UK-based event organiser epic.LAN has teamed up with developer Bulkhead and custom PC company Chillblast to host a Battalion 1944 competition at its upcoming event.
The tournament has a prize pool that will be based on the amount of teams that sign up to compete, ranging from £6,000 to £15,000.
Aaron Baker, Community Manager at Bulkhead had this to say: “For us at Bulkhead and many of those within Battalion’s competitive scene, epic.LAN has been a right of passage providing an affordable and more community-driven event within the UK – an ethos we too believe in. Taking your first steps at a grassroots level should be open to all and with the help from our friends at Chillblast (who have kindly provided 40 turn up and play machines) that idea has become a reality.”
As part of the partnership, Chillblast will be providing 40 of its computers so the event isn’t strictly on a ‘BYOC’ basis. The prize pool options are as follows: £6,000 for eight teams, £8,000 for 12 teams, £12,000 for 16 teams, or £15,000 for 32 teams.
Jon Winkle, Managing Director of epic.LAN added: “Everyone at epic.LAN is really excited about adding in Battalion 1944 to our October lineup and bringing some classic FPS communities to our events. There’s been a huge amount of hype about the game over recent months from our existing community and new players, so we’re honoured to have been selected to host this grassroots tournament by the team at Bulkhead and to show off the epic.LAN experience to the Battalion 1944 community. Huge thanks to Bulkhead, The Plays and Chillblast for making the tournament happen, now let’s see the community step up to make it an amazing tournament to watch!”
epic28 takes place from October 10-13th at the Kettering Conference Centre. There will also be competitions for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and StarCraft II.
Esports Insider says: Bringing in a new game to the mix will likely bring a new audience to epic.LAN’s events, which is always nice. It’s great to see a bunch of UK-based companies working together to support grassroots esports.