After the group stages have concluded, and some minor issues have been averted here at the event, the GOTV Relays are now up for all the Elimination Matches that are ongoing tonight.
Last night Kieran “SmithhMedia” Smith sat down with Ryan “Flakes” Oliver, one of the two Counter-Strike admins of epicNINETEEN. Since we last saw him at LAN his casting career has exploded, seeing him travel to some huge events all round the world. We took this opportunity to talk to him about some of those events, as well as his opinions on what’s going on in the domestic scene…
EpicNINETEEN is underway with early wins being claimed by uFrag Eclipse, De_Viraj, ArmChair Athletes and Medicre.CS in the group stages. The group format for this event is a little different to what we’re used to seeing at epicLAN as Ryan “Flakes” Oliver is a huge fan of keeping things interesting. We have five groups of three teams that are playing in a GSL style group stage which contains seeds 4-8, plus the remainder of the unseeded teams. For the top 3 seeds, they play in a round robin group stage to determine their placement in the knockout bracket.
Let’s take a closer look at the groups:
In traditional LAN fashion, we have the Viewers Guide for everyone to glance at. It should be noted we usually post this on the Thursday of the epic.LAN events, however the admins at the event had been toying with what format to have for the event. After many hours spent devising the format and formulating seeds, they have finally come to the conclusion of having a GSL format this event.
As previous event coverage, we like to help provide a post which includes all notable things from the event, and gives you an anticipated timeline of what to expect throughout the weekend. This post will give you a few of the teams to look out for, the format of the event, the stream [...]