The UK League of Legends scene occasionally gets a bad rap from the community thanks to its drama and memes, but there is still talent to be found here.
Rather than writing yet another article about what’s holding the scene back or something else that’s negative, we’re going to do something a little different.
Excel Esports player, League Fest ADC and mini-LemonNation Joe “Joekerism” Kent has teamed up with eSports News UK to put together two ‘top plays’ montage videos featuring players from the UK League of Legends scene.
Joe has produced several brilliant YouTube montage videos in the past, including a few showing off his own top plays, as well as videos for Pornstar Zilean and recently Shaclone.
There are no strict elo requirements for our UK League videos, but obviously we will be using the very best plays for the montage and will want to showcase people within the UK League of Legends scene.
We will pick the top five or so plays for one video, and another five for the other video. The first montage will hit the eSports News UK YouTube channel while the second will be published on Joekerism’s YouTube account.
Whether you’re in the ESL UK Premiership, a soloQ player, part of a competitive team, a streamer, a British pro, part of a university team or whatever, we want to hear from you.
As long as you’re currently playing within the UK League of Legends scene, or are from the UK and play elsewhere, that’s all that matters (and no you don’t need to be British to enter). See the instructions at the bottom of the article.
Joekerism said: “Dom and I thought this would be a good idea to help bring the UK scene together as well as promoting the scene as a whole.
“We also thought it would be a good way for some of the up and coming players in the scene to show off their skills. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can produce when the UK LoL scene works together!”
eSports News UK founder Dom Sacco added: “I’m super excited that this idea is turning into something positive for the UK scene – this is why I do what I do. Let’s work hard on this, hit the front page of the League of Legends Reddit and show everyone what the UK is really capable of.”
How to send in your clips
Before you get started, in order for us to get some great angles from your plays, you’ll need to use an external tool.
If you visit Replay.gg or LoLReplay or other equivalent, follow the steps on there to record some games.
To download a .bat file from Replay.gg, click ‘view replay’ next to the game you want, then click ‘Windows (alt)’ or ‘Mac (alt)’ at the top, depending on your machine. Then click ‘Download Batch File’ and send the file in to us.
Once you’ve got your file, email it to us and make sure you include your summoner name on it and the time of the specific play(s).
You can send in plays.tv clips, but our preference is Replay.gg.
Try and make sure the clips are in 1080p and at least 30FPS.
The deadline for entries is October 7th.