Category Archives: Rumour

National league winners could qualify for the EU LCS directly if Challenger Series is ditched – rumour

UPDATE (April 2018): Riot announced that a new EU Masters tournament will take place, the first of which was won by Origen in Leicester's Haymarket Theatre.   ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A rumour has emerged suggesting Riot Games is thinking about adopting a 'Champions League-style' model for the EU LCS. The idea 'is gaining support, according to sources familiar with…
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CAZ eSports Acquire ESL UK Premiership side – Rumour

A source close to Esports News UK has told us of a reported acquisition of a qualified ESL Premiership team by UK Organisation CAZ eSports. It is unknown which UK Premiership side CAZ have acquired but we believe they will make an official announcement in the coming week before the ESL Premiership starts on Wednesday, July 19th.…
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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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