Can the upcoming Steam Deck play games well-suited to desktop PCs, like MOBAs, MMOs and esports titles? The short answer is yes, you can. But we’d ask another question: would you want to? Let us explain. Valve’s newly announced Steam Deck portable PC is an interesting bit of kit – the handheld device measures 298mm x 117mm x 49mm and features a seven-inch touch-screen, with a 1280 x 800px (720p native) resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. Continue reading Steam Deck: Can you play MOBAs, MMOs and esports games on Valve’s portable PC?
Viego, the Ruined King, is one of League of Legends’ newer champions, having been released to the rift in January 2021. So how has he fared at the competitive level since? Jace speaks with French top-laner Sotsy, who competes in the UKLC with Lucent Esports, to get an understanding of Viego’s impact at a higher level. Viego was disabled during the Summer Seasons to give Riot time to tweak balancing issues and bugs, but since being enabled for the Summer Seasons, Viego has been a high priority pick here in Europe. Continue reading Viego’s viability in competitive play: Lucent Esports’…
June is Pride Month, and industries across the world have been celebrating initiatives and individuals to mark the occasion, including esports. It’s fair to say that the esports and gaming industry, like others, has at times divided opinion with the LGBTQIA+ community – and also the wider community. Megalodontus speaks to five members of the UK & Ireland esports community on what their experiences are, LGBTQIA+ representation and how companies or brands can do better. Continue reading Celebrating Pride Month 2021: UK & Ireland esports personalities share their view on LGBTQIA+ issues and representation within the industry
Four years ago this month, Staffordshire University announced it had become the first UK university to offer a degree in esports. The course got underway in September 2018 and now its first batch of students are about to graduate – but not all of them are happy. Some have aired their grievances around the quality of course content, management and esports knowledge of certain lecturers, while others have taken a more positive outlook and spoken of the course’s benefits. Continue reading Course Corrections: What lessons can be learnt from Staffordshire University and the UK’s first esports degree?
The UK CSGO scene has received new lease as of late. Read for a review of the current landscape of the scene and insight from Endpoint’s CEO and the BLAST Premier Commissioner. Continue reading The next chapter for UK CSGO: Is there a brighter future ahead?
Red Bull Kumite London gets underway this weekend (May 22nd and 23rd, from 2pm to 10pm BST each day on Twitch and YouTube), with some of the world’s best Street Fighter players going head-to-head. The event marks a return to a physical offline setting at London’s Red Bull Gaming Sphere, and features a host of UK FGC (fighting game community) talent, including participating players ProblemX, Hurricane, Boltstrike and Jones, as well as hosts for the event such as Ryan Hart and Damascus. Continue reading Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off…
Last week, a public spat between British streamers Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX turned ugly and saw both of them lose their Facebook Gaming partner status. Jeff has previously claimed that NitroLukeDX was pocketing money from streams that should have gone to ‘E-able’ and ‘Gaming for Autism’ initiatives, part of a business known as Overworld Limited. But what is this business – and is it a charity, as Jeff thought? Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco takes a closer look. Continue reading What is Overworld, the education business linked with UK streamer NitroLukeDX?