It is with much regret that we must cancel LANified! 27: BuyBack. We simply did not get enough prepays for it to work out.
By the time you read this, those that prepaid for the LAN should have received their refund. If you did not get your refund, please contact BloodyIron on STEAM directly ( http://steamcommunity.com/id/BloodyIron/ ).
We did not expect this outcome to happen. We anticipated that DotA 2 would be a lot more popular than this, as we have seen in the past. However, despite 4 months of promotions, and other strong efforts to draw gamers to the event, in the end, not enough tickets sold. As it stands right now, we do not have sufficient confidence in DotA 2 to be worth running tournaments for, due to the lack of interest we have seen.
That being said, we did see a pretty good response to the CS:GO 2v2 Wingman tournament, so we are likely to incorporate that into near-future event designs.
We're sorry that we have to do this, but we really had no choice. We want to thank those that prepaid for the event, as we greatly appreciate your support, and we hope that we can see you at one of our future events.