Category Archives: Organisers and Developers

‘The aim is to ensure we’re beating every other uni’ – Barrage co-owner on new University of Manchester esports role

Jeff Simpkins, the co-owner of UK esports organisation Barrage, is now assisting the University of Manchester (UoM) Esports Society as an adviser. He will be helping UoM with trials to grow their esports teams, and on a proposal to acquire better university support, such as providing facilities for practicing. Jeff will also be seeking partnerships…
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Deadly joins former UK LoL champ Arphan in Wind and Rain’s new German team

British League of Legends prodigy Matt "Deádly" Smith has joined Wind and Rain's new team in the German scene. He joins former UK scene support player Arphan "Arphan" Omar, who won the ESL Premiership back in late 2015 with Team Infused. Arphan played with Maxlore and Alphari for Team Infused, who once described him as…
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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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$20,000 Deadman Invitational winner crowned at RuneFest 2017 in London amidst controversy

UPDATE (September 28th 2017): The Old School RuneScape Deadman Invitational winner has been disqualified following an investigation.   Original article (September 25th 2017):  An Old School RuneScape team has claimed victory at the Deadman Autumn Invitational, securing the top prize of $20,000. 5PLUS50K12 won the top prize, while a further $10,000 was won by #TeamLUL, which…
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ESL to cover up Gfinity logos on UK CSGO players’ jerseys

Things are getting a bit shirty in the UK esports scene. ESL UK will be taping over Gfinity Elite Series logos on the shirts of two teams at the ESL Premiership finals this weekend. Reason Gaming and Team EndPoint will have the Gfinity logos on their sleeves covered up by ESL before the players enter the…
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Season 2 of the Gfinity Elite Series kicks off in a few weeks’ time

The Gfinity Elite Series will be returning for a second season next month. According to a new press release published by Dexerto, the first season generated 40,000 of broadcasting hours, 220m impressions on social media and 3m viewers altogether. Season 1 of the esports tournament was broadcast on the BBC and BT Sport. You can…
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Reason Gaming suspended from ESL CSGO Premiership for alleged match fixing

UK esports organisation Reason Gaming have been suspended from the ESL Premiership, just over a week before they were due to play in the finals. In a shock move, ESL has suspended the team pending a full investigation over alleged match fixing in their game against Radix Esports during week six/seven of the ESL Premiership.…
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Riot is hiring for a £50k UK community manager

Riot Games is looking for a new UK community manager to work out of its new office in West London. The Riot London office was first mentioned back in April and the League of Legends developer soon began hiring staff. It's now hiring a UK community manager, with a salary of £50,000 to £54,000. In…
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