Word has been released from the UKGT camp this morning about them taking an unscheduled two-week break from their timetable. This is mostly due to a clash with the UK Masters qualifiers, and teams voicing their desire to play in these.
In a statement Ben released earlier today, he mentions that they do have a 5 point penalty point system in place for teams who don’t show up to their games. If fewer teams wanted to play the UK Masters qualifiers, then it sounds like these rules were ready to be enforced.
The delay is caused due to a number of teams wanting to participate in the UK masters qualifiers over the next two weeks. As our rulebook suggests if a team does [...]
After three qualifiers, and four contentious invites, the ten teams for the inaugural season of the UK Gaming Tours have been completed. All of these teams are set for play, when the league starts on the 17th January. All of which intend to battle it out for spots to the LAN finals.
Last night we saw the first UKGT qualifier for Season 1 take place, and it was a rollercoaster. Plagued with server/ebot issues from the start, it had all the hall markings of a brand new event. Once the decision was made to stop trying to fix the issues and just run with what we had, things smoothed out a lot and a couple of teams managed to stay pretty much bang on schedule for a few rounds too!
That being said, there was a fair amount of finger pointing and accusations being made throughout the night. It was suggested that some teams were using hacks. At no points were demos not provided throughout the night, and the earlier delays proved as a blessing in disguise as it [...]
With the first season of the UK Gaming Tours coming up on the horizon, the organisation have opened their qualifiers for teams to sign-up for. These qualifiers will allow the final six teams set to enter the tournament, alongside the four already invited teams.
There have been four teams invited, but as of yet none have confirmed their attendance. The teams are:Reason Gaming FM eSports Team Endpoint CAZ eSports
After the three qualifiers secure the final six teams, this leads the 10-team league to be kicking off on the 17th January, finishing up a month later on 16th February. The live finals are set to be held over the 11th-12th March at the Centre:MK, a shopping [...]