Category: General News

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

UKSG Winter 2019

Esports, by definition, is player vs player; two players or teams competing against each other in a video game. But what do you call it when someone is competing against the game itself? Player vs environment could be one name for it but a more fitting name would be speedrunning.

Speedrunners get from A to B in a video game as fast as is humanly possible. Sometimes the aim is just to complete the game (any%) or to 100% the game as well as finish in the quickest time. The scene covers every platform and game you could imagine. It’s so vast, there isn’t even a point in doing a from this game to that game line here. Basically, if you can think of a video game, chances are there’s a speedrun of it. . . . .  . . . read more

Call of Duty Esports to Arrive in UK

London’s Copper Box Theatre will play host to a vital stage of the Call of Duty World League this May as 16 of the world’s best teams converge on the capital. Held from 3-5 May at the 7,500-capacity venue, the event will be an important precursor to the spectacular CoD World Championships in August. . . . .  . . . 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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Scottish FGC Interview – Naught

It’s no secret that the Scottish Fighting Game Community (FGC) is the strongest esport scene in Scotland. From Smash being the most popular game up here by far to professional players being sponsored in games such as SFV and Mortal Kombat to even massive FGC tournaments such as Hypespotting, the Scottish FGC has it all covered. But who are the players of this scene? Starting from today, we’ll be looking at interviewing them regularly along with other players and members from various Scottish esports scenes. . . . .  . . . read more

UKDota Player Picked Up As Coach

Been wanting to write something about UKDota for a number of months now but there hasn’t really been any activity in the scene especially in Scotland. There are currently no UKDota tournaments announced for this year, ESL One Birmingham doesn’t count, and a lot of the tier 1 players (usually immortal with couple LAN wins) have moved on from competitive play.  . . . .  . . . 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

Pedestal Games

Everyone has that one game they defend, even though they know full well there are much better games, it doesn’t stop them from arguing that their game is the greatest of all time. These are what I like to call pedestal games. You have elevated your opinion of this game to such a level that nothing anyone can say will change your mind. Now I’m not saying these games are bad, far from it. Every game on this list, in their own way, are some of the best examples of the video game industry and show just how far our medium has come. All I’m asking is, should you elevate these games beyond human understanding? . . . .  . . . read more