Category Archives: Organisers and Developers

smooya shines on the BiG stage at ESL One Cologne

Last Sunday, British CSGO player Owen "smooya" Butterfield and his German team Berlin International Gaming (BiG) shook the Counter-Strike scene by finishing second at ESL One Cologne. Jamie Wootton looks back on smooya's performance. Dubbed 'the Cathedral of Counter-Strike', every year ESL One Cologne hosts the world’s best teams and, as they are the best German…
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UK sim racers selected for F1 Esports Series

Four sim racers from the UK have been selected by Formula One teams to compete in the second season of the F1 Esports Series. Over the course of four online qualifying rounds, more than 66,000 players battled it out to secure a place for the Pro Draft, completing 1.1 million laps in a total of…
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ESL and Intel hope to find the UK’s best young esports casters at EGX

ESL UK is partnering with Intel to bring the ESL Arena to the EGX gaming festival for a second year in a row. EGX takes place from September 20th to 23rd at the NEC in Birmingham, unfortunately clashing with the UK's CSGO Major. Last year, ESL hosted League of Legends, CSGO and Rainbow Six tournaments at…
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Phoenix1 rebrands to Sentinels and acquires UK Hearthstone pro GreenSheep

Former NA LCS organisation Phoenix1 has announced a rebrand, dropping the original name and becoming Sentinels. Phoenix1 was once famous for its participation in the NA LCS, most notably brining in Michael "MikeYeung" Yeung who earned the Rookie of the Split award with the org before moving onto TSM. The organisation failed to make it into the…
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AOC join the UK Esports Awards as the latest sponsor

The UK Esports Awards has announced the latest sponsor to join the event at the ESL studio in Leicester on the 7th July. AOC is the newest addition to team up with the UK Esports Awards with GFUEL, noblechairs and Overclockers already announcing partnerships. In addition, Esports Insider has joined The UK Esports Awards as a media…
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In pictures: Behind the scenes at Riot UK’s London office

Riot Games invited Esports News UK to its new London office last month as it revealed its Forge of Champions tournament to members of the press. While we were there, Riot caved in to ENUK editor Dom Sacco's nagging and allowed him to take some snaps of the place. Here's his image gallery and thoughts…
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