UK Proving Grounds teams revealed: Esports News UK and British Esports Association help fund grassroots League of Legends initiative

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A tournament showcasing up and coming UK-based League of Legends talent will take place this month.

The UK Proving Grounds is an online competition featuring eight teams, revealed in full below.

Over the past weeks, players have been signing up to take part – and now the full list of participants has been revealed.

Esports News UK has provided £200 in prizes for the winning team, while British Esports has matched this to provide further funding, either for MVPs or the casters, bringing the funding up to £400.

It will be covered on the Esports News UK website and ENUK YouTube channel and shared across British Esports’ social channels and weekly email newsletter.

In return, the team are kindly naming the event the British Esports & ENUK Proving Grounds.

Matches will run from 6pm-10pm on November 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and the final on 28th on Twitch here.

The initiative has been set up by Barrage team manager Richard ‘Froomie’ Froom, Enclave Gaming coach Alexander ‘Wise Traveller’ Wise and Sam ‘Manimal’ Newbould, who has worked with UK LoL teams in the past including Insomnia winners Vir Mortalis.

Froomie said:

“I’m delighted to have the backing of the British Esports Association and Esports News UK. They’re huge names in UK esports, and it’s fantastic to see them supporting grassroots League of Legends. It’s great that they’ve given us the opportunity to give something back to the players and casters for their efforts over the next two weeks, and we’re very thankful for that here at UKPG.”

Richard ‘Froomie’ Froom, UK Proving Grounds

Esports News UK editor and British Esports content director Dom Sacco added: “It’s great to give back to the UK League community by supporting a great community-driven grassroots project that could highlight the stars of tomorrow.

“I look forward to seeing the top plays of the tournament and some fun memes to crop up on Twitter.

“Good luck to all the players taking part and props to the team for doing this for the love of it.”

Esports News UK previously sponsored the similar UK Scouting Grounds two years ago, which became the Excel Esports Scouting Grounds last year.

We saw UK League of Legends talent highlighted at these past events such as Governor, Noltey, Beeley and others, who have gone on to play in the higher-tier UK tournament, Riot Games’ and LVP’s UKLC.

The UKPG teams in full

Team 1

Team 2

  • Top: Akkers
  • Jungle: Karbine
  • Mid: SykesLOL
  • Carry: DejaVoo
  • Support: Alspooks

Team 3

  • Top: Sacha Pearce
  • Jungle: Battlesuit
  • Mid: Howson
  • Carry: Rabstar
  • Support: Ol1ver
  • Sub: Divinuss

Team 4

  • Top: DeathByLollipops
  • Jungle: Conorg123
  • Mid: bbmuffin
  • Carry: Utsukushi Fuyu
  • Support: Zoo

Team 5

  • Top: Toliam
  • Jungle: 4Shore
  • Mid: nice guy dom
  • Carry: Kzed
  • Support: Buzzy

Team 6

  • Top: Jez
  • Jungle: pawp
  • Mid: Ice
  • Carry: S0NDER
  • Support: regan

Team 7

  • Top: Frostfusion
  • Jungle: Shadowinflames
  • Mid: Pillar
  • Carry: Kasper
  • Support: Rip my Elo

Team 8

And let’s not forget the team behind the Proving Grounds:


  • Richard ‘Froomie’ Froom
  • Alexander ‘Wise Traveller’ Wise
  • Sam ‘Manimal’ Newbould

Hosts and casters

  • Host: Harry ‘Docda’ Evans
  • Play by play caster: Will ‘Viperoon’ Whittingham
  • Colour caster: James ‘TheGovernor’ Gove
  • Colour caster: Adrian ‘Jamada’ Thorne
  • Colour caster: Charlie ‘TheSarge’ Sarginson
  • Possibly another TBC

Watch the British Esports & ENUK Proving Grounds from 6pm-10pm on November 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and the final on 28th on Twitch here

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