UKCS Pub Quiz winners (i46) on Multiplay front page!

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Photo by: Ashley Pinner

After JayyJayy’s enthused shouts of “MY FACE IS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE ISERIES SITE!” over Mumble, we thought it was only fitting it be memorialised for all to see; If you didn’t know, the UKCS team was victorious in the i46 Saturday Pub Quiz, taking home a princely sum of just over £307 – which was summarily converted to a keg and pizza. Cue memories of drunken twister at 3am.

Check out the original post by MPUK here or the full sized picture over on the Multiplay Flickr stream. Either way you can admire the gorgeous faces of our very own EWJ, Dr C, SJ, JayyJayy and Security. Rock on guys!

Farewell to i46

13th Nightmare
i46 has been and gone. And for those who didn't join us in the clanbox, what sort of randomness did you miss seeing as you couldn't join us for one reason or another? Let's see there was: Binerexis being near unstoppable at Street Fighter, NERF Guns, CHICKEN!, NERF Guns, UKCS winning the pub quiz, the poker nights, NERF Guns and CHICKEN! to name a few of the random things that happened. I didn't think it would be able to top last years Insomnia, but it did in more ways than one. It was great seeing the faces I saw last year, and many new ones too: Nightstalker, Nishino'san, Lockwyn, Ger, Cotillion, MrsSekhmet, EWJ and Rico to name a few. Those who never came to i43 last year, but made...

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Cotillion approves this madness (i46 with UKCS)

Cotillion
So it was my first big LAN. I really looked forward to it and it did not disappoint me! It really was a blast and I was sad it was over. As a first timer it was also the moment to get to know some people in real life. It is always great to get some faces with the voices. Had loads of fun and talked with loads of people, which actually was really nice. Got loads of hugs from people, Comedian even jumphugged me :). The atmosphere at i46 and especially in the Clanbox was really friendly. Some random reasons why you should come next times as well: We played Twister with random people! Meet up with nice people and get to know them! You can scare 13th Nightmare if he is...

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So the PCs are packed, the halls are empty and i46 is over…

What can I say about i46, this was my 5th TUP iSeries event and it was bigger and better than ever!

The Exhibition hall was amazing with so many cool things to do and see, Borderlands 2, Yu Gi Oh bus out the front of the venue, trading card stand, Scan with their Scalextrix, PNY’s formula one racing car, awesome cakes of win, the list is endless!

Hall 3 (where I sat with my clan) had its own bar, the VanillaTV stage for TF2, and 800 TF2 players including Classic Mix^ and Levithan Gaming from the USA, Extine from eXtv was also there from the states and what a fantastic gent he was! Add into that characters such as Darn, Numlocked, Byte, Dunc, NVC, Comedian and Arx and Beta and there was an amazing atmosphere! The hall temperature was just right most of the time and when it was lights out the true LAN feel was certainly there in full.

The TF2 competition was full of MASSIVE shocks as the USA teams were focused, driven and hungry even after jet lag and rolled the best the EU had to offer in convincing fashion with Mix^ taking the honors in an all USA final

The UKCS crew were awesome as always, all of them are such amazing people and so kind as well. Apache Flame’s amazing girlfriend Beth knitted my son a TF2 hat to wear (now in pride of place hanging on the end of his bed with his i46 Lanyard) and Smoggsy gave him a fab poster for his soon to be redecorated bedroom which I now have to go find a frame for lol. Many hugs were there for us both from Mrs Sek, the totally batty but amazingly lovely Tany (cookies ftw!), the big and butch Cotillion, the cross dressing Blame (dont ask!), Mr Rohypnol Trell and all the other amazing people in the box, the only sad thing was Garner and the lovely Synaphix not being able to make it (love ya both xxx)

UKCS also proved they are not just beautiful people but also possess intelligence in full quota by ruining Big Clan’s dominance in the Pub Quiz and taking home top honors!

…and of course I have to make a special mention to Loser who literally saved my lan by giving me a fantastic monitor to replace the one that got broken at home literally weeks before LAN, definitely a hero xxx

if you couldn’t make this year’s summer Lan then get your bums to i49, its gonna be HUGE!

Much love

Sunshine xxx

Nish and 13th Nightmare vs. Cry of Fear!

Tune in later on tonight at 7pm (GMT) to see Nish and 13th Nightmare take on the Behemoth that is “Cry of Fear”. Watch all their expressions as they’re scared witless on two channels: Twitch.TV/UKCS2 (13th Nightmare) and Twitch.TV/Nishinosan (Nish)…

ALSO – tune in later on to see unsuspecting Clanbox members take on the horror that is SLENDER. Times tbc, along with other streaming schedules!

Streaming is still happening on the UKCS TwitchTV channel for the webcam – make sure you get your requests and messages in on the chatbox!

It has begun…

Doors are open, gamers are here and the streams are up. More of that later…

Yesterday saw the EAS (early arrival service) and approximately 1500 gamers turning up to drain every bit of goodness out of LAN. A lot of the UKCS box was in and feeling at home last night, partaking in the famous stone willys, the pizza shop.

Well, like the olympics, insomnia has an opening ceremony too. This one comes with swag for those willing to fight tooth and nail for it, including the boxes the free stuff comes in!

Kritzkast are in the box over the hall with some amazing banners, pictures to come later.

What about the UKCS clanbox? Well if you can’t make it here you can enjoy all of the gaming goodness on the official twitch TV stream. Watch Salva rage or the ballonicorn make a rare appearance.

What about the gaming? Tournaments begin later on today with the preliminary rounds. History has taught us that our TF2 teams have ‘mixed fortunes’ when it comes to competitive play and to me it looks like our DOTA players are into their serious business. Good luck to everyone who enter.

If you have questions for anyone here then hit us up on our facebook, twitter, stream chat or leave a comment here.

Mere Days!

The action is really starting to hot up now. It’s time to think about what to take and giving your PC a spring clean before making the mammoth trip (for some) to sunny Telford.

Public Service Announcement: Don’t forget to bring your O/S install disks with you just in case! Also make sure you have all your games up to date and your location set to LAN rather than where you live.

If you think that gaming will be a little boring 24/7 (or should that be 24/4?) then you could give LanWAR a go. If stalking strangers and constantly watching your back is not your kind of thing then there are loads of exhibitors in the hall including some new faces* such as scan.co.uk / J!NX and the Amazing Cake Company. If that gets you salivating then you are in luck. MP themselves are planning to sell proper Mr Whippy style ice cream at the event.

There are so many competitions on the MPUK i46 Forum that you’d be mad not to enter some of them. In addition to this KritzKast are planning to give away 2 Novint Falcons. Details to come about that one.

Tournaments signups are open for some games. If you are looking for a team, why not post in the i46 forum**? There are already a few floating about for TF2 / LoL / DOTA2 etc.

Plenty more in the pipework so make sure you keep an eye on the minisite in the run up to the event and throughout i46.

 

*They weren’t there at i43!
** If you dont have access, make sure you have PM’d Xerxes with your booking ID!