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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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Let's level up for 2019

It's time to step up again as we announce our dates for 2019. After many sell-out events over recent years, we've finally agreed to move into the arena space at Kettering Conference Centre which will start to give us significantly more capacity, especially when combined with the new internet connection we had from the last event. 

So get your diaries, in 2019 we'll be bringing you epic.LAN events on the following dates:

  • epic26 - 7-10 February - 650 Spaces
  • epic27 - 13-16 June - 450 Spaces
  • epic28 - 10-13 October - 650 Spaces

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epic.LAN CS:GO Championship In Association with Grosvenor Casinos

We’re partnering up with Grosvenor Casinos to take CS:GO esports out to venues across the country over the coming months with a total of £10k on the line. The one-day events will have PCs provided, so all you have to do is turn up (with your own peripherals if you prefer).

Qualifiers will be taking place at:
• Grosvenor - Newcastle – 14th July
• Grosvenor - Coventry – 21st July
• Grosvenor – Manchester - 29th July
• Mecca – Glasgow Quay – 11th August
• Grosvenor – Reading (South) – 19th August

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GT Omega Returns to epic24

Welcome back to GT Omega Racing

You'll be able to try out all the latest GT Omega Racing gaming chairs in the gallery at epic24 from Friday to Sunday, as well as one of their awesome racing cockpits

Plus, if you decide to buy while you're at the event, there'll be some great offers available for you on chairs and backpacks

 

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Upcoming Changes For Your Data

As pretty much everybody now knows, new data protection regulations (GDPR) come in to force on 25th May this year, and like every other business, we've been taking time to review what data we hold, and how we process it. 

GDPR actually doesn't bring around many major changes from the old Data Protection Act, so any organisations who had high standards before, won't have many changes to make ready to be compliant under the new rules. 

 

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