Category Archives: Opinion

smooya shines on the BiG stage at ESL One Cologne

Last Sunday, British CSGO player Owen "smooya" Butterfield and his German team Berlin International Gaming (BiG) shook the Counter-Strike scene by finishing second at ESL One Cologne. Jamie Wootton looks back on smooya's performance. Dubbed 'the Cathedral of Counter-Strike', every year ESL One Cologne hosts the world’s best teams and, as they are the best German…
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Gaming addiction: It’s time to stop panicking and start educating

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition in its latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD) paper. This news has been making the headlines since January 2018, but this week more reports appeared - including a controversial BBC one - as the ICD paper launched. Now more reports…
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In pictures: Behind the scenes at Riot UK’s London office

Riot Games invited Esports News UK to its new London office last month as it revealed its Forge of Champions tournament to members of the press. While we were there, Riot caved in to ENUK editor Dom Sacco's nagging and allowed him to take some snaps of the place. Here's his image gallery and thoughts…
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Thank you TotalBiscuit, for your enormous contribution to gaming and esports

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco writes some honest and open thoughts following the passing of well-known British video game critic, YouTuber and caster TotalBiscuit, aka John Bain. For the past two days I have been completely consumed by TotalBiscuit's life, achievements and his sad passing at the age of just 33. I read the…
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Barbers, Bertrand and just a bad day at the office: What went wrong at Sky’s eChampions FIFA tournament?

TV broadcaster Sky aired a FIFA tournament last week that has been panned by parts of the esports community on social media. The eChampions event featured two elements: An All-Stars tournament featuring professional footballers, grime artists and other special guests, and a separate pro tournament, featuring pro players and a £5,000 prize pool. In the All-Stars…
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