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As Collegiate Rocket League expands to Europe, Psyonix tells Esports News UK how this will affect existing collegiate leagues in the UK like the NUEL, NSE and British Esports Student Champs

Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) is returning and going international for the first time – but what does this mean for existing collegiate leagues, specifically those in the UK? First of all, the CRL 2022 Spring Season is expanding to include Europe, with the season culminating in the first ever CRL World Championship this June. There will be a number of regional leagues across Europe to find the best teams and top performers from those leagues will qualify for the CRL World Championship. Continue reading As Collegiate Rocket League expands to Europe, Psyonix tells Esports News UK how this will affect…

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Valorant added to British Esports Student Champs for school and college teams

The British Esports Association has added Valorant to its Student Champs for school and college students in the UK. Riot’s shooter joins existing games in the Student Champs: League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League. British Esports said the inclusion of Valorant this year ‘stems from popular demand, and will provide an alternate first-person-shooter (FPS) title for students to compete in’. The Student Champs are for students aged 12 and above, however for Valorant the tournament will be for those aged 16 and above, due to the 16+ PEGI age rating for the game. Continue reading Valorant added to British…

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With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be a MOBA champ?’ (abilities, skins & info roundup)

Vex: The Gloomy Mage is the latest League of Legends champion to be revealed, and she’s playable on live servers this month. Vex is a mid-lane mage, ‘who hates sunshine, happiness and champions who dash all over Summoner’s Rift’. She is the first new Yordle character since 2016 and will launch alongside her Dawnbringer Vex skin on September 23rd during patch 11.19. Vex, the Gloomist, was first revealed during the recent Sentinels of Light event. Continue reading With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be…

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Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

Image credit: Toronto Ultra Twitter Majority-UK Call of Duty League (CDL) team Toronto Ultra last night eliminated fan-favourite squad OpTic Chicago, guaranteeing them at least a top-four finish at Champs. Toronto won 3-1, closing out the tie on Raid Control. Going into this weekend, Toronto Ultra — comprising three top UK players in Benjamin Bance, Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven and Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan — was second favourite on Sky Bet to become world champion behind only Atlanta FaZe. Continue reading Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

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Call of Duty star Cammy: “Whatever happens at Champs, I’m proud of my team”

Back in April, Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan, a professional Call of Duty player from Scotland, was reprimanded by his organisation, Toronto Ultra, for writing the word ‘c**t’ in a tweet. To the surprise of British folks the world over, what to many Scotsmen and women is standard vernacular was taken to mean something far worse than was likely intended. “We’re building an inclusive culture,” Toronto Ultra said in a statement. “Our players and staff have the responsibility to meet those standards and live out the values of our organisation.” Cammy, the Scot, had to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ for using the word…