Fall 2022 at the Saint Louis University

Everything you need to know; check back often for updates.
WhatA Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) charity gaming LAN party with 204 seats.
WhereBusch Student Center, 20 N Grand Blvd, Saint Louis MO, 63103
WhenSaturday October 22nd - 9:00 AM to Sunday October 23th - 3:00 PM. OVERNIGHT EVENT; exterior doors locked between 12 AM to 7 AM.
TicketsA purchased ticket is required; click here to purchase your ticket and reserve your seat!
Under 18?
  • Bring a printed waiver signed by your parent or legal guardian.
  • 16 - 17 years old? You can enter without a guardian present.
  • 15 years old? You can attend with a guardian assigned by your parent or legal guardian on the waiver.
  • 14 or younger? You can attend with your parent or legal guardian.
18+Bringing a printed and signed waiver will help your check-in go quicker; but you can always fill one out on-site.

Announcement Video

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

COVID-19 continues to be an evolving situation. Currently there are no mask, testing, or vaccination requirements in place - but this may change leading up to the event.

This event will follow the health and safety requirements of both the Saint Louis City government as well as Saint Louis University. If these policies change or any mandates are established, the event requirements will change to be compliant. In such an event, this page will be updated and we will do our best to notify the community. Any refunds requested due to a policy change will be honored. Contact Us if you have any questions.

  • Attendees are encouraged to wear masks, particularly when not at their seats, but masks are not required.
  • As a precaution, we encourage our community to take an at-home COVID test 24 hours before the LAN. Should you request a refund due to a positive test, it will be honored.
  • All attendees should be familiar with Saint Louis City's COVID-19 Standards and Guidance.

Venue

VenueThe LAN is held in the Wool Ballroom (room 170) inside the Busch Student Center (BSC). The ballroom is on the lower level - signs will help direct you. From 12 AM to 7 AM exterior doors will be locked; you will be able to exit, but not enter, the venue.
ParkingSecure and covered garage parking is southwest adjacent to the venue at 3634 Laclede Ave, 63108. Use the visitor entrance; signs outside the garage will help direct you.
HotelThe recommended hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott St Louis Downtown West - approximately a 2 minute drive from the venue. 2340 Market Street at Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

When arriving, temporarily park at/near the cul-de-sac at the southwest corner of the BSC, use a provided cart to transport your gear inside, and check into the event. Once checked in, drop off your gear at your table and relocate your car to the garage so that others have room to use the cul-de-sac.

Busch Student Center

Saint Louis University

An old rock in the desert

Located on the east side of Grand Boulevard the Busch Student Center is a central hub of the Saint Louis University Campus.

20 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103    icon-direction

Tournaments

For tournament start times and break times check the Schedule.

NameTeam SizeFormatDiscussionSign Up
CSGO5v5Double-Elim, Best of 3#csgo in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
DOTA 25v5Double-Elim, Best of 3#dota-2 in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
Halo Infinite1v1Ranked Slayer#halo-infinite in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
League of Legends5v5Double-Elim, Best of 3#league-of-legends in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
Valorant5v5Double-Elim, Best of 3#valorant in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
Rocket League 2v22v2Double-Elim, Best of 3#rocket-league in our DiscordLink emailed to ticket purchasers when registration opens.
Flash Tournaments1pIt Varies-Impromptu; pay attention to announcements.

For tournament rules and details check the Tournament Rules.

Schedule

All times are approximate and subject to change. For updates, check back here, or bookmark the schedule.

Tournament Rules

Participants must be ready to play at the start of the tournament or they will be disqualified. This means that not only is your entire team present, but your PCs and team members are set up, warmed up and ready to play. It is up to you to make sure your computer is ready to go; we will not delay a tournament for hardware or software failure of an attendee’s computer. For tournaments that have dedicated servers, you are expected to connect to our test servers before the beginning of the tournament to ensure everything is working. We will not start until the scheduled time; we may start some matches early if certain teams are ready but no one will be required to start early.

We will be using Discord to contact team captains and communicate match information. Please have Discord installed or be ready to use the web client.

When tournaments have overlapping schedules, you will have to choose to participate in one and not the other. If you are eliminated early from a tournament, you may enter another if you check-in at the scheduled time for that tournament.

Cheating is not allowed in any tournament. This not only covers actual cheat programs, but also hardware modifications, in-game exploits, violation of our event rules or prerequisites, and anything that could give a player an unfair or unsportsmanlike competitive advantage of ANY kind. Judgements on what constitutes cheating are ultimately up to the staff. Please do not give us any reason to disqualify you. Use common sense and don’t be a jerk.

Finally, the staff asks that any complaints about cheating or bad conduct are brought to the tournament admin team as soon as possible. Staff cannot be everywhere at once, and cannot address issues that are not reported.


Counter-Strike: GO

Saturday through Sunday: Double-Elimination Tournament.

  • $500 cash prize for the winning team!
  • This is a Best of 3, 5v5 tournament where first to 16 rounds wins a match.
  • Maps: de_inferno, de_nuke, de_vertigo, de_mirage, de_overpass, de_ancient, de_dust2
  • Starting Money: $800
  • Round Time: One minute and 45 seconds
  • Overtime: Starting Money: $10,000
  • Overtime Winner: First to win 4 rounds

The first team to win 16 rounds will be awarded the win. Teams will flip a coin for first ban and then take turns banning and picking maps from the list of seven in the order below until all maps have been picked or banned but one. The last remaining map will be the 3rd map in case of a tie.

   1st Map2nd Map  3rd Map
Team 1BANPICKBANAUTO
Team 2BANPICKBANAUTO

Players will play a Knife Round to determine sides at the beginning of the match.

We will no longer accept entries if your team has less than five players. Roster changes will be allowed for the first two matches; after that if you do not have five you will forfeit. When the server for a particular match goes up, teams have ten minutes to join before the start of the match. If a team does not have five players in the server “readied up” after ten minutes from the server uptime, the other team will be eligible for a forfeit win and should notify the tournament admin.

Winner’s bracket advantage will be applied to keep finals to one match (since a team that goes undefeated through the upper bracket would normally have the potential for two matches in the finals).

If you are interested, you can find our CS:GO config file here. We welcome feedback on tournament configs.

Logs and demos will be made available a few days after the event on Github.

Captains can report their team’s score.


DOTA 2

Saturday through Sunday: 5v5 Captain’s Mode Double-Elimination Tournament

Winner is the team who completely destroys their opponent’s Ancient or forces their opponent to surrender.

The tournament will be played as Best of 3 double-elimination until the Winners’ Bracket and Losers’ Bracket have finished, at which point a final, 5-round Grand Final will be played between the last two teams. Tournament structure may be changed to Swiss/Round Robin if fewer teams participate. Any changes to tournament structure will be discussed with team captains before being implemented.

Captains can report their team’s score.


Halo: Infinite

Sunday: 1v1 Slayer Tournament

  • Mode: Ranked Slayer
  • Score Goal: First to 25 kills
  • Time Limit: 15 minutes
  • Spawn Delay: 3 seconds
  • Reporting: Captains can report their team’s score.
 Round 1Round 2Round 3
MapBazaarAquariusTraining Ground

League of Legends

Saturday – Double-Elimination Tournament

  • 5v5 Summoner’s Rift
  • Winner is the team who completely destroys their opponent’s Nexus or forces their opponent to surrender.

The tournament will be played as Best of 3 double-elimination until the Winners’ Bracket and Losers’ Bracket have finished, at which point a final, 5-round Grand Final will be played between the last two teams. Tournament structure may be changed to Swiss/Round Robin if fewer teams participate. Any changes to tournament structure will be discussed with team captains before being implemented.

Captains can report their team’s score.

Rocket League 2v2

Sunday – Double-Elimination Tournament

  • Tournament Format: Best of 3
  • Game Mode: Play Local
  • Team Size: 2v2
  • Match Time: 5 Minutes
  • Default Arena: DFH Stadium (Teams can mutually agree on a different arena)
  • Server: Host/Join Local Lobby

Valorant

Valorant tournament rules are pending. We’re partnering with Coolermaster to run this tournament; rules will appear here when they are finalized.


Flash Tournaments

What?! A Random Challenge has appeared! You won’t know what these tournaments will be until we announce them during the event. They will be short and sweet, and the winner will receive a prize!

Event Rules

These rules apply to everyone attending. They can change without notice.

  • You must sign our waiver to be able to attend our events.
  • You are responsible for your actions and equipment. We are not liable for anything that happens to you or your equipment.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted; if found, you will may be asked to leave the event without refund. No drugs are permitted on the premises.
  • Do not attempt to steal items from the event or anyone else. Legal consequences will be a result.
  • Act in a responsible and mature fashion. We want good sportsmanship in a fun environment.
  • Cheating will not be not tolerated, and are against the event’s terms and conditions.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring coolers into the venue.
  • Do not bring any type of hacks/viruses/etc. to the event.
  • Listen to those in charge.
  • You may only occupy the portion of your table afforded by your ticket type.
    • BYOPC Premium ticket holders get 1/2 of the space of a table, and are required to leave space for 1 other person to share the table with you.
    • BYOPC ticket holders get 1/3 of the space of a table, and are required to leave space for 2 other persons to share the table with you.
  • Laclede’s LAN and Saint Louis University reserve the right to remove anyone from the premises for any reason deemed fit.
  • Failure to follow these rules is grounds for dismissal from the event at the admins’ discretion.