We’re a few days late for our UK eSports memes roundup this month, but to be fair it does take at least 24 hours to scour Cody’s Twitter feed.
Anyway, Rob Allen keeps pestering us, and it seems that Joekerism needs this shit to survive, so we’ll get right to it.
I need more memes in my life right now
— Rob Allen (@RobJWA) January 27, 2016
Disclaimer: Some strong language. Any tilting this article causes is not the responsibility of eSports News UK; any grievances should instead be taken up with Rob Allen immediately.
The biggest this story this month in the UK League of Legends community was arguably Twitch banning popular streamer Gross Gore.
While we love Grossie and it wasn’t fun to write about what happened, the internet reacted the only way it knows how – with stupid pictures and memes. Like these:
And a bonus tweet illustrating Grossie’s
stupidity lapse in concentration.
There was more sad news in April as UK organisation ManaLight folded. Here’s our collection of crap to say farewell in one final tribute, from Tridd’s banter to Smiley’s boxers.
Wearing 100% winrate underwear renegades can glhf pic.twitter.com/XaI8ThbFCh
— XDSMILEY (@XDSMILEYs6) 3 April 2016
While you might be Choking back the tears over ManaLight’s departure (see what we did there?), Choke Gaming were focused on serious preparation last month. They subbed in jungler Nutri to replace Dandychap for the ESL UK Premiership LAN finals.
— Tom Willis (@Prosfair) 2 April 2016
That lovable bugger Ped was pleased with the change, much to Dandychap’s disdain:
But while some of us are still getting over ManaLight’s departure, others like Choke Gaming’s ADC Joekerism are dealing with different matters:
The caster column
They might not be casters in the UK scene, but these comparisons with the new Taric are too good not to mention:
Elsewhere, it seems that Will “Frozen Dawn” Burgess’ hair-fondling is starting to rub off on casters…
…and UK casters journeyed North for Insomnia Scotland:
— Ben Forbes (@bedraggles) May 2, 2016
That’s enough from meme master Draggles this month. Here’s one to balance the odds – a picture of him definitely drinking from an invisible cup.
Monstrosities of the Month
No words needed.
Gary Kimmelman. The man, the myth, the Multiplay League Operator who posts Facebook updates quicker than Usain Bolt on speed, looks like he’s getting his own League of Legends club.
Introducing Kimmelman’s Kittens:
More random flavours of oddness
Okay as this is starting to get weird, here’s some other stuff we saw in April that doesn’t really fit in anywhere else.
— Sam Willis (@Just_Artorias) April 3, 2016
3am is a weird time for me pic.twitter.com/O0RltFthr8
— Tridd (@CasterTridd) April 17, 2016
First he graced us with his pyjamas and dressing gown, now former AeroX player Milkyard is showing off his ripped jeans.
Aren’t you glad you’re not me today :))) pic.twitter.com/FvqNlU4cQc
— Daniel Millard (@Milkyardd) April 23, 2016
The Redeye Rekt award
Finally, our award for the best banter, inspired by eSports caster legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner, highlights a particular piece of savagery this month.
UK League of Legends
community member troublemaker Cody “Coodywoo” Wood got burned in a leaked Twitter DM.
This spawned other memes:
— cody (@Coodywoo) April 16, 2016
In other Rekt news, here’s some Multiplay Rekt beer:
Okay that’s your lot for this month. The next pile of weirdness will be published in early June.
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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.