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Laclede’s LAN Spring 2018 - 4.21-22, 2018

Laclede’s LAN Spring 2018 was a smashing success. The LAN was held in the Wool Ballroom within the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University and had almost 275 gamers (including staff). Gameplay started at 8:30 am on Saturday and ended at 3:00pm on Sunday.

This LAN party featured numerous partnerships with Microsoft having a strong presence, bringing 10 high-end gaming laptops, X-Box One’s and demo-ing the hot new multiplayer game Sea of Thieves. Additional partners included Twitch STL, BackRoute, Moonbase Market, and an HTC Vive virtual reality demo area hosted by Black Magix. Additionally, we held numerous tournaments, random flash tournaments, casual gaming events, and featured live streaming throughout the event from multiple Twitch streamers.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped volunteer to setup and tear down at this event. Special thanks to BackRoute guys for helping setup, creating our Chill Zone area, and providing a Pouch Couch, Echo Dot, and Steam Link giveaway! Special thanks to Fast Metal Labs for the sweet trophies. Special thanks to Patrick Bryne for the awesome BlizCon backpack. Special thanks to DarthMeerkat for the Steam Link giveaway.

We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Attendees: 186 BYOPC gamers + 22 Spectators + 8 Sponsors + 17 volunteers + 13 staff

Tournaments: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Overwatch, Rocket League 2v2 & 3v3, League of Legends, Hearthstone.

Other Events: GangBeasts, Paddle v Paddle, Chambara, and giant Jenga

Sponsors: Saint Louis University, Microsoft, DreamHack, Vir1lity PC Customs, Microcenter, Twitch STL, Sapphire Tech, Aesir Solutions, ExtraLifeSTL, POPtions popcorn, Chipotle, Dominos, Saint Louis Cinemas, and all the LANFest sponsors.

Streamers: wgrates, Foxe, MoonbaseKappa, Faseguy, Darth_Meerkat, AlmightyZing, TheMountainDewd

Staff: Justin Benedick, Kevin Berges, Patrick Byrne, Nathan Cowen, Tony DiPietri, Tim Dollarhide, James Dudley, Ryan Henning, Ayman Khuleif, Adam Kruger, Nick Sarakas, Andy Tevlin, Brian Wiese

Volunteers: Chris Chandler, Dave Clark, Kyle Coleman, Marie Cowen, Axa Guerra, Stephanie Herbers, Sara Kruger, Logan Leavel, Jason Murley, Brandon Ortiz, David Philliphose, Kelsey Rumley, Jason Spencer, Matthew Spencer, Dennis Thomas, Melanie Wood, Chris Zammit

Charities Benefited: EI.BO and St. Louis Byteworks

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Laclede’s LAN Fall 2017 - 10.21-22, 2017

Laclede’s LAN Fall 2017 was held in the Wool Ballroom within the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. The LAN housed over 200 gamers (including staff) with gameplay starting at 8:30am on Saturday and ending at 3:30pm on Sunday.

Laclede’s LAN featured numerous tournaments, random flash tournaments, casual gaming events, a Microsoft Xbox Cuphead contest, and more.

We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Attendees: 170 gamers + 8 Sponsors + 11 volunteers + 16 staff
Tournaments: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Overwatch, Rocket League 2v2 & 3v3, League of Legends, Minecraft Build Challenge, Hearthstone
Other Events: Duck Game, Nidhogg 2, Sonic Mania, and Nerf Gun Challenge
Sponsors: Saint Louis University, Microsoft, Casual Tees, Vir1lity PC Customs, Stack-Up.org, Aesir Solutions, and all the LANFest sponsors.
Charities Benefited: EI.BO and St. Louis Byteworks

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Laclede’s LAN Spring 2017 - 3.18-19, 2017

Laclede’s LAN Spring 2017 was held in the Wool Ballroom within the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. The LAN housed over 180 gamers (including staff) with gameplay spread over two days. The LAN was our first overnight event since our reboot in 2014.

Laclede’s LAN featured numerous tournaments, random flash tournaments, casual gaming events, a custom PC contest, an HTC Vive virtual reality demo area, and extra prize giveaways from technology reviewer Nathan Kirsch of Legit Reviews. The event also included Twitch streaming content from both staff/players and live casting from Twitch streamer Sirsif

We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Attendees: 145 gamers + 7 Sponsors + 9 volunteers + 19 staff
Tournaments: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Overwatch, Rocket League, Starcraft II, Minecraft Build Challenge, Hearthstone
Other Events: TowerFall, Tricky Towers, Starwhal, Super Pole, Riders, Operation (Board Game), Casual gaming events
Sponsors: Saint Louis University, Legit Reviews, Micro Center St. Louis, Vir1lity PC Customs, Stack-Up.org, FrozenQ PC Tech, Aesir Solutions, and all the LANFest sponsors.
Charities Benefited: St. Louis Byteworks, Child’s Play

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Laclede’s LAN 17 - 10.29-30, 2016

Laclede’s LAN 17 returned to the Wool Ballroom within the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. Laclede’s LAN 17 housed over 170 gamers (including staff) with gameplay spread over two days. Laclede’s LAN 17 featured numerous tournaments, an HTC Vive virtual reality demo area, a Super Smash Bros WiiU tournament, a custom PC contest, and a League of Legends 2016 Championship viewing area. This event was our first event to include Twitch streaming content and OBS overlays to our 3 projectors systems. In the future, we hope to grow our streaming and casting presence at future events.

We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Special thanks to Saint Louis University.

Attendees: 150 gamers + 5 Sponsors + 5 volunteers + 18 staff
Tournaments: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Overwatch, Rocket League, Starcraft II, Minecraft Build Challenge, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros WiiU
Other Events: Team Fortress 2 Blind Frag, Push Me - Pull You, Nidhogg
Charities Benefited: St. Louis Byteworks.

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Laclede’s LAN 16 - 03.12-13, 2016

Laclede’s LAN 16 returned with several improvements due to a new location at the Wool Ballroom within the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. Laclede’s LAN 16 housed almost 180 gamers (including staff) with gameplay over two days. We had numerous tournaments, but our Rocket League tournament final was a show stopper. Participants at our LAN gathered around Saturday night to see the final bracket performed on the giant projector above our stage. A Hearthstone tournament on Sunday and the CS:GO finals are just a few items that helped to improve participation on Sunday. We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Special thanks to Saint Louis University for all of their work to get this event off the ground.

Attendees: 160 + 18 staff
Tournaments: CS:GO, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Rocket League, Starcraft 2
Other Events: Hawken, Team Fortress 2 Blind Frag, Geometry Wars, Paca Pong, and more
Charities Benefited: Angel Baked Cookies, St. Louis Byteworks.

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LANfest presents Laclede’s LAN 15 - 08.08-09, 2015

Laclede’s LAN 15 was our biggest event in quite a while, tipping the scales at 149 gamers! Gamers packed up their PCs and came from all over the country to… play Rocket League?! We had fourteen Counter-Strike teams competing for Micro Center gift cards and Counter-Strike keys. We’d like to thank LANFest for their continued support, Ranken for their Counter-Strike tournament sponsorship and attendance, and Saint Louis University for the venue! Thanks also go out to our tournament winners: Power Dumpsters in Counter-Strike: GO, Those Meddling Kids in League of Legends, and of course Bsquaredb in Hearthstone! “Flash Tournaments” made a comeback with TF2 Blind Frag and QWOP as our headliners! Our DOTA 2 room was a staff favorite – DOTA 2 fans gathered in a darkened room with a projector to watch the first North American win at the DOTA 2 International 2015 Grand Finals in style. We had a great time – see you at the next LAN!

Special thanks to Saint Louis University for all of their work to get this event off the ground.

Attendees: 149 + 18 staff
Tournaments: Counter-Strike: GO, League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone, QWOP, TF2 Blind Frag
Charities Benefited: Angel Baked Cookies, WITs Inc.

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LANfest presents Laclede’s LAN 14 - 01.10-11, 2015

LANFest presents Laclede’s LAN 14 was a resounding success! We managed to cram 125 PC gamers into our original seat count of 120, drank Monster and Bawls, ate pizza, played Smash Bros, ran four tournaments and generally had a blast! Big thanks go out to our community and their enthusiasm, to LANFest for inviting us to be a part of their mission, and to Saint Louis University for providing everything else we needed to make this event possible! And thanks also go out to our tournament winners: Mad Mesh Hatters in Counter-Strike: GO, Brick Squad in DOTA 2, Memento Mori in League of Legends, and last but not least, Pinilla in Hearthstone! We want to know what you think makes a fantastic LAN party. Hit us up on Facebook and on our main site to tell us what you like and what you want to see at our next event! Thanks for playing!

Special thanks to Saint Louis University for all of their work to get this event off the ground.

Attendees: 125 + 18 staff
Tournaments: Counter-Strike: GO, League of Legends, DOTA2, TF2, Hearthstone

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