ENUK editor Dom Sacco says thank you to readers of this website as it hits a new milestone.
Three years ago, the 2015 League of Legends World Championship quarter finals had not long taken place in London, and I’d decided it was the perfect time to turn my old blog into a UK esports-based news site.
I haven’t looked back since.
Thanks to the support of the likes of ESL UK and Swipe Right PR in the early days, who helped me cover the UK League of Legends Premiership and got me interviews with some top players at Worlds like Febiven and xPeke and SKT Wolf respectively, this helped the site grow.
It’s been a rollercoaster since, a lot of hard work but I wouldn’t change it for the world. In the early days I was a little stubborn, and very much learnt by doing, but I value your patience as the site improved in quality.
There’s been other changes that have brought new challenges too. As I’m sitting typing this, there’s a two-year-old toddler sitting on my lap telling me to play music on my computer and watch Crazy Frog videos on YouTube… I’m also currently writing my first novel as part of Nanowrimo, so bear with me if things get a little quiet on the site in November.
Anyway, more than 1,000 articles later, I’m still doing this and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Over time I’ve shifted away from League of Legends to cover other games and stories, and I’m always open to new ideas.
I don’t really know where I’m going with this, but a) it seems to be a slow news day and b) it’s my birthday today, so it reminded me that ENUK turned three recently too.
Thanks for all your support, and as always I’m around on DM if you want to give feedback on the site or have an article you’d like to see me write.
This is your site, it’s the community’s site after all. And I hope you will stick around for the ride over the next three years.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.