Category Archives: Fighting

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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You can now support eSports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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Hypespotting V to feature UK Pokkén Tournament and £10,000 Mortal Kombat competitions

The UK's largest fighting game community event - Hypespotting V - will host one of the first eSports competitions for Pokkén Tournament in this country. The official UK Premier of Pokkén Tournament will include a special invitational to be live streamed by Nintendo UK, as well as a tournament open to all players. The new Pokémon fighting game launched in the…
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Team Phoenix plans three-day UK Smash Bros event after success of Ris3 tournament

Smash Bros tournament organiser Team Phoenix hopes to add a three-day national event for the game, on top of the 128-player Melee tournament it also has planned at the Eclipse Arena. The organisation held the Ris3 event at the Eclipse Arena in Coventry one week ago, following the success of its original Rise of the Smashes tournament in April…
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The UK eSports pro taking on the world with his own brand: Problem X Promotions

One of the UK’s best fighting game players is launching a fresh new eSports platform and promotional agency that he hopes will improve pro gamers’ careers. British Street Fighter pro Benjamin “Problem X” Simon is well established on the tournament circuit, having won VSF, IVGC, EGX, DreamHack London and more since taking part in his…
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Problem X interview: UK Street Fighter eSports pro on winning Dreamhack London, beating Justin Wong and his future ambitions

Benjamin "Problem X" Simon. Remember the name. To those of you who think UK eSports is dead, this 23-year-old was the only Brit to win an eSports tournament at DreamHack London last weekend, taking home $2,500 after finishing first in the Ultra Street Fighter IV contest. It's one of many tournaments he's won. In this exclusive post-DreamHack interview,…
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