Category Archives: Rumour

ESL layoffs loom but UK staff safe

ESL is laying off some staff as part of a restructure. Apparently 50 staff at ESL Germany have been laid off today, according to sources close to the situation, however Slingshot reports that ESL 'has notified at least 20 people, many in production'. ESL has since contacted Esports News UK to say that 50 'is not the number of people…
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Gfinity Elite Series delayed to July 2017

Update (May 19th): The revised dates for the Gfinity Elite Draft and Elite Series have been confirmed. The Challenger Series ends on June 4th, the Draft begins on June 16th and the Elite Series gets underway on July 7th. Tom Halls, Gfinity's strategic development and franchises executive, shared the dates on Twitter: #StartPlaying #EliteSeries @Gfinity…
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Maxlore rumoured to join Misfits and reunite with fellow UK player Alphari

UK League of Legends jungler Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian (right) has been linked with Misfits, according to a new rumour. If true, this will see him reunite with top-laner Barney "Alphari" Morris (left). They were teammates together when they played in the UK scene, winning the ESL Prem with Team Infused and the PGL Legends of the Rift tournament. ESPN reported the…
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New Gfinity World Series and UK team franchise info

Esports News UK has gathered new information surrounding some of Gfinity's plans for a new World Series tournament, and the franchising details for the UK Elite Series teams.   Gfinity World Series Gfinity has previously hinted that it 'can't wait to take this truly global' in its initial teaser last November. Now we can reveal…
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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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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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