Category Archives: Overwatch

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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NerdRage sign promising European Overwatch team

UK esports organisation NerdRage have brought on board a top 20 European Overwatch team. Previously known as Potato Team, the roster has placed well in recent Go4Overwatch events and is currently ranked 17th in Europe according to Gosu rankings. The roster features two British players (Fusions and Smex) and is as follows: ?? Henrik "NuttyB"…
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Orgs fight to sign UK Overwatch ‘super team’

An all-star UK Overwatch team has formed - and already has three different orgs fighting over them. Esports News UK has heard that EndPoint, Reason and Excel are hoping to acquire the team, and we have reached out to them for clarification. While ESL UK has this week scrapped its Overwatch Spring 2017 Premiership, it's…
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ESL UK quietly scraps Overwatch Spring Premiership

ESL UK has quietly scrapped its Overwatch Premiership spring split 2017. It may be returning for a summer split however, with the organiser saying Blizzard has some kind of plans for the UK in the future. ESL made the announcement around the CSGO and League of Legends UK/Ire qualifiers, and understandably didn't make a big…
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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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