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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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LANified! 13: But wait, there's more!
Posted by BloodyIron on Mon, February 18th, 2013 @ 12:39 am.
But wait, there's more!

Not only are we increasing how many matches of each mini-tournament there are, we're also adding a new mini-tournament! We're also adjusting the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Race FFA mini-tournament from 8 Player to 10 Player.


For our Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm 8-Player FFA and Conter-Strike: Global Offensive 10-Player Arms Race FFA mini tournaments, we will be adding two more matches for each, so 6 total (3 each). Each match with it's own prize! The prize for each of these mini-tournament's first match will be a TrendNET TEW-680MB Media Bridge, but the rest is a surprise!


We're not done yet! In addition to these matches we will be having a Team Fortress 2 Rocket Jumping mini-tournament! For this mini-tournament the first person to pass each phase of the mini-tournament wins a prize! There will be 4 phases, each harder than the previous. Just like the other mini-tournaments we will not announce the map in advance, so get your rockets reloading and your feed exploding!


We're working really hard to make this event a fantastic event. We know you'll have a great time. So come join us! To check out the full event details and signup/prepay head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/10

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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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