The CS:GO Tournament has come to a climatic close. After three full days of compelling Counter-Strike action, it finally has come to the close. We finally get to see who wins the biggest share of £5,000 with some massive shocks, and some great underdog stories once again. This LAN has capped a wonderful year of UK LAN action, and we can only look forward to the entirety of 2017 to see where CS takes us.
On Friday, teams of all skill levels can only believe that they are capable of winning, and of course this provided some incredible entertainment throughout the group stages. Whilst the groups were slightly weakened by having the top three go through to the elimination stage, [...]
The LAN is over, and it’s FM-eSports once again taking the £2,500 top prize. A weekend of CS started with 48 teams, split into the groups heading into the final day. The teams finishing the event? A re-match of the UK Masters final.
After the conclusion of the insomnia59 Consolidation Final, we have the two teams set to be heading into the Grand Final. The full main event brackets are available here.
I don’t often get chance to do these pieces throughout a LAN weekend, so I’m going to take a stab at it and see what kind of response I get. For me, LANs are made much better, and can certainly feel a lot greater when you have some interesting storylines around teams that are competing, or players that are competing. It is one of the few things that keeps me interested in Esports as a whole, whenever you watch The International, or a Dota Major, you know that there are some interesting stories behind certain players. The player profiles for CS:GO Majors helped spike an interest in what drives some of our own professionals in the scene.
Sometimes, you have to [...]