Category Archives: Opinion

Why esports needs to understand more about autism

Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco reports from the 'Autism and the games industry' event If I had a pound for the amount of times I've seen the word 'autist' used as an insult in online games, I would be a rich man. Posts like this from a League of Legends player demonstrate it's a common…
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All-female Russian LoL team Vaevictis Esports lose 52-2 in the LCL: Is this really about giving women a platform or is it just an unfair publicity stunt?

Vaevictis Esports announced an all-female roster last week and the girls have heavily lost their first three matches in the League of Legends Continental League (LCL). Management describes the team's formation as an 'experiment' to see how they will fare in the league, however from early indications it seems to be nothing more than a…
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5 Reasons why 2018 was the biggest year for UK Tekken

After the Tekken World Tour (TWT) finals concluded in Amsterdam last month, Tekken is now in a prime position to push itself further in the UK esports scene in 2019. The Tekken competitive scene has always been active in the UK, but 2018 was a great year in particular says Liam Jarvis, who lists five…
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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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