Category Archives: Pro gamers

UK RB6 mix team IDK win their first LAN at Dreamhack Valencia

IDK (I Don't Know) have become Rainbow Six Siege LAN champions after taking down Vitality at Dreamhack Valencia. In order to get there, they had to make a run through the lower bracket, after losing their opening game to NiP. The British/French mix rallied their way out of the lower bracket, defeating Mockit,  moving onto face NA's…
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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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KennyS on coming to Wembley, the new look G2 and NRG’s rise to the top

This weekend will see thousands of UK CS:GO fans head to Wembley Arena to watch the ECS finals. Following on from two months of online play, the finals will be host to the best eight teams from across Europe and North America. Ahead of the tournament Esports News UK sat down with French legend, Kenny…
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UK NBA 2K pro gamer HazzaUK2K on the crossover between esports and basketball

As the world of esports and traditional sports continue to converge, pro gamers are becoming more ingrained in sports brands and learning from their sporting counterparts. For Harry "HazzaUK2K" Hurst, a 21-year-old former recruitment consultant for Reading, he's living the dream in the States playing for the Dallas Mavericks' NBA 2K esports team, Mavs Gaming.…
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Barbers, Bertrand and just a bad day at the office: What went wrong at Sky’s eChampions FIFA tournament?

TV broadcaster Sky aired a FIFA tournament last week that has been panned by parts of the esports community on social media. The eChampions event featured two elements: An All-Stars tournament featuring professional footballers, grime artists and other special guests, and a separate pro tournament, featuring pro players and a £5,000 prize pool. In the All-Stars…
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Top UK Call of Duty player benched

It has been revealed that European Call of Duty staple, Tom "Tommey" Trewren, has been benched from the Splyce roster. After a disappointing placement at CWL Seattle, a change to the team doesn't come as a surprise, but UK player Tommey has been one of Europe's standout players throughout the World War 2 season. If…
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‘I’m in it to win it, having a top team that can gel together is key’ – Team Dignitas’ new UK Clash Royale coach

Team Dignitas have signed their first Clash Royale team, and it includes UK head coach Benjamin "Ben™" Rogers. The org, which has a strong background in UK esports, have signed two players along with Ben™: Maxence "MaxLaMenace" Piriou from France and George "Trainer Diputs" Galvin from the US. They will compete in the Clash Royale League's (CRL)…
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