UKGT have announced that the offline finals for the first season will be changing both date and location. For reasons both public and private, it will no longer be held at the Centre:MK but rather at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa.
UKGT had this to say;
“We are changing our offline final, I won’t go into detail behind the reasoning but it’s not been as feasible hosting a Esports event in march in a shopping centre, H&S / PEGI18 issues etc etc.
So for our first event we are moving it to a Theatre in Leamington Spa, offering teams a player back stage area, a proper stage with a seated crowd of 660 people.
Location: The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
The date is not yet set for the final however will be very soon, once that is confirmed I will let you know, it will be delayed from the 11-12th of March to April we want to work with the 4 teams that qualify to ensure that the dates are applicable for all.
We will also case by case offer financial support on this.
Leamington Spa is becoming a “Silicon valley” style town with big game developers moving to Leamington all the time, with Ubisoft being the next large move to Leamington. By bringing Esports here we are working with the local MP & game developers to help create something good long term.”
With teams still battling it out for a place at the offline finals, they will now be playing for their place at the new location. Featuring a backstage player area, a proper stage, and a seated crowd of up to 660 people it should be a spectacle to remember. Here’s how it’s shaping up so far:[table id=1/]
The dates are yet to be confirmed, but we’ll be updating you all as soon as they’re announced.