Category Archives: Opinion

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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Rocket League in the UK: What’s the esports scene like and what’s next?

While it's not one of the top-tier esports titles like CSGO, Rocket League has carved out an impressive esports scene in a relatively short space of time. But what is Rocket League esports like in the UK? Who is the British talent? And where can it go from here? Declan Murphy, the president of Swansea Gaming Society and…
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Is UK caster Sona – now known as The Medic – off to Riot Games?

There's a Riot - quick, someone call a Medic! Ahem. UK League of Legends caster and former medical professional Aaron "Sona" Chamberlain has changed his game name to Medic. He made the announcement today after teasing us all on Twitter. This is the announcement of an announcement. Stay tuned for further information about said announcement as it…
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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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Fnatic Academy could be playing in ESL UK’s Premiership

Riot Games made a change to their EU League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) rulebook in December which went largely unnoticed - and could have a huge impact on the UK scene. The policy change concerns LCS sister teams playing in the lower-tier Challenger Series (CS), for example Fnatic Academy (who qualified for the CS spring…
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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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