Category Archives: Rumour

ESL UK is thinking about drug testing players at its Premiership finals

ESL is considering drug-testing players at the next UK Premiership live finals, Esports News UK understands. The updated spring 2017 Premiership rulebook has been published, and in this ESL states it's part of ESIC (the Esports Integrity Coalition). This split will have full integration of ESIC. So what does that mean? Well, ESIC has an 'integrity…
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MnM to move into another game this year – could it be Hearthstone?

MnM Gaming, winners of the ESL UK Premiership in both League of Legends and CSGO, are about to branch out into another competitive game. MnM co-founder Kalvin Chung tweeted the following tease this evening: Excited to be picking up one more eSports title before 2016 ends... — Kalvin (@KalKalCS) November 29, 2016 Esports News UK reached…
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Gfinity responds to Modern Warfare Remastered tournament criticism

Gfinity's eSports director has told eSports News UK that a story about its Modern Warfare Remastered tournament is incorrect. The story from Dexerto assumed that the tournament will get teams using a PC and playing with a controller, but Gfinity has rubbished this claim. "It's a Christmas promotion event and we might have one console…
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ESL apparently working on a women’s eSports league, according to BBC

In a recent Radio 4 programme on eSports, BBC says that ESL is working on a women's-only eSports league. The programme focused on the recent ESL UK League of Legends Premiership finals at MCM London Comic Con, and it's not clear in the report whether ESL will be launching the women's league, or if it…
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Fnatic dismisses ‘false’ Nintendo eSports discussion rumours

Update: Fnatic says the report suggesting they have been in talks with Nintendo is not true. The organisation's owner, Sam Mathews, told eSports News UK that the report by PVPLive is false, and that Fnatic has not been in talks with Nintendo around its strategy in eSports. Nintendo revealed its new Switch console late last month and…
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Leicester University is thinking of offering an eSports course – rumour

The University of Leicester is considering introducing some kind of eSports degree, or eSports content within other degrees, according to rumours. eSports News UK understands the university is also planning to put together a network of academic people to better understand and present teachings around eSports. It's believed the university is currently talking to eSports organisers…
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Caz eSports sign their first Hearthstone player

Caz eSports have taken their first steps in the UK Hearthstone scene. The organisation have signed Pernille "Penny" Matthews, an up and coming female Hearthstone player. The Danish player has been involved in Hearthstone during the past few years, and has taken part in recent i-series tournaments. She took part in her first major event at DreamHack…
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Mousesports to sign Phantasy and Cwoosh from EndPoint as org’s Overwatch team ‘disbands’

Mousesports are about to sign two Overwatch players from UK eSports organisation Team EndPoint. eSports News UK understands that Phantasy and Cwoosh have been picked up by the established org and have been offered salaries. EndPoint's Overwatch team captain iuKeEe said that his Overwatch team have now disbanded, though EndPoint could still reform their roster with some new players. "CwoosH…
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