Category Archives: Rumour

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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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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