Category Archives: Top tens

14 up-and-coming UK & Ireland esports casters to look out for

Those in the UK & Ireland League of Legends esports scene will no doubt already be aware of the likes of Munchables, Excoundrel, Medic, Tridd, Dezachu and Dowsey - but who are the next crop of casters to look out for? We recently held a 24-hour stream featuring LoL 1v1s and community matches for charity, and we…
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The 27 worst reader comments from the BBC’s latest article on esports

By Dominic Sacco and David Hollingsworth The BBC has published another article on esports, and members of the esports community are tearing their hair out (unless, like Dom they don't have any). Some have complained that the BBC stated Riot's League of Legends World Championship is the biggest event, claiming the Dota 2 International is…
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Will esports tournaments need a gambling licence? Plus 7 key points from the Gambling Commission report

The Gambling Commission, the regulatory body in the UK, today warned parents of the dangers of unsolicited websites promoting esports/skin betting to kids. Chief exec Sarah Harrison described the sites as 'parasites' and a form of gambling. The Gambling Commission also published a report titled virtual currencies, esports and social gaming, and buried within that, there…
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The 2016 Esports News UK Awards

You might forget it sometimes, but beneath the memes and the drama lies an undercurrent of talent in the UK League of Legends scene. Alphari, Maxlore, KaSing, Vedius, Toaster... just a brief list of people that have branched beyond the UK leagues and into paid positions across Europe. We wanted to not only highlight some of the notable…
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Video: UK League of Legends Top Plays Montage (edited by Joekerism)

Esports News UK has teamed up with UK Master ADC League of Legends player Joe "Joekerism" Kent to produce a video of top plays. We asked you back in September 2016 to send in your favourite clips, and Joe has been hard at work editing them into a three-minute highlight video. Our goal from the…
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Esports News UK’s 10 Most-Read Stories of 2016

As the year comes to a close, we round up the site's most popular articles. Here are our most-read stories from 2016 about UK esports and beyond, in order of page impressions.   10. Gross Gore finally reveals custom League of Legends-inspired Twisted Fate car After months of build-up, British League of Legends streamer Ali "Gross…
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