Category Archives: Pro gamers

How will Overwatch change the UK eSports landscape?

Could Overwatch be the game that puts eSports on the mainstream map? Is ditching the deathmatch a masterstroke? Or will the new FPS fail to make a serious impact? With Overwatch's open beta in full swing - and the full May 24th launch a few weeks away - eSports News UK explores how Blizzard's new FPS could…
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Could better use of player loans in eSports improve pros’ career paths?

Previously at eSports news UK we've highlighted player contracts and what they mean for the UK scene - but what about loans? Cameron Peberdy explores the topic. There's the possibility of big established eSports teams loaning players onto teams participating in national leagues such as the ESL UK Premiership. Plus, the idea that players from smaller sides could play for bigger…
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Mousesports signs UK’s youngest eSports pro

13-year-old British Vainglory player Benedict "MrKcool" Ward (pictured, centre) is now a pro gamer for Mousesports. The organisation has signed the Rebirth of an Empire roster, which also includes German players Deniz “nettetoilette” Heinzelmann, Orkan “UpFyr” Bolat and Alican “GreatkhALI” Üzüm. The deal marks Mousesports' move into the professional Vainglory scene and mobile eSports. German-based team Rebirth of…
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Who would represent GB in a League of Legends Olympic Games? Scene reacts

Could a League of Legends team represent Great Britain in the eGames at Rio this summer? We took to Twitter to ask UK pros and people in the scene what they thought of the UK Government backing an Olympics-style eSports tournament, and which players could potentially represent GB at League of Legends. Specific games haven't…
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Memes of the month and other tosh: March 2016 (i57 special)

Okay we have a bit of a bumper UK League of Legends memes of the month article for you this time around. There are several reasons for this: Multiplay Insomnia 57 happened Sasha, Cody and Ped happened The ESL UK Premiership group stages concluded We're adding more weird stuff in, on top of the memes ManaLight's…
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Alphari and Maxlore to reunite for ESL UK LoL Premiership playoff finals

One of the most effective UK League of Legends player partnerships in recent times is about to be re-established. Renegades Banditos is subbing in jungler Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian (pictured right) for the ESL UK Premiership playoffs finals - which take place next weekend on April 2nd and 3rd - putting him with his old teammate Barney "Alphari" Morris (pictured…
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