom Sacco talks to new manager Tomas "Chin" Davis (left) and LoL team manager Louis "Sméagol" Green (right).   What are your aims and ambitions, how will the 'new' choke…
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ESL UK is thinking about drug testing players at its Premiership finals

ESL is considering drug-testing players at the next UK Premiership live finals, Esports News UK understands. The updated spring 2017 Premiership rulebook has been published, and in this ESL states it's part of ESIC (the Esports Integrity Coalition). This split will have full integration of ESIC. So what does that mean? Well, ESIC has an 'integrity…
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