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New Valorant grassroots esports series Beacon launches for players in UK, Ireland and Nordics

UK-based esports tournament provider and solutions agency Promod Esports has announced it is launching Beacon, a competitive Valorant circuit for the Northern European Region, in association with Riot Games. The regional circuit will aim to ‘bridge the gap between matchmaking and the wider Valorant esports ecosystem’, creating new pathways for players in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. Beacon will have two splits per year, with each split comprising numerous tournaments operated by third-party organisers, where teams will earn points based on their performance. Continue reading New Valorant grassroots esports series Beacon launches for players in UK, Ireland and Nordics

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Interview with Kaiprioska from Freaks 4U Gaming on the NLC and League of Legends esports in Northern Europe: ‘This region has so much potential and we’re in it for the long haul’

Last summer, Freaks 4U Gaming was appointed tournament organiser of the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC), the Northern European ERL (European Regional League) region covering the UK, Ireland and Nordics. While the revised ‘multi-division league ecosystem’ ruffled some feathers in the scene, it’s clear that the broadcast production for the first season has been top-notch. Esports News UK submitted an interview request with Freaks 4U last year to get to know them better, and due to some F4U changes and our own slowness, we are publishing this later than we would’ve liked. Continue reading Interview with Kaiprioska from Freaks…

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Toronto Ultra CoD Challengers teams including all-UK roster qualify for Elite Stage 2 following partnership between Team Singularity and Mad Lions’ parent company

Danish esports org Team Singularity, who have a team in the UK/Nordics League of Legends NLC, are fielding Toronto Ultra Call of Duty Challengers teams. These teams have got off to a strong start and qualified for Stage 2 Challengers in their regions. ULTRA Academy EU Qualified for S2. ✅ ULTRA Academy NA Qualified for S2. ✅ GGWP. Successful day. 🤝💚💜#SNGARMY | #StrengthInTheNorth | @TorontoUltra — Team Singularity (@SNG_Esports) February 26, 2022 The news comes following a partnership with OverActive Media, the parent company of LEC team Mad Lions. Continue reading Toronto Ultra CoD Challengers teams including all-UK roster qualify…

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Riot Games opens new UK office in Reading, looks to hire staff across several positions

League of Legends and Valorant publisher Riot Games has opened a new office in Reading, UK. This will act as a base of operations for its EMEA publishing team and Northern Europe publishing team. Riot recently hired Will Attwood to work on competitive experiences across Northern Europe for all Riot titles. Will previously worked at Ubisoft on the likes of the UK and Ireland Nationals, and at ESL UK, where he worked on the ESL League of Legends Premiership and more. Continue reading Riot Games opens new UK office in Reading, looks to hire staff across several positions

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UK Rocket League players win RLCS Apollo Open EU Regional Event with Team Queso

Team Queso – featuring two UK Rocket League players Joyo and rise and Frenchman Vatira – won the RLCS Apollo Open EU Regional Event last weekend. They beat Dignitas 4-1 in the final after a tournament full of big wins. Spanish organisation Team Queso had a perfect group stage, with three wins and zero losses in group B, putting them first ahead of Misfits and Dignitas. UK organisation Rix.GG were sadly eliminated from the group stage with three losses. Continue reading UK Rocket League players win RLCS Apollo Open EU Regional Event with Team Queso

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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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NLC 2022 Division 1 to feature €200,000 in prizing and financial subsidies for teams, yet uncertainty remains: Why have some teams dropped out of the UK, Ireland and Nordics League of Legends ERL circuit?

UK League of Legends has gone through a huge period of change this year, with the UKLC scrapped and upper-tier NLC adopting a multi-division ecosystem like the DACH Prime League, as Riot standardised the European Regional Leagues and Freaks 4U replaced DreamHack as tournament organisers. Esports News UK freelance senior writer Megalodontus and editor Dom Sacco break the 2022 ERL prizing and subsidy news, before exploring in detail how the UK/Ireland/Nordics LoL scene has reacted to the NLC changes. Continue reading NLC 2022 Division 1 to feature €200,000 in prizing and financial subsidies for teams, yet uncertainty remains: Why have…

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Promod Esports reveals more info on Polaris – the Valorant Regional League for Northern Europe – including Stage 1 €20,000 prize pool

UK-based esports tournament provider and esports solutions agency Promod Esports has revealed more information on the newly announced Valorant Regional League (VRL) for Northern Europe. Promod has been awarded a three-year licence to operate the VRL for Northern Europe, which is known as Polaris. The news comes after Riot Games announced a new structure for Valorant esports in 2022. VRL Northern Europe: Polaris will have two stages, the first of which will have a €20,000 Prize pool and an invitation to the VCT EMEA Promotion Tournament on the line. Continue reading Promod Esports reveals more info on Polaris – the Valorant Regional…

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Alphari and Perkz make EU return official as Team Vitality announce 2022 LEC roster, hope to reach Worlds final: “This is Team Vitality’s time – watch out for us”

The rumours and leaks were of course true – UK League of Legends top-laner Barney ‘Alphari’ Morris and Croatian mid-laner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković have moved from the NA LCS back to the EU LEC. They were previously with Team Liquid and Cloud9 respectively. Vitality have also signed ADC Matyáš ‘Carzzy’ Orság from Mad Lions, who won back-to-back LEC championships in 2021. These new additions and join support player Labros ‘Labrov’ Papoutsakis and jungler Oskar ‘Selfmade’ Boderek to create what Vitality is saying ‘a European powerhouse with the ambition to ambition to get to the final of the World Championship’. Continue reading…

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UK orgs Endpoint and SMPR qualify for RLCS Fall Major after facing off in EU Regional Event 3 grand final

It’s been a fantastic weekend for UK esports organisations Endpoint and SMPR who have both qualified for the 2021-22 Rocket League Fall Major. Not only did they finish first and fourth in the RLCS EU Fall Rankings respectively, after accruing points in the three regionals, but they also reached the final of the EU Regional Event 3 this weekend. Endpoint defeated SMPR 4-2 and 4-3 in the grand final, giving them their second EU Regional Event win – after Endpoint won the first RLCS European Fall Open last month. Continue reading UK orgs Endpoint and SMPR qualify for RLCS Fall…

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Tenstar Nova become back-to-back VCT Game Changers EMEA champions after reverse sweeping Oxygen Esports in the Series 2 final

UK esports organisation Tenstar are continuing to make waves in Valorant esports with another impressive victory in the VCT Game Changers EMEA women’s tournament. The French Tenstar Nova roster won the Series 2 grand final on the weekend, beating Oxygen Esports 3-2 in a thrilling reverse sweep, after coming back from two games down. It was a close final, with Tenstar losing 13-10 and 13-11 on Bind and Icebox respectively, before winning 13-10, 13-8 and 13-6 on Split, Breeze and Ascent respectively. Continue reading Tenstar Nova become back-to-back VCT Game Changers EMEA champions after reverse sweeping Oxygen Esports in the…

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Riot unveils new TFT Rising Legends esports circuit for EMEA

Riot Games has announced a new competitive circuit for Teamfight Tactics (TFT), known as Teamfight Tactics Rising Legends: Gizmos and Gadgets. Taking place from November 2021 to March 2022, and operated by GGTech Entertainment, players from the EMEA region will fight it out for a share of a €43,000 prize pool.  There will be four qualification spots on the line for the TFT World Championship, the premier tournament in the League of Legends team-building auto-battler PVP strategy game. Continue reading Riot unveils new TFT Rising Legends esports circuit for EMEA

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Amazon is now giving away RP in League of Legends: Riot Games extends partnership with Amazon Prime Gaming with more esports activities and in-game freebies in Europe

Riot Games has extended its partnership with Amazon Prime Gaming which will see more freebies given to players and esports tournament sponsorships. Amazon Prime members will be able to claim more exclusive in-game content for Riot’s biggest titles, including League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Prime Gaming will also be a global sponsor across Riot’s esports titles, including League of Legends, Valorant and Wild Rift, providing content during various events. Continue reading Amazon is now giving away RP in League of Legends: Riot Games extends partnership with Amazon Prime Gaming with more esports…

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Cloud9 defeat Rogue to reach Worlds 2021 quarter finals: NA get one up over EU in epic 54-minute tiebreaker match

Cloud9 beat Rogue in an epic 54-minute Worlds 2021 Group A tie-breaker match to advance to the quarter finals this evening. Cloud9 secured the infernal drake at the 47-minute mark thanks to a quick pick from Perkz, before taking the baron. From there they pushed siege after relentless siege before winning a teamfight in the bottom river to take the victory, in what was an extremely close game. The teams faced one another in the final Group A tie-breaker match, after finding themselves with two wins and four losses each in the group stage, along with China’s FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)….

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Interview with Larssen from Rogue: ‘We will make EU proud at Worlds’

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr, Michal Konkol/Riot Games Rogue’s Swedish League of Legends mid-laner Emil ‘Larssen’ Larsson has had another solid year so far, helping his side reach the Spring 2021 LEC final versus Mad Lions, finish first in the Summer 2021 regular season and qualify for Worlds as EU’s third seed, not to mention having his contract extended with Rogue. But just a few years ago, before Larssen made it to the big stage, he started his career in the UK scene with teams like ManaLight and MNM Gaming. Continue reading Interview with Larssen from Rogue: ‘We will make…