Esports News UK is creating UK esports articles and videos
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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 year, British League of Legends players like Maxlore and Alphari 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 pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't go down anymore when we write popular stories like Man U getting into eSports and Gross Gore's Twitch ban). 

We recently 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 Overwatch, Hearthstone, CSGO, Dota 2 and others.

We now have a small team of volunteer writers and have just brought on board our first dedicated video editor, who will be interviewing players, making discussion shows and potentially even mini-documentaries.


10 reasons to donate - what sets us apart?


  1. We are 100% independent. We will tell the story like it is and won't hold back on information because it may upset a third party (unless it's been supplied in confidence).
  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. This means we can report objectively. You won't get these kind of unbiased news stories and articles from anywhere else in the UK scene.
  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 eSports 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
  • Add a new email newsletter
  • 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 ten years.

He currently works as full-time editor for UK computer trade title PCR and runs eSports News UK in his spare time. Dom is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and previously studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Read more about Dom Sacco's work on his Linkedin page here.

The eSports News UK team consists of various volunteer writers and video producers. See details on the 'about eSports News UK' page.
Rewards
Bronze
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
We will personally thank you for supporting eSports News UK! We will also add your name to a special supporter section of the website.
Includes Discord rewards
Silver
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
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.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
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.
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
We will invite you to a Platinum member-only Skype group where you will be able to chat with our team. You'll also have the opportunity to submit article and video ideas.


You'll also gain the gold, silver and bronze rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Diamond
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
We'll post you a limited edition sEports News UK 'MVP' badge. We will include a special shout out to you/your site/social media profile in an article and share on Facebook & Twitter. We will also give you a shout out on Snapchat, plus add a picture of you on the Esports News UK contributor page (within reason)!


You'll also gain the platinum, gold, silver and bronze rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Master
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
We'll play with or against you for an evening of League of Legends and/or other PC esports games, and upload a video of the action on the Esports News UK YouTube channel. We'll also send you an Esports News UK T-shirt, and meet up with you and buy you a drink at LAN.


You'll also gain the bronze to diamond rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Challenger
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
The ultimate eSports News UK reward! We'll send you a special gift, a hand-written thank you letter and write an article or produce a video of your choice (within reason). We'll send you a personalized video message once a year, and mention you at the end of all our videos, and at the bottom of all our articles.

You'll also gain all other rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$40 of $2,500 per month
The final milestone - no.6! If we hit this, we will be able to run eSports News UK full-time. This means we'll be able to produce around five or six articles per day, and maybe a video every other day as well. The site will continue to grow and become a truly leading resource for UK eSports.
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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 year, British League of Legends players like Maxlore and Alphari 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 pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't go down anymore when we write popular stories like Man U getting into eSports and Gross Gore's Twitch ban). 

We recently 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 Overwatch, Hearthstone, CSGO, Dota 2 and others.

We now have a small team of volunteer writers and have just brought on board our first dedicated video editor, who will be interviewing players, making discussion shows and potentially even mini-documentaries.


10 reasons to donate - what sets us apart?


  1. We are 100% independent. We will tell the story like it is and won't hold back on information because it may upset a third party (unless it's been supplied in confidence).
  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. This means we can report objectively. You won't get these kind of unbiased news stories and articles from anywhere else in the UK scene.
  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 eSports 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
  • Add a new email newsletter
  • 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 ten years.

He currently works as full-time editor for UK computer trade title PCR and runs eSports News UK in his spare time. Dom is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and previously studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Read more about Dom Sacco's work on his Linkedin page here.

The eSports News UK team consists of various volunteer writers and video producers. See details on the 'about eSports News UK' page.

Recent posts by Esports News UK

Rewards
Bronze
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
We will personally thank you for supporting eSports News UK! We will also add your name to a special supporter section of the website.
Includes Discord rewards
Silver
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
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.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
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.
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
We will invite you to a Platinum member-only Skype group where you will be able to chat with our team. You'll also have the opportunity to submit article and video ideas.


You'll also gain the gold, silver and bronze rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Diamond
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
We'll post you a limited edition sEports News UK 'MVP' badge. We will include a special shout out to you/your site/social media profile in an article and share on Facebook & Twitter. We will also give you a shout out on Snapchat, plus add a picture of you on the Esports News UK contributor page (within reason)!


You'll also gain the platinum, gold, silver and bronze rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Master
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
We'll play with or against you for an evening of League of Legends and/or other PC esports games, and upload a video of the action on the Esports News UK YouTube channel. We'll also send you an Esports News UK T-shirt, and meet up with you and buy you a drink at LAN.


You'll also gain the bronze to diamond rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Challenger
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
The ultimate eSports News UK reward! We'll send you a special gift, a hand-written thank you letter and write an article or produce a video of your choice (within reason). We'll send you a personalized video message once a year, and mention you at the end of all our videos, and at the bottom of all our articles.

You'll also gain all other rewards.
Includes Discord rewards