Category Archives: Riot Games

Riot’s next game will launch this year, parent company hints

Riot Games, the beautiful game developer which brought us that little-known title called League of Legends, looks like it will be launching its next game in 2017. Buried in a financial report published by its parent company Tencent Holdings this week (which made $8 billion in profit in 2016, 38% more than it did in 2015), revealed…
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Is UK caster Sona – now known as The Medic – off to Riot Games?

There's a Riot - quick, someone call a Medic! Ahem. UK League of Legends caster and former medical professional Aaron "Sona" Chamberlain has changed his game name to Medic. He made the announcement today after teasing us all on Twitter. This is the announcement of an announcement. Stay tuned for further information about said announcement as it…
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Irish Org CycloneGG Acquire RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOMS’ ESL Premiership Spot

The ESL LoL Premiership just got a whole lot less RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOM, as the recently qualified team with that name have found a new home with Irish esports organisation CycloneGG. The ESL website has been updated to include the CycloneGG logo in place of what would have been RÄÄÄÄÄÄNDOMS' spot in the groups. It's no surprise the…
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2017 ESL Premiership LoL Team Roster Roundup & Preview

David Hollingsworth looks at the team rosters for the UK & Ireland ESL League of Legends Premiership Spring 2017 Split, and offers his opinion on the teams. 2017,  a year that promises to make us forget about the dark days of 2016. For us lucky few who love some UK esports, the ESL Premiership gives…
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UK Talent to Cast EU Challenger Series Qualifiers

The casting talent for this years EU Challenger Series Qualifiers has been confirmed today. Fans of the UK League of Legends Premiership will be familiar with the sights and sounds of this talented trio, while UK Masters fans took Excoundrel and Sona to their hearts in the latter stages of 2016. Here is what the…
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Deman had 24 interviews with Riot for an NA LCS casting position

British caster Leigh "Deman" Smith has opened up on Riot Games' rigorous job application process in a new video log. The well-known commentator revealed that he applied for the position of a play-by-play caster in the North American LCS back at the start of 2016. Deman said he had to take part in 24 separate interviews…
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Which UK League of Legends teams are looking for new players?

With so many people playing League of Legends around the world, the eSports scene that surrounds it is massive and only getting bigger. So at eSports news UK, we wanted to create a dedicated place for UK and EU teams who are looking to start new League of Legends teams, or fill a gap in their current…
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