UK CSGO team Vatic to compete in new mixed gender grassroots tournament series

A new series of seven mixed gender grassroots tournaments named Skylla will kick off on June 4th. UK […]

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June 2, 2016

Paysafecard continues eSports sponsorship after UK CSGO finals

Earlier this month, online payment provider Paysafecard was the main sponsor of the ESL Pro League CSGO Finals […]

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June 2, 2016

Researching the growth of eSports in the UK

In 2015, eSports and professional gaming competitions were watched by almost 200 million people. To date, over $200 […]

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May 31, 2016

'We want to support grassroots eSports in the UK' – HyperX

PC gaming brand HyperX says it wants to sponsor local eSports teams – not just the bigger organisations. The […]

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May 28, 2016

10% of the UK population watch eSports

New data shows how many competitive gaming fans there are in the UK – with a breakdown by age and […]

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May 21, 2016

MCM to host HearthStone ESL UK finals, plus HotS and Overwatch tournaments

The 2016 MCM London Comic Con will host a number of community tournaments as well as the ESL UK […]

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May 16, 2016

Britain could be getting its own eSports governing body

In the wake of today’s World Esports Association (WESA) announcement – a new eSports league regulator – we’ve […]

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May 13, 2016

eSports crowdfunding site Supporterly aims to help UK teams, players and streamers make money

A new crowdfunding site wants ‘bridge the funding gap’ faced by the eSports industry and help players and teams make a […]

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May 10, 2016

How will Overwatch change the UK eSports landscape?

Could Overwatch be the game that puts eSports on the mainstream map? Is ditching the deathmatch a masterstroke? Or […]

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May 7, 2016

Memes of the month (and other madness): April 2016

We’re a few days late for our UK eSports memes roundup this month, but to be fair it […]

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May 4, 2016

eSports added to UK university varsity as Lancaster beat York

Image source: Sammie Caine / scan.lusu.co.uk eSports has been officially introduced into the annual Roses varsity sporting event between the […]

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May 2, 2016

Is 2016 the year eSports makes it on TV?

With the BBC, Sky and BT Sport showing interest in competitive gaming, and now ESL announcing its own […]

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April 29, 2016

What is Twitch doing to support UK eSports and streamers? We ask Chris Mead (aka MingLee)

With some 8.5 million daily viewers, Twitch has grown to become a hugely powerful streaming platform. So how […]

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April 26, 2016

An open letter to Jenna Holmes & the 'bonkers' anti-eSports brigade at Loughborough Students Union

Last week, Loughborough University opposed a motion that aims to get competitive gaming recognised as a sport, AND had the […]

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April 25, 2016

Loughborough Students Union wants to stop UK eSports from acquiring funding

A member of Loughborough Students’ Union has opposed a motion that aims to get competitive gaming recognised as a […]

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April 24, 2016

Could better use of player loans in eSports improve pros' career paths?

Previously at eSports news UK we’ve highlighted player contracts and what they mean for the UK scene – but what […]

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April 12, 2016

Mousesports signs UK's youngest eSports pro

13-year-old British Vainglory player Benedict “MrKcool” Ward (pictured, centre) is now a pro gamer for Mousesports. The organisation […]

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April 10, 2016

'People have been trying to grow UK eSports for years, but this time it's different'

Multiplay CEO and founder Craig “Wizzo” Fletcher says that now is the time for eSports to prosper – […]

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April 10, 2016

UK eSports players to fly out and trial with bigger EU League of Legends teams

A few UK League of Legends eSports pros are being scouted by bigger European teams and will fly […]

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April 6, 2016

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. […]

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April 6, 2016

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