Category Archives: Smash Bros

epicLAN 20 winners revealed as event pulls in 88,000 unique viewers

That's a wrap folks, epicLAN 20 is over and all the tournaments have finished. While the teams and fans make their journeys back to where they call home, David Hollingsworth takes a look at the winners from what was another top event in Kettering... Before we jump into the winner roundup, it's worth pointing out that 88,000…
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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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Can Tekken 7 become one of the leading fighting game titles in esports?

Tekken 7 is due out in the first half of 2017, but can it match other well-established titles in the competitive fighting game genre, such as Street Fighter and Smash Bros? Zoë Ainscough offers her opinion. When it comes to fighting games and esports, the main games that usually come to mind are the likes of…
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Fnatic dismisses ‘false’ Nintendo eSports discussion rumours

Update: Fnatic says the report suggesting they have been in talks with Nintendo is not true. The organisation's owner, Sam Mathews, told eSports News UK that the report by PVPLive is false, and that Fnatic has not been in talks with Nintendo around its strategy in eSports. Nintendo revealed its new Switch console late last month and…
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Smash Bros Eclipse 2 recap – how did the UK’s Professor Pro get on?

Eclipse 2 for Super Smash Bros. Melee and for Wii U ended earlier this month in Norway with top ranking UK players making it into the final eight players for each game. Big names in both scenes attended, with the singles top eight consisting of Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, LG|Ice, synK|Kage, Heir|Trifasia, VwS|Professor Pro, Zgetto and Alliamce|Android in Melee,…
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Which teams are taking part in the i58 eSports tournaments this weekend?

With Multiplay Insomnia58 getting underway this Bank Holiday weekend (August 26th to 29th), here's our preview of the teams taking part in the main eSports tournaments.   League of Legends £8,000 open Group stages start: Friday, 2.30pm Final: Monday, 11.30am There are four teams currently signed up to the League of Legends tournament: Vibrant Gaming,…
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Multiplay raises prize pools at i58

Multiplay has upped some of the prize pools at Insomnia58 which takes place next week. The Overwatch prize pool has been raised from £5,000 to £7,500, while Team Fortress 2 has increased from £5,000 to £8,500. It looks like the increase is thanks to a few more sponsors signing up, including Astro for Overwatch and…
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eGames Olympics-style eSports tournament to feature SMITE and Super Smash Bros

SMITE and Smash Bros are two of the confirmed games to be played at the Olympics-style eSports showcase event in Rio de Janeiro next week. The International eGames Committee announced the titles for the showcase, which will take place at British House in Rio's Parque Lage. This eGames tournament was first announced in April, with the backing of the…
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