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League of Legends ESL UK Contender Cup: Week 3 Roundup

How are the ESL UK League of Legends qualifiers going so far? Week two of the summer 2016 ESL UK Contender Series had fairly expected results, with the teams at the top of the league swapping places. Week three was more of the same - but now we know how teams will end the season. Week 3…
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What happened in the second Overwatch ESL UK Contender Cup?

This week, we had our second Overwatch ESL UK Contender Cup. And it was very interesting in comparison to last week. A few teams had disbanded, like Choke and Velox, whilst some smaller teams had not returned. This means that once again anything seemed possible. With this in mind let’s look at how the night…
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Aegis win CSGO tournament at Scotland’s Resonate Total Gaming festival

The winners from the Resonate Total Gaming festival eSports tournaments in Scotland have been announced. The festival took place in Glasgow on the weekend (July 29nd to 31st), and saw the likes of Aegis Gaming win the CSGO tournament 16-2 against Pick n Mix. In the Hearthstone competition, Spikemaster beat Marcus 3-0, while Akkrin defeated…
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Watch: UK’s Aston Aunties ADC MSR highlights vs France

The UK's best League of Legends university team - Aston Aunties - beat French side Lyon in the University Esports Masters (UEM) the other day. Here are some video highlights, featuring UK ADC Marcus "MSR" Raiyat, who finished the game with ten kills, two deaths and four assists as Lucian, plus a creep score of 302.…
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Xenex mix team beat bigger UK orgs to win epic.Eighteen’s Dota 2 cup

Whilst ESL finished up its third DOTA tournament this past weekend, epic.LAN held its 18th official LAN in Kettering, with tournaments for CSGO, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch, Dota 2 and even the elusive Starcraft 2. The victors of Epic Eighteen’s Dota 2 cup show strength in stacks, with an amalgamation of players from Team XENEX primarily playing under…
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A rundown of the first ESL UK Overwatch cup won by GLB

Last Wednesday, the first UK and Ireland Overwatch competition got underway, with 34 checked in teams geared up to play. Here, Craig Robinson looks back on last week's first UK Overwatch cup in a quick recap article. Since my last article regarding the first week of competitive Overwatch in the UK, we have seen a number of UK organisations get…
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UK Hearthstone final breaks viewer records

The Hearthstone Premiership grand final broke viewership records to become ESL UK's most-watched domestic eSports league event. The ESL Hearthstone Twitch channel pulled in more than 26,000 viewers on Twitch during the  UK final between George "BoarControl" Webb and Gareth "Cipher" Rouse. It was held at the MCM London Comic Con on the weekend, with a Hearthstone-themed stage and room…
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Streaker bundled off stage by ‘jedi’ at UK Hearthstone finals

eSports can clearly now be considered a sport in the UK - it's had its first streaker. A male teenager ran onto the stage in the nude during the ESL UK Hearthstone Premiership semi-final at MCM London Comic Con today (Sunday May 29th). During the match between George "BoarControl" Webb (who plays for Torpedo) and…
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