Category Archives: Esports

Halo 5 tournament added to i57 as COD competition is removed

Multiplay has announced the initial eSports tournaments it will be hosting at insomnia 57 (i57) in March. The LAN gaming festival will have a similar competitive gaming schedule to i56, with tournaments for League of Legends, CSGO and Dota 2. Each of those competitions will have £5,000 in winnings. A Rocket League tournament will have a £3,000 prize…
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Renegades Banditos sign new ADC on trial basis

Renegades' EU League of Legends team the Banditos have signed Soler "Yuuki60" Florent as their new ADC, on a trial basis. The 24-year-old Frenchman played some of his first games with the Banditos this evening (Wednesday February 3rd), helping the team to reach the ESL UK Premiership Qualifier 2 final against ManaLight. If he makes a permanent move to…
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University of Bath win GameBritannia Dota 2 tournament in London

The University of Bath emerged the victors in the GameBritannia UK university tournament last weekend, beating Cambridge 3-0 in the final. They were playing in The Heritage Dota 2 LAN finals which took place at London's Student Central venue from January 30th to 31st. 16 university teams have been battling it out over the past few…
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Team Phoenix plans three-day UK Smash Bros event after success of Ris3 tournament

Smash Bros tournament organiser Team Phoenix hopes to add a three-day national event for the game, on top of the 128-player Melee tournament it also has planned at the Eclipse Arena. The organisation held the Ris3 event at the Eclipse Arena in Coventry one week ago, following the success of its original Rise of the Smashes tournament in April…
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VfL Wolfsburg’s UK FIFA pro: ‘I hope this inspires other football clubs to get involved with eSports’

Forget Lord Bendtner. Step aside Kevin De Bruyne. German football club Wolfsburg has a new star signing - but he's not a footballer. He's a gamer. Well-established German Bundesliga football team VfL Wolfsburg launched an eSports division last year and signed pro FIFA player and four times German champion Benedikt 'Salz0r' Saltze. Now it's growing its ranks further with…
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UK eSports organisations introduce legally binding player contracts and salaries

UK eSports organisations Choke Gaming and ManaLight have introduced contracts for their League of Legends players, with the latter offering player salaries as well. They are among the first ESL UK LoL teams to have legally binding long-term contracts in place for all of their players as well as their coach, joining the likes of Terra Cotta Army (TCA),…
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The UK eSports pro taking on the world with his own brand: Problem X Promotions

One of the UK’s best fighting game players is launching a fresh new eSports platform and promotional agency that he hopes will improve pro gamers’ careers. British Street Fighter pro Benjamin “Problem X” Simon is well established on the tournament circuit, having won VSF, IVGC, EGX, DreamHack London and more since taking part in his…
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