Grosvenor announces second epic.LAN season after inaugural success

30 January 2019


Grosvenor Casinos has confirmed that the epic.LAN CS:GO Championships will return for another season, after its success in Season 1.

A similar format from Season 1 will follow: the tournament will tour across different Grosvenor venues in the UK. LAN qualifiers and PCs will be included at each venue, provided by epic.LAN.

Jon Winkle, managing director at epic.LAN explains: “The aim of the first season was to encourage more grassroots esports participation from players by removing many of the barriers we often hear about when players move from the bedroom to live events.”

By taking tournaments closer to players, along with all the kit needed and a low entry price, we saw many new entrants in to live esports in Season 1 and I can’t wait to work with Grosvenor Casinos once again to grow the UK community.” Winkle added.

Grosvenor will also be one of the sponsors for the epic26 CS:GO tournament taking place 7-10 February in Kettering with a prize pool that could be boosted to £6,000 should the maximum slots of 48 teams be filled.

Barry Lyons, Head of Events Experience at Rank Group expresses his thoughts upon working alongside epic.LAN: “We’re delighted to be working with epic.LAN once again to build on the success of our first season. With our commitment to responsible gambling and our well-regulated casinos, we are pleased to support community esports for adult players. We’ve spent a lot of time analysing the Season 1 feedback to make the next season an even better experience for the players and we’re looking forward to the journey which will culminate on 5 May.”

The tournament will run from 2nd March to 5th May, concluding once again at Grosvenor Casino Coventry in the Ricoh Arena. For players looking to participate, the tournament is exclusively for players 18 or over.

The following venues will be a part of the Grosvenor tour:

  • Manchester (Didsbury)
  • Reading South
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Nottingham
  • Cardiff

Esports Insider says: It is great to see two partners working together to create another successful grassroots tournament in CS:GO. Having a tournament which will be based across the UK is a great way to have many players involved, and as Jon outlines, bridge the gap between online and LAN environments. It’s great to see Rank supporting the initiative and continuing to help grow grassroots esports in the UK.