Category Archives: Pro gamers

UK eSports pros including Tundra petition for ESL UK to ditch best-of-one format

Long-running UK League of Legends player Jamie "Tundra" Duthie is spearheading a petition to encourage ESL UK to revise its format for the upcoming League Premiership. Tundra and other 'UK eSports elders' are petitioning online for ESL UK to switch from a best-of-one format to a best-of-two format of sorts, where matches can result in a…
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‘No female player is good enough, but I have tricks up my sleeve’ – Team Paria’s UK female mid-laner Vicksy

Female pro gamers will struggle at the top level of competitive League of Legends because they aren't yet as good as male players, says Team Paria's UK mid-laner Victoria "Vicksy" Doman. She recently joined Paria's first-team roster and will compete in this weekend's promotions tournament to qualify for season three of the ESL UK Premiership. When asked…
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Fnatic brings in Klaj as support, benches Noxiak

UK-based eSports organisation Fnatic has brought Johan “Klaj” Olsson on board as its new League of Legends support player. While Swedish player Klaj is not hugely experienced in the competitive scene (he played for MYM for a few months last year), Fnatic said in a statement that "his lack of on-stage game time is made…
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Renegades Banditos sign new ADC on trial basis

Renegades' EU League of Legends team the Banditos have signed Soler "Yuuki60" Florent as their new ADC, on a trial basis. The 24-year-old Frenchman played some of his first games with the Banditos this evening (Wednesday February 3rd), helping the team to reach the ESL UK Premiership Qualifier 2 final against ManaLight. If he makes a permanent move to…
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VfL Wolfsburg’s UK FIFA pro: ‘I hope this inspires other football clubs to get involved with eSports’

Forget Lord Bendtner. Step aside Kevin De Bruyne. German football club Wolfsburg has a new star signing - but he's not a footballer. He's a gamer. Well-established German Bundesliga football team VfL Wolfsburg launched an eSports division last year and signed pro FIFA player and four times German champion Benedikt 'Salz0r' Saltze. Now it's growing its ranks further with…
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UK eSports organisations introduce legally binding player contracts and salaries

UK eSports organisations Choke Gaming and ManaLight have introduced contracts for their League of Legends players, with the latter offering player salaries as well. They are among the first ESL UK LoL teams to have legally binding long-term contracts in place for all of their players as well as their coach, joining the likes of Terra Cotta Army (TCA),…
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The UK eSports pro taking on the world with his own brand: Problem X Promotions

One of the UK’s best fighting game players is launching a fresh new eSports platform and promotional agency that he hopes will improve pro gamers’ careers. British Street Fighter pro Benjamin “Problem X” Simon is well established on the tournament circuit, having won VSF, IVGC, EGX, DreamHack London and more since taking part in his…
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Banditos crash out of the EU CS qualifiers, but what’s next for the UK Renegades?

After the hype of four top UK League of Legends pros joining popular US-based org Renegades, their momentum was halted as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Millenium this evening, sending them out of the EU Spring Challenger Series Qualifiers. The first game looked to be in Renegades' favour, as they sealed a convincing win at 34 minutes with an 8k…
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The (British) Banditos: Four UK League of Legends pros join Renegades’ new EU team

US-based eSports organisation Renegades has formed a new European League of Legends team - The Banditos - with an exciting core of top UK players. Four British pros have joined the side: Matthew “Impaler” Taylor (jungler), Barney "Alphari" Morris (top-laner), Marc "Caedrel" Lamont (mid-laner) and Divit "DxAlchemist" Bui (sub mid-laner). They will be joined by Dutch ADC Erik “Tabzz” van Helvert,…
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Top 10 highest-earning UK eSports players of 2015

The UK may not be a territory associated with high eSports revenues, but there are a small number of pro gamers doing well for themselves. Here's a look at the top ten highest-earning eSports players from the UK, in terms of earnings generated through tournaments in 2015. Note: This data is taken from tournament prize money that…
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