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 time is nearly upon us, many gamers would have set off yesterday in anticipation for an exciting weekend ahead of them. Some of the CS:GO community will be believing they can be the “next big thing” whilst others will be tired of turning up to another iSeries, going through all the delays that usually happen, and wondering why they bothered. It’s a great mix of people at an event like this and one we are incredibly excited to cover this weekend.
From our own team, Adam “Blanks” Heath will be leading a crew of merry men around the floor to write up notes on some of the bigger clashes this weekend, they will be scurrying around doing some interviews where they can, and of course, we have a set of pictures that will be being snapped throughout the weekend. Meanwhile, I’ll be holding the fort down back home and watching from a distance to help support the event team as much as possible. It’s a difficult thing to do usually because I get the itch to be there but remember I can’t be, however I can still take notes from an outside perspective, and be a watchful eye on things.
If you missed my previous two articles which were a two part series on the Preview to the CS:GO tournament at insomnia57 then make sure you go back and read them.
For the next three days, be ready for some pulsating action, some drama, pure controversy, delays and the fact that anything and everything will happen at insomnia57, it will be the ride of your life. Here are just some of the teams in attendance this weekend:
- Team Refuse – NEEX, morelz, reatz, kamil, EXUS
- fm-eSports – Immi, Puls3, MightyMax, Esio, CRUC1AL
- Rasta.Infused – robiin, Kryptix, mole, s0m, Surreal
- nerdRage.Pro – redsnK, Shaney, Lumji, Dream, Aqua
- uFrag – ashhh, adamxoxo, Powell, HypeIzBack, Yoshi
- Team CeX – Sheekey, Pegggyyy, resu, CINDER, Charley
- Perilous.Rage – Jakem, RE1EASE, pt, vertiGo, beta
- Molotovs n Marshmallows – EB, maxyB, chron1c, fearLess, BeRTY
- Monumentalis – b8z, EXACT, CESKiE, JDD, Philo
- BMiCrew – Nostalgia, Ryf00lz, FudzX, orcl, jagg
- Impulse Gaming UK – luzuh, wafu, Toddie, Ryan, kstm
- Perilous.Fury – SpeedyG, AL, maltB, debaser, quiver
- Team XENEX – logaN, Gizmo, JPK, L1FEL1KE, sHAW
- Odin eSports – kplus, Kempy, bmagic, Nukeddog, wAVE
- Groups of 4/5/6
- Best Of One
- Top 2 advance
- Double Elimination, 16 teams
- Best of Three
- Best of Five Grand Final (Upper Bracket 1 map advantage)
The teams knocked out from the group stage will then be placed into the Intermediate Tournament, where all teams will then play another group stage of Best of One and then move to a Best of One Double Elimination bracket for 8 teams. These teams will then play for free tickets back to insomnia58 in August.
- 1st: £2,500
- 2nd: £1,000
- 3rd: £600
- 4th: £300
- 5th – 8th: £150
All times are rough estimates at this point bar the starting times of the day, please note, delays have been known to happen at UK events, and so we advise you to keep an eye through the dedicated tournament website. Remember all times are in GMT (& BST for SUNDAY).
- Group Game 1 – 3pm
- Group Game 2 – 4pm
- Group Game 3 – 5pm
- Group Game 4 – 7pm
- Group Game 5 – 8pm
- Elimination Round 1– 10am
- Lower Bracket Round 1 – 12:30pm
- Upper Bracket Round 2 – 1:30pm
- Lower Bracket Round 2 – 3:30pm
- Upper Bracket Round 3 – 5pm
- Lower Bracket Round 3 – 6:30pm
- Upper Bracket Final – 8:30pm
Please note Clocks go forward 1 hour on Saturday night… these times are based on BST.
- Lower Bracket Semi-Finals – 10:30am
- Lower Bracket Final – 1:30pm
- Consolidation Final – 5pm
- Grand Final – 9:30pm
We are live at the event taking photos, doing interviews, and bringing you lots of coverage to keep you upto date on insomnia57 so make sure you stay tuned to UKCSGO.com over the next few days for full event coverage and photos. You can follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page for all the daily news from insomnia57.