Category Archives: League of Legends

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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UK Talent to Cast EU Challenger Series Qualifiers

The casting talent for this years EU Challenger Series Qualifiers has been confirmed today. Fans of the UK League of Legends Premiership will be familiar with the sights and sounds of this talented trio, while UK Masters fans took Excoundrel and Sona to their hearts in the latter stages of 2016. Here is what the…
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ESL UK adds mid-season transfer window to Premiership

There is now a mid-season transfer window, which takes place between match weeks four and five of the ESL Premiership season. By our estimation this is around early to mid February, but we'll post an update once ESL confirms the correct dates (it's likely March 7th to 12th for CSGO and March 9th to 14th for…
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Watch the Excel Esports League of Legends finals documentary video

UK organisation excel eSports have posted a vdocumentary covering their time at the ESL UK Premiership summer 2016 finals. The 20-minute video shows the ups and downs of being in a UK League of Legends team, and features interviews with the players and coaches. Excel had a tough time at the LAN finals at MCM…
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British League of Legends player Maxlore joins Roccat

Former Giants Gaming jungler Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian (far left) has joined Team Roccat in time for the EU LCS League of Legends spring 2017 split. He joins teammates Hren "Phaxi" Ambroz, Petter "Hjärnan" Freyschuss, Bae In "Wadid" Kim, and finally Felix "Betsy" Edling, who has resigned with the organisation. Roccat revealed the new roster in a Facebook post, which…
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Deilor is making an open source esports keyboard that splits in two

Former Fnatic League of Legends head coach, Luis "Deilor" Sevilla, has revealed he's producing a new type of ergonomic gaming keyboard: The Shortcut. This is designed to 'increase performance and comfort while reducing the risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI)', and comes in two parts - one for the left hand and one for the right. Each…
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Are there too many League of Legends YouTubers? Foxdrop & Shaclone spark debate

As League of Legends has risen in popularity over the years, so too have the amount of players - and content creators. As of September 2016 there are now more than 100 million registered player accounts, and seemingly thousands of content creators. With free and incredibly accessible platforms around nowadays like Twitter, YouTube, Twitch and…
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Deman had 24 interviews with Riot for an NA LCS casting position

British caster Leigh "Deman" Smith has opened up on Riot Games' rigorous job application process in a new video log. The well-known commentator revealed that he applied for the position of a play-by-play caster in the North American LCS back at the start of 2016. Deman said he had to take part in 24 separate interviews…
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