Category Archives: Features

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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UK League of Legends player profile: Liam “Demo” Milburn

Esports News UK introduces a new type of article where we get to know the players behind the champions in UK LoL/esports. Irish esports organisation CycloneGG have caught the eyes of the UK League of Legends scene, with some impressive performances during their debut split. This week, one of their stand-out players was 17-year-old English jungler Liam "Demo"…
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10 reasons why Reddit should be more journalist-friendly

Journalist Dom Sacco gives his opinion on Reddit, following the news that the League of Legends subreddit will give 'prominent community figures' (players, coaches, owners and staff - but not journalists) verified flairs. Reddit is one of the biggest news platforms and online communities in the world, and yet it doesn't have the best relationship…
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The 2016 Esports News UK Awards

You might forget it sometimes, but beneath the memes and the drama lies an undercurrent of talent in the UK League of Legends scene. Alphari, Maxlore, KaSing, Vedius, Toaster... just a brief list of people that have branched beyond the UK leagues and into paid positions across Europe. We wanted to not only highlight some of the notable…
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My honest thoughts on the 7 top UK free agents in League of Legends right now

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his views on seven great British or UK scene LoL players who are without a team right now (including, clockwise from top-left: Maxlore, Caedrel, Toaster, Impaler, XDSmiley and KaSing). If you look at British League of Legends players, or those from the UK scene, there are aren't many at…
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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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