epicEIGHTEEN may be over but we are still working through the large volume of video and photos we took over that memorable weekend. Hidden in all this, we found a video tour hosted by Ben “Hoss” Hosford. Despite its appearance of worthy of a spot on the next BBC eSports special, it was 100% unplanned, unscripted and more or less unwelcome by anyone we tried to speak to.
Featuring such delights as, the empty seats of Vatic, Winbar actually doing some work, Gumpster taking a shower and barman Ricky doing what he does best, along with more little gems you can only find at epicLAN. Enjoy!
Another great weekend has come to an end at Kettering Conference Centre, and it is time to release the epicEIGHTEEN final standings.
The original plan for the tournament was for just the top 2 teams of each group to go through, but after an uproar from some teams it was amended to make a 16 team knockout stage. Normally this would cause panic as time is always a factor at epicLAN, but the tournament ran more or less to schedule throughout the weekend.
It was a weekend of highs and lows; some teams soared past their seed, and others failed to meet the expectations set by their seed. Thanks to the tournament sponsors, CRISPsrv and Unikrn, this tournament had a £3,000 [...]
One of the big question marks surrouinding the epicEIGHTEEN CS:GO tournament was the largely Danish said, fronted by UK CS personality Jack “jacky” Peters. Jacky, known more for his broadcasting than his playing, was keen to demonstrate that he is more than just a voice behind a microphone.
He brought with him four Danes, all of which relatively unknown to the majority of UK players at the event, with hopes of success. The team narrowly passed out of the group stages after taking fourth in their group, before going on to cement one of the first major upsets of the event by sending VATIC out of the [...]
At these UK CS:GO events we are no stranger to close games, overtimes and rounds going down to the wire. That is pretty much the summary of the round two upper bracket game between uFrag and the Perilous side, which saw a triple overtime on map one and a full thirty round game on map two. The first map opened with the Perilous side off to a winning start, sitting pretty at six rounds to nil on the favourable CT side of Train. At this point, the rounds started to slip away for the winning side, and despite their efforts the round difference had soon closed in with uFrag only two rounds behind at 6 – 4. At this point, the gamepl
ay was halted for a short period due to the [...]