Following the recent trend of pro-gaming teams and major LAN tournaments that have switched to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the UK-based epic.LAN has announced that they are dropping CS: Source for Valve’s latest iteration of the FPS classic.
John Winkle, epic.LAN’s Managing Director released this statement:
“We’ve enjoyed hosting CSS at epic.LAN for the last two years, and I think it’s fair to say that the support from the community has been up and down during that time, but we’ve had a core number of clans that have been with us at every single event and we’re extremely grateful to them for sticking with us.
But now it’s time to move on to a new title and the change of venue is an ideal time for us to establish ourselves fully in the UK eSports scene. The people that have been to our events are always full of praise on how we run our tournaments, whether it’s the tournament system, keeping things running on time, professional admins, or the small matter of getting the prizes paid out before people even leave the venue! So if you’ve enjoyed our past events, help us spread the word and make our February event…epic?
We look forward to welcoming the CS:GO community to our new-style events in 2013.”
The CS:GO event of epic.LAN will start on February 15, 2013, with the finals scheduled at July 22. The prize fund for the event has been set at £3000 cash + £435 in event tickets if the full 32-team roster will be filled up.