The final Insomnia LAN of the year has come to a close with the CS:GO Tournament taking centre stage at the NEC this weekend. With £7,500 prize money up for grabs, it was always going to be a thrilling encounter as insomnia61 came to round the year off.
In a time where our coverage has been severely lacking over the last couple of months, it seems that epic.LAN has crept around the corner and is pretty much upon us. This week will see plenty of teams head on down to Kettering Conference Centre, and it seems to be one of the most stacked events we have seen in a long time, albeit helped by the good solid mixes we are seeing.
It may not be the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major, but the UK has some of it’s own domestic LAN events to look forward to. The first UK LAN is always a highly competitive affair, mixed with a lot of intriguing results, new lineups, and incredible drama to boot. With epic.TWENTY around the corner in the next couple of weeks, I have started sitting down with various team representatives and their thoughts on a wide ranging array of subjects going over previous LAN results, their thoughts on the UK Scene, epic.LAN in general, and their own team and what they are hoping to achieve with the current roster.
Valve have tonight pushed out a post Major update, which is minor in the grand scheme of things but has introduced a new meta to the game. Counter-Strike for it’s entire history has featured one rather important map, it is actually world famous, and has an ever lasting legacy in the gaming circles for being not only fun, but incredibly balanced. It is of course, de_dust2, over the years we have seen many many great matches and great moments on dust2. Be it, ScreaM’s 1v4 clutch against fm-eSports at insomnia45, or Team X Vs NiP in 2013, it has historic pedigree.
However, Valve after much teasing (the ELEAGUE content video on the history of Counter-Strike) have [...]