Uncategorized

nlc-2022-caster-line-up-announced:-jamada,-trouble-and-more-return,-with-nymaera,-initialise-and-others-joining-full-time ESports News UK

NLC 2022 caster line-up announced: Jamada, Trouble and more return, with Nymaera, Initialise and others joining full-time

Image credit: NLC Twitter The NLC, the League of Legends European Regional League (ERL) for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, has announced its talent line-up for 2022. Casters Hiprain, Guldborg, Jamada and Troubleinc have returned to helm the new NLC under Freaks 4U Gaming.  The tournament organiser has also brought on board Viperoon, Initialise and Nymaera, who were guest casters last year. The production will be broadcast from Berlin. Continue reading NLC 2022 caster line-up announced: Jamada, Trouble and more return, with Nymaera, Initialise and others joining full-time

esports-news-uk-rewind:-12-big-interviews-of-2021 ESports News UK

Esports News UK Rewind: 12 Big Interviews of 2021

2021 was a big year for Esports News UK, with editor Dom Sacco taking the site full-time and, with the help of Megalodontus, more interviews were published on the site than ever before. Here are some of our memorable interviews from last year, in no particular order. Interview with Valorant broadcast talent Yinsu Collins and MitchMan ahead of the VCT Stage 2 Masters (May 2021) Valorant came to the fore in 2021 – and a host of talent along with it. Continue reading Esports News UK Rewind: 12 Big Interviews of 2021

team-vitality-secure-e50m-investment-to-create-more-‘superteams’,-announce-new-2022-csgo-roster:-“we-have-what-it-takes-to-be-the-best-csgo-team-in-the-world” ESports News UK

Team Vitality secure €50m investment to create more ‘superteams’, announce new 2022 CSGO roster: “We have what it takes to be the best CSGO team in the world”

Team Vitality have secured €50m in funding from Rewired.gg spread over the next three years to “create European super teams capable of winning the most coveted trophies in esports”. The French-based esports organisation have also today announced their 2022 CSGO roster, with the signing of Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “magisk” Reif, and Danny “zonic” Sørensen. The decorated trio join Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, and Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier to complete what they’re calling “one of the strongest line-ups in CSGO history”. Continue reading Team Vitality secure €50m investment to create more ‘superteams’, announce new 2022 CSGO roster: “We have…

twitch-removes-ios-sub-tokens,-making-it-easier-for-users-to-sub-to-streamers-via-an-iphone ESports News UK

Twitch removes iOS sub tokens, making it easier for users to sub to streamers via an iPhone

Livestreaming platform is doing away with sub tokens on iOS, making it easier for viewers to subscribe to streamers from their Apple devices. Users could previously sub from an iPhone, but Twitch has now changed the way it works, so instead of viewers having to use a sub token to manually sub from an iPhone each month, they can now use a recurring sub which renews automatically. From December 1st 2021, Twitch users will no longer be able to purchase new sub tokens, but will be able to use existing ones until January 10th 2022, when they will no longer…

worlds-2021-english-speaking-broadcast-talent-announced:-we’ve-profiled-every-host-and-caster-to-help-you-get-to-know-them-ahead-of-worlds ESports News UK

Worlds 2021 English-speaking broadcast talent announced: We’ve profiled every host and caster to help you get to know them ahead of Worlds

Riot Games has officially announced its English on-air hosts and casters for the 2021 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds), with plenty of UK & Ireland talent included – and some for the first time. With such a comprehensive list of names, Megalodontus provides a quick rundown on who these talents are, including profiles on each, so you can get to know them ahead of the Worlds broadcast. LPL casters Oisín ‘Penguin’ Molloy Hailing from the Republic of Ireland, Penguin is now a caster for the LPL but was also most recently seen casting the Amazon EU Masters 2021 Summer…

majority-uk-cdl-team-toronto-ultra-eliminate-optic-chicago-from-champs,-scump-out-despite-strong-performances,-team-achieves-at-least-top-four ESports News UK

Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

Image credit: Toronto Ultra Twitter Majority-UK Call of Duty League (CDL) team Toronto Ultra last night eliminated fan-favourite squad OpTic Chicago, guaranteeing them at least a top-four finish at Champs. Toronto won 3-1, closing out the tie on Raid Control. Going into this weekend, Toronto Ultra — comprising three top UK players in Benjamin Bance, Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven and Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan — was second favourite on Sky Bet to become world champion behind only Atlanta FaZe. Continue reading Majority-UK CDL team Toronto Ultra eliminate OpTic Chicago from Champs, Scump out despite strong performances, team achieves at least top four

coming-in-clutch:-esports-insider-announces-finalists-for-pitch-investment-competition-the-clutch,-and-full-list-of-esi-digital-summer-speakers-and-sessions ESports News UK

Coming in Clutch: Esports Insider announces finalists for pitch investment competition The Clutch, and full list of ESI Digital Summer speakers and sessions

Esports Insider has announced the finalists for the 2021 edition of The Clutch, a pitch investment competition for esports startups. The Clutch, presented in partnership with Level 256, will take place at ESI Digital Summer — a B2B esports networking event of which Esports News UK is a media partner — from September 8-9th. Here are the finalists for The Clutch: Dragoni – An esports betting and data platform where users can search information on players, teams and matches across esports titles, and play real-money wagers. Continue reading Coming in Clutch: Esports Insider announces finalists for pitch investment competition The Clutch, and…

women-in-games-awards:-how-to-vote,-all-votable-nominees,-ceremony-to-be-broadcast-on-ginx-esports-tv ESports News UK

Women in Games Awards: How to vote, all votable nominees, ceremony to be broadcast on GINX Esports TV

UK-based non-profit organisation Women in Games announced today that its Women in Games Awards will be broadcast live on GINX Esports TV — on Sky TV channel 433 as well as online. The award show will take place on Saturday September 18th at 7pm BST. It will be the final event of the Women in Games Global Festival, which will take place from September 6th to 18th. Women in Games will present 20 different awards — 12 of which the public can vote on (continue reading for how to vote, and to see the nominees for those 12 awards). Continue…

image-of-controversial-streamer-wingsofredemption-circulated-as-murdered-journalist-in-afghanistan ESports News UK

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

pokemon-unite-patch-notes:-tencent-to-update-game-with-new-patch-on-wednesday-august-18th,-new-support-blissey-to-be-added ESports News UK

Pokémon Unite patch notes: Tencent to update game with new patch on Wednesday August 18th, new Support Blissey to be added

Pokémon Unite was released on Nintendo Switch on Wednesday July 21st 2021. Since then, its developer Tencent Games has made various tweaks to fix bugs. Yesterday (Monday August 16th) came the most recent round of updates and patches, as well as an announcement that Support Pokémon Blissey will be available to play from Wednesday August 18th. Continue reading to read the most recent patch notes in full. Last week, Esports News UK reported that the UK Esports League (UKEL), primarily a League of Legends league, are in discussions with Nintendo about the creation of a Pokémon Unite tournament, highlighting Pokémon…

looking-ahead-to-call-of-duty-champs,-cod:-vanguard,-and-the-implications-of-cod’s-yearly-release-cycle-for-its-esports-scene ESports News UK

Looking ahead to Call of Duty Champs, CoD: Vanguard, and the implications of CoD’s yearly release cycle for its esports scene

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s competitive season is coming to a close this weekend with the World Championships — or ‘Champs’ for short — taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd August, with some of the event’s top players hailing from the UK. Toronto Ultra, a team owned by esports conglomerate OverActive Media, has three British players in its starting roster of four and has been one of the best teams all season, winning the Stage 2 Major, placing second in the Stage 5 Major, and placing third at the Stage 3 and 4 Majors. Continue reading…

nlc-announces-major-format-changes-due-to-riot-games’-erl-changes,-ukel-postpones-open,-promotion-and-relegation-tournaments,-fans-react-to-riot’s-decision ESports News UK

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…