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Mini-tournaments, SC2 rules
Posted by BloodyIron on Mon, January 28th, 2013 @ 12:23 am.
Good news everyone! We have some new developments for our coming event:


First, we are proud to announce the details for our Starcraft 2 tournament! It will be a 2v2 Double Elimination tournament where players use the Heart of the Swarm version. Matches will be bo1 (Best of 1) until semi-finals. Semi-finals will have bo3 matches, and finals will have bo5 matches. The map list will not be announced until nearer to the event, as the game has not yet been released. For full rule details, head to: http://www.lanified.com/tournaments/details/32

Second, we also will be hosting mini-tournaments! We will be hosting a Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm 8-player Free-For-Fall (FFA) mini-tournament, as well as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) 8-player FFA Arms Race mini-tournament. What are the prizes for each of these mini-tournaments? The winner from each tournament will walk away with a delicious TredNET Wireless Media bridge! It features delicious 802.11N speeds up to 450mbps wireless, 4 gigabit ports and other awesome features. Check them out: http://www.trendnet.com/products/prodde ... MB&cat=157

Third, even though we only announced or event a week ago, we already have 19 people signed up! That's 38% of our capacity! At this rate, we could easily run out of seats soon.


To check out the rest of the details for the event, head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/10

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LANified! 13: The Swarm
Posted by BloodyIron on Wed, January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:59 pm.
LANified! invites you to our next great event, LANified! 13: The Swarm. This event is a two day LAN party, consisting of casual gaming, tournaments, file sharing, on-site concession and plenty of prizes. The event runs from Saturday Noon Mar 23rd 2013 to Sunday 6pm Mar 24th 2013 in Calgary Alberta Canada.


We will be running the following tournaments:

Team Fortress 2 3v3 KotH: Rules and Format
Super Smash Brothers: Melee 1v1: Rules and Format
Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm 2v2: Rules and Format TBA


For full details of our coming event, head to the Event Details, or click on the banner on the home page.


If you have any questions, feel free to post here, or contact us on our own forum.

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LANified! 12: it's off :(
Posted by BloodyIron on Tue, October 2nd, 2012 @ 12:04 am.
It is with much regret that we must announce that LANified! 12: Trinity has been cancelled.

Why?
We had insufficient prepays in order for this particular event to be even close to sustainable.

Do I get my money back?
All accounts that prepaid should see a full refund by the time you read this message. If you are having difficulties, please contact us at (bloodyiron at shaw dot ca) to resolve issues.

When is your next event?
We are currently aiming for March for our next one.


We are very sorry that we had to do this, however it's important to remember that paying for these events has to come from somewhere. We will be working harder next time to make our event more appealing. We plan to announce our next event in the near future. We hope you can forgive us, but this is the most notice we could have provided you with.

Once again, if you have further questions, contact BloodyIron directly or at (bloodyiron at shaw dot ca). LANified! still provides our public servers, including mumble, minecraft, tf2, and we work hard to bring you quality events and services.

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and live in harmony...
Posted by BloodyIron on Sat, September 29th, 2012 @ 4:47 am.
The cool cats at TrendNET are showing us some more love with our coming event. They're helping us out with a delicious WiFi bridge with a built in 4 port gigabit switch and sweet wireless speeds too, specifically a TEW-680MB ( http://www.trendnet.com/products/prodde ... MB&cat=157 ). If you want to keep up with what TrendNET is developing or get in touch with them, head to http://www.facebook.com/trendnet .

But what are we going to do with this scrumptious bit of tech? Well, some of our longer term attendees may remember things we've done in the past. One of those has been our flash high score challenges. So LANified! puts forth the following challenge: You must play the linked game, and not only beat the current high score of 155,604 (previously set by Dolphin), but have the highest score by Noon Oct 13 2012. To collect the prize you must be at the event. To submit a legitimate score you must take a screenshot of your score (please crop it to size) and post it in the thread for the flash game with your account.

So what game are we talking about? Just head to: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=111

But wait, there's more! However, you will have to just wait. We are going to be talking about more things going on with us tonight. So keep your eyes peeled, and in the mean time get cracking on those scores!

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Smash Brothers, the setup and tournament
Posted by BloodyIron on Thu, September 27th, 2012 @ 8:31 pm.
Hey folks. We thought it would be a good idea to explain what to expect from our Super Smash Brothers: Melee Tournament and Setup.


As you already know, we have a tournament for the Gamecube version of Super Smash Brothers: Melee. What you may not know is that the systems we will be using will be available for general play before and after the tournament. Not only that, but anyone is welcome to come smash with us casually! The $10 buys you entrance into the tournament, but as the systems will be open for general play otherwise, you can just sit and chill with us and play even if you didn't enter the tournament.

But what else can you expect? We will have 3 stations. Each station will have a monitor, a gamecube system, a set of speakers and the necessary cables for up to two players to plug in their own headphones to get personal sound! Why would we offer that? So those who really need to hear the sounds in the tournament can hear without the sounds being drowned out by the rest of the event. The speakers work in tandem with the headphone plugs, so both work! Additionally, at the time of the tournament each station will be setup to comply with the rules for the stage, so all you will need to do is plug your controller in and go.

Oh yeah, if you are attending, it's important to remember to bring your controller. We prefer if people bring their own controllers so that each player can play at their best, and we don't have to worry about other nasty things like germs or sickness spreading. It also eliminates any concern about quality of controller.

Also, you may think, why do we have such an elaborate tournament structure? We evaluate each and every tournament for each event in many regards. Some of these include time of each tournament, some include number of matches played before being eliminated. At the end of the day, we consider a tonne of angles on each of our tournaments. In the case of Super Smash Brothers: Melee, we feel that foremost Round-Robin as a first stage enables everyone to have at least 5 games before they are eliminated, no matter how good or bad they do. In the second stage we shift to single elimination as we feel there will be fiercer competition and it will be a more level playing field; we increase the games played per match, but running single elimination at this point means we aren't drawing the tournament out too long. We want our tournaments to be appealing to players of all skill levels, and we always take the top tier and casual players into account.


Going forward, we want to offer more console tournaments and such things, but we need to actually see enough people showing up before we invest further into such things. If you want to see this grow, we need your help. First off, actually attending makes a big difference. Secondly, if you know anyone who would enjoy our event, be it the console section or the PC section, do us and them a favor and get them in on our events! We want these events to grow and be sustainable, and obviously more people attending is going to be better. Helping us helps you have a better time.

Currently we cannot offer pre-pay for the Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament, and we are trying to offer this in the near future. However we would like that anyone intending to attend, be it for the PC section or the Super Smash Brothers: Melee section, at least sign up for our event. Just by signing up you show to others that there are more and more people that actually want to attend. This naturally generates more interest, and it's so easy to sign up!

If you have any further questions, please just ask.

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