a web and cloud hosting provider, has joined forces with epic.LAN, one of the UK’s gaming and
esports organisations, to sponsor the epic26
CS:GO tournament this February. Fasthosts’
says with its support, the prize pool has been boosted to £5,000, plus the
winning team will receive a 12 month match server hosted on Fasthosts’ high-performance Bare Metal Server range, and managed by epic.LAN’s game
server control platform.
is a long-standing customer of Fasthosts, with the majority of its online infrastructure
having been hosted with Fasthosts since 2012 when the companies first worked
together to deliver two huge Counter Strike: Source and Call of Duty 4
tournaments each with 128 teams taking part.
epic26, epic.LAN says it will be showcasing the new Fasthosts Bare Metal Server
range with online aspects of the event including external CS:GO TV relays and
Twitch stream relays to show off their capabilities. The Fasthosts team will
also be sending along LAN survival packs for epic26 attendees to power the
players as well as the infrastructure.
Bare Metal Servers are single-tenant servers with dedicated resources, on
flexible pay-as-you-go pricing models. They are said to deliver the best
hosting performance available on the market, but with the added flexibility to
scale up power on-demand as and when required. This makes them ideally suited
to hosting competitive esports tournaments like epic.LAN.
Winkle, epic.LAN Managing Director says “As a long-term Fasthosts customer, it’s
great to be working alongside the team to improve our online service quality
but also to give something back to the CS:GO community who have supported
epic.LAN in force over the past few years. Outside of our LAN events, we’re
currently working with several clients to deliver online projects utilising
Fasthosts Bare Metal Servers and we’ve been seeing some amazing performance
results which we will be sharing soon.”
Yeoman, Fasthosts CEO comments, “When it comes to esports, gamers demand the
very best tools to secure their victory. Whether that be their gaming rig,
their keyboard and mouse, high refresh monitor and even their headset, nothing
but the best will do. All the skills and training in the world won’t help if
you’re using subpar equipment. The same is true of their match hosting, where
milliseconds really can mean the difference between victory or defeat. That is
why we are proud to showcase the high-performance advantages of our Bare Metal
Servers to the discerning eyes of the epic.LAN gaming community. Good luck to everyone
who enters the tournament.”
Fasthosts-sponsored CS:GO tournament will be taking place at this year’s epic26
LAN party at the Kettering Conference Centre, starting February 8.