Category Archives: Managers

Team Dignitas sign Saintvicious as League of Legends coach

North American League of Legends veteran and smite God Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco has joined Team Dignitas. The 29-year-old former pro jungler has been added to Dignitas' League of Legends coaching staff, as they prepare for the upcoming NA LCS Summer Split 2017. He reunites with fellow coach David "Cop" Roberson. The pair played together with Curse…
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We ask the NUEL’s founder about his university plans for Vainglory

With the Vainglory Spring Championships fast approaching London's O2 later this month, we sit down with the National University Esports League's founder Josh Williams to see how the game is engaging with UK universities.   Please tell us how the NUEL will be working with Vainglory going forwards, what tournaments do you have planned and when?…
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Fnatic’s new London HQ has a sleeping area

Fnatic's new headquarters in London has its own 'nap pod', provided by mattress company Casper. The 5,000 sq ft esports home also has a gaming room, studio, board rooms, editing suites, co-working spaces, phone booths(!) and a kitchen supplied by Ao.com. ESL UK will also have some staff working from the offices. Fnatic held a launch…
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‘Our ambition is to rival MnM’ – interview with Enclave Gaming owner

We sit down with Enclave Gaming owner Philip "Britsaint" Macartney about the org's beginnings, their i60 win last weekend, writing news content and who the sexiest UK League of Legends player is. Check out the interview in two parts below: Check out Esports News UK on Twitch for more interviews and discussion shows, hopefully every Friday…
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Top talent from UK League of Legends scene accepted into European scouting programme

Some of the hottest up-and-coming talent from competitive UK League of Legends will be taking part in a promising new scouting initiative. The four-day European amateur scouting combine will get underway on April 24th, hosted by former Team Dignitas pro player and current eUnited coach Ram "Brokenshard" Djemal. So far, ten players have been confirmed, including…
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GAME to open another 20 Belong arenas in 2017 after esports sales rise

GAME, the UK retailer and parent company of Multiplay, has announced plans to open another 20 Belong in-store gaming arenas this year. The news comes as the retailer publishes its financial results for the half-year ending January 28th 2017. Its sales in 'events, esports and digital' rose 120% during the period to reach £8.6 million. However, because…
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UK’s first pro gamer and Quake veteran lands global ESL role

Sujoy Roy, a former Quake pro and the creator of Gamerbase (which was bought by HMV), has joined ESL. He started on February 1st and is working as part of the International Publisher and Developer Relations team. He'll be based in London for the time being and liaising with the rest of the ESL team…
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