Category Archives: ESL

How did UK teams perform at the 2017 Halo World Championship?

Last weekend's $1 million Halo World Championship saw the past year's best teams come together to prove who is superior (and complain about the venue - but that's another story). Although North American teams dominated throughout, we had two teams represent the UK in what proved to be a fantastic tournament. London Conspiracy London Conspiracy went into…
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MnM beat XENEX 3-0 to retain ESL Premiership LoL title

MnM Gaming sweeped Team XENEX 3-0 in the ESL League of Legends UK & Ireland Spring 2017 Premiership on Sunday. It was their second ESL Prem title win in a row, having beaten Epiphany Bolt 3-1 during the summer 2016 split. While XENEX had topped the table in the group stages, it could've been fair to…
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FM-eSports win ESL CSGO Premiership spring 17 final – full match report

David Hollingsworth provides a comprehensive recap of the ESL UK and Ireland Premiership CSGO spring 2017 split final between FM-eSports and MnM Gaming. It seems like only yesterday I sat down on a cold Kentish night to watch some of the UK's and Ireland's finest CS:GO talent, seven weeks later here we are in the…
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2017 ESL Hearthstone Spring Premiership players locked in

Over the last three weeks, the best and brightest of the UK & Ireland's Hearthstone talent have battled it out beside the Hearth to see who can make it to the ESL Prem 2017 spring split. With the open and closed qualifiers resolved, we now have our players confirmed for the UK and Ireland Spring…
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Win tickets to the UK League of Legends ESL Premiership finals in Leicester

We've got two tickets for the live ESL Premiership League of Legends final up for grabs. The event takes place at ESL UK's Leicester studio on Sunday March 19th, and will be between Team XENEX and one other finalist (to be decided this week). Winners will receive: Exclusive entry to ESL Studio One for to watch…
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Foxdrop casting more of the UK League of Legends ESL Premiership!

British YouTuber Dan "Foxdrop" Wyatt is casting more of the ESL Premiership League of Legends tournament. Foxy casted his first UK scene matches earlier in the month with Joe "Fenny" Munchables, in what appeared to be a one-off appearance. But tonight the YouTube tweeted saying he's back for more. Damn i really enjoyed casting with…
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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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ESL UK co-MD Spike Laurie leaves UK for global role

ESL UK co-managing director Spike Laurie has left the UK for a new role in the US. His position is now senior director, global publisher and developer relations at ESL, and he has relocated to Los Angeles, according to his LinkedIn profile. Spike originally joined ESL back in September from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. James Dean remains…
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