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epic30 Update

Following on from the recent announcement from the Prime Minister and further clarity from the UK Government on Monday meaning that hospitality venues cannot open until July 4 at the earliest, we’ve taken the difficult and perhaps expected decision to cancel the next physical event and change epic30 into an online format.

BUT, we feel that at these times, it’s important to make sure something still happens over the epic30 weekend (2-5 July) to bring people together through gaming rather than simply cancelling it, so we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to put on as much of an epic.LAN experience as we can with loads of the things you’d normally expect at our events.

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The team at Fragers, home to the Gamersbus fleet, Rapture Gaming Festivals, VRVAN and Gaming Services Supplier, are excited to be bringing a taste of VR esports to epic29 this February, working with the talented epic.LAN team and powered by the best-in-class HTC Vive Pro headsets and ASUS ROG Laptops. This will be an amazing feature at the show sure to inspire attendees.

Their focus will be exploring the VR esports experience with the excellent Pavlov VR as their core game. Including advanced weapons training, challenging players to speed run through the Killhouse and then, once they have gained the skills needed to compete, to form doubles teams in a CSGO-style 2v2 through legendary familiar maps from competitive gaming like Dust2(CSGO) and Rust(COD)


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Starting at epic29 this February, the UK LAN event organisers and enthusiast PC retailer will be joining forces for all three main epic.LAN events this year as a headline partner.

Overclockers UK will be offering a pre-order and delivery service from Friday 14 February, allowing participants to purchase upgrades, replacements, or forgotten items - delivered to their desk on Friday & Saturday. Pre-orders will arrive Thursday evening, so the guys will make their rounds that evening. Just pick the epic29 delivery option, and pop your seat number in the company line - they'll sort the rest.



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Logitech G & ASTRO Gaming Return for epic29

Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming are back to support epic29 helping us to put on some great stage content and raise money for Special Effect's Gameblast 20

Fans of our regular morning show "Breakfast & Chill" will have the opportunity to win a range of ASTRO Gaming C40 Controllers and Logitech G PRO X Headsets in fundraising activities each day. 

And thanks to ASTRO Gaming's Pub Quiz support, all of your team entry fees will go straight to the Gameblast 20 campaign! 


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UKSC2 at epic29 in force!

The UK Starcraft 2 community is thriving right now as they prepare to hit epic29 with the biggest Starcraft 2 tournament to date at epic.LAN.

Around 40 players are expected in Kettering from 20-23 February to take part in the RTS classic tournament.

They've already hit the full prize pool trigger and now thanks to Corsair, the top 3 players will also take away some of Corsair's latest hardware including the recently released K95 Platinum XT Mechanical Keyboard for the tournament winner. 

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epic29 First Exhibitor Announced

Our first exhibitor for epic29 is announced, Gamers Apparel!

Many teams will be familiar with the UK-based teamwear company, either through the many esports teams they work with (such as MnM Gaming, Barrage, NAVI and Virtus Pro) but also through epic.LAN's own clothing range available at our events.

Gamers Apparel will be bringing along a selection of teamwear for you to purchase on-site throughout the event as well as personalisation options, plus staff will be on hand to talk about your esports team's clothing requirements.

Tickets are still available for epic29 but are selling fast, make sure you grab yours now at www.epiclan.co.uk/epic29.

Magic: The Gathering Arena comes to epic29

With a history of over 25 years worth of mana, creatures, planeswalkers and countless matches it took its time... but Magic: The Gathering is at epic.LAN, with our first Magic: The Gathering Arena esports tournament taking place in February 2020!

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Scan & ASUS ROG Return to epic28

Our official retail and hardware partners, Scan & ASUS ROG had such a great time earlier this year in February, they’re back once again for epic28 next week in Kettering, with even more activities and awesome kit for you all to try.

AND ASUS ROG will also be sponsoring the main stage for the event which will be bringing you entertainment throughout the event for those who want to take a break from their PCs. Look out for the schedule coming soon!

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Logitech G & ASTRO Gaming Return for epic28

Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming are back to support epic28 and this time they’re fully getting behind our huge casual LAN community!

If you’re taking part in our fun tournaments, you could have the chance to win:


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epic28 SOLD OUT

Less than one year after we expanded our events in to the Kettering Conference Centre Arena, we've sold out of BYOC tickets for epic28!

We still have spectator tickets left and a number of Turn Up and Play (TUP) tickets for the Battalion 1944 tournament only. 

A sellout for us, really does mean a sellout, we will not be able to increase the number of spaces available this close to the event as all of our logistics are in place. 

That means the only way of getting a BYOC ticket at this point is through the waiting list. 

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