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Excel completes biggest FIFA esports transfer signing in history: UK player Tom Leese joins from Hashtag United as Excel announces new FIFA jersey and EE partnership

UK esports organisation Excel Esports has signed British professional FIFA player Tom ‘Tom’ Leese in what’s being labelled the biggest FIFA esports transfer signing ever. Tom joins Excel from fellow UK org Hashtag United, which last month said they received two offers for the England international, reported to be in the region of £50,000 to £100,000. The signing marks the launch of Excel Esports’ first competitive FIFA team, joining their operations in League of Legends, Valorant and Fortnite. Continue reading Excel completes biggest FIFA esports transfer signing in history: UK player Tom Leese joins from Hashtag United as Excel announces…

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UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

Promod Esports, the UK-based tournament provider and esports solutions agency, has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member. Promod will now integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its esports operations, encouraging fair play and sporting integrity across their platforms. Promod was launched by former ESL UK COO Rob Black last year and has worked on a range of tournaments and productions including the Rainbow Six UK and Ireland Nationals, ESL Premiership, NSE PUBG Campus Championship and many more. Continue reading UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

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UK streamer Vicksy secures early Vex pentakill on live servers and reaches her highest viewer numbers on Twitch

One of the first Vex pentakills since the champion was added to live servers (possibly the first on an English stream) has been pulled off by UK streamer Vicksy. The 26-year-old from London is known for playing mid-lane in League of Legends, with champs like Zoe, and she regularly reaches Master tier. Vicksy also has experience in UK esports, having played in the scene years ago before transitioning to streaming and also taking part in Twitch Rivals tournaments. Continue reading UK streamer Vicksy secures early Vex pentakill on live servers and reaches her highest viewer numbers on Twitch

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Nintendo and Gfinity announce 2021 Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK tournament

A new challenge for fans of Splatoon 2 is on the way with the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK tournament 2021 series presented by Nintendo UK and tournament provider Gfinity. Matches will take place online via the Nintendo Switch across 12 weeks, kicking off on Saturday September 25th before culminating on Saturday December 11th 2021. Registration for the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK Tournament 2021 is now open via the Inkfest UK Tournament Hub, which will be the main hub for the latest information and where teams can sign-up to take part. Continue reading Nintendo and Gfinity announce 2021 Splatoon 2 Inkfest…

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Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what chance do Mad Lions, Fnatic and Rogue have of reaching playoffs?

The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2021 group draw has been completed and the four groups have been confirmed. Jankos, the jungler for G2, who failed to qualify for Worlds this time around, today drew the groups for the tournament which takes place in Iceland in October 2021. Teams have of course been making preparations for the competition, with the likes of Cloud9 contracting Icelandic esports org Dusty as an exclusive 2021 Worlds partner to help them train ahead of the tournament. Continue reading Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what…

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Astralis part ways with MagiFelix

Astralis mid-laner Carl Felix ‘MagiFelix’ Boström has left the LEC League of Legends team. The organisation announced today that the Swedish player’s contract will not be extended. According to the global contract database, MagiFelix’s contract was due to expire on November 15th 2021. Astralis signed MagiFelix earlier this year and went on to finish eighth in the Summer 2021 LEC season, with 7 wins and 11 losses, the same record as Excel Esports, who also missed out on the Summer 2021 LEC playoffs. Continue reading Astralis part ways with MagiFelix

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Pentakill 3 Lost Chapter album and live concert review: Kayle vocalist Noora Louhimo steals the show

League of Legends’ virtual rock band Pentakill return with a third album, Lost Chapter, and an ambitious live concert. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco reviews the highs and lows of both, with Kayle and her IRL vocalist Noora Louhimo arguably the star of the show When Kayle’s original Pentakill skin was launched a few years ago, it earned the nickname Pentakayle by some in the community. The top-lane late-game monster joined the Pentakill virtual band line-up as a vocalist, joining the likes of bassist Yorick, lead vocalist Karthas, synth player Sona, drummer Olaf and guitarist Mordekaiser. Continue reading Pentakill 3…

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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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CSGO WePlay Academy League Season 2 details revealed

Some of the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) organisations will see their academy rosters do battle once again in the WePlay Academy League. Season 2 of the league will start on September 27th 2021. It will kick off with a group stage, with two groups adopting a GSL format. The strongest team from each group will proceed to the double-elimination playoffs, while the teams which take the last place in their respective groups will be eliminated from the competition. Continue reading CSGO WePlay Academy League Season 2 details revealed

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Teams confirmed for NLC 1st Division qualifier including Munster, MNM, Resolve and more, as Kova announce departure from LoL esports

The applications for the League of Legends NLC (UK and Nordic region) Division 1 qualifier have closed, and the 16 teams have been announced. Half of these are UK and Ireland organisations, including LDN UTD, London Esports, Munster Rugby Gaming, Belfast Storm, MNM Gaming, Resolve, Viperio and X7 Esports, who recently acquired UK org Bulldog and brought founder Newts on board as director of esports. You can see the full list here: Welcome @AaBesport @ABSOLVEDGG @Belfaststorm @Bifrost @dustyiceland @Lanomania @LDNUTD @LDN_Esports @MnMGamingUK @Munsterrugby @NYYRIKKIesports @RSVGG @TeamDeftFox @VanirGG @viperioesports @X7_Esports — NLC (@NLClol) September 21, 2021 The news comes after NLC…

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University of Wolverhampton and Wolves Esports to host city’s first live esports event as new £5m Screen School launches

The University of Wolverhampton and Wolves Esports are teaming up to host the first ever live esports event in the city, as part of the launch of the university’s new £5m Screen School. Professional racing drivers from Wolves Esports will be competing on the Monza track in Italy in the first race of a five-race series. The action will take place in the Arena Theatre on September 25th 2021, where attendees will see all the action live on the big screen, meet Wolverhampton Screen School staff and students and take part in interactive activities as a taster ahead of the…

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Guild Esports signs women’s Valorant team, Guild X

UK-based organisation Guild Esports has announced the signing of an all-women Valorant team. The new team, Guild X, comprises Vivian Mae Schilling ‘Roxi’ (DE), Yağmur Gündüz ‘Smurfette’ (TUR), Anastasiya Rival’evna ‘Glance’ (RUS), Benfakir Sophia ‘Kim’ (FRA) and team captain Klaudia Beczkiewicz ‘Cinnamon’ (USA). All five players, who previously competed as Project X, have signed one-year contracts with an option to renew for another year. They will receive an annual salary and performance incentives. The team recently won the Women in Games Valorant Community Cup. Continue reading Guild Esports signs women’s Valorant team, Guild X

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How did Fnatic qualify for Valorant Champions 2021?

Good news for Fnatic Valorant fans – the team have qualified for the most prestigious tournament of the year: Valorant Champions 2021. The side, which features UK talent Boaster and Mistic, plus coach mini, along with Croation player Doma, Finnish player Derke and Czech player Magnum, plus US coach Anderzz, have had a year of ups and downs so far. Last month, Fnatic failed to qualify for the EMEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs, and as a result of this, missed out on Masters LAN in Berlin, which has just concluded. Continue reading How did Fnatic qualify for Valorant Champions 2021?

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Women in Games 2021 UK esports award winners announced, including Fluke, Frankie Ward, Geomancy, Roehampton Uni and more

The 2021 Women in Games Awards took place last night, with a host of top esports talent acknowledged across the globe. In terms of the UK talent recognised, esports host Frankie Ward won the Most Influential Esports Host award, while Rainbow Six talent Emi ‘Fluke’ Donaldson was awarded Most Influential Esports Shoutcaster or Analyst. The University of Roehampton – which launched a women in esports scholarship last year – picked up the University or College Games or Esports Diversity Initiative award. Continue reading Women in Games 2021 UK esports award winners announced, including Fluke, Frankie Ward, Geomancy, Roehampton Uni and…

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Wild Rift: Origin Series Championship casting talent announced as UK org Rix.GG signs No Team No Talent roster

Riot Games has announced the broadcast talent line-up for the Wild Rift: Origin Series Championship taking place between September 24th and 26th 2021. The event will see some of the best Wild Rift players EMEA/MENA battle it out in Stockholm for the chance to be crowned the Wild Rift: Origin Series champions, as well as taking home the lion’s share of €150,000. Casters include existing Wild Rift talent, Brits Excoundrel, Deman and Tridd, who are now joined by Viperoon and Carmeline – a pair who have cast several other tournaments in the UK scene in recent years. Continue reading Wild…