With the Intel Extreme Masters holding their World Championships in Katowice, with the finals on 4th March, ESL UK have partnered up with broadcasting company CinEvents to bring the Grand Finals to thirteen cinemas in the UK. As part of this, we’re also hosting a giveaway for a pair of tickets for one of the cinemas in partnership with ESL UK and CinEvents – more on that later.
Sixteen of the greatest CS:GO teams in the world will be taking part in IEM Katowice, from nearly every continent of the world, meaning it’ll be the largest IEM World Championship event ever. The $500,000 tournament will see the championship winning team take home $250,000, and the IEM [...]
ESL UK have stated one of their main aims with the Premiership is to help support grass-roots UK esports. Today, they have gone one step further in this goal by hosting a boot-camp for two CS:GO teams at their venue.
The two teams invited for the event are Team Endpoint and Impulse Gaming, who’ll be attending the venue for three days. Over the 6th-8th February, the squads will play out their ESL Premiership league game on the Monday before focusing on the boot-camp the rest of the days.
So for anyone involved in the qualifiers for The ESL Premiership since Monday, you’d have noticed issues with with taking part. From server issues, to seeds, to delays and then format changes. It’s been a rough ride. So, I headed to the top and asked Will Attwood, Product Manager for ESL UK, what was going on.
Hyph is one of the top 16 seeded teams, with many assuming they’d be doing fairly well as competitors as they feature the likes of Tom “vertigo” Rockliffe, Roger “paynt” Paynter and Adam “ALIG” Robinson-Witts. That was until the latter player didn’t turn up to LAN.
Such an event caused hyph to head to one of the many “Free-Agents” at LAN. The player in question was, reportedly, a “Single AK” rank in matchmaking. This could’ve led to be the cause of a lot of upsets, even with the more experienced players picking up the slack. They were placed into Group E, taking the second-favourite position behind [...]