Category Archives: Teams

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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Forge of Champions roster roundup in progress: Who’s playing where?

The first of the four mini tournaments in Riot UK's new League of Legends tournament - Forge of Champions - kicks off this week on June 22nd. And the eight teams taking part in stage two of the competition have started to announce their player rosters and talent. Here's our ongoing roundup so far of…
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In pictures: Behind the scenes at Riot UK’s London office

Riot Games invited Esports News UK to its new London office last month as it revealed its Forge of Champions tournament to members of the press. While we were there, Riot caved in to ENUK editor Dom Sacco's nagging and allowed him to take some snaps of the place. Here's his image gallery and thoughts…
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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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