Host your North American LAN...On Us?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Ryu, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Ryu Administrator

    The feedback in threads here and elsewhere around the best ways to grow/support CSGO in North America yielded dozens of "more LAN event" type posts/suggestions, and in an effort to multiply the events (as opposed to simply adding to them), I've been throwing this idea around and would love to hear your thoughts.

    Have you ever wanted to run a LAN event, but didn't feel comfortable you had what it takes? Well, this could be the opportunity for you.

    I'm considering selecting one person whom I will personally help run THEIR OWN LAN EVENT, including:
    • COVERING VENUE COSTS
    • PROVIDING SERVERS/RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • PLANNING THE EVENT
    • COORDINATING AND NEGOTIATING VENUE PRICING
    • ASSISTING IN RUNNING THE TOURNAMENT
    • SECURING COVERAGE & QUALITY CASTERS
    • AND MUCH MORE
    The goals for this are simple:
    • Bring another LAN event for North America (hip/hip/hooray)
    • Share the knowledge/experience of hosting an event to enable a new host, and in turn, more events
    • Gain additional exposure for the game, those involved, and sponsors
    • Get the rackmount server on my dining room table off of my dining room table
    I'm still working on the details, and will be posting them here as I hammer them out, in addition to possibly streaming and discussing in real time with you guys tonight or after the holiday weekend.

    Your thoughts/feedback welcome as always.

    -Ryu
  2. Entfy New Member

    I do like this idea, but I think it might be a little misplaced. We are looking at the wrong group to have a LAN. We need to look at the Universities around the country. Most have the equipment on campus available for use (requires planning) BYOC, plus you have guarenteed free space to run the tournament.

    Really the main issue would be enterprise class switches as an older comp can run the servers no prob.

    I think the idea of TeSPA was really smart and that might be a better model if we are trying for LAN's as the universities will allow clubs to reserve space for events. Will help with logistics if special things are needed. And that also opens up the say 16+ group. Money could be small $5 per person

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