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Grosvenor CSGO Season 2

After the success of the inaugural epic.LAN CSGO Championships in conjunction with Grosvenor Casinos, organisers have confirmed that the tournament will return for Season 2 this spring.

Adopting a similar format to Season 1, the tournament will tour Grosvenor venues around the UK with LAN qualifiers and all PCs provided for the players by epic.LAN.

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More Logitech & ASTRO Gaming Prizes at epic26!

Casual gamers at epic26, don’t think that we forgot about you with all the recent announcements! The Logitech & ASTRO Gaming family have got you covered too as they’ll be supporting even more activities at epic26, including:

  • Fun PUBG Squads Tournament
  • Breakfast & Chill Stage Shows
  • Pub Quiz

And thanks to Logitech & ASTRO support on the pub quiz, that also means that all your entry fees will be donated to Special Effect!


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An old friend gives back to the community

I think it's fair to say that epic.LAN has become the home of the UK Starcraft 2 community over recent years. Bearing in mind the game was released nearly 10 years ago, epic26 is about to see a full SC2 tournament with 32 players, with a community that is showing some more recent titles how it's done. 

The SC2 players are always friendly and show the event and the epic.LAN staff a world of respect; because we keep supporting the community, they keep coming back, event after event and they're a pleasure to have at our LANs. 

Earlier this week, I was contacted by someone who attended their first epic.LAN as a Starcraft 2 player in 2014, and went on to win the tournament at epic14, take 2nd place at epic15 & epic16 before moving on to play (and win) Overwatch at epic20 and of course Overwatch is where you will find Boombox playing now, but now with OWL team, Philadelphia Fusion. 

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ASTRO GAMING ANNOUNCES EPIC26 ROCKET LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP

Premium gaming equipment manufacturer, ASTRO Gaming, has joined the growing list of epic26 partners to support the Rocket League esports tournament with their professional gamer audio range.

Rocket League was added in to the epic.LAN line-up as an esports title last year after many years as a popular fun tournament and now with ASTRO support, players at the event will see one of the biggest epic.LAN prize pools to date for the title.

ASTRO Gaming’s support will mean that the epic26 cash prize pool is boosted across all tiers for Rocket League as well as additional hardware prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams.

 

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LOGITECH G TEAMS UP WITH EPIC.LAN TO LAUNCH NEW RAINBOW SIX SIEGE TOURNAMENT

One of the world’s best-known gaming gear manufacturers, Logitech G, has teamed up with epic.LAN to sponsor its first Rainbow Six Siege tournament this February along with the Koyo Store.

The tournament, which is being supported by Ubisoft’s UK team, takes place at Kettering Conference Centre from 7-10 February and is open to all teams aged 18+.

Logitech G’s support will see the epic26 cash prize pool boosted across all tiers for Rainbow Six Siege as well as additional hardware prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams.


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SCAN AND ASUS TO HEADLINE EPIC26

Following on from the announcement last year as epic.LAN’s official hardware and retail partners for 2019, Scan and ASUS will be kicking off the first epic.LAN of the year as headline sponsors to the event.

Both companies will have a huge presence at the event as the traditional LAN party expands in to Kettering Conference Centre’s main hall, creating one of the biggest demonstration areas ever at epic.LAN for participants to enjoy in their downtime between casual and competitive games.

 

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FASTHOSTS TEAMS UP WITH EPIC.LAN TO POWER EPIC26 CS:GO TOURNAMENT

Gloucester-based hosting provider Fasthosts have joined forces with epic.LAN to sponsor the epic26 CS:GO tournament this February which will see the prize pool boosted as well as a 12-month match server for the winning team which will be managed by epic.LAN’s game server control platform.

epic.LAN hosts the majority of its online infrastructure with the UK-based hosting company and has a long history of working together going back to 2012 when the companies worked together to deliver two huge online CSS and COD4 tournaments each with 128 teams taking part.

During epic26, epic.LAN will be showcasing the new Fasthosts Bare Metal Server range with online aspects of the event including external CS:GO TV relays and Twitch stream relays to show off their capabilities.

 

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Rainbow Six Siege comes to epic26

With the massively growing popularity of Rainbow Six Siege, we're really excited to confirm that it will be part of our 2019 esports lineup, kicking off at epic26 in February! 

We've been working closely with Ubisoft UK to launch the 5 on 5 PC tournament which will kick off on Friday 8th February, running through to the finals on Sunday 10th February. The minimum age for participants will be 18+. 

The prize pool currently sits at up to £3500 (with the opportunity to increase with further sponsorship) thanks to support from The Koyo Store who will also be furnishing the winning teams with some of their really cool official pins

Signups are now open for our first Rainbow Six Siege tournament!

 

epic.LAN PC Hire Available

As some of you have spotted, we're now offering PC rental as an additional service to our main epic.LAN events, especially useful for those of you with long journeys on public transport, so all you have to worry about is bringing your keyboard, mouse and headset. 

The PC specs provided are:

  • CPU: Intel i7 8700k
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Z370-F STRIX
  • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU: ASUS ROG Strix Advanced GTX1080
  • SSD: WD Black 250GB
  • Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q 180Hz G-Sync

 

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Sunny Broadband CS:GO Tournament Day 1 Round Up

Counter-Strike

LAN events with tournaments like the Sunny Broadband CS:GO Tournament are very similar to actual sporting events, especially at the start. Everyone believes they can win, because all teams start on the same footing, with zero points and all the chances to push to greater heights. Whilst this isn’t the Counter-Strike Majors, this is still something for teams to get on board with and start their esport careers.

The seeds were announced, and teams knew roughly who they would face early on, and thus could make plans to quickly prepare for the tournament. The team leader briefing came around with a crowd of enthusiastic CS players all ready to take to the battleground known as Counter-Strike. The group stages are sometimes the straightforward parts of tournaments, with many stomps happening as the skill divisions are always so wide.

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