Category Archives: Opinion

Gross Gore unbanned by Twitch

Lads. Boys. British League of Legends streamer Ali "Gross Gore" Larsen is back on Twitch. Esports News UK first learnt of the rumour earlier in May. It's been just over one year since Gross Gore was originally banned by Twitch, and it seems the streaming platform has decided it's now time to give him a second…
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Is LoL coaching worth it? (we get coached by UK LAN veteran Tundra)

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco tests out the coaching services of former Challenger player and experienced UK League of Legends coach and streamer Jamie "Tundra" Duthie. As a low elo Silver jungle player who produces a lot of written content on the UK esports scene, it's frankly embarrassing for me to be this bad at League…
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‘Insomnia LoL team & player quality is the lowest it’s been in four years’

The UK League of Legends community has reacted to the decline in overall team quality following the Multiplay Insomnia60 LoL tournament this weekend. Enclave Gaming beat Digital Warfare 3-1 to win the £750 top prize, with Digital winning £375. Multiplay announced a lowered £1,500 i60 LoL prize pool back in February, rising to £2,250 if 16 teams…
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CWL Birmingham Group Predictions and Analysis

This weekend, Insomnia60 will be hosting the CWL Birmingham EU-only event, featuring a prize pool of $50,000 and with 30,000 Pro Points being shared out between the top eight teams. Here, Jacob Hale takes a look at how UK teams should perform at the event. Group A Group A seems like a fairly simple win…
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Amateur UK esports player demonstrates how not to approach org owners

A UK Call of Duty player going by the alias Wvrdyyy has been persistently pestering esports team owners in an attempt to represent their organisation. Albert "Naked" Nassif, former CoD pro player and the current owner of Australian organisation Mindfreak, posted this DM chat history between himself and Wvrdyyy: I'm going to have an aneurism. pic.twitter.com/CWOaD1gZY5 — Naked (@NakeeeZe) March…
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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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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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