UKGT is fast becoming a bit of a joke around the UK scene, with players taking snipes at it on Twitter, and a general air of distrust surrounding the tournament. The four qualifying team were announced on March 20th, with information being put on Twitter the following day announcing finals dates and ticket prices for the live finals. Since then, all has gone a bit quiet on the UKGT front. Between the notice that dates would be released soon and now, UKGT has posted three Twitter updates, one congratulating the qualified teams, another confirming the delay in announcing the live finals, and finally a short, but sweet “Happy Friday”.
It’s that time of year again when gamers from all over the UK, and the occasional European, descend upon the Birmingham NEC for Multiplay’s Insomnia Gaming Festival. Now on its sixtieth event, i60 is moments away from having its first group stages take place. The CSGO tournament had a last minute sponsor addition with TeasmSpeak coming on board, the voice communication service which has been used by most gamers until the recent rise of Discord. However, this addition sees no change in the prize pool which remains at £7,500 but makes CSGO the second highest prize pool of the weekend, with Rocket League in first place boasting a £10,000 prize pool.
We are one week away from the UK Masters grand final, hosted at Insomnia Gaming Festival i60, and the mix team fish123 have found themselves a home. Radix eSports have announced their support of fish123 for just the UK Masters finals.
The announced fish123 roster features Smooya, Keita, Jenko, Mole and Roma, and they are set to face off against FM eSports on the Friday night of i60.
Gfinity have revealed the first four organisations to fill the spots in their new Elite Series. These four UK based organisations have been given ground floor access to what is set out to the be proving ground for UK players who want to push their gameplay to the next level. Alongside Counter Stike:Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V will be part of the Elite Series giving a wide spread of gaming genres.