Continuing the fashion of exporting UK talent to the North American ESL Pro League, Ian “Immi” Harding has been announced as the head coach of NRG. His future was previously unknown after being removed from Endpoint earlier this month, after the squad was forced into roster changes when previous teammate Tramaine “stan1ey” Stanley was transferred to Ghost.
The end of epic23 saw just two teams remaining, as fish123 came up against the Bulldog Mix in the game to claim the £1900 first prize place. With this being a weighted best-of-five, fish123 have a small advantage over their opponents thanks to their upper-bracket run.
The first map was Overpass, where fish123 claimed the pistol round and first anti-eco on their CT-side, before Bulldog secured a forcebuy in round three to get onto the board. From there the Bulldog started to claim a small lead, with robiin and jenko impressing, before fish123 started to get back into the game and even it up.
A small break occurred because of some networking issues, before the game [...]
The Elimination Stage is well underway powering through the Saturday at EpicLAN. As the event progresses through the day we see teams being sent through the upper bracket and teams falling short and fighting their way through the lower brackets. The Upper Quarter Finals are as follows: