Category Archives: Pro gamers

British Heartstone pro GreenSheep makes ESL UK proud after qualifying for Winter Championship

British Hearthstone pro and former Team Dignitas player James "GreenSheep" Luo has qualified for the Hearthstone Championship Tour Winter Finals in the Bahamas. GreenSheep played from the UK Fireside Gathering at the ESL UK Studio on the weekend, alongside other UK players including BoarControl, CelticGuard, HelloLeeroy and European No.4 GeorgeC. GreenSheep was dropped from Dignitas last year…
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Who were the 20 highest-earning UK esports players of 2016?

With Esports Earnings publishing its list of top-earning players for last year, we take a closer look at the top 20 UK players in the list and how much they made in 2016. Note: This data is taken from tournament prize money that the Esports Earnings website finds sources for. For team games, prize money is split equally…
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Team Dignitas announce SMITE roster including British team captain

Team Dignitas have announced their 2017 SMITE roster, including British team captain and solo laner Harry "Variety" Cumming. He has returned to Team Dignitas after placing second last year at the European Championship, and later becoming vice world champion with Obey Alliance. Variety said: "It's a tremendous feeling being part of Team Dignitas once again, especially with…
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Former UK LoL scene player joins Fnatic’s first team as British jungler joins Academy

Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen (pictured left), a Danish League of Legends jungler who previously played for UK organisations Last Remedy and Epiphany Bolt, has been promoted to Fnatic's first team. He joined the Fnatic Academy side late last year and has now been called up to the first team, replacing Maurice "Amazing" Stückenschneider who will be taking a…
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14-year-old British Vainglory player to appear on The Gadget Show

One of the youngest pro esports players in Britain will be appearing on The Gadget Show in April. 14-year-old Benedict "MrKcool" Ward is expected to feature on the long-running Channel 5 TV show in the first or second week of April, playing Vainglory on a couple of smartphones. TV presenter Jon Bentley and his team were pleased…
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London-based agency branches into esports, partners with KaSing

League of Legends pro player Raymond "KaSing" Tsang has signed up with London-based agency Red Monkey Collective. It marks the talent management, sponsorship consultancy and brand strategy agency's first move into esports. The company pairs up brands with talent and companies, and works on developing a client's PR image and communication strategies. For example, in…
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British League of Legends player Maxlore joins Roccat

Former Giants Gaming jungler Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian (far left) has joined Team Roccat in time for the EU LCS League of Legends spring 2017 split. He joins teammates Hren "Phaxi" Ambroz, Petter "Hjärnan" Freyschuss, Bae In "Wadid" Kim, and finally Felix "Betsy" Edling, who has resigned with the organisation. Roccat revealed the new roster in a Facebook post, which…
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Dignitas renews contracts for Heroes of the Storm players – ‘we can become one of the strongest teams in the world’

Long-running UK-founded esports organisation Team Dignitas have renewed the contracts for their Heroes of the Storm team. The side - ranked fourth in the world in 2016 - features British players James "Bakery" Baker (team captain) and Joshua "Snitch" Bennett, as well as Frenchmen Jérôme "JayPL" Trinh and Thomas "Mene" Cailleu. The four-time European Champions placed fourth at BlizzCon 2016, and are…
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