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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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Top 8 moments from the ESL Pro League CSGO finals at the O2 in London

After the fantastic group stages in Leicester G2, Luminosity Gaming proceeded to the Indigo O2 Arena in London for the ESL Pro League CSGO grand final. The five-game series was a nail-biter with fairly equal sides on each map - and the crowd was in brilliant form too. Oscar Pelling picks his best eight moments from the…
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Brazil’s Tempo Storm win CSGO Pro-League Season 9 finals at Gfinity Arena

Brazil's Tempo Storm beat Denmark's SK Gaming 3-1 at the Gfinity CSGO Pro-League Season 9 LAN finals on the weekend. The CEVO Gfinity Counter-Strike tournament, which took place at London Fulham Broadway over the long weekend, has ended - and what a show it was. A mix of North American and European teams fought for a…
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Banditos beat ManaLight 3-0 in ESL UK Premiership LoL final

Renegades Banditos have won season 3 of the ESL UK League of Legends Premiership. They beat ManaLight in three straight games to lift the trophy. Cameron Peberdy provides a full match report below: Before game one, host Matt Andrews discussed day one events in the semi finals as well the previous showings of both of…
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Renegades Banditos win the i57 LoL tournament, beating ManaLight 3-2 in the final

Renegades Banditos beat ManaLight 3-2 at the live Insomnia57 LAN gaming festival in Birmingham. Here's our live match report of the weighted best-of-five final (Renegades took the first game automatically after qualifying for the final through the winners bracket). There was £5,000 up for grabs in the tournament overall, with Banditos taking home £2,500 and ManaLight leaving with £1,000.…
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