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Top 10 most popular articles on Esports News UK in 2017

Okay so the year isn't over yet, but it's been a bit quiet the past few days so we thought we'd post a top ten to keep the articles flowing. Here are Esports News UK's most-read stories from 2017.   10. Viva España: Why is Spanish League of Legends so popular and what can the…
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Gfinity to host Halo World Championship & CSGO Winter Series

London-based esports tournament organiser Gfinity will be hosting part of the Halo World Championship once again. The company is on the lookout for the best Halo players in Europe, and there’s a $25,000 prize pool up for grabs. The Halo World Championship will return to the Gfinity Esports Arena from February 23rd to 25th 2018 and…
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A UK player has qualified for the Steep Road to the Olympics esports grand finals

The Steep Road to the Olympics esports - organised in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel - already has a grand finalist from the UK. The player known as CheVaBarba qualified to the grand finals via the Steep Road to the Olympics open beta, which took place from November 28th to December 5th. He will…
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Caedrel given another chance in the LCS with H2K

UK League of Legends pro Marc "Caedrel" Robert Lamont has joined EU LCS team H2K. The mid-laner has moved across to H2K with his former Schalke teammates Lennart "SmittyJ" Warkus (top-laner) and Michael "Veteran" Archer (coach). The rest of the H2K roster consists of jungler Lucas "Santorin" Larsen, ADC Patrik "Sheriff" Jírů and support player Hampus…
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Riot UK announces new head of esports

Riot Games UK has hired Mo Fadl, the former head of esports from Wargaming, to drive and develop League of Legends esports in the UK. Mo has more than 10 years' experience working at game developers including Blizzard, NCSoft and Wargaming. He spent more than five years at the latter, where he held a number of…
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Ireland’s new €20,000 EStars League will see League of Legends teams representing Irish football clubs at Dublin’s 3Arena

Mobile operator Three has announced it's sponsoring a new Irish League of Legends esports tournament: Ireland’s EStars League. The tournament will commence in March 2018 and is open to anyone over the age of 13. It's being billed as 'Ireland’s first ever major esports tournament', with the finals taking place in Dublin's 3Arena on Sunday May…
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Esports News UK Scouting Grounds: Recap, MVPs & VoDs

The first Esports News UK League of Legends Scouting Grounds took place at GAME Belong Bristol on the weekend. It was the idea of coach Josh "Furndog" Furneaux, who wanted to organise a UK Scouting Grounds tournament for League of Legends players to showcase their skills, and to help organisations find new talent. Dezachu and…
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kaSing joins Splyce to round out org’s LCS roster

Splyce have signed UK League of Legends talent Raymond "kaSing" Tsang. He's joined the org as their support player for the 2018 season and will participate in the EU LCS, pending Riot approval, as announced in this post on the Splyce website. The other players in the Splyce roster include Romanians Xerxe (jungler), Odoamne (top-laner)…
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‘Aspiring streamers are willing to push themselves hard’ – new study looks at what makes a successful streamer

New research by Goldsmiths, University of London with researchers from the London School of Economics, has looked into what it takes to be a top video game streamer. The study explored the 'highly demanding' schedules of streamers (like Ali "Gross Gore" Larsen, pictured) aiming to be successful in an increasingly competitive market. Interviewees described the meticulous…
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