Last weekend, we along with thousands of gamers attended Insomnia 59 at the NEC in Birmingham for a weekend of gaming competition. To represent Bulldog, we had our Call of Duty team, League of Legends team and also Counter Strike team competing at the event to hopefully bring home a LAN win for the Bulldog family.
Our League of Legends team consisting of NYX, J3T, SUR, FAXULOUS and Dannieboy were put in Group B looking to make it into the pro bracket. After a fantastic showing at the group stage, they managed to finish with 5 wins with no losses, topping the group to move onto bracket play. During the bracket play they went up against The Magistra, who unfortunately pushed us into the losers bracket where we faced "UK in 2016 LUL”. To our favour, we took this series 2-0 to move into the losers final to face The Magistra again who beat us 2-0, which means we got a overall placement of Top 3 at i59. We are extremely proud of the team for what they have achieved and hopefully they can go that little step further at the next event!
Our CSGO team consisting of Wafu, Bmagic, Kplus, Skuxz and Nuke topped the group with a record of 4-1 after winning against Team Viral, Camel Jockeys, Infinite Esports and Hidden. After a long weekend they managed to finish with a placing of Top 12, once again we are very proud of the team and how they represented us. We feel that this is a team with a huge amount of potential and moving forward we can look to develop their talents even more!
Although with the success of our other teams, the highlight this weekend was from the Call of Duty roster lead by Patto who was joined by Dreams, Chunk and Risky. In the group stage they defeated Terminal Esports and Cryptick Gaming to reach the knockout stage of the tournament, where we up against Team Legacy who we beat 3-1. In the semi-finals, we faced Team Valour in a fantastic and tense series where we managed to take the win 3-1. During the Grand Finals, we met up with Cryptick Gaming again who were in great form and had surprised many of the spectators and competitors to reach this far in the tournament. The final was a very close game, which was heavily contested by both sides but we managed to take the series 3-1 and won the overall tournament. We would like to congratulate the team on their performance and thank them for the way they remained professional at the event. We cannot wait to keep developing in the CoD scene and hopefully our efforts will secure a second event win for us!
Finally we would like to thank our sponsors and partners for supporting us at the event; Arma Centrum for designing and providing our jerseys for the event, SharQ for providing some fantastically designed and produced controllers. X-Gamer Energy for providing us with their incredible products to help keep us focused at the event. We would also like to thank everyone in the community and the Bulldog family for all the support throughout the weekend. We can't wait to see you at the next event!