Category Archives: Teams

UK community reacts to HotS esports cancellation: ‘Talented people put their heart and soul into the game only to have it ripped away from them overnight’

Blizzard Entertainment has swung the axe into the Heroes of the Storm (HotS) esports scene by announcing there will be no more Heroes Global Championship (HGC) or Heroes of the Dorm. While the game will still be updated, some HotS developers are moving onto other teams within the company. It's the latest piece of bad PR…
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Alphari set to leave Misfits for Origen as Maxlore signs new deal

British top-laner Barney "Alphari" Morris is joining Origen, according to the League of Legends global contract database and various reports. He has signed a two-year deal with Origen, according to the database, ending November 17th 2020, and joins Origen's other new signings Erlend "Nukeduck" Holm and Patrik "Sherrif" Jiru. Alphari previously played for Misfits Gaming…
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Report claims exceL Esports have an EU LCS franchise slot

It looks like a UK esports organisation will be playing in the top-tier of European League of Legends next year. Developer Riot Games has reportedly selected exceL Esports as one of the teams to fill a slot in the EU LCS. That's according to this story written by ESPN's Jacob Wolf, who was last week…
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Recap: exceL’s 2018 UK Scouting Grounds was a great showcase for rising LoL talent

Over the past week or so, UK org exceL Esports hosted the 2018 UK Scouting Grounds, providing League of Legends talent with the chance to showcase their skills to potential organisations. Lee "Couple Sodi Pops" Jones (who runs NineTeeSix) provides a recap.  Online qualifiers featuring 20 players from Diamond 2+ were held from November 5th-7th,…
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Esports Awards 2018: All the winners listed

The esports industry gathered last night for the third Esports Awards at The Brewery in London. Hosted by Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere, Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, Adam Savage and Lottie Van Praag, the night saw awards presented by industry stars including Trevor "Quickshot" Henry, Ali-A, Vikkstarr123, Frankie Ward and Two Angry Gamers. More than 3.3m community votes…
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