Category Archives: ESL

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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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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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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ESL UK expands CSGO Prem to include three seasons per year

The Summer Season of the ESL Premiership powered by Intel is set to begin – and for the first time ESL UK will offer three seasons of the CSGO Prem. The news comes after Epsilon won the Spring 2018 CSGO Prem and Riot stepped away from ESL UK to run its own UK League of…
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ESL One DOTA 2 Birmingham Major preview

ESL will open the doors of the Arena Birmingham to DOTA 2 fans from across the world tomorrow (May 25th) for the ESL One Major - the first of its kind to be hosted in the United Kingdom. Craig Robinson provides a quick preview of what to expect. The group stages of the event began…
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PUBG EU Qualifiers in Leicester will feature an 80-player stage setup

Leicester Haymarket Theatre and ESL will be hosting a big PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds EU Qualifiers tournament this summer, with an 'ambitious' 80-player stage setup. The best European PUBG teams will be competing for a share of the $100,000 prize pool, as well as three spots in the prestigious PUBG Global Invitational (PGI) 2018. The European Qualifiers…
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Caroline Oakes wins Esports Woman of the Year: ‘It really means a lot that people believe in me and nominated me’

ESL UK business development manager and stage host Caroline Oakes has been named Esports Woman of the Year at the 2018 MCV Women in Games Awards. She was nominated alongside ESL's Heather Dower, GAME/Belong's Mary Antieul, admin/tournament manager Jasmine Kanuga, Swipe Right PR's Kirsty Endfield and HP OMEN's Yvonne Hobden in this year's Esports Woman of…
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