Spring 2018 Charity LAN April 21 - 22, 2018

Ahoy, matey! A new game from Rare off the port bow – Microsoft brought Sea of Thieves running on ten high-end gaming laptops and a few X-Box Ones. Additional partners included Twitch STL, BackRoute, Moonbase Market, and an HTC Vive virtual reality demo area (sectioned off by Caution tape in real reality) 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. We also drank a ridiculous amount of energy drinks and caffiene, but that wasn't a tournament. We just do that regardless.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped volunteer to setup and tear down at this event. The BackRoute guys are pretty great. You know why? They helped setup, created our Chill Zone area, and provided a Pouch Couch, an Echo Dot, and a Steam Link giveaway! Fast Metal Labs came through for us again with some really well-made custom trophies. Thanks to Patrick Bryne for the awesome BlizzCon backpack. DarthMeerkat is also a pretty awesome dude that did a Steam Link giveaway!

Tournament Results

TournamentParticipants1st Place2nd Place
CS:GO 5v5: Double-Elim, Best of 37 teamsTeam #1Ady and the baddies
DOTA2 5v5: Single-Elim2 teamsButt Club 2.04 Men and a Ken
Hearthstone: Double-Elim5 playersVanerinGert
League of Legends: Single-Elim5 teamsSLU eSportsWest High Wan Uppers
Overwatch: Double-Elim6 teamsCastaway eSportsCloud Mafia
Rocket League: 2v2: Double-Elim12 teamsBackRouteMonkaS
Rocket League: 3v3: Double-Elim5 teamsPoggersBackRoute 2Time Going for 3

Flash Tournament Results

GameWinner
Paddle v PaddleI'm Stupid
ChambaraSonOfBullits
Gang BeastsDarthMeerkat
Final: Giant JengaDarthMeerkat

At A Glance

Attendance: 186 BYOPC gamers, 22 Spectators, 8 Sponsors, 17 event volunteers, and 13 staff
Charities Benefited: St. Louis ByteWorks, EI-BO,
Event 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
Event Volunteers: Chris Chandler, Dave Clark, Kyle Coleman, Marie Cowen, Axa Guerra, Stephanie Herbers, Sara Kruger, Logan Leavel, Melanie Molina, Jason Murley, Brandon Ortiz, David Philliphose, Kelsey Rumley, Jason Spencer, Matthew Spencer, Dennis Thomas, Chris Zammit
Streamers: wgrates, Foxe, MoonbaseKappa, Faseguy, Darth_Meerkat, AlmightyZing, TheMountainDewd,

Some photos from Spring 2018 Charity LAN

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