Category Archives: Features

Will esports tournaments need a gambling licence? Plus 7 key points from the Gambling Commission report

The Gambling Commission, the regulatory body in the UK, today warned parents of the dangers of unsolicited websites promoting esports/skin betting to kids. Chief exec Sarah Harrison described the sites as 'parasites' and a form of gambling. The Gambling Commission also published a report titled virtual currencies, esports and social gaming, and buried within that, there…
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How will UK CoD teams fare at CWL Dallas?

Call of Duty World League Dallas marks the last chance for teams to qualify for Season 1 of the Global Pro League. Each team will be looking for standout performances here to push them into the safety spots and get a good seed for the league. With teams starting in both the Open Bracket and…
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ESL LoL Prem finals preview: Discussion show with Rifty, Prosfair & Furndog

The ESL Premiership UK and Ireland League of Legends spring 2017 final is fast approaching. With it taking place on March 19th between MnM Gaming and Team XENEX, we produce a special discussion show looking at how this split has gone, and what we can expect from the final. Featuring special guests MnM top-laner Rifty,…
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When Prosfair got coached by LS on stream

One of the top support players in the UK League of Legends scene had a lesson with well-known coach Nick "LastShadow (LS)" de Cesare today. Tom "Prosfair" Willis - who currently plays for XENEX (a team sitting at the top of the ESL Premiership in the UK) paid $120 for the coaching session. It was…
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Memes of the year: Top 10 UK LoL esports memes of 2016

Yes, this post is almost two months late. But the important thing is it's here now. We look back on some of the weirdest, funniest and downright bizarre social media memes, pictures and videos from the UK League of Legends esports scene in 2016.   10. Larssen the God While Renegades Banditos (now Misfits) will…
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epicLAN 20 winners revealed as event pulls in 88,000 unique viewers

That's a wrap folks, epicLAN 20 is over and all the tournaments have finished. While the teams and fans make their journeys back to where they call home, David Hollingsworth takes a look at the winners from what was another top event in Kettering... Before we jump into the winner roundup, it's worth pointing out that 88,000…
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Who were the 20 highest-earning UK esports players of 2016?

With Esports Earnings publishing its list of top-earning players for last year, we take a closer look at the top 20 UK players in the list and how much they made in 2016. Note: This data is taken from tournament prize money that the Esports Earnings website finds sources for. For team games, prize money is split equally…
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