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April has been one heck of a month for eSports, with many of the championships and competitions really hotting up this past weekend.

April has been one heck of a month for eSports, with many of the championships and competitions really hotting up this past weekend.

 

Footballer Dele Alli is a Twitch streamer

England and Spurs player, Dele Alli, has been playing Fortnite and using the popular gamer streaming site, Twitch.

It seems that the game, which lets you team up with other players to build forts and battle monsters, has taken the world by storm. Fellow Tottenham player, Harry Kane, has also joined the craze.

 

13-year-old recruited by Team Secret

In other Fortnite news, 13-year-old Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson has been acquired to play for Team Secret. The Sidcup-based player is one of four in the roster, which also includes  Mats "Sak0ner" Sorum and Michael "VNHL" Gustad from Norway, and Domeniks "Domentos" Bunts from Latvia.

The team is keen to draw the best talent in Europe as the tournament scene begins to heat up.

 

London to host the Rocket League Championship

The fifth instalment of the Rocket League Championship Series World Championship is to take place this June in the capital’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Copper Box Arena will see ten of the world’s best teams get together as they go head to head for the $250,000 prize pool.

This competition is not one to be missed! Tickets are set to go on sale very soon, so get yours while you can.

 

G FUEL is announced as UK Esports Awards Headline Partner

This brand new awards ceremony has been organised by Esports UK and UK CSGO, promising to recognise the top talent in the UK. A recent announcement has confirmed that G FUEL, the popular energy drink brand, is going to sponsor the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday 30 June.

 

The UK is out of the European Masters

It’s a shame that our country didn’t quite make it to the final stages of the League of Legends tournament, but we didn’t go out without a fight, that’s for sure.

Huge congratulations to Origen, who took home the title. We’re now looking forward to next year’s competition.

NUEL Live

NUEL Live took place last weekend and saw Warwick eSports, Stretchyboiz, University of York’s FragSoc, Underwatch and the University of Exeter’s Hyper-Exe become Spring Champions. The event streamed live on Twitch and saw thousands of fans watch and join in on the action.

 

Champions for the GFinity Elite Series

This weekend also marked the end of the 2018 Gfinity Elite Series, with Season 3 champions for Rocket League, Street Fighter V and FIFA 18 crowned.

For Fifa, it was Roma Fnatic that took home the prize, whilst for Rocket League it was Renault Vitality. Meanwhile, Nordavind was victorious in the Street Fighter V competition.

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