Category Archives: Opinion

Did streamer Famous Nubrac deserve to be banned for playing what he calls an “off-meta” Teemo mid support? UPDATE: Nightblue now also banned

UPDATE (June 22nd): Nightblue has now been banned by Riot for his threatening comments to Nubrac in the game in question mentioned below. JUST GOT A 2 WEEK VACATION pic.twitter.com/ByLtmAcRPp — Nightblue3 (@Nightbloo) June 21, 2019   Original article (June 15th): (We've all been there - the ADC that flashes after your support last-hits their…
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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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