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Gamescom 2017 esports preview: 10+ tournaments and events to be aware of

Gamescom gets underway in Cologne, Germany next week from August 22nd to 26th, and this year organisers say esports is represented more strongly than ever before. Dom Sacco provides a preview of the esports tournaments and activities taking place at Gamescom 2017.   The ESL Arena Most of Gamescom's esports action will take place here,…
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University of York to host UK’s largest CSGO LAN event for students

The University of York campus will host the UK's largest university-level CSGO LAN event in November. Eight of the top university teams from across the UK will represent their universities in the FragSoc CSGO Invitational. Four signed up so far include the University of York, Lancaster University, De Montfort University and the University of Derby. The…
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PGL Major Betting Tips

The biggest CSGO tournament of the year, the PGL Major, is now into the knockout stage -and biggest is the most appropriate way to sum up the tournament so far. After some controversy around the German side BIG's crouch-jumping, they proved that they are not solely reliant on an exploit with their victory over world…
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Preview: League of Legends CompeteLeague finals

The League of Legends CompeteLeague finals will be broadcast live over the next few days from Calgary in Canada, with a host of UK casting talent. It will take place in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and broadcast on the CompeteLeague Twitch stream, featuring matches across a host of skill tiers. Firstly, on Monday May…
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Global Pro League Preview: Group Red – Splyce

In the upcoming Global Pro League, six UK teams will be battling it out against some of the world’s toughest opponents in order to qualify for stage two of the GPL and, ultimately, the Call of Duty Championships in August. Today, Jacob Hale looks at Splyce.   The Details Roster: Jurd Madcat Bance Zero Pro Points:…
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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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King of the North 2017 winners

The King of the North UK esports tournament took place last month and three teams were crowned winners. CSGO - 8TH Legion, University of Portsmouth Overwatch - UOB Zeus, University of Birmingham LoL - Grey Warwick, University of Warwick Its organisers, the University of Manchester’s Esports Society, have had successful events over the past few years,…
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2017 ESL Premiership LoL Team Roster Roundup & Preview

David Hollingsworth looks at the team rosters for the UK & Ireland ESL League of Legends Premiership Spring 2017 Split, and offers his opinion on the teams. 2017,  a year that promises to make us forget about the dark days of 2016. For us lucky few who love some UK esports, the ESL Premiership gives…
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