Category Archives: Opinion

Gwent and Eternal: A look at the new breed of CCGs and their UK esports talent

When you think of collectable card games (CCGs), the likes of Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering probably spring to mind, and quite rightly so. Both have player bases exceeding 20 million and a thriving competitive scene. That’s not mentioning their long service to the community, with Magic over two decades old. Let’s face it, they…
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UK CSGO community reacts to new Trust Factor matchmaking system

CSGO developer Valve has introduced a new 'Trust Factor' matchmaking system into the game, which matches players based on similar behaviour patterns through Steam. It expands on last year's Prime Matchmaking system, which initially matched players who linked CSGO with a unique phone number, and later required in-game experience (at least rank 21). The new…
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Smooya situation outlines need for better esports contract clarity & advice

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his opinion on the contract problems UK CSGO pro Owen "smooya" Butterfield recently revealed he's having to deal with. Last week, UK pro CSGO player smooya published the following Twitlonger about his contract with Epsilon Esports: Contract problems Read: — Owen Butterfield (@smooyacs) November 7, 2017 He…
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Destination Unknown: What’s next for PUBG in UK esports?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a true surprise hit. It's sold 10 million copies and overtook League of Legends as the most-watched game of Twitch right now - and the finished version of the game isn't even here yet! On the esports front, ESL experimented with a $350,000 PUBG Invitational at Gamescom back in August, which was…
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From the UK scene to Worlds: British talent prepares for China

Esports News UK editor Dominic Sacco gets excited about the UK talent at Worlds 2017.  It's that time of the year again - an epic new login theme is here, the music video is no doubt about to drop and the groups draw is imminent. Yes, the League of Legends World Championship is back. For…
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Brit behind Singapore’s first pro esports team weighs in on UK esports

Experienced esports executive Drew Holt-Kentwell, one of two people behind Singapore's first pro esports team, has spoken to Esports News UK. He has founded Chaos Theory with Hai Ng, and the team has plans to revolutionise the esports landscape in South-east Asia by paving the way for the next generation of esports professionals. Chaos Theory will provide employment…
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