After three qualifiers, and four contentious invites, the ten teams for the inaugural season of the UK Gaming Tours have been completed. All of these teams are set for play, when the league starts on the 17th January. All of which intend to battle it out for spots to the LAN finals.
Yesterday the first round of the Elimination Stage was played out and we saw 4 teams get knocked down into the Lower Semi-Finals these teams were as followed;VATIC Gaming Rasta Gaming Odin eSports Dragon eSports
We also saw the other 4 following teams keep their place in the Upper Bracket;Radix eSports DOG Gaming Bulldog Gaming uFrag Gaming
Lower Semi-Finals Round 1
For the first few matches of the Lower Semi-Finals consisted of VATIC Vs Rasta & Odin Vs Dragon, the loser of these two matches will be set out of the Elimination Stage and will compete in the Intermediates later, there Intermediates can be found here.
VATIC manage to send Rasta out [...]
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 [...]
With the tournament in full swing it wasn’t long before we had our first upset of the group stages proving that seeding isn’t everything. The match between Rasta and Plus44 was tipped to be a good game and with Mirage as the map of choice it had every opportunity of being a close game.
Rasta started off the stronger team, winning the early game with good mid control and eventually taking a 7-2 lead. It appeared that Rasta would close out the rest of the half with relative ease, but a great piece of tactical play from Plus44 saw them flanking the attacking side and taking the round. This was the catalyst for an [...]