Category Archives: ESL UK Premiership

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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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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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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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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ESL UK is thinking about drug testing players at its Premiership finals

ESL is considering drug-testing players at the next UK Premiership live finals, Esports News UK understands. The updated spring 2017 Premiership rulebook has been published, and in this ESL states it's part of ESIC (the Esports Integrity Coalition). This split will have full integration of ESIC. So what does that mean? Well, ESIC has an 'integrity…
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ESL UK adds mid-season transfer window to Premiership

There is now a mid-season transfer window, which takes place between match weeks four and five of the ESL Premiership season. By our estimation this is around early to mid February, but we'll post an update once ESL confirms the correct dates (it's likely March 7th to 12th for CSGO and March 9th to 14th for…
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Watch the Excel Esports League of Legends finals documentary video

UK organisation excel eSports have posted a vdocumentary covering their time at the ESL UK Premiership summer 2016 finals. The 20-minute video shows the ups and downs of being in a UK League of Legends team, and features interviews with the players and coaches. Excel had a tough time at the LAN finals at MCM…
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Video: UK League of Legends Top Plays Montage (edited by Joekerism)

Esports News UK has teamed up with UK Master ADC League of Legends player Joe "Joekerism" Kent to produce a video of top plays. We asked you back in September 2016 to send in your favourite clips, and Joe has been hard at work editing them into a three-minute highlight video. Our goal from the…
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