Spring 2022 at the Saint Louis Science Center

Everything you need to know; check back often for updates.
What A Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) charity gaming LAN party with 122 seats.
Where Saint Louis Science Center, Boeing Hall, 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
When Saturday February 12th - 9:00 AM to Sunday February 13th - 3:00 PM. OVERNIGHT EVENT; exterior doors locked between 12 AM to 7 AM.
Tickets A 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.

Announcement Video

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Our event will follow the COVID health guidance provided by both Saint Louis City and Saint Louis County. This is an evolving situation, be sure to check back for updates.

  • Upon entry, all entrants 12 and older must present proof of either having been fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours.
    • Full vaccination = 2 shots of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 shot J&J, with the last shot being at least 2 weeks prior to the event date.
    • We will not be able to make entry exceptions for attendees still waiting for their test results; be sure to schedule your test with enough time to get your test results!
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear masks at their seats and are required to wear masks when not seated.
  • All attendees should be familiar with Saint Louis City's COVID-19 Standards and Guidance.

Changes From Previous Events

  • COVID-19 remains a major concern, and several safety measures will be in place:
    • All tables will be limited to two attendees, with additional space between the tables themselves.
    • Tables will be a mix of 6' and 8' in width; all space between attendees will be the same regardless of table size.
    • The Laclede’s LAN staff will be unable to assist with the loading and unloading of cars.
    • Drinks will be allowed at your seat, but food must be consumed in a nearby designated food area.
  • This venue does NOT have hand carts available for assisting with the transportation of your personal gear.
  • All food and beverages, including alcoholic drinks, will be sold by the Saint Louis Science Center’s cafeteria.

Venue

Venue The LAN is held at the Saint Louis Science Center, in the Boeing Hall, located on the ground floor. Signs will help direct you.
Entry From 12 AM to 7 AM on Sunday the 13th, the LAN Party will be under a lock-in. During this time you will be able to exit the venue, but will not be able to enter (or re-enter).
Parking Guarded parking is provided by the Saint Louis Science Center. During the Science Center’s normal hours of operations a ticket system is used to access the parking lot. The Laclede’s LAN staff will be able to provide parking vouchers, allowing you to exit the parking lot at no cost – be sure to ask a staff member on your way out! Outside of operating hours, no voucher is needed.

The Saint Louis Science Center is located on the southeastern corner of Forest Park. Parking is available on-site.

5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Tournaments

For tournament start times and break times check the Schedule.

Name Team Size Format Discussion Sign Up
DOTA 2 5v5 Double-Elim, Best of 3 Discuss on Reddit Link emailed upon ticket purchase
Rocket League 2v2 2v2 Double-Elim, Best of 3 Discuss on Reddit Link emailed upon ticket purchase
Rocket League 3v3 3v3 Double-Elim, Best of 3 Discuss on Reddit Link emailed upon ticket purchase
League of Legends 5v5 Double-Elim, Best of 3 Discuss on Reddit Link emailed upon ticket purchase
Minecraft Build Challenge 1-3p Judged at end of event Discuss on Reddit See admins at the event
Valorant 5v5 Double-Elim, Best of 3 Discuss on Reddit Link emailed upon ticket purchase
Flash Tournaments 1p It 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.


DOTA2

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.


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.

Rocket League 2v2

Saturday – 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

Rocket League 3v3

Sunday – Double-Elimination Tournament

  • Tournament Format: Best of 3
  • Game Mode: Play Local
  • Team Size: 3v3
  • Match Time: 5 Minutes
  • Default Arena: DFH Stadium (Teams can mutually agree on a different arena)
  • Server: Host/Join Local Lobby

Minecraft Build Challenge

The Building Challenge will give you a certain amount of time to wow our judges with your Minecraft building skills. Put together a team of 1-3 people and build the best base or piece of modern art! Use limited resources efficiently to fulfill the objectives and win. This challenge will last all weekend, so you can use it to fill in your downtime without missing any tournaments.

This challenge will use the original PC edition of Minecraft: Java Edition, which runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. We will NOT be using the Microsoft Store version.


Valorant

Saturday through Sunday: Double-Elimination Tournament

This is a Best of Three, 5v5 tournament where first to 13 rounds wins a match.

  • Maps: Ascent, Bind, Breeze, Icebox, Haven, Split
  • Mode: Standard
  • Allow Cheats: Off
  • Tournament Mode: On
  • Overtime: Win by Two: On
  • Server Region: To be agreed upon by teams, with tournament admin as tiebreaker.
  • Team Size: Five (5)

The first team to win 13 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 six in order until all maps have been picked or banned but one. The last remaining map will be the 3rd map in the case of a 1-1 tie.

We will not accept entries if your team has fewer than five players. When a particular match lobby is created (after consulting with the tournament admin), teams have ten minutes to join before the start of the match. If any team does not have five players in the server “readied up” after ten minutes from lobby creation, the opposing 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 BO3 match (since a team that goes undefeated through the upper bracket would normally have the potential for two BO3 matches in the finals).

        1st Map 2nd Map 3rd Map
Team 1 BAN BAN PICK MAP 1 SIDES
Team 2 BAN PICK SIDES PICK SIDES

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 is not tolerated.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring coolers within the venue.
  • Do not bring any type of hacks/viruses/etc. to the event.
  • Listen to those in charge.
  • You may only consume 1/2 of the space of a table with your gear, you are required to allow enough space for 1 other person to share the table with you.
  • We reserve the right to remove anyone from the premises for any reason we see fit.
  • Failure to follow these rules is grounds for dismissal from the event at the admin discretion.