It’s the fantastic month of June and considering the weather is positively rubbish, we’ve returned to the normal practice of British summers. Also, we’re in Kettering for the 27th edition of epicLAN. Just in case you didn’t know.
We’re back in LAN season, and the Kettering Conference Center will play host to epicLAN’s 25th edition. UKCSGO can reveal the groups and seeds for the event in an easy readable and returnable format, as well as the schedule. Keep an eye on the website for updates throughout the tournament. 27 teams are taking part this time around, meaning £3000 is on offer for the event.
The epic24 group stages took place yesterday with LAN favorites Radix&Friends and ferarri peekers both topping their groups. CeX fell short though and only managed to claim 2nd place in their group after a close fight against KDR which ended at 16-12.
The groups have been released for the epic23 CS:GO tournament. The first stage of the tournament sees eight groups of four teams, from which the top two will advance in to 16 team elimination bracket. Due to there being only 30 teams taking part, two teams feature just three teams.
With the final few games finishing off just moments ago, the group stage of the Counter-Strike tournament at epic22 has come to its end. The group stage was not by any means a boring one, and it is not exactly surprising that there have been some upsets with the number of seeds packed into each of the four groups.
There were upsets across the board, starting out with the defeat of London Lynx at the hands of The Goose House in the very first round. They almost managed to do something special themselves though by taking Enclave Gaming, the tournament first seed, all the way and ending the game with a tie. In the end, they ended up third in their group on account of their rocky start to the day.
The unseeded Opulent side are the only non-seeded team to make it out of the group stage and into the elimination. After getting off to a good start and defeating the eighth seed in their first game, they then went on to push ProjectX and lose by only four rounds. Wins over both Cardinals and Enraged eSports see them advance in the second place position, which should put them in good standing for the first match in the elimination.
Perhaps a bigger surprise is the standings in Group C, where the group’s top seed eDen esports find themselves progressing in the second place position due to a loss in their final game to mYinsanity. The mYinsanity team would have almost executed the perfect group had they not themselves suffered a draw against the “A Spliff in Coventry” side, who also progress.
Despite the CeX-bowl, the OBN.Mix team managed to drop twelve rounds to Fragging 4 Artur, meaning that they are eliminated on round difference, pushing the DCeX side to third place and allowing Team Ghost to advance in fourth.
The teams through to the elimination bracket are:
Enclave Gaming (1)
Team CeX (2)
The Goose House (9)
eDen eSports (3)
London Lynx (5)
Disappointing CeX (6)
A Spliff in Coventry (11)
Team Ghost (14)
Omen eSports (15)
Madison Ivy (8)
The final group standings can be found here.
The elimination bracket is due to start any moment now, so we will update you when the match ups are known.
Round one of the group stages kicked off with a bang, seeing numerous seeds meet within the first game resulting in exciting openers and a loud atmosphere in the LAN hall. The majority of the results have gone the way expected, albeit with the scorelines potentially close in some cases – see Team CeX vs Ghost for an example of that. Another close opening game came between the London Lynx, a team who has recently acquired the talent and experience of Luke “fearLess” Morris, and The Goose House.
Group A currently sees the Enclave side out in the lead with a 16 – 3 win over the Rasta side. Right behind them is the ninth seed, The Goose House who managed to topple the Lynx side on de_train just moments ago. From the offset the Lynx side were on the back foot, at one stage finding themselves down almost into the double figures before putting points of their own on the board. At one stage it looked as though it could go either way, and the final score of 16 – 13 demonstrates just how close the game was in the end.
The second group, being the only group with the full six teams in place, sees tenth seed Crpytick in the pole position due to their 16 – 1 defeat over unseeded team Fragging 4 Artur. Tied in second is the CeX team who seemingly let a number of rounds slip through the net and the unseeded OBN.Mix side who managed to beat the other CeX team at the event. At one stage, Owen “smooya” Butterfield could be heard saying “I didn’t even expect to lose 12 rounds in the entire group stage, let alone one game!”
A tied game sees the mYinsanity side and A Spliff in Coventry in joint second place in Group C. eDen esports have already managed to complete an extra game seeing them way out in front of the group until the other teams catch up. The OMEN eSports side are currently holding up the rear of the group after losing their first round game 16 – 8 versus eDen.
The final group has their top seed out in front with Project X executing the perfect game against bottom seed Enraged dropping not a single round. The most surprising result sees unseeded team Opulent take the win over the Madison Ivy side, who only managed to take four rounds for their troubles.
Games are still underway with results coming in thick and fast. We will try to keep our group standings post up to date as and when we can.
The group standings have been released for the epic 22 CS:GO tournament. The first stage of the tournament sees four groups of nominally six teams, from which the top four will advance in to sixteen team elimination bracket.
Due to the tournament having just 22 teams, a couple of the groups have a “bye” that will give some of the teams an additional break in between one of their games.
On the face of it the groups appear pretty stacked, however that is mainly due to the fact that there are numerous teams hovering around the upper-middle of the seedings that could almost be interchanged. Hence, the groups could easily be more exciting than one could normally expect from a UK LAN group stage.
Both of the CeX iterations, seeds 2 and 6, have found themselves in the same group. This will seem them go head to head earlier on the in the tournament, a should truly show which of them is disappointing after all.
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Note: This post was updated following the groups being re-organised to ensure each group had the same number of seeds.
The group stages have begun. With 30 teams in the CS:GO tournament there are 6 teams in each group.
The Group Stages Format:
There are a total of 30 teams in the CS:GO tournament joint by a total of 5 groups. In each group the top 3 teams will be moved into the elimination stage, the remaining 3 teams will be knocked out of the main CS:GO tournament. The first round of double-eliminations will be played tonight (the same day as groups) in a best-of-three.
Michael ‘Duck’ Moriarty, part of the UKCSGO team at epic20, posted the seeds article regarding the CS:GO tournament.[table id=7 /] [table id=8 /] [table id=9 /] [table id=10 /] [table id=11 /]
Throughout the entirety of the event, UKCSGO will be frequently keeping everyone posted on the progress of the CS:GO tournament. To go and watch the event take place live check out the epicLAN1 live stream on Twitch.
The action is well underway, however for reference here are the groups for people to digest into.
Many months and many articles of moaning later, we’ve managed to grab hold of all the GOTV IPs for this event for EVERY SINGLE GROUP STAGE MATCH IN PROGRESS. The downside, there is no possible way of knowing what server will be playing host to what teams, so it’s a lottery of who you may find on each of these respective servers throughout today. Maybe you will stumble onto a good game somewhere after 3 hours of finding. However beggars cannot be choosers here!!