Category Archives: Interviews

The story behind the UK’s National University Esports League – Part 1: From lecture rooms to the LCS

Brothers in arms (from left to right): Nottingham Bears players CROWNz, mc hal, NUEL founder Josh Williams and other Bears players Trashclub Billy and rFi during a trip to the LCS in Berlin Five years ago, Josh Williams was a student at Loughborough University with a single vision: to allow UK-based students to represent their universities through eSports matches.…
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Fnatic’s Febiven: “We have a really good shot at winning Worlds”

Fnatic mid-laner Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten has told eSports News UK that London's Fnatic can win Worlds, Origen has no chance of beating SKT and he also offered some comments about the Dutch League of Legends eSports scene. Check out his comments in this article or watch the video below. (more…)
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Team Dignitas boss: ‘Worlds at London can help grow UK eSports’

Team Dignitas' manager Michael O'Dell has told eSports News UK he believes League of Legends "I was here last year and hopefully this year it will be bigger. To see gaming events of this size in this country is great and I want to support it," he said. "We still have the stigma of being…
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Problem X interview: UK Street Fighter eSports pro on winning Dreamhack London, beating Justin Wong and his future ambitions

Benjamin "Problem X" Simon. Remember the name. To those of you who think UK eSports is dead, this 23-year-old was the only Brit to win an eSports tournament at DreamHack London last weekend, taking home $2,500 after finishing first in the Ultra Street Fighter IV contest. It's one of many tournaments he's won. In this exclusive post-DreamHack interview,…
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Is eSports a man’s world? We interview Team Property – the all-female Swedish pro gaming CSGO team

[caption id="attachment_4654" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Left to right: Johanna “R’o’vardotter” Virtanen, Angel “Mouse” Malihiolzakerni, Therese “Szanto” Szanto, Nina “Foxglove” Flatnes and Sandra “Steelya” Stålnacke[/caption] On Intel's stand at Dreamhack London this weekend, there were two teams of five women going head-to-head on CSGO - LGB and Team Property - with scores of men queuing up to play them…
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Interview: numlocked (Seb Barton) on winning 4 Nations and his LCS ambitions

League of Legends pro gamer numlocked (Seb Barton) is the top laner for Choke Gaming, which has just been named the best LoL team in the UK and Ireland after winning the 4 Nations tournament last weekend to win €5,000. Far from being content with just this victory, numlocked now has his sights set firmly on the…
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