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Excel Esports’ former head of performance Fabian Broich launches new esports agency Achieveminds: Interview on his big goals for school lessons, his world-first masters research on esports coaching, and what he said to players like Alphari and Markoon to change their mindset on life and League of Legends

Fabian Broich is a man on a mission to change how esports players and teams think about performance, to create more role models and to better improve how people learn about the importance of sleep, health and nutrition. The former Excel Esports head of performance has just launched his own performance consultancy agency – Achieveminds – with the slogan ‘mindset matters’ and partners such as apparel firm Engelbert Strauss and supplement supplier AM Sport already on board. Continue reading Excel Esports’ former head of performance Fabian Broich launches new esports agency Achieveminds: Interview on his big goals for school lessons,…

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InnerFlame steps down as SK Gaming general manager, but isn’t leaving esports behind

British esports manager Joe ‘InnerFlame’ El Ouassi has stepped down as general manager for SK Gaming. SK had a difficult season in the LEC, finishing ninth in the Summer 2021 LEC Season. Before that, they finished sixth in the Spring Season. They made headlines prior to the Summer Season, after moving star League of Legends support player Treatz to the jungle, benching starting jungler TynX and bringing back head coach Jesiz as support. Continue reading InnerFlame steps down as SK Gaming general manager, but isn’t leaving esports behind

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‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

Image credit: Riot Games/Michal Konkol/Riot Flickr Mad Lions British head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack says League of Legends esports has entered a new ‘age of lions’ after his team won the Summer 2021 LEC yesterday. Mad Lions, OverActive Media’s professional League of Legends franchise, have won back-to-back championships after Mad won the Spring 2021 LEC – an achievement that Riot said ‘marked the end of the dominance of G2 and Fnatic in the LEC’. Continue reading ‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

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Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my mouth shut during the split when people were memeing us for being burnt out, but I’m glad we showed we could bounce back from that’

British League of Legends coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack spoke on the subject of burnout after his side beat Rogue 3-0 on the weekend to reach the LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final. Mac was speaking to LEC host Sjokz on the Post Game Lobby (PGL) show, who asked about the team speaking openly about burnout (for example, Mad top-laner Armut mentioned burnout recently). She also asked Mac about the somewhat negative reaction to this, made by some in the community. Continue reading Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my…

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Fnatic qualify for Worlds, eliminate G2 Esports from Worlds contention, Fnatic CEO Sam Mathews throws shade at G2

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr UK-based org Fnatic has beaten EU behemoth G2 Esports in a thrilling five-game series to secure the team’s place at League of Legends Worlds. Fnatic has qualified for the World Championships every year since 2016. This is the first time in G2’s history that they won’t appear at Worlds (since they began in European LoL in 2016). G2 took game one with excellent team fighting and good execution after what started as a close match. Continue reading Fnatic qualify for Worlds, eliminate G2 Esports from Worlds contention, Fnatic CEO Sam Mathews throws shade at G2

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LEC: Fnatic beat Misfits in thrilling 5-game series to keep Worlds hopes alive, advance to lower-bracket final to face G2 Esports on Sunday

Fnatic bested Misfits Gaming in the LEC lower-bracket semi-final yesterday in what was a thrilling five-game series. The London-based org kept its hopes of Worlds alive by beating an impressive Misfits team, and will face long-time rival G2 Esports on Sunday to determine which of the two will represent EU at the World Championships. Fnatic’s titanic match against G2 tomorrow will be the lower-bracket final, with the upper-bracket final between MAD Lions and Rogue taking place today. Continue reading LEC: Fnatic beat Misfits in thrilling 5-game series to keep Worlds hopes alive, advance to lower-bracket final to face G2 Esports…

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Riot Games announce NLC ‘multi-division league ecosystem’ for European League of Legends from 2022, Freaks 4U Gaming to take over Northern European ERL region from DreamHack (ESL) and Telia

Following the announcement earlier this week that Riot Games’ restructuring of European League of Legends had led to the postponement of NLC and UKLC Promotion and Relegation tournaments, Riot has announced more changes to European LoL. From 2022, Freaks 4U Gaming will take over the Northern European ERL (European Regional Leagues) region from DreamHack/ESL and Telia, and will implement a ‘multi-division league ecosystem’ that is ‘open to all’, similar to the League of Legends Prime League in the DACH region. Continue reading Riot Games announce NLC ‘multi-division league ecosystem’ for European League of Legends from 2022, Freaks 4U Gaming to…

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NLC announces major format changes due to Riot Games’ ERL changes, UKEL postpones Open, Promotion and Relegation tournaments, fans react to Riot’s decision

The Northern League of Legends Championship, or NLC, has announced major changes to its format, causing ripple effects throughout European League of Legends. The NLC and UKLC Promotion and Relegation tournaments have been postponed indefinitely. This means the top two teams from the Telia Masters which finished last week, Lanomania (Sweden) and NYYRIKKI (Finland), will not have a chance to attempt promotion to the NLC. According to an NLC release, however, ‘activities to replace the relegations, alongside much more detailed news about the NLC’s new format will be announced in the coming weeks’. Continue reading NLC announces major format changes…

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In-depth interview with Foxdrop: ‘I sometimes wonder whether I’m a worse LoL caster now than when I started out, because I focus on fixing my faults rather than what made me a good caster in the first place: being kind of cheeky, kind of dumb, and very English!’

Image credit: Lolesports Flickr In the vast world of League of Legends (LoL) streamers and personalities, few are as synonymous with the British scene as Dan ‘Foxdrop’ Wyatt. The well-known streamer, jungler and content creator has also made his name as a caster after making his ESL Prem debut in early 2017, and casting the old EU LCS, to the NLC, EU Masters and the LEC. Known for his jolly persona, witty remarks and on-screen antics, it’s never a dull day when Foxdrop is given the casting reins. Continue reading In-depth interview with Foxdrop: ‘I sometimes wonder whether I’m a…

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LEC Playoffs Preview: How will the teams fare in the Summer Season 2021 finals and who should you bet on?

Promoted article (in partnership with Dragoni) | Image credit: LEC Flickr (Michal Konkol/Riot Games) The League of Legends LEC Summer 2021 playoffs get underway on August 13th, with Rogue, G2, Mad Lions, Misfits, Fnatic and Vitality fighting to be crowned champions of Europe. The top three will of course progress to the most prestigious tournament in LoL esports – Worlds. So how does each team fare going into the playoffs, and what are their chances of winning? Continue reading LEC Playoffs Preview: How will the teams fare in the Summer Season 2021 finals and who should you bet on?

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Interview with Fnatic top-laner Adam: ‘I want to go to Worlds directly this season, and show the world there’s a top-laner in Europe that can match all the legends in Asia’

Image credit: Lolesports Flickr After an ultimately disappointing Spring 2021 LEC Season by Fnatic’s standards, the team made moves that shocked the European League of Legends (LoL) fanbase: letting star jungler Selfmade go, switching Bwipo to jungle and acquiring a new face from the European Regional Leagues (ERLs) in Adam ‘Adam‘ Maanane. For those who only watched the LEC, 19-year-old Adam was an enigma. For those who watched his games with Karmine Corp in the French LFL and the EU Masters, Adam was an exciting transfer. Continue reading Interview with Fnatic top-laner Adam: ‘I want to go to Worlds directly…

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LEC Summer 2021 standings and playoff teams confirmed: Excel Esports miss out on playoffs again after tough match versus G2, as Vitality claim sixth place

The Summer 2021 LEC League of Legends season is over – and the playoffs teams have been confirmed: Rogue, G2, Mad Lions, Misfits, Fnatic and Team Vitality. For UK-based esports organisation Excel, it was heartbreak once again after they fell to G2 in the final game of the season. Going into the match, it was do or die – win and they reach playoffs for the first time in their history, lose and they miss out to Vitality. Continue reading LEC Summer 2021 standings and playoff teams confirmed: Excel Esports miss out on playoffs again after tough match versus G2,…

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‘This will probably be my last ever full split of UK League of Legends’ – caster Excoundrel on his future, Wild Rift and Medic memories

Experienced British esports caster and content creator Ceirnan ‘Excoundrel’ Lowe says the current UK/Nordics League of Legends NLC season could be his last. Speaking to Esports News UK in a video interview, Excoundrel said: “This will probably be the last split of UK League of Legends that I ever do, at least for the foreseeable future, because I don’t think I’ll have the time with my new job which is getting announced on Monday (July 19th 2021). Continue reading ‘This will probably be my last ever full split of UK League of Legends’ – caster Excoundrel on his future, Wild…

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Interview with Dragoni – the new licensed UK esports betting provider built by a League of Legends fan focusing on choice, in-depth stats and live odds: ‘We offer more than 100 odds per game and 20+ tournaments from the NLC to the LEC’

Promoted article (in partnership with Dragoni) The esports betting market has become increasingly competitive over the years, with more traditional bookies and specialist providers than ever before. Dragoni (pronounced Dragon-eye) is one of the latter, a new specialist with a twist that aims to stand apart from the competition thanks to its level of choice and deep data sets. It’s currently offering odds in CSGO and League of Legends, with an almost absurd amount of betting options, like first tower, dragon, both teams to take the baron and many more, across a variety of leagues (more on those later). Continue…

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Here comes Trouble: In-depth interview with NLC LoL caster Troubleinc on her journey towards the LEC, her unique accent and staying true to herself – ‘I’m unfiltered and uncensored, and that’s how I’m going to stay’

Image credit: lolesports flickr Whenever we discuss the topic of up-and-coming League of Legends casters, one name is often thrown into the ring: Georgia ‘Troubleinc‘ Paras, caster for the UK/Nordics NLC and content creator for SK Gaming. As one of few women casters from the European Regional Leagues (ERLs), she’s been steadily climbing the ranks from her beginnings in the Balkans/Greek scene, to the EU Masters, to making a guest appearance on the LEC, along with other NLC casters. Continue reading Here comes Trouble: In-depth interview with NLC LoL caster Troubleinc on her journey towards the LEC, her unique accent…