Category: SEL

SEL Season 2 – Coming Soon

How far will you walk?

After a successful first season, Esports Scotland will be getting bigger and better for SEL Season Two.

There will be four games to compete in during the next season which includes a mix between old favourites as well as exciting new titles. Keep your eyes glued to your screen as we will be announcing details of the upcoming tournament over the next week. . . . .  . . . read more

BIG Fest Update: Retro Games Area

BIG Fest 2018 is going to be an exciting one! Not only will we have our LAN finals for our SEL tournaments, we will be hosting a retro games area amongst other activities!

This retro area will be like a shooting gallery, with a range of light gun games that will be available to play. The number of setups we will have is not 100% definite yet but you can expect there to be at least 3 or 4. . . . .  . . . read more

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

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

Patch Notes 1.3

With block 1 in SEL Season 1 finished, we move into block 2 with our block patch notes. First of all, instead of doing patch notes every week, we will put them up when we feel there is enough information to do so. Originally, they were weekly but we found there wasn’t always enough changes in order to warrant a post. Esports Scotland will always be doing block patch notes every five weeks though. As stated in the introduction to patch notes article, these will be major changes to game rules and formats. Here are the patch notes for block 2;  . . . .  . . . read more

Block 1 Round Up

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone from the Esports Scotland community that took part in SEL Season 1 Block 1. None of this would be possible without your support. The winners of all tournaments in block 1 are as follows;

CS:GO – Revelation Gaming

Splatoon 2 – Ankling

LoL – Team Fire . . . .  . . . read more

What on Earth is Puyo Puyo Tetris?

Most people, like myself I’d imagine, have never heard of this installment of the Tetris series. Everyone knows what Tetris is but what is Puyo Puyo? I thought I’d dive in and see what on Earth this game was.

Initially released in February of 2014 on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and PS3 (Japan also got it for the PS Vita), it was later released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in English on March 3rd 2017. It also released on Steam for PC in 2018. Eurogamer ranked the PS4 and Switch versions 24th on their list of Top 50 Games of 2017, so it must be good, right? . . . .  . . . read more

Rainbow Six Siege: Beginner and Pro level tips

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Recently I have found myself becoming more, and more engrossed in Rainbow Six Siege and I’m now always looking to improve at the game. I don’t consider myself to be a beginner now, however, I am definitely not anywhere near pro level. With the introduction of Rainbow Six Siege at SEL I thought I’d bring over some of the tips and guides that I used and looked at to improve my game. . . . .  . . . read more