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So What Is It?

We've all missed events so much, we've decided to launch a new one! Introducing the EPIC.LAN Tabletop Edition. 

This event is something we've wanted to try for some time, but the whole global pandemic thing slowed us down. But after we found a new venue for our July event, one thing led to another and we've decided to launch our pilot tabletop event at our Coventry outpost this August. 

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EPIC33 - COVID Guidelines at 17 May

Even though restrictions are carefully lifting there are still likely to be various rules and guidelines in place for EPIC33. These will form part of the event Terms and Conditions and we have to impose anything required by the UK Government at the time of the event to make sure it is allowed to go ahead safely. 

Naturally we would ask for everyone's cooperation and understanding as we all work hard as an industry to get events back. 

Of course we hope that by the time we get to EPIC33 we have moved on to the next stage of restrictions lifting but have to plan for each scenario. 

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EPIC33 - Hybrid Event Announced

As we recently announced, unfortunately our usual venue is not available for EPIC33 this July. That left us with a dilemma for the event, which was already challenging with the global pandemic and the roadmap in England. 

Technically, events should be OK from 21st June, but the situation is constantly evolving and we're watching Government and industry guidelines really carefully. So we've come up with a plan that will allow us to host EPIC33 in a safe way for a small number of people who want to try attending events again while retaining the online event format that has been popular for us over the past 12 months. 

So here's our plans for a "hybrid" EPIC33...

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New Logo, Who Dis?

Not many brands these days go for 12 years without a refresh, but it felt like after the enforced break we've had over the past 12 months and excitement of bringing everyone back together later this year, it was time for us. 

So welcome to the new EPIC.LAN brand that we'll be rolling out fully over the coming weeks, once we manage to track down everywhere we had the old one!

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epic.LAN powered by Intel in 2021

One of the UK’s best-known community gaming and esports events, epic.LAN, is teaming up with processor giant, Intel, for 2021 in a partnership which will specifically focus on community gaming and amateur esports.

Despite the lack of physical events over the past few months, epic.LAN has continued to deliver successful online alternatives, culminating in winning the UK Esports Award for Tournament of the Year in 2020 and seeing a 97% increase in viewership on the previous year.

The Intel partnership will benefit both casual and competitive gamers at epic.LAN as both organisations seek to emphasise the positive social benefits of gaming during what is a difficult period for many people.

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One of the world's most popular and innovative peripherals brands, Logitech G has teamed up with UK gaming and esports event organisers epic.LAN to become their official peripherals partners for 2021. 

Logitech G has a history of supporting epic.LAN’s community going back to 2014, getting involved in the event’s fun tournaments, casual gaming programme and esports tournaments over the years. 

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epic32 Esports Seeding Panels

Seeding is always going to be one of those areas of tournament operations where there are hundreds of opinions and it's certainly one that we've had our fair share of clashes with over our many years of running events. 

With community level events and high turnover of rosters, from an event organiser perspective it's really hard to get this right, and even when we do, we're never going to please everyone! 

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2020 was an unusual year for events, however epic.LAN made the successful temporary transition to epic.WAN and continued to work closely with UK retailers Overclockers UK for the online alternatives throughout the year. After that success, the partnership has been extended for 2021, regardless of whether the events are online or offline.

The partnership also brings the return of luxury gaming chair brand noblechairs as the official chair partner for epic.LAN.

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epic31 - Rainbow Six Siege Results Update

In light of recent confirmation that Team 86 fielded an underage player during their epic31 games we have removed their win from our records and the 2nd and 3rd place teams are now listed as 1st and 2nd places respectively. 

While we recognise that we need to do a better job for our future checks (which would have been better at a physical event), it does not change the fact that the team broke the rules of our last tournament. Our rules on underage players for the Rainbow Six Siege tournament are made very clear at all stages so we have every reason to believe this action was intentional. 

As tournament prizes were paid out immediately after the event, our ability to recall the prize money at this stage is limited, all we can do is appeal to Team 86 to do the right thing and contact us to return their prize money which we will then redistribute to the new winners correctly. We will await contact from the team to decide on any future penalties to be applied to the team and/or other individuals in Team 86 for our events. 

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Golf With Your Friends Tournament

Get ready to whack balls with People You Tolerate in our lockdown2 Golf With Your Friends Tournament. 

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