UK Players Head To China For WESG

WESG kicks-off in Chongqing, China this Thursday and will host tournaments in CSGO, Dota 2, Hearthstone, PES, StarCraft and Vainglory. We will be taking a look at the two players from the UK will compete at the tournament.

Joshua “RiSky” Hayward will feature in the StarCraft II tournament which starts on Monday.  RiSky, a Zerg player, frequently competes at international offline events including the recent IEM Katowice. A familiar name in the UK StarCraft II scene; he has been victorious in seven of the last eight Epic.LAN tournaments. . . . .  . . . read more

Following on from Herald on Sunday article “How Scotland is missing its chance in the esports industry”

There was a tremendously positive response to the recent article in the Herald on Sunday which asked why there wasn’t a fully professional esports scene in Scotland. We would like to thank the Herald on Sunday for taking an interest in raising the awareness of Scottish esports and producing this article. However, members of the Scottish Fighting Game Community (SFGC), as well as other parties, have spoken up to say that the article did not fully represent their scene and all the support professional companies such as Currys PC World and GT Omega put into it.  . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Astralis Make It Two In a Row @ IEM Katowice

Astralis won their second consecutive Major championship at IEM Katowice after beating ENCE in Sunday’s final. The win marks Astralis’ third Major title overall, a record they share with Fnatic.

The Danish team had a flawless run through the knock-out stages; they beat NiP and MIBR 2-0 en route to the final. On the other side of the bracket, Finnish outsiders ENCE eliminated two top three ranked teams, Liquid and NaVi, during their fairy-tale run through the tournament. . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Katowice Major Top Eight Ranked

After two weeks of competitive Counter-Strike, the knock-out stage of the IEM Katowice 2019 Major is finally upon us. We’ve ranked the surviving teams in order of how likely it is that they will lift the trophy this Sunday.

8. ENCE
The Finnish squad has been given the most challenging route to the final and would need to beat two of the top five teams in the world to get there. While ENCE boasts an exciting playstyle and excellent teamwork, they have historically struggled to beat elite teams. While one upset is possible, it is unlikely that they can do it three times. . . . .  . . . read more

New British Legends At CSGO Katowice Major 2019: Preview

Sixteen top Counter-Strike teams will be in action during the New Legends stage of the IEM Katowice Major 2019 major in Poland starting this Wednesday.

Two British players will compete in the New Legends stage, marking only the second time that players from the UK have made it to the top sixteen at a major. . . . .  . . . read more

Scottish FGC Interview – Suleymon

Continuing our series of interviews with Scottish esports players, this week we chatted to former Fnatic SFV and Scottish FGC (Fighting Game Community) player Suleymon.

Hello Suleymon, please introduce yourself.

My name’s Assad. I’ve been playing Competitive Street Fighter V through the Capcom Pro Tour and the Gfinity Elite Series for about 3 years and a bit now. . . . .  . . . read more

Operation Burnt Horizon

It looks like we’re heading down under, as it was announced that the next map coming to Rainbow Six Siege will be Outback. It will come as part of Operation Burnt Horizon which will be the first of the Season 4 set.

Just a few days before the announcement of Outback, we were teased with information on the 2 upcoming SASR Operators. In their news post, it is noted that there will be an Attacker and Defender, which isn’t all that surprising but they do mention gadgets. The pair of Operators has been described as “Two old mates from way back” with information giving insight into each – “One’s a stoic Attacker who’s just there to get the job done, and the other is a quick-witted Defender who’s in it for the guts and glory.” . . . .  . . . read more

PUBG Esports Comes To The UK

FACEIT will bring competitive Player Unknown Battlegrounds to London this April for the FACEIT Global Summit.

Twenty-four teams will battle in London on April 16-21, with the final three days taking place at the ExCeL Centre.

All twenty-four teams will play on the first three days during the group stages with the top eight finishers proceeding directly to the grand final. The remaining sixteen teams will face-off in an elimination stage on April 19 with the top eight teams on that day also qualifying for the grand final. . . . .  . . . read more

Biggest Tournament in CSGO: IEM Katowice Major Primer

(Image: Inside the Spodek arena © Helena Kristiansson – esportphoto.com)

The Intel Extreme Masters Katowice CSGO Major 2019 kicks off this Wednesday in Katowice, Poland.

Over the next three weeks, twenty-four of the best teams from all over the world will compete to win the most prestigious title in CSGO and their share of a million dollar prize pool. . . . .  . . . read more