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Esports News The 10 most read articles in the UK in 2021

For the start of yet another new year, let’s look back at 2021 – another difficult year for many, but one where, as usual, there was plenty of esports action.

Here’s a round-up of Esports News UK’s most read articles for the year, in ascending order. And a Happy New Year to all of you – to a great 2022.

10. This kind gesture from League of Legends LEC Caster Caedrel will warm the coldest hearts of the solo queue

British LEC caster and ex-pro League of Legends player Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont was a prime player in the solo queue when he came across a frustrated player who it turned out was going through some personal trouble.

9. Mini Ladd banned from Twitch after being accused of caring for minors in 2020

Mini-Ladd twitching ban

British and Northern Irish content creator Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson was banned from Twitch back in February.

However, he returned later in the year and is now producing content on YouTube.

8. “I’m happy to speak to my lawyers” – the argument between British content creators NitroLukeDX and former CoD Ghost voice actor Jeff Leach is getting ugly

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Jeff Leach, British streamer, stand-up comedian and former voice of Ghost in recent Call of Duty games (pictured left), announced that he would take legal action against British content creator NitroLukeDX (pictured right).

7. Arcane Vi, Jayce, Caitlyn and Jinx Skins Added To League Of Legends For Free: How To Unlock Them

Arcane Jayce Vi Skins lol

Riot Games has revealed several Arcane Edition skins for League of Legends: Arcane Jayce (left) and Arcane Vi (right), as well as Arcane Jinx and Arcane Caitlyn. They are based on the popular Netflix animation Arcane from League of Legends.

6. Moxxi, Richard Lewis and other esports personalities defend Frankie Ward over Dota 2 The International Community criticism

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Several esports personalities reached out to stand up for Frankie Ward after the prominent UK esports host came under fire from parts of the Dota 2 community.

Moxxi said, “The way Frankie treats himself professionally and directly addresses problems is an act of bravery and dignity. It was incredibly arousing to see the push back when it was announced. The gatekeeping that came from the community was more than crazy. “

5. Adam and Upset drama: “It’s over, c’est fini” – Adam tries to end the situation between former Fnatic League of Legends teammates after apologizing on the stream

Adam upset drama

The drama between former Fnatic teammate Adam ‘Adam’ Maanane and bot laner Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp finally seemed to come to an end after Adam read a statement on the stream apologizing for his actions.

4. Gross Gore returns to League of Legends, going back on 1/11/5 in his first game

Gross blood returns to lol 2021

British streamer Ali ‘Gross Gore’ Larsen (now known as Woken Wolf) returned to League of Legends earlier this year. In March, however, Gross Gore was banned for “sexual exploitation of adults”.

3. Scam the Kids: The crypto scandal “Save the Kids”, in which several British YouTubers are involved, is a painful reminder of the volatility of the cryptocurrency and the dangers of trusting influencers – opinion

Save children's cryptocurrency scams

Let’s not be too quick to forgive and forget about our favorite influencer fibs or fraudulent behavior, argues Dom Sacco, editor of Esports News UK, in this opinion piece on the controversial cryptocurrency scandal “Save the Kids”.

2. What happened at the end of Arcane Season 1? FAQs about the last act and what’s next (spoiler alert)

Arcane Ending Netflix Season 1 Act 3

Riot Games’ first League of Legends animated series, Arcane, closed a few months ago on Netflix – well, Season 1, anyway.

What did the end of Arcane Season 1 Act 3 mean? How did it end? And what comes next? Here are our thoughts.


1. Rainbow Six community reacts to the first openly gay operator Flores: “Representation counts”

Rainbow Six Flores Gay Operator

The first openly gay operator of Rainbow Six Siege was revealed – and it made a splash on social media.

Flores is an attacker billed as a master thief with an explosive drone. He’s gay too, which got the community talking.

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