Category: General News

CSGO @ SEL Season Two

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will make a grand return to SEL for Season Two.

TPO.Esports Alba were crowned SEL Season One champions at BIG Fest 2018. Season Two is going to be even bigger as we will hold the finals during Resonate at the SEC in Glasgow on 20-21 July 2019. . . .  . . . read more

Rainbow Six Siege Breaks And Enters Into SEL Season Two

Sledge will be coming home to Scotland as Rainbow Six Seige for PC joins the SEL Season Two line-up.

Esports Scotland will be running an online qualifier, scheduled at the end of April and into May, using the Swiss format. Teams with a winning record will compete in a knock-out tournament to find the best Rainbow Six team in Scotland. . . . .  . . . read more

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate In SEL Season 2 – Coming To A Town Near You

Following the massive demand for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at BIG Fest 2018, we’ve added it to the SEL Season Two lineup.

At Esports Scotland, we want to work with those already in the scene so we can evolve Scottish esports together. We are therefore excited to announce that we will be working with regional organisations to take our Smash tournament entirely offline. . . . .  . . . 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

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