Category Archives: Overwatch

‘It’s not worth it’ – GLB owner speaks out after dropping eSports teams

It goes without saying it's not easy to set up an eSports organisation from scratch. But it seems it may be even harder for newer UK orgs to make steady progress in the face of more established competition. GLB eSports is one such organisation that have experienced this uphill battle first-hand. In the space of half a year, GLB have gone…
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Choke Gaming confirms acquisition of GLB’s UK Overwatch team

Choke Gaming has confirmed it has acquired the roster of GLB eSports' successful UK Overwatch team. Choke announced its first Overwatch team earlier this month, which included UK League of Legends veteran Billy "Nutri" Wragg, who moved from League to Overwatch a few months back. However, Choke's team soon disbanded after Nutri left to join GLB. Now the latest development…
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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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Watch: Caster Excoundrel’s WWE Intro to UK Overwatch match

UK eSports is a strange spectacle, but at times it can be quite beautiful. There was a moment during last week's ESL UK Overwatch Community Cup that demonstrated this. UK caster Ceirnan "Excoundrel" Lowe promised a WWE-style intro on Twitter - and he delivered it on stream with aplomb. The announcement introduced the match between UK teams Royal Plebs and Winston's Peanut…
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A rundown of the first ESL UK Overwatch cup won by GLB

Last Wednesday, the first UK and Ireland Overwatch competition got underway, with 34 checked in teams geared up to play. Here, Craig Robinson looks back on last week's first UK Overwatch cup in a quick recap article. Since my last article regarding the first week of competitive Overwatch in the UK, we have seen a number of UK organisations get…
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ESL to host $100,000 Overwatch tournament at Gamescom 2016

ESL has announced the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown tournament which will take place at Gamescom in Germany this August. It's the first international competition featuring Blizzard’s new team shooter to offer a six-figure prize pool - $100,000 to be exact. Eight teams will take part - four from North America and four from Europe - and travel costs will…
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ESL to host UK Overwatch community cups

ESL is planning to organise UK Overwatch community cups - which could lead to the creation of an official ESL UK Overwatch Premiership. The first tournament will take place next week on Wednesday June 15th, and will likely be cast by experienced UK casters Joe "Munchables" Fenny and Ciernan "Excoundrel" Lowe on the UK Overwatch Twitch channel. ESL UK…
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