Missed last week’s epicLAN action for our CSGO boys? Revisit some of the best moments of Dragon at the event!
If you missed all the action, last weeked we saw a new edition of epicLAN and as a relatively recent tradition, our CSGO boys were present at the event, once again competing for a good placement. Attending the event with f00b, mitchen, jamesta, walkeR and Syphon we were seeded #11 – expected for a relatively new team with only a few competitions under their belt. We were placed in quite possibly the hardest group at the event with the likes of a exceL/Endpoint mix and SKUM Gaming, seeded #1 and #6 respectively.
Day one started with a BYE early in the morning, while we waited for our competition for the second match – SKUM Gaming. SKUM took it with a 16:9 win but we managed to turn the overall group score back to a 2/1/0 with a convincing 16:5 win in the following match again Kermit, on cbblestone. Seed #1 in the tournament – exceL/Endpoint mix – was the next opponent and unfortunately, we couldn’t go further than a 7:16 loss on dust2. With a 2/2/0 group stage, we were forced to win the last match in order to go through and managed to, taking a 16:10 win against SuckerPunch, and reserving a spot in the playoffs.
Shuffle the teams for the first playoff bracket, and we’re once agained match against SKUM, in a rematch of the group stage. After an initial match where our team only managed to take one round from SKUM, we managed a very nice comeback in the following dust2 match but fell short by only 2 rounds, with a 13:16 score going SKUM’s way, and finishing the series 0:2.
We start day 2 with the first match in the Lower Bracket against Warhogs and manage to take the series 2:0 with a 16:5 and a 16:13 wins meeting ProjectX for the first LB’s Quarter Finals. Unfortunately, we start the series with a 16:4 loss and despite putting up a hell of a fight in the following match on dust2, we give away a very large lead and allow the recovery for the ProjectX boys, losing the series 0:2, in what would be our last game in the tournament, and leaving us with a 9th to 12th placement.
Overall, this epicLAN was the first event for our new CSGO team and some series definitely showed some promising signs we’ll without a doubt build on. The next LAN is coming up in April, with Insomnia 60 and we’ll once again be there, battling it out for a better final placement.