EU LCS Power Rankings week one: base races and upsets

The EU LCS returned with a bang as the opening week included intense games,shock defeats and even a crazy base race. With eight of the 10 teams tied on 1-1, it's ridiculously hard to call who's the best but we've tried to do so in the first official power rankings of the new season.

Overwatch League Power Rankings week 2: Dallas Fuel drop

We've already had two weeks of great esports action in the Overwatch League, and the teams are starting to fall into place in the standings.  The top and bottom of the table are about as expected, but there are still a few surprises along the way. We're looking at you, Dallas.  Below you'll find how the teams are stacking up after four games each, according to Mail Esports' Matt Porter. 

BestMeta's MD explains how an esports cryptocurrency works

Cryptocurrency has been in the news a lot recently. Whether it's been sharply rising or plummeting, people seem interested in it more for the entertainment value more than anything else. Earlier this week, a cryptocurrency based platform called BestMeta launched, claiming it's aimed directly at esports. Cryptocurrency and blockchain are hard to explain, and explaining how they can be used to support esports talent is harder, so we asked BestMeta's Managing Director, Amy Yu, how it all works.

Riot are removing the most crucial item for support players, Sightstone. We asked coaches and players from the EU and NA LCS how these changes will affect supports in pro play.

First-person shooter games have a long history with esports with games such as CS:GO is one of the biggest esport titles in the world today. There's a gap that Bulkhead Studios could fill with Battalion.

Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson is well known in the esports community as a Dota 2 commentator, but he's about to try his hand at hosting.

Carlos Tevez is back in FIFA 18 after returning from China

A former-favourite amongst FIFA fans has returned to the series, Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian has returned to boyhood club Boca Juniors after his seven month stint in China. FIFA players will recall how overpowered the Striker used to be on FIFA games especially on FIFA 12.

Interview with BBQ Olivers' new signings Trick and IgNar

We caught up with BBQ Olivers' new signings Trick and IgNar to find out more about their time in Europe and why they think South Korean teams are so far ahead compared to other teams. With World Championship experience to their name, the jungle and support player hope they can take BBQ Olivers to new heights.

Beating SK Telecom T1 at League of Legends is hard enough for most teams, but Jin Air Green Wings did it while breaking multiple records. 

Overwatch esports player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel is a popular figure, but his fans won't be seeing him compete in the Overwatch League for at least a month.

Things are looking bleak for the Dallas Fuel after failing to pick up a win against the Outlaws.

Footballers react to FIFA 18 stats in hilarious video

Professional footballers are proud people, and it seems a lot of them are quite sensitive when it comes to their stats in FIFA 18. Their names and likenesses are used, so it makes sense that they'd want their video game representation to be the best they can be. Not everyone can be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi though, so sometimes EA Sports have to tone down the skills of players in the game.

Professional video gamers carry the Olympic torch

KT Rolster today made history as they became the first ever professional video game players to take part in an Olympic Torch relay. Professional video gaming, better known as esports, is now a legitimate profession as young adults compete in professional tournaments in front of millions of viewers online with large prize fees at stake. We could one day see esports in the Olympics.

Week two started off with an exciting match-up between San Francisco Shock and Philadelphia Fusion. Both teams shared a record of 1-1 and were looking for an all-important win to climb up the table.

Former Barcelona forward Ruud Gullit has announced the launch of 'Team Gullit' – an esports academy for budding FIFA players. This is the former Ballon d'Or winner's first venture into esports.

Fortnite Battle Royale's worldwide player base has now increased to a whopping 45 million players and the game recently racked up an impressive 2 million concurrent players.

Overwatch League week 1 power rankings: The best teams

The first ever Overwatch League is fully underway, and we've already had 12 matches of esports action. The league proved to be extremely popular, especially on its first day, gaining hundreds of thousands of concurrent views on Twitch. Those who've tuned in haven't been disappointed either, as we've already seen some top level Overwatch play, particularly from the top teams in the league. 

EU LCS preseason power rankings

The new LoL Esports season is just a few weeks away and despite a horde of players leaving for the NA LCS, the EU LCS teams have recovered well and still look strong. If anything, the EU LCS looks more competitive this year and it's going to be a tight battle for that all important first place.

LoL Esports season eight NA LCS power rankings

This season of the NA LCS promises to be one of the most exciting ever with 10 fully stacked rosters ready to take part in the first ever franchised season. Teams spent big bucks to enter the league ($20m/£15m to be precise) and have invested even more to secure top NA talent or bring over some exciting prospects from other regions.

Overwatch team London Spitfire play in Spurs £750m stadium

Tottenham Hotspur's new £750million stadium could become the home of Overwatch League team London Spitfire. Spitfire (owned by Cloud9) currently play their games in Los Angeles but from next season they will move to London.

H2K LoL mid-laner Caedre interview about his EU LCS debut

And on-top of new rosters, a new LoL esports season always brings forth a fresh batch of promising talent looking to make an impact, especially in Europe. And one of those skilled rookies is H2K's new mid-laner Marc 'Caedrel' Lamont. We caught up with him to find out how he feels before his first LCS split and about the months he spent in Korea, perfecting his skills.

Work America Capital Management, a Houston-based venture capital firm, are investing a whopping $70m (£51m) into an entrepreneurial complex including an Overwatch esports arena.

Young British gamers will finally be able to be given a taste of being an esports superstar thanks to the British Esports Championships. The British Esports Association will oversee the operation.

2018 looks set to be a big year for esports games based on real life sports.

The Overwatch League is taking over with local fan bases

There were many skeptics surrounding the Overwatch League, especially with decision to make the league location-based. Despite the fact most teams haven't played in their home locations yet, localised fan bases are already beginning to develop during the opening week.

British fans have lamented their lack of connection with Overwatch League team London Spitfire who are owned by an American organisation and sports a roster made up entirely of Koreans.

Most people know Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner as an esports commentator or host. He's a veteran of the esports industry, but he does a lot behind the scenes as well.

The Overwatch League starts tomorrow night, but fans still have a lot of questions about various aspects of the league.

The Overwatch League roared to life last week at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. There has been a long wait for highly-anticipated tournament to start and there was no shortage of viewers.

David Meyler's ridiculous Ultimate Team on FIFA 18

We've all read the stories of footballers spending their ridiculous wads of cash on amazing and extravagant things. Usually it's on designer clothes or exotic cars but for David Meyler it's FIFA. The Hull City midfielder has a ridiculous squad on Ultimate Team with Icons and TOTYs.

FIFA 18 set up eMLS where actual MLS clubs recruit players

FIFA 18 is following in the footsteps of the Overwatch League and the NBA 2K League by setting up a city-based esports tournament.  Coming to PAX East in April, the eMLS will have competitors representing Major League Soccer clubs competing to win the eMLS Cup. For now it looks as though 19 of the 23 teams in the MLS, the top tier of football in the United States, have signed up to take part. 

The creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might not think it's ready for esports just yet, but that hasn't stopped people trying.

The first FIFA 18 esports tournament, the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, begins later this month. The tournament will have no limitations on the number of quality players useable.

The Team Dignitas family of esports teams has grown once again, with the signing of Hugo 'HugS' Gonzalez and Jose 'Lucky' Aldama, two top Super Smash Bros. Melee players.

  

ESPORTS NEWS: FIFA, NBA LEAGUE GAMING AND MORE

EU LCS Power Rankings week one: G2 and Fnatic both fall to shock defeats

22/01/18 17:49

22/01/18 16:13

Professional footballers are proud people, and it seems a lot of them are quite sensitive when it comes to their stats in FIFA 18.

22/01/18 15:47

We've already had two weeks of great esports action in the Overwatch League, and the teams are starting to fall into place in the standings. 

22/01/18 15:31

A former-favourite amongst FIFA fans has returned to the series, Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian has returned to boyhood club Boca Juniors after his seven month stint in China.

22/01/18 12:32

First-person shooter games have a long history with esports with games such as CS:GO is one of the biggest esport titles in the world today. There's a gap that Bulkhead Studios could fill with Battalion.

22/01/18 11:46

We've all read the stories of footballers spending their ridiculous wads of cash on amazing and extravagant things. Usually it's on designer clothes or exotic cars but for David Meyler it's FIFA.

21/01/18 17:12

Riot are removing the most crucial item for support players, Sightstone. We asked coaches and players from the EU and NA LCS how these changes will affect supports in pro play.

20/01/18 16:34

Beating SK Telecom T1 at League of Legends is hard enough for most teams, but Jin Air Green Wings did it while breaking multiple records. 

20/01/18 14:04

I've you've got the coins, or if you're desperate and want to spend real money, then right now is the time to buy FIFA 18 Ultimate Team packs.

20/01/18 12:42

Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson is well known in the esports community as a Dota 2 commentator, but he's about to try his hand at hosting.

20/01/18 10:32

Overwatch esports player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel is a popular figure, but his fans won't be seeing him compete in the Overwatch League for at least a month.

19/01/18 17:33

Things are looking bleak for the Dallas Fuel after failing to pick up a win against the Outlaws.

19/01/18 14:48

Cryptocurrency has been in the news a lot recently. Whether it's been sharply rising or plummeting, people seem interested in it more for the entertainment value more than anything else. 

18/01/18 17:34

Week two started off with an exciting match-up between San Francisco Shock and Philadelphia Fusion. Both teams shared a record of 1-1 and were looking for an all-important win to climb up the table.

18/01/18 15:49

Former Barcelona forward Ruud Gullit has announced the launch of 'Team Gullit' – an esports academy for budding FIFA players. This is the former Ballon d'Or winner's first venture into esports.

18/01/18 14:24

Fortnite Battle Royale's worldwide player base has now increased to a whopping 45 million players and the game recently racked up an impressive 2 million concurrent players.

18/01/18 14:21

In all the excitement of the ridiculously good Team of the Year cards, you may have missed the fact that a Team of the Week has also been released. You won't want to miss out on some of these cards.

18/01/18 10:15

Work America Capital Management, a Houston-based venture capital firm, are investing a whopping $70m (£51m) into an entrepreneurial complex including an Overwatch esports arena.

17/01/18 17:16

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team players will be trying to open as many packs as possible tonight as the Team of the Year line-up for this year has been completed with the back four and the goalkeeper.

17/01/18 16:02

The Overwatch League roared to life last week at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. There has been a long wait for highly-anticipated tournament to start and there was no shortage of viewers.

17/01/18 11:38

Tottenham Hotspur's new £750million stadium could become the home of Overwatch League team London Spitfire. Spitfire currently play in Los Angeles but next season they will move to London.

16/01/18 17:38

The FIFA 18 Team of the Year festivities are in full swing now, as we enter day two and the reveal of the TOTY midfielders.

16/01/18 17:07

Young British gamers will finally be able to be given a taste of being an esports superstar thanks to the British Esports Championships. The British Esports Association will oversee the operation.

16/01/18 15:01

EA have released a fun little video where Cristiano Ronaldo and other elite footballers from around the world give their choices for who they want to see in the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, Team of the Year.

16/01/18 15:00

The first FIFA 18 esports tournament, the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, begins later this month. The tournament will have no limitations on the number of quality players useable.

16/01/18 14:37

2018 looks set to be a big year for esports games based on real life sports.

16/01/18 12:09

The creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might not think it's ready for esports just yet, but that hasn't stopped people trying.

15/01/18 17:25

We caught up with BBQ Olivers' new signings Trick and IgNar to find out more about their time in Europe and why they think South Korean teams are so far ahead compared to teams from other regions.

15/01/18 17:12

The Team Dignitas family of esports teams has grown once again, with the signing of Hugo 'HugS' Gonzalez and Jose 'Lucky' Aldama, two top Super Smash Bros. Melee players.

15/01/18 16:08

It's the most wonderful time of the year for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team players. Team of the Year is here, although we've only got the attacking three so far.

15/01/18 15:40

Fortunately your team's chemistry isn't affected when bringing on substitutes. We have listed the top five cards who may not be good for chemistry, but are superb at changing the game from the bench.

15/01/18 14:50

The trailer and cinematic creators over at Riot Games seem to get better and better every time they release a new video. 

15/01/18 13:48

KT Rolster today made history as they became the first ever professional video game players to take part in an Olympic Torch relay. Professional gaming (esports) are very popular, especially in East Asia.

15/01/18 12:39

Even if you've never watched a Call of Duty WWII esports tournament before, it's well worth checking out the Grand Finals of CWL New Orleans.

14/01/18 18:55

The first ever Overwatch League is fully underway, and we've already had 12 matches of esports action. 

14/01/18 16:30

The first week of the first season of the Overwatch League is over, and the teams are starting to fall into place.

14/01/18 15:35

Taking penalties can sometimes be trickier than they seem in FIFA 18, especially since they changed the way they work a couple of years ago.

14/01/18 10:06

The first CS:GO esports major of the year, the ELEAGUE Major: Boston, is already under way with the New Challengers Series but 100 Thieves have already been forced to drop out.

14/01/18 10:06

Going into day three we had already seen all 12 Overwatch League teams compete, but that didn't mean things went exactly as expected.One thing we can expect is all Dallas Fuel games to entertain.

13/01/18 14:50

We're nearing ever closer to the annual winter upgrades in FIFA Ultimate Team. There will be a lot of rating changes that will shake FUT to its core. These five goalkeepers deserve FIFA upgrades.

12/01/18 17:26

We caught up with promising mid-laner Caedrel from H2K to find out how he is feeling before his first LCS season and about the months he spent in Korea, perfecting his skills.

12/01/18 17:19

Day two of the Overwatch League is in the books, which means we've now seen all 12 esports teams in action for the first time. 

12/01/18 17:09

There were many skeptics surrounding Overwatch League, especially with the attempted localisation of teams. Most teams haven't played in their own locations but are already creating local fan bases.

12/01/18 15:12

FIFA 18 is following in the footsteps of the Overwatch League and the NBA 2K League by setting up a city-based esports tournament. 

12/01/18 12:39

Fans were able to vote for the Premier League's Player of the Month for December and have chosen Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane. It is the second time he's won the award this season.

12/01/18 11:43

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was the game everyone was talking about in 2017, after an incredible start to life on Steam's Early Access program.

11/01/18 17:34

Team SoloMid started as a League of Legends team, but have since added more esports like Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros. to their repertoire. 

11/01/18 17:18

After several months of hype, the Overwatch League is finally underway. 

11/01/18 15:42

The nominations for the FIFA 18 Team of the Year have been revealed, and we're still a few days away from the results. 

11/01/18 12:23

Overwatch the game has been praised for its diversity and representation when it comes to its roster of characters, but the OWL not so much. 

10/01/18 16:46

EA Sports have released the latest FIFA 18 Team of the Week for Ultimate Team and there's one card that you won't wan't to see across the pitch from you. Gareth Bale has a striker card and it looks amazing.

10/01/18 14:56

The new LoL esports season will kick off in just under a week and the first patch they will compete on has been released after the longest preseason in the game's history. Will we see any surprise picks?

10/01/18 12:59

G2 have had to rebuild with four new players. The players' contracts have been revealed and it appears the organisation has a lot of faith in what their building. Even their coach has a lengthy deal.

10/01/18 10:49

Every January the FIFA community starts wondering the same question: When will Team of the Year come out?

09/01/18 17:20

PSG and Brazil footballer Neymar is known to have a keen interest in esports, especially CS:GO. Now he appears to have turned his attention to PUBG and has made a cheeky request to PUBG's creative director.

09/01/18 17:14

The Overwatch League starts tomorrow night, but fans still have a lot of questions about various aspects of the league.

09/01/18 15:24

Every year Riot release a set of skins for the Chinese New Year under the 'Lunar Revel theme and this year's have been revealed. Seeing as it is the Year of the Dog, it's fitting they included Nasus.

09/01/18 12:21

Korean League of Legends team KT Rolster will participate in the Olympic torch relay for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games which will take place from November 1, 2018.

09/01/18 11:22

Rocket League teams are already preparing for the next esports season and transfer rumours are running wild. But one piece of news has shocked everyone, Jacob has left NRG Esports.

08/01/18 17:27

The January transfer window is always an exciting time for football fans, and it's even better if you play FIFA 18. The window signals the highly anticipated FIFA winter upgrades are coming.

08/01/18 16:50

SK Telecom have announced two new signings to complete their LoL esports roster for the 2018 LCK season - top-laner Park 'Thal' Kwonhyuk and jungler Park 'Blossom' Beomchan.

08/01/18 16:36

South Korea is still the peak of the LoL esports mountain and it isn't long now until we will once again watch the world's best teams collide. Now we know who will be playing and when.

08/01/18 16:09

Football's a popular sport, and FIFA is a popular game. This was proved in 2017, as FIFA 18 became the biggest seller in Europe on the PlayStation Store. 

08/01/18 15:34

Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the start of the Overwatch League don't have much longer to wait. 

08/01/18 12:07

LCK champions Longzhu Gaming have been acquired by Chinese esports agency Kingzone. The change comes after a conflict of interest with the team's former owners Suning Commerce Group.

08/01/18 11:13

The first ever Overwatch League season is fast approaching, and esports fans around the world are eager to see exactly how the broadcasts will pan out.

07/01/18 17:39

British fans have lamented their lack of connection with Overwatch League team London Spitfire who are owned by an American organisation and sports a roster made up entirely of Koreans.

07/01/18 14:51

EA Sports have announced the nominations for the Premier League, December Player of the Month award. Voting is now open so fans can have their say.

07/01/18 14:10

When Mohammed Salah wasn't included in the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Players of the European Group Stages it was speculated by many fans that he would be receiving is own card for something else.

06/01/18 16:31

SK Telecom T1 are a world renowned organisation, and it's mostly down to their hugely successful League of Legends team.

06/01/18 16:20

Chelsea FC's youth system is highly successful, but the first team is generally made up of big players signed from other clubs.

06/01/18 15:57

Most people know Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner as an esports commentator or host. He's a veteran of the esports industry, but he does a lot behind the scenes as well.

05/01/18 17:40

Most of us can only dream of opening FIFA 18 packs filled to the brim with Icon and In-Form players, but most of us aren't FIFA YouTubers.

05/01/18 16:14

FIFA stats are heavily debated and it's fair to say EA doesn't always get it right. Plenty of players have already established themselves in the Premier League this season, these five deserve an upgrade.

05/01/18 12:21

Pretty much every team composition in Overwatch right now has a Junkrat and a Mercy, but that could be about to change. 

05/01/18 11:42

Fnatic eventually had a fairly good 2017 in terms of LoL esports as they recovered from their poor form and went on a miraculous run at Worlds. But with their reputation Fnatic won't be satisfied.

05/01/18 11:31

The new LoL Esports season is just a few weeks away and despite a horde of players leaving for the NA LCS, the EU LCS teams have recovered well and the league looks more competitive than ever.

04/01/18 16:04

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had his FIFA 18 Ultimate Team revealed after lucky Reddit user was matched against him online. The squad includes Ox's personal 99-rated card.

04/01/18 14:40

Barcelona and Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes has donated €1,000 (£890) during a League of Legends stream on Twitch. The stream was in aid of a Spanish children's charity called Juegaterapia.

04/01/18 11:22

There is more surprising LoL transfers news as yet another South Korean superstar has joined the NA LCS Academy league as Son 'Mickey' Young-min has dropped down to Team Liquid's Academy.

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