Esports News UK

is creating UK esports articles and videos

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We will personally thank you for supporting Esports News UK! We will also add your name to a special supporter section of the website.

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You will gain exclusive access to our Patron-only activity feed - a behind-the-scenes blog which will let you in to our creative process. We'll show you how we produced some of our articles/videos, and what we're working on. 
You'll also gain the bronze-level rewards.

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We will thank you publicly on Twitter, and mention you in the description of all our future videos. You will also be able to make two entries in future Esports News UK competitions.

You'll also gain the silver and bronze rewards.
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About Esports News UK

There are a lot of stories in UK esports - many of which still don't get told.

We want to tell them.

The UK esports scene is at an exciting point right now. Over the past few years, more and more UK esports players like Alphari, ProblemX, Wolfiez, Boaster and Tekkz  have made it to the bigger leagues in Europe, more global tournaments are taking place in London, and local events are improving all the time.

But there's still room to grow. The scene is often volatile, fragile and lacks the funding that the bigger global organisations and leagues have access to. There's still the idea that UK esports is a bit of a joke, but you can't say we don't have a sense of humour. There is talent here - players with ambition, fight and heart - and we want to showcase that.


Why we're asking for your support


By making a regular contribution on Patreon, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and cover our costs, such as our web hosting, website design and features. 

We switched over to a faster, more stable and reliable managed web host but the costs for this are high (almost £1,000 per year). See the bottom of this page for full info on where your donations will go.

We are not expecting much, but any donation you can offer would be massively appreciated - and we have a bunch of support rewards on offer too. 


What is Esports News UK?




Esports News UK
was set up in 2015 as an online publication for the gaming community, covering competitive League of Legends in the UK and promoting the local esports scene in general.

We're the only independent publication dedicated to the competitive gaming scene in Britain. ENUK covers the good, the bad, the ugly - and the just plain weird - of the UK scene. 

We produce news stories, match reports, interviews, features, opinion pieces and videos - and we want to produce even more. We mainly cover League, but also produce content around RB6 Siege, FIFA, Overwatch, Hearthstone, CSGO, Dota 2 and others.

We now have a small team of volunteer writers and a freelancer in Megalodontus, and we also produce videos, including interviews, news reports and analysis, and discussion shows.

We revamped the site in 2020 and a brand and logo refresh is next on the cards.


10 reasons to donate - what sets us apart?


  1. Independent - we are completely independent and are growing this publication from scratch.
  2. Unique content - you may get tournament info from leagues, roster updates from orgs and views from players and casters, but you won't always get the real story - the controversies, the fallouts, the rumours. That's hopefully where we come in.
  3. Exclusive rewards - by supporting us on Patreon, you will gain access to bonuses and extras including early content and shout-outs.
  4. We will always endeavor to report the truth, by digging into a story, asking tough questions, conducting research and doing good old-fashioned journalism.
  5. We report to no one - no one is telling us what to do but ourselves. We do not have any third party owners with vested interests. This means we can report objectively. You won't get any biased news stories or articles.
  6. We have behind the scenes access to many events and major contacts in UK esports and the PC industry, which means we will have access to scoops that other journalists might not.
  7. Reach and reputation - we are read by a wide range of people, from UK esports players and managers, to those in the global esports scene such as well-known casters, org owners, operators and journalists (this means our stories are sometimes picked up by bigger global publications like PC Gamer and The Score, helping UK esports reach a wider audience)
  8. Community focus - we want this to be your news site, we want it to be community-focused. We are very responsive on social media including Twitter and Facebook. Let us know what you want to see more of and send us your suggestions. We'll also happily post guest articles (like this) from the community and cover your reaction to the biggest stories.
  9. Big ambitions - the original idea for ENUK came from the lack of esports magazines on newsstands. We could launch different global sites in the future if ENUK does well, think about a print publication or even introduce merchandise. The sky's the limit.
  10. Your donation goes straight to ENUK - you will help us grow and improve our coverage of the UK esports scene (see below for specifics).


What your donations will help us do


By pledging to donate a monthly contribution to Esorts News UK, you will help us:

  • Improve our web hosting, which means no more site crashes from big traffic spikes
  • Attend and cover more esports events (travel/accommodation fees)
  • Improve our video coverage - we have big plans for discussion shows, player profiles, interviews and more
  • Produce more content, including articles and videos on other games outside of League of Legends
  • Fund our email newsletter costs
  • Develop the website
  • Grow the team


How does Patreon work?

Check out this handy video which explains everything: 


Patreon collects a monthly donation from you. You can set a monthly max so you never go above your budget. We have a range of supporter rewards - check them all out on this page.


About us

Esports News UK was founded by Dominic Sacco, a journalist who has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He has been a journalist for 14 years and previously worked as magazine editor of PC Retail and head of content at the British Esports Association.

He currently works as full-time editor for Esports News UK and as an esports consultant. PDom previously studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Read more about Dom Sacco's work on his Linkedin page here and his DominicSacco.com website here.

The Esports News UK team consists of various volunteer writers and video producers. See details on the 'about Esports News UK' page.
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Second milestone! Reaching this amount will pretty much cover our web hosting fees for the entire month. You will be directly helping us to keep the site going, fast and online, regardless of whether one of our stories has blown up on Reddit.
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