We’re delighted to announce a special event taking place later this month – the Esports News UK 7th birthday drinks presented by Predator Gaming. Update – this event has now ended.
This is a free networking mixer event for the UK esports community featuring an optional 2v2 League of Legends tournament, celebrating 7 years of Esports News UK, 7 years of UK League of Legends esports and editor Dom Sacco’s 37th birthday.
The 2v2 tournament was won by DocDa and Lorcz:
It gets underway on Tuesday October 25th 2022 from 6pm BST to late at Platform gaming bar, 2b Worship St, London, EC2A 2AH, right around the corner from London Liverpool Street station.
Free tickets are available at Eventbrite now and are available on a first-come first-served basis (this has now sold out). There will be happy hour (buy one get one free on drinks) between 6pm and 7pm, and free pizzas will be available (subject to availability).
As well as Predator Gaming on board as headline partner, the event will also feature partners Greyscale (handling the 2v2 tournament), Riot Games (providing unlocked accounts and prizes for said tournament – two Championship LeBlanc statues to be precise) and the recently renovated Platform venue.
Attendees will be able to sign up to the League of Legends tournament on the night, with that expecting to get underway at 7pm BST and winners to be announced at the end of the night. It will also be broadcast on the Esports News UK Twitch channel, with production courtesy of Greyscale.
Tournament rules to follow, but it’s expected to be a 2v2 ARAM-like tournament, with the first team to either destroy a tower, kill the two enemy players or get to 100cs winning.
Nicolò Portunato, Platform co-founder, said:
Greyscale co-founder Jakub ‘Atroix’ Szmyt added: “We’re super excited to get more involved with the UK community, and providing additional student opportunity to work in-person events with like-minded people in the industry.”
ENUK editor Dom Sacco commented: “It’s amazing to have events taking place once again, and I’m so happy to get this off the ground. I’ve wanted to host an event for the UK esports community to relax, network and enjoy themselves for ages now.
“I also want to say a big thank you to all of our partners – Predator Gaming, Greyscale, Riot and Platform. See you there!”
All the tube stations that are close to the venue include London Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch High Street and Old Street. Some Underground lines include the Central Line, more info here: https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tube-improvements/what-we-are-doing/night-tube
There is a Travelodge London Central City Road for people who want to stay the night, as well as M Citizen, Montcalm and Air bnbs in the area.
NOTE: Last entry 10pm BST.Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry and to eject anyone from the event. This venue has a bar and the event is for those aged 18+.
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He 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 and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.