The CS:GO Tournament has come to a climatic close. After three full days of compelling Counter-Strike action, it finally has come to the close. We finally get to see who wins the biggest share of £5,000 with some massive shocks, and some great underdog stories once again. This LAN has capped a wonderful year of UK LAN action, and we can only look forward to the entirety of 2017 to see where CS takes us.
On Friday, teams of all skill levels can only believe that they are capable of winning, and of course this provided some incredible entertainment throughout the group stages. Whilst the groups were slightly weakened by having the top three go through to the elimination stage, [...]
I don’t often get chance to do these pieces throughout a LAN weekend, so I’m going to take a stab at it and see what kind of response I get. For me, LANs are made much better, and can certainly feel a lot greater when you have some interesting storylines around teams that are competing, or players that are competing. It is one of the few things that keeps me interested in Esports as a whole, whenever you watch The International, or a Dota Major, you know that there are some interesting stories behind certain players. The player profiles for CS:GO Majors helped spike an interest in what drives some of our own professionals in the scene.
Sometimes, you have to [...]
The groups for the Intermediate Tournament are well underway currently, here they are for your pleasure of viewing and supporting your friends at LAN.
The group stages of i59 are all wrapped up nicely and we have seen some exciting upsets, along with some groups managing to find themselves in a three-way tie. Round difference was the deciding factor in groups where teams ended with the same number of points, which saw some teams miss out on the chance to progress to the knockout stages because of a couple of lost rounds.