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Two KotHs and a Microphone
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Good news everyone, we have some great things going on!

First, we will be broadcasting again this week, check it out

Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): Starcraft 2 King of the Hill
We will be hosting our KotH event again, open to anyone in North America! To enter just join channel LANified! in-game and make sure you are ready to play. The map list will follow the ladder list but we will also take variant requests such as MLG/iCCup variants.

Thursday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): Heroes of Newerth King of the Hill
We will be bringing a completely new program to you this week with a Heroes of Newerth King of the Hill event. Think you got an ace team? Make sure you're in channel LANified! in-game and we'll pit your team versus any challenging team available. This will be a 5v5 King of the Hill event on Forests of Caldavar and we will be using Banning Pick mode with Tournament Rules enabled. To keep things simple and organized, if you want to enter please declare your captain and we will coordinate with them for your matches. This will follow along the same idea of our Starcraft 2 KotH in that if you lose you are out. So assemble your team and make sure you show up!

To watch our broadcasts, head to http://www.lanified.com/networks


Second, we are making some adjustments for our coming event

We are adjusting the prizing for Team Fortress 2 and Starcraft 2. Team Fortress 2 will go from a $120 first place prize pool, to a $120 first place/$60 second place prize pool. Starcraft 2 will go from a $100 first place prize pool, to a $100 first place/$40 second place prize pool. If we get enough pledges from our prepaid attendees these will bump up even further.

We will be adjusting our seating to accommodate 40 people total. If you are planning to attend (and have not prepaid) we recommend you arrive as early as possible to ensure your seat.

We have updated the Team Fortress 2 server configurations for the tournament, including the recent adjustment to the arena points. But more importantly we have added support for the Replay feature for all the tournament servers. This way you can grab that sweet rampage you just did at the drop of a hat.

Unfortunately our regular concession staff will not be able to make this event, so we will be providing an alternative concession. We are not able to offer everything that was previously offered, but we are trying our hardest to offer a good alternative. Please don't kill us over this, we're sorry.

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Prepay closes tonight
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder. Our event is 2 weeks away and prepay closes tonight. We have more people signed up than we can accommodate so if you were planning to come we highly recommend you prepay so we can guarantee you a seat. If you are having issues with prepaying we can make some accommodations if possible. To prepay just head to the event details (at http://www.lanified.com/events/details/6 ) and click on the prepay button then follow the steps. Do keep in mind that anyone coming who has not prepaid will be served in a first-come-first-served basis and we may run out of room. If we run out of room the only people who will be guaranteed a seat will be those who have prepaid.

Hope to see you there! :)

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Less than three weeks
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Good news everyone! Our coming event will be our best one yet!


Within the last day we broke our record for sign-ups! As of this writing we sit at 47 sign-ups, and people just keep on coming. If you want to secure your seat we advise you to do so promptly, as prepay will close this coming Friday at midnight. Prepaying also enables you to pledge to unlock the higher prize pot for the tournament(s) you want to enter! The event is less than three weeks away, we can barely contain ourselves.


As you may know we recently revised our Starcraft 2 tournament. As such we have made some revisions to our Team Fortress 2 tournament. First, we added the maps koth_badlands and koth_lakeside_final to the list of playable maps. Second, we adjusted the points for arena. To win a round you must now reach 5 points, up from 4. To win the whole match your team must earn 8 points, up from 5. So to clarify, if your team were to gain 5 points the first round your team would then swap sides and start the second round, and if your team were to then earn 3 more points your team would win with a total of 8 points. We also have revised the list of banned weapons, the full list is:

  • Back Scratcher
  • Battalions Backup
  • Brass Beast
  • Candy Cane
  • Jag
  • Mad Milk
  • Natasha
  • Sandman
  • Vita-saw
  • Warrior's Spirit
  • Wrangler


Once again we will be broadcasting this week. This week's schedule will be the following.

Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): Starcraft 2 King of the Hill

We are hosting our King of the Hill event again for Starcraft 2, open to anyone in North America! To participate join the in-game channel LANified! and make sure you are ready to enter in time for the broadcast. We will be using the same rules and map list as before.

Thursday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): TF2 Pub Stomp

Come beat us up on our public server! We'll be playing on there making sure the kart doesn't move. To join simply connect to our public server at tf2b.lanified.com which is up all the time.

To watch any of these broadcasts head to http://www.lanified.com/networks


Just a few days ago S2 Games celebrated the 1 year anniversary of the release of Heroes of Newerth. As such they are letting anyone (yes even you) create accounts and play for free! This will be available until May 22nd at 12am EST. If you want to check out this quality game just head to https://www.heroesofnewerth.com/trial.php create an account and get cracking! There are also plenty of recent improvements including a guide system, which is really helpful for playing heroes you aren't familiar with. Oh, and did we mention it works in Windows, Mac OS AND Linux? What are you waiting for? IT'S FREE!


We would also like to remind those interested that we can be followed on facebook at http://facebook.lanified.com , which we post regular updates to our events. We also run a minecraft server at mine.lanified.com . And we are working our butts off to make this coming LAN party absolutely fabulous. So we hope to see you there!

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Scheduling changes this week.
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Sorry everyone, our regularly scheduled programming will not be showing Today or Tomorrow. We will have our Minecraft KotH this coming Sunday at 1200hrs (noon) MST (GMT-7). As for our Starcraft 2 KotH we will be rescheduling it for next week, time and date not yet finalized.

Hope to see you sunday!

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This week in LANified! news
Posted by BloodyIron on .
This week we will be broadcasting once again, Our schedule is as follows:


Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): Starcraft 2 King of the Hill

We are hosting another King of the Hill event for Starcraft 2, open to any player in North America. To participate simply enter the LANified! channel, and be ready in time for our broadcast. The rules are:
-If you lose you cannot re-enter the event as a contestant for that day
-If you win a match you stay in to face the next eligible contestant
-The new contestant picks the map
-You must be in the "LANified!" Starcraft 2 chat channel to participate
-Outcomes of disconnects/computer problems will be decided on a case-by-case basis
-Eligible contestants will be invited to the appropriate game
-These rules may change at a later date

The map list is:
-Scrap Station
-Xel'Naga Caverns
-Backwater Gulch
-Delta Quadrant
-Metalopolis
-Shakuras Plateau
-Slag Pits
-Tal'darim Altar LE
-The Shattered Temple
-Typhon Peaks


Thursday: 5pm - 9pm MST (GMT-7): Minecraft King of the Hill

We are hosting a brand new King of the Hill event featuring Minecraft pvp. The rules and format are not yet finalized, but this is welcome to anyone. The rules will probably fall along the same lines of the Starcraft 2 KotH. Do not worry, we havn't forgotten about our build fest world, but we are re-working the format for it, it's fair to expect it to return in some fashion. We will present how to join this event during the broadcast, or earlier if possible on our site. So keep checking back to our site for updates.

To watch our broadcasts LIVE! head to http://www.lanified.com/networks



As for our coming LANified! 9: Batter Up event, there are some things we want to cover.


First, in terms of pledging prizing unlocks. As you may know the prizing increases as enough people pledge for particular tournaments (you pledge on the page for the specific event in-case you didn't). However something we can't present nicely just yet is that when these new prize pools unlock they will not just go to the first place contestant, but they will be split between first and second place. To elaborate:

For Starcraft 2 the step up prize pool will be:
1st place: $220
2nd place: $100

For Team Fortress 2 the step up prize pool will be:
1st place: $210
2nd place: $90


Second, our early-bird prepay will be ending midnight Friday night of this week. To clarify it ends 00:01 Saturday May 7th 2011. Currently our prepay is $40, but afterwards the prepay will bump up to $50. We will still be taking prepayments after this point. As such we recommend that you take advantage of the early-bird pricing while it's still available! If you are having difficulties with any step of the way, give us a shout on the forums and we'll work our hardest to help you with whatever problems you may have.


Third, we've been putting up quite a few posters, and are constantly looking for new locations, but we sometimes miss good locations. Do you know of some worthwhile locations? Let us know! Post on our facebook page: http://facebook.lanified.com or on our forums: http://www.lanified.com/forums


There's plenty happening and boy are we excited to bring it all to you. If you know of any other people who would enjoy our events, don't hesitate to spread the word. It really helps us, and helps you have a great time too. To sign up or prepay for our LAN party head to the event details at: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/6

Tune in or join in!

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