Category Archives: Smash Bros

York beats Lancaster University in Roses Esports 2018 varsity

Established in 2013, Roses Esports began as an unofficial competition between Fragsoc and LUGES, the gaming societies of York and Lancaster Universities respectively. After several years of trials, esports was eventually added to the official Roses line-up in 2016, with Lancaster taking the series 2-1 to earn 4 points for their university. Things did not go…
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Heir 5 becomes fastest-selling EU Smash Bros Melee tournament

The UK's most well-known Super Smash Bros Melee esports tournament - Heir 5 - has sold out in 12 hours. It sold all 512 tickets for the singles event and reached the tournament cap in a day, making it the quickest-selling Melee event in Europe. THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS! Heir 5 becomes the…
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Team Dignitas have signed their first Smash Bros Melee team

Team Dignitas, the well-known esports team founded in the UK and now owned by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, has signed a Super Smash Bros. Melee Team. The team will become the sixth squad in the Team Dignitas family which includes CSGO men's and women's teams, a Heroes of the Storm roster, SMITE team and…
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The Heir 5 Smash Bros tournament will be happening in 2018 after all

Europe's largest Smash Bros Melee tournament - Heir - will be returning for 2018. Team Heir previously said that Heir 4, which took place in August 2017, was likely going be the last event in the series, and that certainly seemed to be the case. However, Team Heir posted the following tweet on Christmas Day,…
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UK’s largest fighting game event Hypespotting takes place this month

Hypespotting returns to the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on April 15th and 16th for its sixth installment. Organisers say it's set to be one of the largest tournaments of its kind taking place in Europe once again.  It will have a combined prize pot of more than £10,000. There will be around 300 players attending the event…
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‘The players always come first to me’ – Perilous Gaming’s new general manager opens up in exclusive interview

Perilous Gaming are well known in UK esports, from their League of Legends team to their Dota 2 side winning at epicLAN 20 and branching into fighting games. In recent months they have also had their struggles, with their former LoL players still being owed money. David Hollingsworth interviews Perilous Gaming's general manager Brian "DotShotgun" Houston about turning…
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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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