AN BYOC LAN Party
AN's BYOC LAN party is back bigger and better than ever for it's 3rd year in 2012! Join us on Saturday for the StarCraft 2 1v1 tournament - do you have what it takes to reign supreme in SC2? Bring out your friends Sunday to duke it out in League of Legends to prove that you're the baddest of the bunch in this neck of the woods! Come on out, show your stuff, and have some fun! We've got a few neat door prizes for our participants AND spectators - all you need to do is show up!
Event: AN BYOC LAN 2012 (BYOC - Bring Your Own Computer)
Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport (801 Dixon Road)
Time: Friday 8pm (Start) -> Sunday 5pm (End)
Admission: Included with all AnimeNorth admissions ($55 weekend, or $35 Fri, $40 Sat, $35 Sun)
Pre-registrations for AnimeNorth are currently open and selling out extremely fast! For more information, visit http://www.animenorth.com/
Reserve your spot with the LAN to guarantee tournament entry. (Please note that this is separate from AnimeNorth admission registration). For more information see the Tournaments section.
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: Get caught here and you will be made a public spectacle. It will NOT be tolerated.
Players are REQUIRED to bring your own computers (BYOC), as well as a headset/headphones and any necessary power cords/bar. Please note that speakers will NOT be permitted. The following is a check-list to help participants prepare for the event. Network cables will be provided this year.
- Computer tower & monitor (or laptop)
- Power cords/Power bar
- Peripherals - Keyboard/Mouse/Mousepad (if needed)
Players can reserve a spot for tournament play by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Please provide for yourself and your teammates (if applicable):
- 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 spots will be allocated for reservations, at which point players must register on the morning of the event (see schedule for registration times).
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 elected by those present.
No event registration will be held for SC2 or LoL.
Saturday (Event registration opens at 10AM, ends at 11am. Event begins at Noon):
StarCraft 2 1v1 (For more Info Click here)
- MLG 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.
Sunday (Event registration opens at 9AM, ends at 10AM. Event begins at 11AM):
League of Legends 5v5 (For more Info Click here)
- Players reserving a spot via email MUST register a FULL team (1 email per team please!)
- No level or rune restrictions
- 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.
- We will do our best to place individuals registering at the door on a team. However, please note that due to the format of 5v5 this may not be possible and teams MAY be given precedence over individuals.
Q: When does pre-registration begin?
A: Pre-registering for tournaments is already open and will be available until Tuesday May 22nd, 2012. After that date, if you still wish to participate you will have register at the event as a walk-in.
Q: What does BYOC mean?
A: BYOC means Bring Your Own Computer. Unfortunately we do not have computers setup for public use, and thus people are asked to bring their own if they wish to participate.
Q: Why SC2 & LoL, no FPS?
A: Due to popular demand, SC2 and LoL have had strong turnouts, and while we would love to hold a tournament for an FPS game, due to limited interest and resources, it currently prevents us from doing so.
Q: Tournament priority, what is it?
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/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/tasks should they be interfering or causing disruption with the network for the tournament players. Generally, this is only the case for the beginning 2-3 hours, as with round robin you have everyone playing at once and thus the most network congestion.
Q: For SC2 is the 40 minute time limit for per match or round?
A: The 40 minute time limit is per match so if there were to be a best of 3 Ex.(40min x 3 matches = 120 min = 2 hours)
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 online in LoL?
A: While we would love to let people play with their teammates online from another location, in order to minimize outside interference, participants must be physically on-location and playing from the LAN room for all official tournaments being held.
** If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please don't hesitate to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rules and times are subject to change, please check back for the latest info. **