Another action-packed Epic.LAN event took place last weekend at the Kettering Conference Centre, with esports teams and gamers in the UK joining up to play together.
In terms of the esports tournaments this time around, Valorant, CSGO and StarCraft 2 were the main competitions that took place, plus there were also a series of fun tournaments in F1 2020, Fall Guys, Uno and Mortal Kombat 11, as well as the classic pub quiz of course.
Once again Intel was the main sponsor and Overclockers UK was the headline sponsor.
Firstly, in Valorant, Vexed Gaming beat Jokers in the final, with these teams taking home £2,750 and £1,350 respectively.
Mixenergy finished third, winning £650, and Tenstar Vulcan were in fourth place ,taking home £150.
Then, in CSGO, Team Coalesce lifted the first-place trophy, beating Ratio’d in the final. Lucent Esports finished third. These three teams won £1,350, £600 and £300 in prize money respectively.
UK/New Zealand StarCraft 2 player RiSky won the StarCraft 2 tournament at Epic34 on the weekend, beating Raza in the final, with Zain taking the third-place spot.
These players received £450, £225 and £125 in winnings respectively.
Also, elsewhere, Epic.LAN has this week announced a partnership with UK esports organisation LDN UTD.
Epic.LAN will provide a dedicated instance of its popular tournament platform, allowing LDN UTD to host its own series of in-house community activities throughout the year within its digital economy platform.
Debuting recently at LDN UTD’s Winter Warmup at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London, where 90 people participated, the partnership means that LDN UTD can host tournaments for a range of popular game titles for their community, within their own custom branded platform.
Jon Winkle, Epic.LAN’s MD said: “Epic.LAN’s roots are in community esports activities in the UK, so it’s great to be supporting LDN UTD grow their community activities with our technology behind the scenes. We look forward to seeing what the LDN team has planned over the coming months and working with them to raise the profile of community esports in the UK.”
Oliver Weingarten, founder/CEO of LDN UTD added: “It has always been important to align with robust technology partners for our digital economy platform, and for hosting community tournaments, and scouting talent, we are pleased to collaborate once again with Epic.LAN. We look forward to announcing our schedule of tournament events in due course.“
See the full list of Epic34 esports results, tournaments and sponsors on the Epic.LAN website here, and watch the tournaments on the Epic.LAN Twitch channel here.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.