Category: eSport

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

CSGO: ECS Finals Return To UK For Season 7

FACEIT has revealed that the CSGO ECS Season 7 Finals will take place in London this summer.

The event will occur from 06-09 June; the SSE Arena in Wembley is hosting the final two days of the tournament.

New ECS logo.

This is the fourth time the London based company have chosen to hold their flagship event in their home city. FACEIT’s Valve sponsored major also took place at the SSE Arena last September. . . . .  . . . read more

LoL: LEC Power Rankings – Week Three

Even at this early point in the season, teams are starting to seperate into groups and we have a real idea of who has a chance of reaching the later stages. Read below to find out the best and worst teams from week 3 of the LEC.

10. Rogue: 0-6 (=)

Rogue continues to suffer from a lack of leadership and discipline. While their game against Vitality was the team’s most impressive performance of the season so far, they often over-committed by putting too much focus on one area of the map. This allowed their opposition to push lanes freely and take objectives to gain a financial advantage. Ultimately, this is what helped Vitality secure the victory. The team is showing signs of improvement but has a long way to go.
Player of the week: Kikis (Jungle)
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LoL: LEC Power Rankings – Week Two

Week two of LEC saw former champions humbled while one of the supposed “superteams” picked up their first loss. Join us as we break down the movers and shakers after the second week of action.

10. Rogue: 0-4 (=)

More of the same from Rogue as they looked uninspired in both of their games this week. While they stayed respectable in the laning phase, their lack of team cohesion showed as the matches continued. Kim “Profit” Jun-Hyung put up a particularly solid individual performance in the top lane but seemed poorly integrated into the team’s overall strategy.
Player of the week: Kim “Profit” Jun-Hyung (Top) . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Asia & America Minors Produce Four More Major Qualifiers

It was a happy Australia Day in Katowice as Renegades and Grayhound Gaming waltzed into the Katowice Major.

Renegades secured their place yesterday by winning the Asian Minor. Fellow countrymen Grayhound joined them by beating ViCi in the lower bracket final.

Grayhound’s Liam “malta” Schembri singled out in-game-leader Chris “dexter”‘ Nong for praise. He tweeted: “On a serious note, so proud of the effort every single member of this team put in to get the W today, none more than @dextersjourney, dude puts his all in every day.” . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: EU & CIS Qualifiers For Katowice Confirmed

ENCE Esports and AVANGAR have qualified for the IEM Katowice 2019 Major after winning the EU and CIS regional minors respectively.

After the EU final, an emotional Joona “natu” Leppänen, part of the team behind ENCE, said: “I was a part of the last full Finnish team that played at a major and that was Katowice in 2015 so it’s been 4 years. I think that it’s due time that we have a full Finnish roster at a major.” . . . .  . . . read more

LoL: LEC Power Rankings – Week One

The new League of Legends season has arrived in Europe and everyone is speculating which teams will find themselves on the top of the pile come the end of the season. During week one, we saw strong statements of intent from a couple of teams while others were found severely lacking. Join us as we start our weekly rankings of the best, and worst, the LEC has to offer. . . . .  . . . read more

CSGO: Katowice EU Minor Teams Ranked

As the Katowice CSGO Major is less than a month away, eyes look to Poland for the regional Minor Championships. This is an opportunity for teams from all over the world to prove their worth and secure their place at the Major. We’ve ranked all the teams from the EU Minor, read and find out who we think are the favourites to win the tournament. . . . .  . . . read more