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Waiver and how to get to the event
Posted by BloodyIron on Fri, March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:00 am.
We are on the cusp of our event, but there are some important technicalities we must observe. Those who are attending our event, be it for the BYOC part of the console tournaments, must sign our waiver. If you are under 18 years of age your waiver must be signed by your legal guardian/parent. A parent can sign it in advance of the event, however the best scenario is having the parent sign the waiver at check-in of the event. You can find the waiver here. We can print you off a copy at the event, however we will not admit anyone if they do not have a properly signed waiver, this includes guests. Oh, as a reminder, guests are welcome to come hang out at the event!

Also, if you find that you're not sure how to get to our event, you can go to the location page for this event (here), find the address for the location, and get directions to the event from your point of origin.

If this is your first time attending our event, we highly recommend you review the "What to bring" and "What not to bring" list on the event details page (here).

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Prepayment close, come join anyways
Posted by BloodyIron on Sun, March 17th, 2013 @ 7:55 pm.
Prepayment is closed now, but that doesn't mean you can't come! If you still want to attend our coming event, you can still sign up for event by heading to the event page: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/10/9

Alternatively if you just want to show up and poke your head in that's welcome too.

If you plan to come for the smash brothers tournaments you don't have to sign up, however we ask that you do if possible. We also want to remind you to bring a controller if you plan to enter any of the console tournaments. Full details of what to expect for the coming event are outlined at the event page: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/10/9

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Prepay closing soon, running out of seats!
Posted by BloodyIron on Mon, March 11th, 2013 @ 2:39 am.
Our coming event is closing fast. It's less than two weeks away! As such, we will be closing prepay in a week, Saturday March 16th. We have 43 people signed up, that's 85% of our capacity! The only way to guarantee yourself a seat, and save some money, is to prepay. Prepaying has many benefits, but most importantly it lets others know that you're coming, and they will want to come too. If you're planning to come we highly recommend you prepay while you still can! We don't oversell events, so to ensure your seat you will need to prepay.

Attending LAN parties isn't always just about gaming. Many people come for the social aspect, and the file sharing. You get to meet all kinds of people who enjoy games just like you, you may even discover games you've never heard of. Not only that but if you have an issue with your computer there will be plenty of people to help you out! The majority of LANified! staff work with computers professionally and have many years of experience; a great resource when you have problems of any kind. If you want some help, just ask us or anyone at the event! Even still, you get to meet all kinds of people in various industries, including IT or technology industries; it's a great place to socially network!

It's also worth reminding those interested in our event that outside of the console tournament schedule the console systems will be available for open play, to everyone! If you want to jump on and play some smash brothers between other stuff, just do it! We will have three stations setup for the tournament and open play. If you plan to play on the stations please bring your own controller, this helps avoid several complications, but we will be providing everything else!

At each console station there will be a display, a set of speakers, the gamecube system setup conveniently, and 2x 3.5mm (headphone plug) connections for anyone to use headphones with! In a tournament this can be important if you want to listen for audible queues. The speakers and headphone plugs will both be setup.

We have a fantastic event lined up, but it doesn't happen if people don't show up! If you love gaming, want to meet lots of others who do too, enter tournaments, or jump into any other thing going on, then just make sure you attend! If you also know people who would be interested in our events, do us all (especially them) a favor and get them in on it!

For full event details, to sign up and prepay head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/10/9

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One month away! Concession, schedule, rules finalization
Posted by BloodyIron on Mon, February 25th, 2013 @ 3:08 am.
Our coming event is less than one month away, but there's still plenty happening! Not only that but we have more than 60% of our capacity signed up already!

We have put a lot of work into our tournaments, but some people are confused by some of the methods we utilize. A lot of people ask us, why use Round-Robin? We utilize Round-Robin for multiple reasons. One of the more notable reasons is that each and every entrant gains a guaranteed minimum number of games before being eliminated. For example, in our groups of 6 round-robin stages each entrant gets at least 5 matches no matter what! Compare this to Double Elimination where you get a minimum of 2 matches, and Single elimination with a 1 match minimum, one can easily see that you get more matches in before being eliminated with Round-Robin. We also utilize round-robin because it is a fairer contest, It means that those who advance to the following stages are fierce competitors, which can make spectating matches much more exciting! We don't always employ Round-Robin, but we do when we feel it will yield the best results.

One of the added benefits of putting a lot of effort into our tournaments is that we are able to provide a schedule in advance of the event and adhere to it. Our hard work ensures that tournaments do not go over-schedule, and in turn entrants can plan around which tournaments they want to enter, and know when they begin.

To see the schedule for our coming event head to the event details at: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/10/9

We also have made the following adjustments to the coming tournaments:

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm 2v2:
+Changed format from Double Elimination to 2-Stage (see event details for full ruleset and format)
+Finalized ruleset and format apart from maps
*Maps not yet announced till HotS has launched

Team Fortress 2: 3v3 King of the Hill
+Finalized ruleset, format and banlist

Super Smash Brothers: Melee 2v2
-Removed Fountain of Dreams map due to reports of lag


We also would like to announce that our delicious concession will again be on-site for the coming event! The concession provides on-site hot meals, drinks and snacks. The menu consists of many delicious meals, delivered to you at the event! The concession typically stays open as late as people are still hungry, sometimes as late as 2am. How convenient!

As we mentioned, our event is less than a month away. We have only 50 seats total and we already have 60% signed up! If you are as excited about gaming as we are and want to ensure your seat and support what we are doing, prepay! Prepaying guarantees your seat as we do not oversell! If you know anyone who is also interested in coming, bring them along! There's plenty of gaming happening, and the more the merrier. For full event details, to sign up and to prepay head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/10/9

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Smash Brothers, Minecraft, what are we missing?
Posted by BloodyIron on Mon, February 18th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm.
That's it? Certainly not!

We have finalized the prizing for our Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament.... But we also added another Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament too! We are now not only hosting the Super Smash Brothers: Melee 1v1 tournament, but we're also hosting a 2v2 tournament too! The rules and prizing for both have been finalized.

Entrance for each Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament is separate. So you can enter one, or both! It's up to you. We will not be running them at the same time, and we will announce the schedule at a later date. If you plan to attend for just our Smash Brothers tournaments please sign up so others can see that you're planning to come. We do not offer prepay for our Smash Brothers tournaments at this time, sorry :(

To check out the full details head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/10

That's not all. We've also updated our Minecraft servers to the latest version of Bukkit! Minecraft can be a real pain to keep up to date, especially with Bukkit. The latest whitelisting requests for our mineb legacy server have already been processed, but if you want to get on the whitelist for mineb head to: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5476

To join us on the minecraft servers connect to:
minea.lanified.com (some pvp with factions, newish world)
mineb.lanified.com (no pvp, legacy, whitelist)

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