This week marked the moment that we have all been waiting for; the beginning of the UKLC featuring our very own DarkSpawn Gaming. The first week saw a number of best-of-1 match-ups of the UK’s finest League of Legends players, which saw a new tower champion crowned going into week 2.
With DarkSpawn Gaming competing this year’s LVP UK, we caught up with League of Legends Coach Tim ‘Zvir’ Gudz to discuss the origins of his eSports experience, why he became a coach and what it’s like to represent DarkSpawn Gaming on the competitive stage.
Rare’s sandbox pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves has divided opinion since its inception. With the title being one that encouraged PvP and squad-based gameplay over a solo experience, it was very much a love it or hate it scenario amongst players from the get-go.
The Rocket League Asia Pro League 3.0 will be organised by APL Esports, and will see eight Asian teams battling it out for a $3,000 prize pool. The competition will run over the course of eight weeks, and will be played every Sunday starting from February 24th.
Details for the seventh Rocket League Championship Series have been announced, and will be offering a $1 million prize pool once again. Qualifiers for the competition kick off in March, whilst Season 7 begins on April 6th.
Sport1 has claimed a number of rights to broadcast competitions from Blizzard Entertainment on a new pay-TV eSports channel. The German commercial broadcaster has signed a two-year agreement which will see the coverage of the Overwatch League, amongst other Blizz properties.
The world of eSports is growing at an impressive rate, though there are those who do not consider the prospect of competitive gaming becoming an Olympic sport. According to Deutschen Olympischen Sportbundes president Alfons Hörmann, there is a lack of legitimacy where eSports are concerned, stating that “Esports does not exist. And it will not be included in the Olympic program.”
Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare, a well-known League of Legends coach and commentator, recently came under fire for comments made about female players, after noticing an odd pattern of ranking whilst reviewing a particular player, leading LS to state that “It’s a girl, so you’re seeing the years when she had a boyfriend and when she was single.”