Rogueish rapscallions Ruddy Esports will be flying out to Korea for the 2023 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds).
The UK League of Legends organisation will have their owners DonJake and Regan out in Seoul, interviewing players and talent with their trademark wit.
They’re able to fly out to Korea thanks to sponsorship from popular North American streamer, and former pro player, Christian ‘IWDominate’ Rivera (aka Dom).
The news comes after DonJake conducted a string of comedic interviews and content at MSI 2023 in Stratford, London, earlier this year. Some of Ruddy Esports’ content was weirdly pulled from Reddit for apparently ‘not being relevant to League of Legends’.
Dom said: “When I first saw what they were doing at MSI, I knew that they were talented and creative in their approach. I’m happy to be in a position to help people who inspire me within the scene and hopefully we can collab on some banger content in the future.”
DonJake said he’ll be bringing the community ‘some serious journalism for once’, in this post featuring an image of himself lying down, with Regan above him and UK LEC casters Vedius and Medic watching.
Regan added: “[Dom] supporting us purely motivated by the desire to better the scene and produce content.
“Humbling for me and Jake, but more importantly, a testament to his character. Dom the GOAT.”
Ruddy have also published content from an ageing journalist known as ‘Patrick PaulBatisse’ (definitely not Regan in a grey wig), who once asked Excel top-laner Odoamne for his thoughts on ‘licking batty’.
The news also comes a few days after Ruddy Regan teamed up with Caedrel for Worlds 2023 rap song ‘TheShy is Back’.
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.