BYOC LAN Party
AN's BYOC LAN Party is back yet again for it's 4th annual iteration! With even more room now, join us over the weekend for various events such as:
- Free Play Friday, where we play a whole multitude of different games
- Summoner Saturday, a whole day dedicated to just LoL with round robin games opening off during the day and finishing off later with the night's sure-to-be exciting semis and finals
- StarCraft Sunday, where we'll have a number of players, enough to rival even the Zerg, competiting to see who's the best, and even possibly getting a chance to play against a real pro!
We'll even have the later stage matches up on the big screen and streaming online with casters! So come on out and have some fun with us — whether you're there trying to put together the ultimate Summoner team, survive the Heart of the Swarm, or just to watch!
Event: AN BYOC LAN 2013 (BYOC - Bring Your Own Computer)
Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport (801 Dixon Road)
Time: Friday 8pm (Start) -> Sunday 5pm (End)
Admission: Included with all Anime North admissions
Tournament Fees: Included with all Anime North admissions
Reserve your spot with the LAN to guarantee tournament entry. Please note that this is separate from Anime North admission registration. For more information see the Tournaments section below.
Seating: First-come, first-served. We will endeavor to seat you with friends if you e-mailed for your group of friends.
Disclaimers: There will be a disclaimer you MUST sign prior to participation. If you are under the age of 18, a Parent/Legal Guardian signature is required.
Cheaters: Cheating will NOT be tolerated. Get caught and you will be made a public spectacle.
Downloading/Streaming/3rd-Party Programs: Please make sure you have your games downloaded and patched before coming to the LAN. Downloading, streaming, and the use of 3rd party programs during the event are PROHIBITED during tournament play hours. The LAN Staff will be monitoring usage of the tournament connection throughout the event and reserve the right to revoke access.
Equipement: Players are REQUIRED to bring your own computer (BYOC), as well as a headset or headphones, and any necessary power cords and power bars. Please note that speakers will NOT be permitted. The following is a check-list to help participants prepare for the event.
- Computer tower and monitor (or laptop)
- Power cords and Power bar
- Peripherals - Keyboard/Mouse/Mousepad (if needed)
Network cables will be provided this year.
- Participating Tournament(s)
- Full Name(s)
- Game Handle(s)
- Team Tag (where applicable)
Incomplete submissions will be ignored. A response e-mail will be issued within a few days confirming your reservation. Unless you receive this confirmation email, your reservation is NOT guaranteed. Limited space has been allocated for reservations, after which players must register in person on Friday prior to the events (see schedule for registration times).
Friday (Free Play Friday!):
- Free Play. We are considering various games for a mini-tourney, but free play will remain open during this time. Any mini-tourneys will be selected by those present.
- Walk-in event registration will be held for both SC2 players and LoL teams.
Saturday (Summoner Saturday! - League of Legends 5v5)
(For more information see here)
- Players reserving a spot via email MUST register a FULL team (1 email per team please!)
- A team must register a minimum of 5 players. A 6th player may be registered as an official substitute; only the registered substitute may play in place of another team member.
Sunday (StarCraft Sunday! - StarCraft 2: HotS 1v1)
(For more information see here)
- GSL maps and settings will be used
- Pre-bracket round-robin (groups are generated randomly; top seed in each group advances to bracket play)
- Semi-finals and finals in bracket play will be best-of-3; all others are single matches.
Q: When does pre-registration begin?
A: Pre-registration for tournaments is already open and will be available until Monday May 13th, 2013. After that date, if you still wish to participate, you will have to register at the event as a walk-in on the Friday. Please keep in mind that spots are first come, first serve, so no guarantees.
Q: What does BYOC mean?
A: BYOC means Bring Your Own Computer. Unfortunately we do not have computers setup for public use, thus people must bring their own if they wish to participate.
Q: Is there a fee to enter any of the tournaments?
A: All tournaments are free and open to anyone with an Anime North pass — only bragging rights are at stake.
Q: Why SC2 & LoL, no FPS?
A: The choices were made purely on audience demand. SC2 and LoL have had strong turnouts, and while we would love to hold a tournament for an FPS game, it is not possible due to limited interest and resources.
Q: What are the prizes?
A:Prizes will be announced for the specific tournaments on their respective forum pages (see StarCraft II and League of Legends). For each tournament, all collected tournament fees will go towards the prize pool for the top 4 participants.
Q: What is tournament priority?
A: During tournament times, players that are playing in the tournament have seating/space priority over players who are not. This is simply to ensure that we have enough space for participating players to compete should we reach room capacity.
Q: When and what is free play?
A: Free play is open play where simply anyone can play anything (as long as it is legal and within rules and regulations). While people are encouraged to try playing with others over the network to take advantage of LAN capabilities, some may have other preferential games that can only be played online (or with other people). Free play starts at the beginning of Friday night and ends at closing on Sunday. However, during tournament hours, free play will be monitored closely and participants may be asked to switch games should their games interfere with the network for the tournament players. Generally, this is only the case for the beginning 2-3 hours, as round robin will have everyone playing at once and thus the most network congestion.
Q: Why are there time limits for matches?
A: Time limits for matches are for scheduling purposes and to streamline games. Most matches do not come close to the time allocation, and those that do usually end up being very good matches. They do not exist as a "hard-timer so you better win by XX minutes or else", but rather as an effort to help players optimize their time in-game to achieve success. Only in the rarest of circumstances will a match be called due to time limit.
Q: For LoL, will the prize for the winning team change based on the number of members?
A: Unfortunately, no. The prizes we secure will be awarded to the winning team and it is up to them to distribute as they see fit.
Q: I have a teammate that can't make it, can he play from another location in LoL?
A: While we would love to let people play with teammates in other locations, in order to minimize outside interference, participants must be physically on-location and playing from the LAN room for all official tournaments being held.