Category Archives: Features

Who would represent GB in a League of Legends Olympic Games? Scene reacts

Could a League of Legends team represent Great Britain in the eGames at Rio this summer? We took to Twitter to ask UK pros and people in the scene what they thought of the UK Government backing an Olympics-style eSports tournament, and which players could potentially represent GB at League of Legends. Specific games haven't…
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Meltdown London eSports Bar Review

Rupert Waring heads to London's Meltdown eSports bar to find out what it's like and if it's worth visiting. Along with the growth of eSports, there has been a steady rise of gaming bars (or LAN cafes. Many internet cafes over the years have re-positioned themselves as gaming or eSports cafes. One such 'gaming/eSports pub' -…
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A new era for UK eSports: Behind the scenes at ESL UK’s new Studio 1

eSports News UK was lucky enough to check out ESL's new Studio 1 facility in Leicester last week - here's our views and pictures from the launch day. Although it's rather inconspicuous from the outside, as soon as you step into the new studio it's clear this is something special. While it's pretty dark, there are hues…
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Video interview: 13-year-old British Vainglory pro gamer Benedict “MrKcool” Ward

Age is just a number, so they say. And Benedict Ward is certainly not letting his young age get in the way of his professional gaming ambitions. The 13-year-old Brit goes by the name of "MrKcool" in mobile-based MOBA game Vainglory, and is competing professionally at the European Winter Championship in London this weekend. With an overall prize pool of $25,000…
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Does the UK eSports scene need more female players?

eSports News UK speaks to Hege "Hedje" Botnen (centre) from the LGB eSports female CSGO team eSports has long been a male-dominant area - but now Intel and ESL are trying to attract more women into the scene to make it more diverse. They have launched the AnyKey initiative in a bid to create more opportunities…
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Who has the most kills and assists in the ESL UK LoL Premiership so far?

Exertus Esports' support player Jamie "Tundra" Duthie has compiled a detailed stat table looking at team and individual player performances in the ESL UK Premiership so far. The stats cover the first three matches for each team, and include total kills, assists, kill-death-assist (KDA) ratio and kill participation. Kill participation is total kills plus assists…
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Is 2016 the year virtual reality changes eSports? We ask Fnatic, ESL & more

With 'the year of VR' finally upon us, Craig Robinson wonders if this technology will be used in UK eSports and how it can affect the competitive side of gaming. The long awaited development of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets is finally paying off. The Oculus Rift launches next month with a $599 price tag, and the Vive…
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League of Legends ESL UK Premiership Season 3 first round preview

The ESL UK LoL Premiership official kicks off today (Wednesday February 17th) and with it comes the first round of best-of-ones, featuring all eight teams in the tournament. The schedule is here and below: These games should make an interesting first round, simply from how all these teams have been revamped. Some teams seem like dark…
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