We have all been on the edge of our seats waiting to see what would happen to UKGT, the tournament created by Ben Bagg which promised to bring esports to the awareness of the general public. Today, we got that answer – It’s been canned.
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”.
The online stages of UKGT came to an anticlimactic close as Impulse Gaming chose to default their three outstanding games, becoming the 4th team to drop out of the tournament alongside uFrag, Rasta Gaming and exceL.
Top of the table is Endpoint, who were technically undefeated throughout the tournament. They picked up one draw against Impulse Gaming at the start of week 3, and then chose to forfeit their game against Barrage eSports in the final week as it wouldn’t effect the final standings for any team.
Tied in second place are Imperial and CEX, both sporting a 6 win, 2 loss, 1 draw scoreline. However as Imperial came out on top when the two teams faced off in [...]
UKGT have announced that the offline finals for the first season will be changing both date and location. For reasons both public and private, it will no longer be held at the Centre:MK but rather at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa.
UKGT had this to say;
“We are changing our offline final, I won’t go into detail behind the reasoning but it’s not been as feasible hosting a Esports event in march in a shopping centre, H&S / PEGI18 issues etc etc. So for our first event we are moving it to a Theatre in Leamington Spa, offering teams a player back stage area, a proper stage with a seated crowd of 660 people.
Location: The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington [...]