Category Archives: FPS

UK CSGO community reacts to new Trust Factor matchmaking system

CSGO developer Valve has introduced a new 'Trust Factor' matchmaking system into the game, which matches players based on similar behaviour patterns through Steam. It expands on last year's Prime Matchmaking system, which initially matched players who linked CSGO with a unique phone number, and later required in-game experience (at least rank 21). The new…
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Rainbow Six Siege is getting its own ESL UK & Ireland Premiership

Rainbow Six Siege will be getting its own ESL UK & Ireland Premiership tournament, with the first season planned to run from January 2018. The announcement was made amidst the first UK Invitational finals at EGX 2017 on the weekend, where winners Team Enyx scooped the grand prize of £2,500. https://twitter.com/ESLUK/status/911532031129063424 The UK’s greatest Rainbow…
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Red Reserve announce new UK Call of Duty roster

North American organisation Red Reserve have announced their new UK Call of Duty roster, a recently-formed team of proven winners. The team consists of two players from Red Reserve’s Infinite Warfare roster, in Joe ‘Joee’ Pinnington, and Rhys ‘Rated’ Price. They are joined by the runner-up of 2016’s Call of Duty Championships Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Shephard…
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Call of Duty Endowment launches in UK to help veterans find jobs

The Call of Duty Endowment, a programme designed to put veterans into employment, is expanding its operations to the UK. The Endowment was initially established by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, to place 25,000 US veterans in jobs by the end of 2018. That number was met two years early, and now aims to place…
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The UK will face Sweden in the Overwatch World Cup Quarter Final

Blizzard has revealed the bracket format for the Overwatch World Cup Playoffs at Blizzcon. On the left side of the bracket, the undefeated Team UK will face a promising Swedish line-up. Meanwhile, the underdog teams of Canada and Australia will fight to determine which team gets to the semi-finals. This bracket looks to be a…
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i61 winners roundup: MnM, ViM, Vexed & more

As the final Insomnia of the year has come to an end, we look back on the winners of the BYOC tournaments and UK Masters at i61 (not including the intermediate/community/minor competitions).   UK Masters The UK Masters finals in LoL and CSGO concluded last Friday. In LoL, MnM gaming played against excel esports in the…
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Penta take the title in Season 2 of the Rainbow Six Pro League

This weekend, Jacob Hale attended Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, where Season 2 of the Rainbow Six Siege ESL Pro League came to a head. Eight teams fought it out to be recognised as the world’s best Rainbow Six Siege team, and for ourselves, this was also an opportunity to see just what Rainbow Six esports…
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‘We want to build this into a global esports title’ – interview with Rainbow Six Siege devs on esports growth and plans for the UK scene

Rainbow Six Siege is still a relative newcomer to the world of esports, but it's managed to carve an exciting niche in the crowded shooter genre and is continuing to grow. Ahead of the $237,500 ESL Pro League Finals taking place this weekend (August 25th-26th, starting 9.45am CEST), Jacob Hale sat down with Ubisoft esports director…
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What it was like reporting live on the CoD Champs 2017 as a journalist

Last week, we had the good fortune of bringing Esports News UK to Orlando, Florida for the Call of Duty World League Championship. Jacob Hale looks back on the event in this behind-the-scenes account. The trip began on Thursday August 10th, the second and final day of group play for the biggest event on the…
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