French Counter-Strike veterans kennyS and RpK will be making an appearance at Epic.LAN in February 2024, as part of a partnership with Tradeit.gg.
Skin trading platform TradeIt has been making waves in the UK CS community over recent months and dipped its toe in the water at the most recent Epic.LAN, Epic 40, by supporting the ‘Binmen vs Granny’s Knockers’ Charity Showmatch for Breast Cancer UK.
Now it’s decided to go all in at Epic 41 by sponsoring the CS2 esports tournament, and will be bringing along a few friends to help.
Counter-Strike legends kennyS and RpK will be attending the famous Kettering Sports Hall of Esports. As part of the Tradeit.gg activities, the pair will be at the event with multiple ways to interact with attendees including 1v1s, meet and greets and photo opportunities.
Both players will also be taking part in the on-stage charity match in aid of Special Effect’s GameBlast 24 campaign, which runs at the same time as Epic 41.
The partnership with Tradeit.gg will also see the Epic 41 Counter-Strike 2 prize pool boosted across all tiers, as well as on-site activations including giveaways and treasure hunts, and the introduction of the Tradeit.gg MVP Award, celebrating the best player at the event.
Attendees will also get exclusive discounts on the Tradeit.gg website.
The news comes as the event has sold out.
Jon Winkle, Epic.LAN Managing Director, said: “Epic.LAN is now one of the world’s biggest BYOC LAN events for Counter-Strike, right here in the UK.
“Thanks to Tradeit, we cannot wait to have two of the biggest names in global CS at our event to help us celebrate everything great about the UK esports scene.”
Jimi Gecelter, Tradeit CEO, added: “Tradeit, the leading global platform for skin trading, is excited to join forces with Epic.LAN as the headline CS2 sponsor for Epic 41, enhancing the gaming experience and fostering a dynamic synergy within the esports community.”
While Epic 41 participant tickets have now sold out, spectator tickets are still available. For more information, head to epiclan.co.uk/epic41.
For another CS event, check out the Predator Gaming IEM Katowice grand final viewing party in London with ENUK.
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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