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‘I’m excited to speak to my lawyers’ – spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

Jeff Leach, British streamer, stand-up comedian and the voice of Ghost in recent Call of Duty games (pictured left), has announced he is taking legal action against fellow British content creator NitroLukeDX (pictured right). NitroLukeDX, aka Luke Pickering, published a video on May 7th containing several foul-mouthed out-of-context clips of Jeff Leach followed by a discussion panel between women gamers denouncing his behaviour. The first clip is from Jeff’s 2017 appearance on a show known as Tauntfest, where he spoke in a derogatory manner about female streamer ZombiUnicorn, who declined to attend because of him being on the show. Continue…

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Newsflash: NLC format changes, Scottish college Valorant champions, new streamer at Endpoint, Fnatic’s French connection, university mental health study & more

Here’s our latest weekly Newsflash roundup, where we cover a host of brief esports and gaming news in a quick and bitesize nature for you to digest. NLC format changes announced for Summer 2021 Season The League of Legends NLC, featuring teams from the UK and Northern Europe, will be returning for the Summer 2021 Season. Roster locks will be made on May 24th and the season will last eight weeks to July 20th. Continue reading Newsflash: NLC format changes, Scottish college Valorant champions, new streamer at Endpoint, Fnatic’s French connection, university mental health study & more

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Resident Evil Village PR stunt leaves Somerset locals scratching their heads: ‘Is it a dragon? Crash Bandicoot? Let’s welcome our new werewolf hill, it’s cute’

Quiet news day? Possibly. An excuse to write about Resident Evil Village, the game of the moment? Maybe. The kind of quirky news post we like to write on ENUK now and again? Most definitely. Residents in Somerset, UK, were left puzzled after a 58x100m chalk artwork appeared on the hills nestled between villages in Somerset on the Blackdown Hills. The artwork depicts a Lycan, a monster in the new Resident Evil Village game (aka Resident Evil 8), which launched on Friday May 7th. Continue reading Resident Evil Village PR stunt leaves Somerset locals scratching their heads: ‘Is it a…

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Resolve Esports acquire Barrage Esports and will be playing in the League of Legends NLC

For transparency: Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco was hired on a freelance consultancy basis to help shape earlier versions of the announcement found in Resolve’s Google Doc UK esports organisation Resolve have acquired Barrage in a deal that will see Resolve play in the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) from the Summer 2021 Season. Resolve said they have both ‘acquired and merged’ with Barrage in a Google Doc, and that they will now take on Barrage’s day-to-day operations. Continue reading Resolve Esports acquire Barrage Esports and will be playing in the League of Legends NLC

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Gross Gore becomes what appears to be the first streamer banned by both Streamlabs and Streamelements, claims ‘cancel culture is getting out of hand’

UK League of Legends streamer Ali ‘Gross Gore’ Larsen claims to be the first person to have received bans from both Streamlabs and Streamelements. The broadcast software platforms, which allow streamers to manage features such as text-to-speech, graphics, donations and more, banned Gross Gore when he was banned by Twitch back in March. This meant Ali has been unable to use text-to-speech (TTS) on his streams for any viewer donations received. Continue reading Gross Gore becomes what appears to be the first streamer banned by both Streamlabs and Streamelements, claims ‘cancel culture is getting out of hand’

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UK talent joins Rainbow Six Invitational broadcast line-up

Ubisoft has announced the broadcast talent line-up for the Rainbow Six Siege Invitational – and there’s a host of UK talent on board. UK casters and hosts on board for this year’s Invitational include Dezachu, AceOfPyrite, Fluke, Xrtroika, Demo, Kixstar and (US/UK). That represents 40% of the total talent line-up. The full line-up also includes other top hosts from around the world, including Jess, Interro, Zenox and more. You can see all 15 talent in the tweets below: Here is the lineup of talent that will share the #SixInvitational experience with you! Continue reading UK talent joins Rainbow Six Invitational…

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League of Legends World Cup: Riot wants to run an international tournament in the future

Riot Games is open to organising an international League of Legends World Cup-style tournament in the future, where teams would represent their countries. This has been a talking point since two showmatches took place between an all-star French team and a Spanish mix team, drawing hundreds of thousands of viewers. But could this kind of thing become an official Riot tournament in the future? John Needham, global head of esports at Riot Games, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to engage with our fans and while a LoL World Cup would translate well around the world, making room in…

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Acer launches Predator Sim Racing Cup 2021 and competition offering a spot in a pro team, gaming gear worth thousands of pounds, signed merch and more

Promoted article (contains partner links) Hardware and accessories brand Acer has announced that registration for its ‘Beat the Pro’ Predator Sim Racing Cup 2021 is now open. The tournament – featuring goodies worth £50,000 – is powered by Indycar driver and former F1 driver Romain Grosjean, who has his own sim racing team R8G Esports. It will use the Assetto Corsa game and hopes to attract fans of motorsports, gamers and enthusiasts, as well as sim racers. Continue reading Acer launches Predator Sim Racing Cup 2021 and competition offering a spot in a pro team, gaming gear worth thousands of…

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MSI 2021 preview with LCK caster Chronicler and LPL caster Munchables

The League of Legends Mid-Seasonal Invitational (MSI) kicks off in Iceland on May 6th 2021, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, bringing together championship-winning teams from Riot’s different regional leagues. While MSI is often dominated by the Chinese LPL and Korean LCK teams, in 2019 G2 Esports and Team Liquid bucked that trend by making the finals in Taiwan. With the help of Megalodontus, ENUK editor Dom Sacco speaks to Dutch caster Chronicler (pictured left, from the LCK) and Brit Munchables (right, from the LPL) to get their insights before MSI begins. Continue reading MSI 2021 preview with…

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Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish announced as Intel extends sponsorship with ESL Prem

A one-off UK & Ireland Valorant tournament has been announced, which will be operated under the ESL Premiership banner. The Valorant UK&I Skirmish – Powered by Intel, will see the first instance of organised Valorant play for the local ESL UK office. It will include open qualifiers and an eight-team round robin group stage, which will see two groups compete to qualify for position in the playoffs. On Saturday June 26th, qualified teams will begin their bracket run to be crowned champions and lay claim to the £10,000 prize pool. Continue reading Valorant UK & Ireland Skirmish announced as Intel…

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Super Squad playtest and interview: UK dev Bad Fox Studios aims to shake up MOBA genre with new 5v5 team shooter

We might not feature the game development sector all that much on Esports News UK, but the UK is home to a host of dev talent that often gets overlooked. Bad Fox Studios is one such developer, which has built Super Squad, a new 5v5 MOBA-like team shooter that the studio is calling a Multiplayer Online Shoot-‘Em-Up (MOSH). Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco catches up with three members of the team to interview them while playtesting Super Squad at the same time. Continue reading Super Squad playtest and interview: UK dev Bad Fox Studios aims to shake up MOBA…

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Newsflash: FIFA win for Hashtag Tom, PyrionFlax and ODPixel recognised at Dreamies, scientists discover way to secure wins in FIFA, more Royal Ravens changes

Here’s our latest weekly Newsflash roundup, where we cover a host of brief esports and gaming news in an informal, bitesize nature for you to digest. Hashtag Tom wins EU FIFA qualifier UK FIFA player Tom ‘Hashtag Tom’ Leese won the PS4 FIFA Global Series PS4 Europe Qualifier 5 over the weekend and picked up $15,000 in winnings. YESSSSSSSSSSS WE DID IT!!!! EU FUT CHAMPS CUP 5 CHAMPION 🏆 — Tom Leese (@HashtagTom_) April 25, 2021 London Royal Ravens release Zer0 and Dominate The London Royal Ravens, ReKTGlobal’s Call of Duty League franchise team and top-four finisher in the inaugural…

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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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Guild Esports win unofficial EU vs NA Rocket League showmatch following cancellation of Worlds

Jake Nordland recaps the latest informal installment in Rocket League’s NA v EU storyline Psyonix’s unexpected cancellation of the RLCS X World Championship, and its subsequent replacement with yet more regional tournaments, rocked the Rocket League community in April.  The eagerly awaited opportunity to answer the burning question – which is the better region – was delayed once more. And a battle of words ensued across social media. But when British Guild Esports player Joseph ‘Noly’ Kidd called French star Evan ‘M0nkeyM00n’ Rogez “100% better” than US player Jason ‘Firstkiller’ Corral on Rocket League’s official podcast First Touch, words were…

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Fnatic and Team Liquid qualify for Valorant Masters LAN in Iceland

What’s been a top weekend for UK esports so far is just getting better and better. Two Valorant esports teams featuring a host of UK talent have qualified for the world’s first international Valorant LAN. Team Liquid and Fnatic will be the two European representatives at the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2021: Stage 2 Masters, which takes place in Reykjavík, Iceland from May 24th to 30th. They beat Oxygen Esports and Gambit Esports 2-0 respectively today in the EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals, and will be playing one another in the grand final of that tournament tomorrow (May 2nd). Continue…