UK-based esports organisation Method looks to be up and running once again after rebooting and rebuilding.
Method imploded back in June following an abuse scandal, which saw most of its players, staff and sponsors leave.
However, after taking time out to reflect and put in place new policies to safeguard the community, Method’s rebuild has began in earnest.
Over the past few weeks, the org has announced a host of players that have joined its new World of Warcraft (WoW) raiding team, as well as a move into Old School RuneScape.
Method has brought on board eight Old School RuneScape content creators, including three UK ones in Sicknerd, Gingerbeardie and Purespam. The full team can be found here, with more to be announced in the future, and the stream announcement VoD is here.
On the WoW front, about half of Method’s new raid team consists of members that joined from Reason Gaming, and half from community applicants.
UK players include Cute, Kina, Bangerz and Method’s founder himself, Sco (Scott McMillan).
Method said in an update:
“Each one of our guild members has also committed to upholding our code of conduct as they represent the Method black-and-orange in competitive play, in content, and in their personal brands.
“Our goals for the guild are twofold: to be competitive and contend for World First, and to create content that showcases our guild’s progress and gives back to the WoW community.”
Sco also told Dexerto that more than 900 people applied to join Method, and that ‘it’s going to take a bit of time to build synergy with all the players together’, but that things ‘have coming together quite nicely’.
The timing of WoW’s latest expansion release, Shadowlands, has been good for Method. The game was delayed from October 27th to November 23rd, giving Method enough time to finalise its new raid team.
Whether the organisation can experience the previous highs of its WoW World Firsts once again, time will tell.
But for now, Method is back.
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.