Laclede’s LAN depends on volunteers to keep our events running, but not everyone has to be a full-fledged staff member. There are a variety of ways to be involved: setting up tables and electrical equipment, server and network administration, running tournaments, programming, marketing – and probably some things we haven’t even thought of. Use the Contact Us page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’re willing and able to help us throw a great event for a good cause.
We put considerable effort into finding the best and most popular games to support at our events, but we can’t play and research every game out there. That’s why we want to try putting this “game advocacy” into your hands. Do you know of a game that would be a great fit for the LAN? Gather your friends (and your rivals too) and bring them to Laclede’s LAN! Build your event as a part of our event. You supply the gamers, we supply everything else. Whether you just want some casual play on a Minecraft server, or want to run your own tournament in Quake Live, we’re here to help.
eSports has continued to grow worldwide and supports a massive following. Laclede’s LAN wants to embrace that growth and we think that the best way to do that is to start involving casters in our events. Not only will it increase our exposure, but hopefully it will also give aspiring casters a chance to hone their skill (or just show it off) in front of a real audience. Casters with a deep knowledge of the game will likely also be asked for suggestions on improving our tournaments and finding ways to excite and engage our competitive players.
If you’re looking for something a bit more involved – maybe the kind of work you could build a resume with, or more networking with people in your chosen field of work, Laclede’s LAN is also working on a way to add new staff members and interns. It’s a great way to build real-world experience with IT work while still having a great time and helping put Saint Louis on the map as a destination for PC gamers. Depending on the level of involvement you choose, you may be eligible for a recommendation on LinkedIn, a job title that you can put on a resume, and service hours that can count towards volunteer work.