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 £30,000 with some massive shocks, and some great underdog stories once again. This LAN takes us to the end of the Summer LAN run, with the Autumn and Winter LAN season nearly upon us.
With the huge £30k prize pool up for grabs at i63, the top 16 teams at the tournament are awarded prize money. This means the intermediate tournament is more competitive than ever with £1,250 being awarded to the winning team. On Saturday, the Intermediate tournament consisted of 5 rounds of matches in a Swiss format followed by bracket play on Sunday.
The Swiss stage final standings can be found here: https://battlefy.com/ukmasters/insomnia-63-csgo-intermediate/5b803896ca8f0f03cf146271/stage/5b813794f471c203979f85d1/results
The full bracket for the playoff stage can be found here: https://battlefy.com/ukmasters/insomnia-63-csgo-intermediate-playoffs/5b81445b314a5403b1bf8e2c/stage/5b81b2b2ca8f0f03cf14b6e5/bracket/
All matches will be BO1 other than the final which will be BO3.
Most teams were awarded a bye in round 1 and progressed straight into the round of 16. Only the final few seeds played in this round.
Nans On Lan 1 : 0 Always Late-
International Plebs 1 : 0 Pub Quiz Champs
Heads Down Thumbs Up 1 : 0 OverPowered Vortex
Round of 16
Chetz esports 1 : 0 Nans On Lan
Team monkaS 1 : 0 Cosconia.MIX
Kicked Dropped Reformed 1 : 0 Chillblast
SalientGG 0 : 1 Could Be Your Dad
Swing Daddy 1 : 0 International Plebs
Rasta 1 : 0 Devine eSports
Mighty Luckers 1 : 0 Heads Down Thumbs Up
Heart&Soul 0 : 1 Chetz BG
Chetz esports 1 : 0 Team monkaS
Kicked Dropped Reformed 1 : 0 Could Be Your Dad
Swing Daddy 1 : 0 Rasta
Mighty Luckers 1 : 0 Chetz BG
Chetz esports 1 : 0 Kicked Dropped Reformed
Swing Daddy 1 : 0 Mighty Luckers
Chetz esports 2 : 0 Swing Daddy
Chetz esports are the winners of the Intermediate tournament and take home the grand prize of £1,250!
In a super twist of events today, insomnia63 has seen a sudden drama happen earlier today in a elimination stage match between Team Unique & Cat345. We’ve seen a few stories in the past at iSeries, from those players who cheat, the great SpacePanda cheating debate, the TLR disqualification, but suddenly not disqualified, we’ve had it all.
This article will contain all the results from the playoff bracket for i63. Keep checking back here to keep up to date with the tournament as it progresses.
LIVE STREAM HERE – https://www.twitch.tv/ukm_csgo
Round of 16
Team Unique 2 : 0 BYE
Cat345 2 : 0 Chetz esports
Team Endpoint 2 : 0 Salient
Fierce Esports 2 : 0 Kicked Dropped Reformed
Fnatic Academy 2 : 0 Rasta
CeX esports 2 : 0 Swing Daddy
Devious 2 : 0 HEART&SOUL
Business 5 2 : 0 Mighty Luckers
Team Unique 2 : 1 Cat345 (*)
Team Endpoint 2 : 0 Fierce Esports
Fnatic Academy 2 : 0 CeX esports
Devious 0 : 2 Business 5
(*) Cat345’s map win was a forfeit. This is due to Unique using HLTV to gain information about weapons and money of Cat345 in map 1.
Action will resume on Sunday 26th beginning at 11am on https://www.twitch.tv/ukm_csgo.
Team Unique 0 : 2 Team Endpoint
Fnatic Academy 1 : 2 Business 5
Team Endpoint 3 : 1 Business 5
Team Endpoint are the winners of i63 and take home the grand prize of £10,000!
Since we announced that insomnia63 would have a whopping £30,000 up for grabs last month, there has always been a question mark on how many teams would get paid prize money through the expanded prize pool. In normal iSeries events, the prize pool would be distributed to the Top 8, and everyone else would just suffer, however we can reveal new information to the public on how many teams will get paid this time round and with what money.
With UK Masters handed control of the BYOC tournaments at Insomnia last event, it was always expected they’d return with big things for the Summer LAN of Insomnia 63. With many demanding changes from many, man LANs ago – they have finally listened and are offering a big change for the August Bank Holiday weekend event.
GAME, and specifically the UK Masters, have announced the tournament offering for the upcoming Insomnia62 event. In this offering, includes a £7,500 CS:GO tournament for the event at the NEC, Birmingham between 30th March – 2nd April.
Here is a roundup post of where we are at in terms of all the biggest leagues and events in the UK currently. I will be going over ESL Premiership, Gfinity Elite Series, Multiplay’s UK Masters and of course the ESEA Open United Kingdom division. It should detail who is doing what in each respective league, and who are the biggest winners and losers to date.
The UK Masters Summer Season has just been announced. Returning for its fourth instalment, the UK Masters is back again with another £15k prize pool for both Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, and League of Legends.
PhoenixUK the esports talk show created by Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton returns on Sunday evening on the epic.LAN Twitch channel and will be talking over insomnia60, the recent ECS Finals announcement, and will feature a select panel and a variety of guests. The show was founded early last year as part of epic.LAN’s Stream Team project. For a few months last year, it was an incredibly successful show that provided the UK esports scene a talk show that covered a wide variety of talking points.
After a return back in February to talk about epic.TWENTY in greater detail, we had to cover the largest LAN event in the UK which is hosted by Multiplay. It is only fitting that we return this Sunday evening to give you some greater insights into what should go down at insomnia60. We will also partly cover the recent ECS Finals announcement in which it will be held at Wembley Arena in London in June. Of course, we will have plenty of stuff to talk about and give you our thoughts on the UK esports scene going forward.
With insomnia60 around the corner, and much debating to be had in the scene, on Sunday evening, for three full unadulterated hours, you wonderful people will be subject to the monotone voice of Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton, and a panel quickly whipped up in the last week or so. We will be covering, insomnia60 in great detail going over the various teams who could win the event, and the form guide of some of the teams at the event. There will also be three interviews as well, with teams and players from the CS:GO Scene, as we shed the light on lesser known individuals in the scene.
The CS:GO Panel
Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton – Host & Content Director
Ryan “Flakes” Oliver – CS:GO Caster
Elliott “Sed” Brown – Former Team uFrag Owner
Michael “Duck” Moriarty – Journalist
TBA – Reason Gaming Representative
Neil “nEiLZiNho” Finlay – fm-eSports Captain
Andrew “resu” Robson – Team CeX Captain
Sunday 9th April – 7pm – 10pm*
- Small introduction into the show, insomnia60, the prize pool and number of teams in attendance
- Neil “nEiLZiNho” Finlay interview
- The form guide; who can win insomnia60? Who is likely to surprise? Who is likely to flop?
- TBA interview
- PANEL DISCUSSION – UK Masters; who will win between fm-eSports & fish123?
- Andrew “resu” Robson interview
- PANEL DISCUSSION – ECS Finals at Wembley Arena (SEE Arena)
If the show is deemed successful, we will try to continue this in a new format and on a slightly different day depending on schedules from various members in the community.
You can tune into PhoenixUK on Sunday evening on the epic.LAN Twitch Stream, don’t forget to get involved too through Twitch chat and through the hashtag #PhoenixUK on Twitter. If you do miss the show, you can re-watch on the epic.LAN YouTube Channel. Some parts maybe used during the epic.TWENTY Streams through the course of the weekend.