Category Archives: Games tips

How to run your own grassroots esports tournament: 7 steps to a successful event

Chris Williams, Chair of Fragsoc (University of York's video gaming and LAN society), regularly hosts LAN tournaments for more than 100 people. In this article, he presents a step-by-step guide on how to organise your own grassroots esports tournament.   1. Travel to other people's events & become part of the community As with most…
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You can now support eSports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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Hearthstone: Mage secret / ice deck for beginners’ ranked matches

If like me you have started playing ranked matches in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and you're looking for a basic deck to quickly get past the first few ranks, why not give this mage secret/ice focused deck a look? It's super fun to play, pretty simple to build and got us from the bottom rank…
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Eight ways to handle online gaming trolls

Trolling, griefing, flaming... call it what you like, but it all boils down to generally being a dick. With tons of popular online games around today like Call of Duty (CoD), FIFA and League of Legends (LoL), it seems there are more trolls spouting abuse in online games than ever before. There are already a lot of 'how to…
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Octodad tips, tricks and funniest moments

Octodad, the game where you control a suit-wearing octopus disguised as a human, is out now. And it's bloody good fun. You can finish it in a few hours, but we've come up with some tips and extras to help you get the most out of the game. (more…)
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Why Charizard Y is better than Charizard X

When I first got Pokémon Y, I was disappointed to learn that I couldn't Mega Evolve my Charizard into the Fire/Dragon hybrid Mega Charizard X. X in my opinion looks much better in black and blue than the standard Charizard orange, plus he's a dragon type. But come the end of the game, and testing out…
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Pokémon X and Y: Trading centre and chat zone

Are you looking for a certain Pokémon in Pokémon X or Y? Can't find the trade you want using the in-game Global Trade Station (GTS) or Wonder Trade? Leave a post below and chat with other users to swap friend codes and trade Pokémon, or take part in Friend Safaris and hunt for shiny Pokémon together. (more…)
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