ESL UK have stated one of their main aims with the Premiership is to help support grass-roots UK esports. Today, they have gone one step further in this goal by hosting a boot-camp for two CS:GO teams at their venue.
The two teams invited for the event are Team Endpoint and Impulse Gaming, who’ll be attending the venue for three days. Over the 6th-8th February, the squads will play out their ESL Premiership league game on the Monday before focusing on the boot-camp the rest of the days.
After the second week of [...]
So for anyone involved in the qualifiers for The ESL Premiership since Monday, you’d have noticed issues with with taking part. From server issues, to seeds, to delays and then format changes. It’s been a rough ride. So, I headed to the top and asked Will Attwood, Product Manager for ESL UK, what was going on.
Hyph is one of the top 16 seeded teams, with many assuming they’d be doing fairly well as competitors as they feature the likes of Tom “vertigo” Rockliffe, Roger “paynt” Paynter and Adam “ALIG” Robinson-Witts. That was until the latter player didn’t turn up to LAN.
Such an event caused hyph to head to one of the many “Free-Agents” at LAN. The player in question was, reportedly, a “Single AK” rank in matchmaking. This could’ve led to be the cause of a lot of upsets, even with the more experienced players picking up the slack. They were placed into Group E, taking the second-favourite position behind [...]
After the recent scandals over the nature of the release of their previous CSGO team, sources close to the organisation state that VATIC will announce that Matt Litherland is to be handing over his 50% ownership of the team to Anthony “Neggies” English. English, current Community Manager of VATIC, has no current experience in running an eSports organisation.
The current ownership structure of the organisation is split 50/50 between Mark “Crossy” Cross and Matt Litherland. This move would see Litherland relinquish his ownership of the organisation and transfer it to English. This would send Matt into a back-room role, avoiding the limelight and ending [...]