Month: July 2009

Luke’s EPS Finals Blog

cc_news_staff_updateAfter the EPS Finals yesterday I decided that I’d blog the day’s events, after providing live updates on our twitter throughout the day.

For us the event really started at about 2.30am on Friday night, when Ben received a phone call from Ritch telling him that the aircon in the hotel had broken, the heating was stuck on full and that they’d rather sleep on the street than in their rooms. After finding out every hotel in the area was fully booked Ben eventually persuaded them to return to the hotel, with our night’s sleep destroyed. We made the decision not to attend the player meeting the next morning at 9am as our first game was not until 12.45, and that the extra few hours’ sleep (I think the end total was around 4 hours after going to bed at 6am) would mean that we actually had a chance to compete rather than being complete zombies throughout the day.

cc// css ESL EPS Champions!

cssourceToday our CounterStrike: Source team will be competing at the ESL Pro Series Season II UK Finals at the Congress Centre in London. It will be the last event for our lineup as they will be moving on to new pastures after this competition. Last weekend the team placed 2nd at the UKeSA Grand Finals, beating Team Coolermaster 2-0 and then losing to Reason Gaming 2-1 in the final and they will be looking to go one better this time. They kick off at 12.45BST against Fragmasters Toxic, a team who both beta and Mx represented last season when they came 2nd. Toxic attend the event as a somewhat controversial mix as it only includes 2 players who played for them during the regular season, and now includes both HudzG and Pez who played for TCM against us last weekend and missed out on an EPS Finals spot themselves.

You can watch our matches on ESL TV, and stay tuned to our twitter for updates.

cc// [2:0] fm! toxic – ESL Matchlink

cc// [2:1] dignitas – ESL Matchlink

Update: After a comprehensive victory over fragmasters toxic we advanced to the finals against Team Dignitas. After taking the first map, de_nuke to overtime we went down 21-17. However the team bounced back to win a tense inferno 16-14 to take the game to a decider. They never really looked troubled on dust2 and put in a strong performance to take a 16-7 victory and with it the title of the ESL Pro Series UK Season 2 Champions, a cheque for £5000 and the trophy!