KCOM’s eSports roundup 18/04/18


Keen to know the latest from the action-packed world of eSports? We’ve rounded up the top five news stories from around the UK.

Goodbye to Sportradar’s Head of Esports

Following an internal investigation, James Watson has left Sportradar, a sports data and betting services provider. This was because he was seen to be ‘betting aggressively’ on the eSports platform Unikrn by CEO Rahul Sood.

No evidence confirms that he was using privileged information before placing bets, but Watson has now left his position after six years at the company.


Misfits Academy Defeat Excel

During the very last ESL UK and Ireland League of Legends Premiership, Misfits Academy beat Excel Esports after an intense five-game playoff. A devastating loss for Excel, Misfits Players Shikari, Prosfair and Special certainly looked pleased to take home the trophy. It’s going to be exciting to see what happens next.


UK Esports Awards venue announced

The brand new event presented by ENUK and CSGO promises to celebrate the best talent from across the country in terms of eSports. As well as being live-streamed, the ceremony will take place at the ESL Studio 1 facility in Leicester.

Falling on Saturday 30 June, the event is set to be a brilliant opportunity to meet like-minded people in the industry, as well as acknowledge the hard work of players, casters, managers and admins. Tickets are yet to be released.


eSports fans go wild at CWL Birmingham

Some of the most excited fans in eSports attended the Call of Duty event hosted by Insomnia 62 earlier this month. The support from the audience was immense as they chanted and roared to encourage the Splyce UK CoD team, who managed to finish second place against all odds.


NUEL Live just around the corner

With NUEL Live approaching fast, we can’t wait for the games to begin. The University Esports Masters will see six teams from six nations go head-to-head.

NUEL Live selects the UK representative who will battle it out with players from France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal, with one of them crowned the king or queen of EU universities. There are still so many details yet to be revealed but watch this space, as it’s set to be an incredible event.


Warwick already secure tickets to Nuel Live

The Warwick Stretchy Boiz have earned their place at Nuel Live on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April. Facing Teesside, Warwick managed to beat their opponents fairly quickly during the semi-final with a convincing 2-0 score.

Next for the Stretchyboiz is the final fight against NUEL Live reigning champions Lancaster University. Who do you think will take the crown?

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