SFV Qualifiers go OFFLINE

Yes, you read that title correctly, we will be having offline qualifiers as well as our already existing SFV online league!

After 2 weeks worth of our SFV League being online, we have heard the community’s concerns and respect the desire for future SFV Scottish Esports League events to be held offline. So, that is what we have done! We identified FGC groups and events, in the community, and offline qualifiers have been created. Reset Aberdeen’s Crush Counter, Turbo Tuesdays in Kirkcaldy and Burn To Fight held by Glasgow’s Maximum Impact Gaming are all hosting events which will give SEL qualifier points towards the SFV finals in October. . . . .  . . . read more

Bethesdas Knockout E3 Presentation

I personally can’t say I’ve checked out an E3 stream before and found myself in the crowd watching a terrifying rock band on stage playing music with a video game played on a screen above them. Perhaps it’s been done before but I can’t imagine on this calibre. Bethesda announced Rage 2 earlier this year and decided to bring along Andrew W.K. to play Ready to Die to capture the feeling of Rage 2. With a gameplay showcase to back up the music, I can definitely see why Andrew W.K. was chosen to provide the soundtrack. Explosive carnage with solid, beefy gunplay we can recognise stemming from the recent Doom (2016) game and abilities seamlessly merged in between the gunshots and blood-splatters of raiders. Rage 2 is definitely on my watchlist this year. . . . .  . . . read more

Fighting Game Events Coming Up

Along with our own Scottish Esports League events, we are keen to support local events. So I have compiled a short list of just some of the events that are coming up in the next couple of months:

Maximum Impact Glasgow – Burn to Fight Glasgow

Dates: 9th June/ 7th July      Location: Max-XP Gaming . . . .  . . . read more

Operation Para Bellum – Release Patch Notes

With Operation Para Bellum going live today, I’m going to take a look at both the original patch notes and the patch notes addendum that they released after TTS servers were closed.

Original patch notes:

The main changes we’ll see with Operation Para Bellum are the addition of the new map and 2 new operators.


The villa was specifically designed to offer a competitive showdown. It sets the stage for diverse gameplay, providing wide staircases, narrow tunnels, and secret hatches. Don’t let the lush décor fool you, the villa is deadly: some of its floors are destructible and can fully expose you.” . . . .  . . . read more

Overwatch Gets Its Most Anticipated Update Since Mercy Got Nerfed

Last night the PTR got its newest patch update and with it comes a few important changes for Doomfist, Orisa and, the most anticipated since her last rework, Symmetra.

Symmetra has always been a controversial pick with some stating that anyone who picks Symmetra, under any circumstances, is throwing the game. Now, Symmetra has moved forward from being a purely defensive character by design (despite what some Symmetra one-tricks might say) to becoming a very viable offense pick. . . . .  . . . read more

Upcoming UKDota Tournaments

This week, one of the biggest ever esports tournament in the UK is happening; ESL One Birmingham 2018. It is the UK’s first ever Dota 2 Major and has caused tournament organisers to increase capacity 4 times at Birmingham Arena. ESL have even gone on record to say it’s the fastest selling ESL tournament there’s ever been worldwide. The prize fund is $1 million with the winning team getting $500,000. 12 teams will be playing at the tournament. 6 have been invited with a further 6 coming through regional qualifiers. Out of these 12 teams, none are from the UK. There isn’t even a UK player in the tournament. . . . .  . . . read more