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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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LANified! 12: Trinity: Rules and What people have to say
Posted by BloodyIron on Fri, September 14th, 2012 @ 4:49 am.
Our event is coming up fast, and we have a lot of great work done already!

Something that might interest you is that we have finalized the rulesets and formats for all our tournaments. Checm them out:

Team Fortress 2 3v3 KotH: Rules and Format
Super Smash Brothers: Melee 1v1: Rules and Format
DotA2 5v5: Rules and Format


Some note-worthy changes are:
~Change SSB:M format significantly, primarily to include Rond-Robin in Stage 1 instead of Single Elimination
+Completely define our DotA2 rules
+Addition of some TF2 Banned items, we thoroughly reviewed our list and we know it is not on parity with other major groups, we feel confident in our THOROUGH repeated evaluation of this list
+Revisited each rule-set to be more clear and easily legible


We work hard to make our tournament rules and format both fair and rewarding. We use methods most events don't. We feel tournaments should be fair and fun, we welcome everyone to enter them.


Are you thinking of coming to the event, but you aren't sure if our events are worth it? Why don't you check out what some of our attendees have had to say:

"The staff at the events are all nice guys that work hard to make events go smoothly. The tournaments that are run at the events are very fun and are a great way to meet some new people."
-Graffias@LANified! 11: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5654#p10519

"everyone there was friendly and a lot of fun to play games with. I'm really hoping I can make it to the next one!"
-Carl@LANified! 10: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=811#p2054

"Games! Friends! New people! Tourneys are great fun, even when you lose."
-Thumper@LANified! 11: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5654#p10504

"What was not to like, the atmosphere was great people were all very friendly and it was a ton of fucking fun. Literally the best LAN I have ever been part of."
-Gats@LANified! 10: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=811

"They're fun and well worth the money. Even if you dont participate in the tournaments its always a good chance to meet new people and learn new things."
-Rufo@LANified! 11: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5654#p10505



If you want to check out the full event details, they can be found at: http://www.lanified.com/events/go/9/2

When you sign-up, don't forget to log into your account first! Hope to see you at our next glorious event!

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LANified! 12: Trinity, Calgary Oct 12-14 2012
Posted by BloodyIron on Fri, September 14th, 2012 @ 4:48 am.
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For over five years, LANified! has tirelessly brought you quality gaming events. Our next event, LANified! 12: Trinity, is a three day LAN party, consisting of casual gaming, tournaments, file sharing, on-site concession and plenty of prizes. Trinity runs from Friday Noon Oct 12th 2012 to Sunday 6pm Oct 14th 2012 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
DotA2 5v5: Rules and Format


As people sign-up for the event, a list populated to show who wants to play which games. You can find this on the event details page under the "Game Preference" section.


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


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on the forum.

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LANified! 11: It's over!
Posted by BloodyIron on Fri, June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:31 pm.
Well our event has come to a triumphant conclusion. While our attendance was not the highest we've seen, we still had a great time and we hope you did too.

Unfortunately several of our tournaments were cancelled due to low attendance, however we still managed to get some done.


The results of our Team Fortress 2 tournament were:

  • 1st House Wives
  • 2nd Shank


The results of our Super Smash Brothers: Melee were:

  • 1st UM5.sk
  • 2nd UM5.$8.95steak
  • 3rd theGroose


We've assembled pictures from our event, and you can check them out at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 861&type=1

For those who attended, we would love to get your feedback, both good and bad. To leave said feedback please post in this thread with your site account: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5654

Thanks for coming to our event!

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Rules and Formats: Complete
Posted by BloodyIron on Sun, June 10th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm.
Two things:

Today there's a Barcraft going on: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmes ... _id=340176

Also, we finalized the TF2 Bans, Maps and SC2 Maps. Check the links.

TF2: http://www.lanified.com/tournaments/details/22
SC2: http://www.lanified.com/tournaments/details/21

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