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.
We are back in Kettering for epic24, albeit a slightly smaller LAN than we are used to. Clashing with a handful of other events this weekend, epic24 has a slightly lower than expected turnout in both CSGO players and general attendees but that won’t stop an abundance of UK banter, drama and frag-fests taking place throughout the weekend.
22 CSGO teams made it to this event and will be taking part in the tournament which has a £2000 prize pool attached to it where first place will walk away with £1200 and free tickets to epic25.
The Seeds[table id=43 /]
The admin team at epic.LAN have today announced what the seedings will be for epic21. With around 28 teams taking part, the admins have opted for 16 seeds and with a stacked field of teams, it has been incredibly difficult for them to get it accurate.
PhoenixUK the esports talk show created by Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton returns on Friday evening on the epic.LAN Twitch channel and will be talking over insomnia60, the issues surrounding the LAN Formats deployed in the UK, the seedings issues that plague our scene and how to improve it. The show was founded early last year as part of epic.LAN’s Stream Team project. For a few months last year, it was an incredibly successful show that provided the UK esports scene a talk show that covered a wide variety of talking points.
If you missed my very special article this week, I talked a lot about some of the immediate feedback that happened from insomnia60 over the weekend, around LAN formats. It is a very very heavy topic to debate about, and something that cannot just be written about, but should be debated in every way possible to improve our scene as much as possible. Here is a great chance for us to lay down the gauntlet and get the very best from our scene to play at their very best instead of fighting tiredness and endurance tests just to keep up.
With insomnia60 behind us, and much debating to be had in the scene, on Friday evening, for two full unadulterated hours, you wonderful people will be subject to the monotone voice of Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton, and a panel quickly whipped up in the last week or so. We will be covering, insomnia60 in great detail and what happened at the event, from DOG Gaming’s surprise run to the grand final, to Crident really showing their potential and Impulse Gaming looking formiddable. We will also cover such sad stories of Team Infused who crumbled, Team CeX who didn’t live up to the hype and fm-eSports who struggled despite winning the event.
The CS:GO Panel
Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton – Host & Content Director
Adam “adamxoxo” Rotherham – CS:GO Player
Elliot “Sed” Brown – Former Team uFrag Owner
Michael “Duck” Moriarty – Journalist
Friday 21st April – 9pm – 11pm*
- Small introduction into the show, what happened last weekend, and the drama.
- insomnia60 Round-Up – DOG Gaming, Impulse Gaming, Crident surprises
- PANEL DISCUSSION – LAN Formats, the delays, the issues, and what more could we try?
- Open Air Questions & possible guests on the show
- PANEL DISCUSSION – Seedings & the issues around seeds.
It should be a cracking show, and one everyone should get involved in whilst having a pint or two at home. So make sure you tune into the stream, support epic.LAN and send in your thoughts and feedback over Twitter and Facebook!!
You can tune into PhoenixUK on Sunday evening on the epic.LAN Twitch Stream, don’t forget to get involved too through Twitch chat and through the hashtag #PhoenixUK on Twitter. If you do miss the show, you can re-watch on the epic.LAN YouTube Channel.
It is one of the most hotly anticipated subjects at an iSeries event. Everyone will be expecting a seed, just to make their path through the group stages “easier”, some will be disappointed they didn’t get some and accept that. Others though won’t be so accepting and will suddenly storm down to the Admin table and list every single meaningless result possible to the admins in the hopes of forcing them to change their minds.
Groups are about set to get underway, here they are in all their glory.
One of the most controversial topics at an iSeries event always tends to be the seedings. For many years in the UK Scene, it’s always the seedings that matter come LAN, people debate it prior to an event, people moan at the event, and then what gets me the most, is people mention they beat this team or that team 16:4 & 16:8 recently in a PCW, like it mattered.
Well here it is laid out to bare in the public domain, and ready for everyone to get salty about. Prepare your pitchforks and head down to see Jon “ViciousHorizion” Kelly because he’s seeded you incorrectly. For those who keep on telling me I’ve done the seedings incorrectly, I haven’t even bothered doing any “unofficial” seeds for this LAN, so please stop trying to tell me something I care little for at this stage!!
1. Team PRIDE (Formerly Refuse) – NEEX, morelz, reatz, kamil, EXUS
2. fm-eSports – Immi, Puls3, MightyMax, Esio, CRUC1AL
3. Rasta.Infused – robiin, Kryptix, mole, s0m, Surreal
4. nerdRage.Pro – redsnK, Shaney, Lumji, Dream, Aqua
5. uFrag – ashhh, adamxoxo, Powell, HypeIzBack, Yoshi
6. Team CeX – Sheekey, Pegggyyy, resu, CINDER, Charley
7. Perilous.CSGOSPHERE – Jakem, RE1EASE, pt, vertiGo, beta
8. Molotovs n Marshmallows – EB, maxyB, chron1c, fearLess, BeRTY
9. Monumentalis – b8z, EXACT, CESKiE, JDD, Philo
10. MixedVibes – Popdog, JU5T1N, Laneyy, Onscreen, Nightmare
11. soz4owned – Emma, Sophiee, Destrus, L0renzo, k1ndeadly
12. MiniKievKrew – GabrieL, Minkle, Vicious, Elk, toxxeh
13. Perilous.Fury – SpeedyG, AL, maltB, debaser, quiver
14. Team XENEX – LogaN, JPK, Gizmo, sHAW, L1FEL1KE
15. RastaKO – neon, jdink, 5habo, jimmak, xtr
16. Impulse.UK – luzuh, wafu, Toddie, Ryan, kstm
That concludes the seeded teams for this event. Make sure you stay tuned to UKCSGO for all your latest news, coverage and results from insomnia57. Give the UKCSGO Facebook page a like, and the UKCSGO Twitter a follow, and make sure you have read the recent Overclockers announcement we dropped on how to win prizes like Mugs & Mousemats if you predict scores between teams correctly. We shall be at the NEC this weekend, to bring you all the latest, so stay with us![interaction id=”56f2623ea01a31a05d2f9b15″]