Category Archives: Blizzard

Team UK reach the Overwatch World Cup last 8 and will face the USA at BlizzCon

The United Kingdom and France finished second and first respectively at the Overwatch World Cup Paris Group Stage last weekend. In doing so, they have each secured a place in the top 8 at BlizzCon this November, which takes place in Anaheim, California. All six teams participating in the final group stage last weekend -…
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7 Lions: Team United Kingdom prepare for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup

With London Spitfire having won the Overwatch League, we turn now towards the impending Overwatch World Cup. George Moncaster takes a closer look at the United Kingdom's roster and some of the players competing for the nation.  The third Overwatch World Cup is well on its way, with the host of teams finalising rosters. The…
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Phoenix1 rebrands to Sentinels and acquires UK Hearthstone pro GreenSheep

Former NA LCS organisation Phoenix1 has announced a rebrand, dropping the original name and becoming Sentinels. Phoenix1 was once famous for its participation in the NA LCS, most notably brining in Michael "MikeYeung" Yeung who earned the Rookie of the Split award with the org before moving onto TSM. The organisation failed to make it into the…
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I’m surprised I’m beginning to care about the Overwatch League – opinion

The Overwatch League is slowly winning over Craig Robinson, who explains why in this comment piece. It was only a few months ago that the Overwatch League astonished me with its traditional American style. Several venture capitalists donated to various brands, and many cities and states formed their NFL-style Overwatch teams. And then there was…
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Blizzard quietly makes changes to Overwatch community tournament requirements

Earlier this month Blizzard published updated guidelines for those looking to host community or custom esports competitions. It's fair to say Blizzard already had stringent requirements in place for third-party organisers, favouring its own tournaments like the Overwatch World Cup and now the Overwatch League. ESL UK scrapped its Overwatch Premiership at the start of…
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London Spitfire partner with Code Red to develop a home arena and fan zones in the UK

Overwatch League franchise London Spitfire have announced today a dedicated partnership with UK-based esports agency Code Red Esports. The collaboration will see Code Red spearhead the franchise’s operations in the UK, including a physical space in London. There will be local Spitfire events here in the UK - everything from viewing parties to official Overwatch amateur…
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Blizzcon 2017: Esports winners and announcements roundup

Sometimes here at Esports News UK we'll cover some of the wider esports/games industry news beyond the UK scene. Blizzcon is one of those events that generates a lot of buzz and with its array of announcements and tournaments, is of interest to many within esports and games culture. Blizzcon 2017 was another hit annual…
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