About: Dom Sacco
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April 17th, 2019
Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco reports from the 'Autism and the games industry' event If I had a pound for the amount of times I've seen the word 'autist' used as an insult in online games, I would be a rich man. Posts like this from a League of Legends player demonstrate it's a common…Read more
April 16th, 2019
The details and line-up for the FACEIT Global Summit: Sunday Roast Showmatch have been revealed. The $50,000 showmatch will take place on Sunday April 21st from 10am, on the final day of the FACEIT Global Summit at ExCeL London. It will feature a variety of streamers and players, including the likes of the UK player…Read more
April 14th, 2019
Raymond 'Kasing' Tsang is one of, if not the most experienced pro League of Legends player from the UK. The support player has played for the likes of Dignitas, Splyce as well as at Worlds in 2015 with H2K. Today, he's with UK organisation Excel Esports as team captain. How did he feel the LEC…Read more
April 13th, 2019
UK games industry trade body Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse school esports tournament concluded a few days ago, with the final taking place at London's Gfinity Esports Arena. Eight teams came together at the event to duke it out after months of gruelling regional qualifiers, playing 3v3 in Overwatch. Ukie says the tournament saw a record 3,500 participants…Read more
April 12th, 2019
Tomorrow (April 13th) Guns of Boom will be hosting a Pro Series tournament in Esports Stadium Arlington, Dallas, and a UK player is ready to enter the fray. XLNC has been confirmed as a substitue for ForZe - one of the European teams competing in the tournament. XLNC usually plays for Lazarus, the team that won the…Read more
April 12th, 2019
UPDATE (April 12th 2019): Preach has revealed that Blizzard rescinded his invite to a Content Creator Summit in California. Here, he would have viewed upcoming content in World of Warcraft and had the chance to provide feedback to the dev team. But following his ban (explained below), he was no longer invited. The reason he…Read more
April 11th, 2019
Egon Spengler (aka Harold Ramis, rest his soul) once said the words: "Print is dead." Well Egon, you obviously didn't know that Esports Insider was going to launch an esports magazine, did you? And not send an image of it along with the press release, so we had to use a picture of you in the…Read more
April 10th, 2019
One of the motions brought up at the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference today was the practice of 'pressing F to pay respects'. No, really. The Students' Union at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, had originally put the motion forward. It was to be discussed at the NUS National…Read more
April 8th, 2019
UK esports organisation Excel Esports have today shown off their new headquarters and training facilities to the industry. Located at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby, the facility boasts a lounge area, hot desk space, media/green screen room, practice rooms and more spaces for streaming and other activities. They also have access to the…Read more
April 8th, 2019
Growing UK esports organisation Excel have spoken about their plans for a female esports team in the future. Excel previously had a female League of Legends team which won the FemaleLegends tournament at DreamHack in late 2017. Since then the roster has changed and today its former mid-laner - Victoria 'Vicksy' Doman - is now…Read more
Recent Comments by Dom Sacco
- April 9, 2019 on Blizzard rescinds Preach Gaming’s invite to Content Creator Summit after banning him and other Warcraft players like MethodJosh over the leveling potion issue
- March 2, 2019 on All-female Russian LoL team Vaevictis Esports lose 52-2 in the LCL: Is this really about giving women a platform or is it just an unfair publicity stunt?
- February 27, 2019 on All-female Russian LoL team Vaevictis Esports lose 52-2 in the LCL: Is this really about giving women a platform or is it just an unfair publicity stunt?
- February 23, 2019 on All-female Russian LoL team Vaevictis Esports lose 52-2 in the LCL: Is this really about giving women a platform or is it just an unfair publicity stunt?
- February 20, 2019 on All-female Russian LoL team Vaevictis Esports lose 52-2 in the LCL: Is this really about giving women a platform or is it just an unfair publicity stunt?