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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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RossBoomsocks cosplay set launched: Because there’s nothing more terrifying than dressing up as a League of Legends streamer for Halloween

Move aside Michael Myers, there’s a new Halloween hoodlum in town. Spooky season is approaching again next month, and it won’t be long before Halloween costumes appear in shops and supermarkets. You could do the usual and dress up as a ghost, a witch or a werewolf, maybe a film icon, or even dress to impress with your own custom outfit. Or, you know, you could go to a party dressed as Scottish League of Legends streamer RossBoomsocks, and really confuse amaze your friends. Continue reading RossBoomsocks cosplay set launched: Because there’s nothing more terrifying than dressing up as a…

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Miss Baffy interview: ‘If somebody joins my stream and they’re sexist, I literally just tell them how much of a fucking idiot they are!’

Miss Baffy is one of the UK’s most popular League of Legends streamers, and she recently joined UK esports organisation LDN UTD. She hopped into a Discord call with Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco to discuss what the partnership will involve, nearing 100,000 followers on Twitch and how she became a streamer, including opening up on her difficult past. Congratulations on your partnership with LDN UTD. What will this involve and why did you team up with them?  Continue reading Miss Baffy interview: ‘If somebody joins my stream and they’re sexist, I literally just tell them how much of…

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Rainbow Six streamers swear more than any other type of content creator, study finds

Holy ****, it’s official, Rainbow Six Siege streamers and YouTubers swear more than content creators in other games. According to a new study, they swear almost ten times every ****ing minute, or almost 600 times per hour. FIFA streamers were in second place with 552 expletives per hour, and CoD: Warzone streamers were close behind, with 484 swearwords per hour. Halo, GTA V, CSGO, Fortnite and Apex Legends content creators followed in the list. Continue reading Rainbow Six streamers swear more than any other type of content creator, study finds

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Anne ‘mamabenjyfishy’ Fish joins Galaxy Racer, becomes first pro gamer mum to join an esports team organisation

Dubai-based esports organisation Galaxy Racer has signed Anne Fish, aka ‘mamabenjyfishy’ or ‘mama fishy’, the British mother of pro Fortnite player benjyfishy. Mama Fishy has joined the org as a content creator. The signing comes after she competed at Galaxy Racer’s most recent Fortnite Tournament, the Aubameyang Cup, where it was agreed if Anne placed in the top 50, the esports organisation would offer her an official content creator contract. As an official Galaxy Racer content creator, mamabenjyfishy will be streaming Fortnite, producing educational and entertaining YouTube content as well as playing in competitive Fortnite tournaments. Continue reading Anne ‘mamabenjyfishy’…

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Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a decade: ‘Everyone gets sick of playing the same game from time to time, but my Twitch viewers keep me going’

Speedrunning and esports might have their differences, but they share that core drive to compete, to improve, to break new ground. For the UK’s fastest 70-star Super Mario 64 speedrunner, Biinny (aka Lee Whelan), patience, passion and consistency are key. Unlike the latest esports games, many of which constantly evolve with new patches, gameplay tweaks and metas, Mario 64 is the same as it was when it first launched back in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Continue reading Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a…

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Image of controversial streamer WingsOfRedemption circulated as murdered journalist in Afghanistan

Image courtesy of WingsOfRedemption Twitch Amidst the social-media furore around the crisis in Afghanistan, an image of American streamer WingsOfRedemption has this week been circulated as that of a murder victim in Afghanistan. Fake news accounts — copy-catting BBC News, CNN, and MSNBC — circulated the image of WingsOfRedemption, real name Jordie Jordan, on Twitter, stating that he was a journalist killed by Taliban insurgents in Kabul. All three accounts have since been suspended. Continue reading Image of controversial streamer WingsOfRedemption circulated as murdered journalist in Afghanistan

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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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Smooya tears up on stream after being benched by Movistar Riders: ‘I just want nothing else than to play in a team I can make my home’

British CSGO player Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield showed his emotions on stream today after being benched by Movistar Riders. Dexerto’s Richard Lewis broke the news of smooya’s benching yesterday and it was confirmed by Movistar Riders and smooya himself today. Movistar has made some changes to its CSGO roster, outlined in this announcement post. They now have an all-Spanish starting roster, with Alejandro ‘mopoz’ Fernández-Quejo and Alejandro ‘alex’ Masanet being joined by new signings Álvaro ‘SunPayus’ García , Raúl ‘DeathZz’ Jordan and David ‘Dav1g’ Granado. Continue reading Smooya tears up on stream after being benched by Movistar Riders: ‘I just want nothing else than to play in a team I…

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UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over Activision Blizzard harassment controversy

Prominent British World of Warcraft content creator Preach Gaming is halting day-to-day coverage of the game in light of the recent harassment allegations against Activision Blizzard. “After so many years, the road has come to an end – time to give up on World of Warcraft,” he said. “We are stopping our coverage of the game. This has not been an easy decision.” Preach, who has 428,000 YouTube subscribers and 224,000 Twitch followers, is the latest content creator to speak out on the scandal involving Activision Blizzard. Continue reading UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over…

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Thunder fury: Asmongold’s ‘ghetto solution’ to internet outage after house struck by lightning

Did someone say [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]? No, but Asmongold had some IRL thunder fury after his house was struck by lightning. The popular MMO streamer, who has been playing Final Fantasy 14 recently more than World of Warcraft content, lost his internet after lightning struck. Lightning literally just hit my house and knocked out my internet Holy shit lol — Zack (@Asmongold) July 19, 2021 At first, Asmongold was told by his internet service provider that there was an outage in his area, and that he needed to get a new modem. Continue reading Thunder fury: Asmongold’s ‘ghetto solution’…

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IWillDominate to make pro casting debut in the LPL with the likes of UK caster Munchables

US League of Legends streamer and personality Christian ‘IWillDominate’ Rivera (aka Dom) is about to make his professional casting debut on a Riot broadcast. He will be joining the LPL English broadcast stream on July 11th, covering the top-tier of Chinese League of Legends. Specifically, matches between Suning and Top Esports, and Team WE and JD Gaming. He will be joining the likes of Joe ‘Munchables’ Fenny, an experienced UK play-by-play caster who has worked with ESL UK on Premiership broadcasts, on the UKLC, EU Masters and more, and now works on the LPL English broadcast. Continue reading IWillDominate to…

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UK Yogscast streamer Pedguin banned on Twitch for use of emotes including a Winnie the Pooh cartoon posterior and hot tub

Peter ‘Pedguin’ Mann, UK streamer and member of the UK-based entertainment group Yogscast, has been banned on Twitch. Pedguin says the ban was due to his emotes, and white Twitch hadn’t apparently told him what was specifically wrong with his latest emotes, it did previously state previous emotes were removed due to ‘imagery of sexualised content or nudity’. Pedguin had previously submitted slightly different versions of the below Winnie the Pooh-style emotes, which were removed by Twitch, prompting him to make tweaks and changes. Continue reading UK Yogscast streamer Pedguin banned on Twitch for use of emotes including a Winnie the…

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We speak to Empathise, the young UK Valorant streamer raided by 100 Thieves pro player Hiko: ‘I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2018 and streamed more as an escape, and now this has exploded into something I never thought would happen. It’s brought back my motivation after losing my old Twitch account’

When 18-year-old UK Immortal Valorant streamer Empathise (aka Harley) from Nottingham sat down to broadcast this week, he was expecting to stream to a handful of viewers. But 100 Thieves pro Valorant player Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin had other ideas. He decided to raid Empathise’s channel, resulting in his Twitch followers jumping by more than 2,000 almost overnight, with esports pros, journalists and others in the gaming community giving Empathise attention and support. Continue reading We speak to Empathise, the young UK Valorant streamer raided by 100 Thieves pro player Hiko: ‘I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2018 and…

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Ibai banned on Twitch after guest moons on stream

Spanish streamer and former League of Legends caster Ibai ‘Ibai’ Llanos has been banned on Twitch after a guest flashed their buttocks on stream. This appears to be the reason for his latest ban, where a guest exposed themselves during a rap battle event. Ibai explained on Twitter: “During the weekend battles, one of the boys showed his ass. I desperately yelled a “NOOOO” as he turned around but I couldn’t help it. Continue reading Ibai banned on Twitch after guest moons on stream