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Bewitching Morgana Prestige Edition leads a line of new Halloween LoL skins for 2021

A new Prestige skin for Morgana has been revealed by Riot Games, along with a bunch of other new League of Legends skins in time for Halloween. Bewitching Morgana Prestige Edition leads a new line of skins which will be heading to the PBE (Public Beta Environment) in League of Legends. These are Bewitching Fiora, Bewitching Nami, Bewitching Poppy, Bewitching Syndra and Bewitching Yuumi. Don’t be Bewitched by this #PBE Preview! Continue reading Bewitching Morgana Prestige Edition leads a line of new Halloween LoL skins for 2021

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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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Cloud9 contract Icelandic esports org Dusty as exclusive 2021 Worlds partner

By Dom Sacco and Megalodontus North American esports powerhouse Cloud9 have teamed up with Iceland’s largest esports org, Dusty, who have played in the UK/Nordics NLC competition. Cloud9 have contracted Dusty as their exclusive 2021 Worlds partner to ‘ensure optimal success’ in League of Legends’ most prestigious esports competition, which kicks off in Iceland from October 2021. As Worlds partner, Dusty will provide training facilities, logistics support, promotional opportunities and other services to add to Cloud9’s success. Continue reading Cloud9 contract Icelandic esports org Dusty as exclusive 2021 Worlds partner

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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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Red Bull Solo Q UK final and MNM Gaming bootcamp takes place in London this weekend: 1v1 League of Legends tournament has Sjokz on board as brand ambassador once again for 2021

Update (July 22nd 2021): The UK final of Red Bull Solo Q, the official global 1v1 League of Legends competition, will take place at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London this Sunday (July 25th). The participants will receive an exclusive bootcamp experience with UK org MNM Gaming on Saturday July 24th, in order to prepare themselves for the tournament. Eight amateur players will battle to be crowned UK champion, who will then face-off against the best duelists from more than 30 countries on the mainstage at the prestigious Red Bull Solo Q World Final in Germany at the end…

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Excel Esports head coach Youngbuck explains why two academy team players have been promoted to the LEC: ‘Multiple players in the BTXL roster are on par with their LEC counterparts’

UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports has made a couple of changes to its LEC roster ahead of the week four Summer 2021 Season matches. BTXL players Markoon (jungler) and Advienne (support player) are being subbed into the higher-tier LEC team, with current players Dan (jungler) and Denyk (support) moving down to BTXL. Excel had tried to move these two players up to the LEC last season, but admitted the pair were ‘hesitant’. Continue reading Excel Esports head coach Youngbuck explains why two academy team players have been promoted to the LEC: ‘Multiple players in the BTXL roster are on par…

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Alphari makes light of being benched by Team Liquid with playful tweet

Welsh League of Legends player Barney ‘Alphari’ Morris has published a lighthearted tweet subtly referencing Team Liquid’s decision to bench him. The top-laner was benched by Liquid on the weekend after the opening game of the North American LCS 2021 Summer Season, which saw Liquid lose to TSM and Alphari go 2/3/9 as Lee Sin. Team Liquid head coach Joshua ‘Jatt’ Leesman announced on Twitter that Thomas ‘Jenkins’ Tran would be stepping in to the top-lane position ‘for at least the rest of the weekend’, where he played the remaining two games – a win and a loss. Continue reading Alphari…

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Riot announces main partner for 12 League of Legends European Regional Leagues including UK/Nordics NLC, as well as the EU Masters, LCL and LEC

Riot Games has announced that KitKat will be a main partner across several of its League of Legends tournaments in Europe. KitKat will be a main partner of the LEC and EU Masters through to 2023, and of the Continental League (LCL), 12 European Regional Leagues (ERLs) – including UK/Nordics league the NLC. This makes KitKat the first confectionary brand partner of the NLC.  “This makes KitKat one of the farthest reaching partners we’ve ever had, and we couldn’t be happier to have them with us,” Riot said in a press release. Continue reading Riot announces main partner for 12…

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UK qualifier details revealed: Red Bull Solo Q 1v1 League of Legends tournament returns for 2021, with Sjokz on board as brand ambassador once again

UPDATE (May 17th 2021): Red Bull has announced details of the UK qualifiers for Red Bull Solo Q. The first national qualifier takes place on June 12th, which players can sign up for now on the Red Bull Solo Q Battlefy page. The Red Bull Solo Q UK circuit begins with the first online qualifiers in June: UK Qualifier 1: June 12th UK Qualifier 2: June 26th  UK Offline Qualifier: July 4th, Pixel Bar, Leeds Winners of each qualifier will be invited to compete in the UK final in July, and the UK champion will then face-off against the best duelists…

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Interview with EU League of Legends casters Noa and Carmeline on women in esports: “On one hand I know how important the exposure is for brands and media, and I know that we need it, but on the other hand I get angry when I see them using us for marketing, and only speak up about our problems one day per year”

March was Women’s History Month, and the esports industry took the chance to celebrate the many talented and often times overlooked individuals within the space. Some say esports is getting more diverse, but there are still many challenges that women face in esports. There aren’t many women within the League of Legends European Regional Leagues (LoL ERLs). Ainhoa ‘Noa’ Campos (pictured left) and Carmen ‘Carmeline’ Junquera (right) are two such personalities, with Noa casting the Spanish LVP SuperLiga and Carmeline casting the Baltic Masters (and NUEL’s Women’s University tournament). Continue reading Interview with EU League of Legends casters Noa and…

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MSI & VCT Masters interview with Ásbjörn Ásbjörnsson from the Icelandic Esports Association: “These are the biggest events Iceland has ever held, period. And we’ve had artists like Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran playing here in the last few years!”

Image credit: Dusty The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and Valorant Championship Tour (VCT) Masters Stage 2 will take place in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík in May. This is a historical landmark for the Nordic nation and marks the first time they’ve been chosen to host not one, but two prestigious esports tournaments back-to-back. While these are live events taking place at Laugardalshöll football stadium, there won’t be any fans in attendance given the pandemic. Continue reading MSI & VCT Masters interview with Ásbjörn Ásbjörnsson from the Icelandic Esports Association: “These are the biggest events Iceland has ever held, period….

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MediVedi, Caedrel, Machine and more added to Worlds 2020 broadcast talent line-up

A host of British casting talent is joining the League of Legends 2020 World Championship broadcast. First up, LEC casters Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain and Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day (the duo known as MediVedi) will be joining after a solid LEC summer season. pic.twitter.com/F3he8CKHzu — Medic (@MedicCasts) September 18, 2020 I am also casting worlds. As a hobby though, don’t look into it too much, it doesn’t mean anything, stop asking, seriously. — Andy Day (@RiotVedius) September 18, 2020 Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson has also been confirmed for the Worlds 2020 broadcast. Machine is typically known for his work in Counter-Strike, but has…