It’s a Wrap! Thoughts on the First Gaming Event Sponsored by Unleash the Gamer
February 22, 2019

As we mentioned in a previous post, Unleash The Gamer sponsored its first gaming tournament and LAN event this month.  We are very happy we could be part of the Magnumutz Cup, as organizers and sponsors.

We also hope to support other events like this one in the future, so if you have an event planned and need some extra help, don’t hesitate to contact our staff!

Now let’s talk a bit about the event itself:

THE OFFLINE EVENT:

 

  • The LAN tournament took place on February 16, 2019, between 11:45AM and 23.30PM.
  • 46 players qualified for the final Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Dota 2 events.
  • Between 40 and 60 members of our community visited the location to chat, support their friends, or help us organize. In total, around 130 people participated at the LAN.
  • Apart from us, the tournament was also sponsored by TP Link, Trust Gaming, LeTrico, and IDM Esports.

Tournament Prizes:

 Prizes for the Magnumutz Cup

  • 1st Place:
    • The Magnumutz CUP + $120,
    • 1 x Trust keyboard or headset,
    • 1 x TPLink gift bag (includes a USB charger with 5 ports),
    • 1 x custom LeTrico T-Shirt,
    • 1 x SSIG merch bag.
  • 2nd place:
    • Silver medal + $70,
    • 1 x microphone, keyboard, or mouse by TRUST,
    • 1 x TPLink gift bag (includes portable USB hub),
    • 1 x custom LeTrico T-Shirt,
    • 1 x SSIG merch bag.
  • 3d place:
    • Bronze medal + $50,
    • 1 x microphone or mouse by Trust,
    • 1 x TP Link gift bag (includes portable power bank),
    • 1 x custom LeTrico T-Shirt,
    • 1 x SSIG merch bag.
  • 4th place: 100 lei,1 x SSIG merch bag.
  • 5th-8th places: $12,1 x SSIG merch bag. 

1. HEARTHSTONE TOURNAMENT

The 16 best winners faced each-other in a BO5, double-elimination event. Bobospider streamed the entire event. You can check out his VOD

Brackets & Winners:

  • 1st place: Ciprian
  • 2nd place: robynator
  • 3rd place: ViperMateo
  • 4th place: Charzuull
  • 5th-8th places: AndreiRO, IsoSunriser, FinalS, Zeypeful.

View the final standings, bracket, and match history here: 

2. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOURNAMENT

Brackets & Winners:

  • 1st place: Groni
  • 2nd place: 7urbo
  • 3rd place: Konpachy
  • 4th place: Leomitis
  • 5th-8th places: Acrozo, Werstef, i am flow, SinX.

View the final standings, bracket, and match history here:

3. DOTA 2 TOURNAMENT

Brackets & Winners:

  • 1st place: IDQ
  • 2nd place: Masakary
  • 3rd place: Wrath
  • 4th place: Cocotheone
  • 5th-8th places: Florin Saman, sw666, Tyzmo, [Z]aha.

View the final standings, bracket, and match history here:

My thoughts on the tournament:

As an organizer and representative for Unleash the Gamer, I felt a huge responsibility for the tournament. I wanted everything to be PERFECT!! Despite the minor hiccups along the way, I think the event was a success. Tournament participants were super happy with the way the stages were organized. They also loved the prizes. 

Baabuska at the magnumutz cup

This is me by the way, the photo was taken half-way through the tournament! 🙂

The night following the event I went to bed tired, but it was a good kind of tired! 🙂

Next year we hope to organize a bigger tournament and also have casual console events for viewers (maybe some Tekken/MK or Fifa competition).

I also hope our efforts will encourage other organizers to take the leap and host tournaments for amateurs.

Here are some of our favorite images from the LAN: 

The winners of the Dota 2 tournament, with their prizes.

Some of the Hearthstone tournament participants. They were super cool! 

The winners of the Hearthstone tournament, with their prizes.

Some of our viewers having fun with Fifa and fighting games!

I swear to God we didn't make her take this pic! 

You can check out more photos from the event in our Facebook album.

See you next year! 

Ioana "Baabuska"

Ioana "Baabuska"

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Nowadays, I find happiness in single-player, story-driven games and experiences that I can share with my community. I also cosplay or create unique looks on occasion. If you want to learn more, you can follow me on TwitchTwitter, or Facebook

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