Category Archives: Tournaments

League of Legends and Hearthstone dropped from UK Masters Spring 2017

Multiplay has confirmed the UK Masters will return in the spring with more details and changes to the new season. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will take center stage as the sole title of the spring season, where teams will compete for a £15,000 prize pool and prizes will be awarded for each map win. B But League…
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ESL Premiership League of Legends results recap – week 1

With David Hollingsworth away this evening, Dom Sacco steps in to provide a very brief rundown of this week's scores. In the first match tonight, ESL Premiership newcomers Team Xenex and Enclave Gaming faced off. Enclave started brightly, with top-laner Prelude getting the first blood of this split - and a cheeky second kill. First…
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Fnatic Academy could be playing in ESL UK’s Premiership

Riot Games made a change to their EU League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) rulebook in December which went largely unnoticed - and could have a huge impact on the UK scene. The policy change concerns LCS sister teams playing in the lower-tier Challenger Series (CS), for example Fnatic Academy (who qualified for the CS spring…
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2017 ESL Premiership LoL Team Roster Roundup & Preview

David Hollingsworth looks at the team rosters for the UK & Ireland ESL League of Legends Premiership Spring 2017 Split, and offers his opinion on the teams. 2017,  a year that promises to make us forget about the dark days of 2016. For us lucky few who love some UK esports, the ESL Premiership gives…
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Team Paria return to ESL Premiership

Team Paria are back in the ESL Premiership after picking up the roster of Battle Cops, who recently qualified for the League of Legends Spring 2017 Split. The ESL Play website currently shows the eight qualified teams, with Team Paria's logo in place of Battle Cops, and the same roster. This team's roster consists of team…
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17-year-old UK League of Legends player Deadly joins Misfits as substitute

UK League of Legends prodigy Matt "Deadly" Smith has joined EU LCS side Misfits as substitute ADC player. He'll be housed with Misfits' academy team. The 17-year-old played with TCA Esports last split in ESL's Premiership in the UK and Ireland region, and helped the side reach top four. He also played with Danish organisation…
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MnM Gaming pick up Hearthstone player Mysterious

UK esports organisation have brought on board their first Hearthstone player - Alister "Mysterious" Kerridge. The French player is well-known in the UK Hearthstone scene, and reached the top four in the recent 2016 ESL Summer Premiership finals. Esports News UK first caught wind of the news last November and now it's been confirmed. MnM made…
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Team Larssen knocked out of Challenger Series qualifiers

Team Larssen - the remnants of 2016's League of Legends ESL UK Premiership summer champions MnM Gaming - have exited the Challenger Series this evening. The European dream for the team is over, after they were defeated by Team Kinguin. Team Larssen actually won their first match in the qualifiers earlier this week, comfortably beating Alientech…
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Choke Gaming interview: ‘We want to return the org to its former glory’

We interview Choke Gaming about their comeback and their aims in UK League of Legends as the ESL Premiership qualifiers prepare to get underway. Esports News UK's Dom Sacco talks to new manager Tomas "Chin" Davis (left) and LoL team manager Louis "Sméagol" Green (right).   What are your aims and ambitions, how will the 'new' choke…
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