UK Gaming Tours parody page emerges as organisers’ silence continues

A Twitter account parodying the UK Gaming Tours (UKGT) CSGO tournament has picked up more than 100 followers in the space of a day.

The page, titled UK Gaming Twits, was created as uncertainty continues to grow around the state of UK Gaming Tours.

UKGT was first announced last December, promising a £10,000 prize pool and live finals taking place at Milton Keynes shopping centre in March.

When March came around, UKGT said the tournament was put on hold 'until further notice'. There were rumours behind the scenes that production staff had not been paid, there were problems with scheduling and things generally going wrong.

 

"It was meant to be a really high quality series, but it's just ended up as this bloated meme where everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong."

 

UKCSGO reported two months ago that the UKGT finals will be happening, but it's unknown when or where.

Organiser Ben Bagg, formerly of Caz Esports, has been silent on Twitter over the past few months, as has the official UK Gaming Tours Twitter page. He's also failed to return our requests for comment.

Ben is no stranger to controversy in esports. He was criticised by esports journalist and host Richard Lewis in a comedy podcast/cartoon video last year, where he was labelled part of the 'Biggsy and Baggsy show' for his handling of a roster departure.

But now the UK CSGO scene wants answers. Or, just an excuse to post some memes on Twitter.

Mr X, the person behind the UK Gaming Twits page, told Esports News UK: "On the case of UKGT, it's ridiculous. It was meant to be a really high quality series, but it's just ended up as this bloated meme where everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong.

"Which is why I guess I chose to make this account a parody of it of sorts, because this account is pretty ridiculous itself."

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"I really didn't think this account would blow up as much as it did, which I guess just shows that the fetish for drama in the scene is a lot worse than I thought originally."

 

"I really didn't think this account would blow up as much as it did, which I guess just shows that the fetish for drama in the scene is a lot worse than I thought originally."

Here are a couple of UK Gaming Twits' posts so far:

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