Hello, PC gamers! It’s that time again – Laclede’s LAN is throwing another LAN party! Laclede’s LAN 17 will take place in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University once again, on October 29th and 30th. With your help, we hope to reach full capacity at a maximum of 250 gamers!
Because we had such a blast with it at our last event, we’ll be continuing to use the stage and screen in the Wool Ballroom for prize drawings during the event and random game challenges. As is expected, we’ll have tournaments in Counter-Strike: GO, DOTA 2, Rocket League 2v2, and Hearthstone Standard, but we are also excited to be adding an Overwatch tournament to the event. Overwatch teams are the biggest ones we’ve invited to the LAN so far – six players per team – so we’ll need your help to draw as many Overwatch players as possible. Call your friends, get them excited, and draw straws for healing duty! We will try to help build teams as we always do, but since Overwatch teams are so large you’ll want to do your best to fill out your bench before the event.
Just like last time, the doors close at midnight and everyone must leave to come back at 8:30 AM the following morning. You are free to either take your gear with you or leave it in the LAN area – the room and building will both be locked and security guards are on duty all night. All information about parking, food, security and check-in will be available on LacledesLAN.com (and if you have a question you can’t find the answer to, you can always hit us up on Facebook or Steam).
If you’d like to see a certain game played at the LAN, consider becoming an advocate/organizer for it. We like to call people who wish to take a more active role in arranging play sessions or tournaments “Game Ambassadors“. If you’re good with people and want to invite others to play a game you love at LL17, let us know! We can help by giving you a special seat and nametag or sign that makes you easy to find.
Have you ever wanted to become a caster? Maybe you already are one? Cast Laclede’s LAN tournaments! Contact us if you feel like this is something you would be interested in. We’re very interested in getting casters to add to the excitement and spectacle of our tournaments, but don’t have the free time ourselves during the event. Shoot us a message on Facebook if you’re ready to bring some color to our competition!
Tell your friends! Invite your enemies! Build your teams! Like us on Facebook, before or after joining our Steam group! Thank you for your support, and we expect to see you – and your PC – at Laclede’s LAN 17!