The Turbo blog : Lan gaming edition

Well I guess instead of writing my essay I will make this blog post instead because it is waaaay more important than my future right ?

Anyway about 2 weeks ago I attended a multiplay PC gaming lan called Insomnia 45. It is basically a weekend of PC gaming, tournaments and drunken vague memories.

At the lan there are a number of tournaments played for games such as LOL,COD4, counter strike and Team Fortress 2 with cash prizes for first place. Loads of teams come from all over Europe too compete against each other.

Anyway now you have had some context I will get on with my experience of the lan.

Lan gaming in a nutshell

I went to the event to support my old TF2 team (whoI played backup medic for) Elemental Violence.I've known these guys throughout my competitive TF2 life and get a long really well with pretty much all of them. (YES TF2 HAS A COMPETITIVE SCENE) It was awesome seeing all my friends at the lan. The team is made up of people from different parts of Europe. Norway, Denmark to name a few.

lan love

All the vods are on this youtube from their tournament games.

They entered the TF2 tournament at the Lan and got all the way to the final stage (which if you play TF2 as keen as us it is where you aspire to get). Sadly however they didn't beat Team infused who are one of the top teams in Europe at the moment. However they made it through the other teams which is a great achievement. I was with them through all the highs and lows. They came close to loosing so many times it kept me on edge all lan.

Here is one of their toughest games. You can see how stressed they are. But they made it through.

Look how much we love each other :D

Followed by their victory :)

After their victory we all got Really drunk like we do every lan.

Ev's supporters

So it was an amazing event. I would recommend that if you get the chance grab your friends online or in real life and go to lan. It is a amazing experience which i really think everyone has a tonne of fun at.

I leave you with footage shot from the crowd at the finals

Catch you later duders :>

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Edited by turbomonkey138

Well I guess instead of writing my essay I will make this blog post instead because it is waaaay more important than my future right ?

Anyway about 2 weeks ago I attended a multiplay PC gaming lan called Insomnia 45. It is basically a weekend of PC gaming, tournaments and drunken vague memories.

At the lan there are a number of tournaments played for games such as LOL,COD4, counter strike and Team Fortress 2 with cash prizes for first place. Loads of teams come from all over Europe too compete against each other.

Anyway now you have had some context I will get on with my experience of the lan.

Lan gaming in a nutshell

I went to the event to support my old TF2 team (whoI played backup medic for) Elemental Violence.I've known these guys throughout my competitive TF2 life and get a long really well with pretty much all of them. (YES TF2 HAS A COMPETITIVE SCENE) It was awesome seeing all my friends at the lan. The team is made up of people from different parts of Europe. Norway, Denmark to name a few.

lan love

All the vods are on this youtube from their tournament games.

They entered the TF2 tournament at the Lan and got all the way to the final stage (which if you play TF2 as keen as us it is where you aspire to get). Sadly however they didn't beat Team infused who are one of the top teams in Europe at the moment. However they made it through the other teams which is a great achievement. I was with them through all the highs and lows. They came close to loosing so many times it kept me on edge all lan.

Here is one of their toughest games. You can see how stressed they are. But they made it through.

Look how much we love each other :D

Followed by their victory :)

After their victory we all got Really drunk like we do every lan.

Ev's supporters

So it was an amazing event. I would recommend that if you get the chance grab your friends online or in real life and go to lan. It is a amazing experience which i really think everyone has a tonne of fun at.

I leave you with footage shot from the crowd at the finals

Catch you later duders :>

Posted by believer258

Dude! That really does look like an awesome event, and your team of badasses makes it look like it would have been more fun. I can't play any of those games for shit, but I'd like to get in a Halo tournament with a good team once. That would be quite fun.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

That truly looks like an awesome experience. I'm glad you had fun, man. It saddens me that I love PC gaming and devote myself to it yet I live in a place where turning 17 automatically means losing interest in gaming and only playing FIFA on dorm room PS3's...  
But hey at least I have the PC crowd of the GB community to have the best online experiences with.  
 
Also,  

E-THUG

Posted by turbomonkey138

@believer258 said:

Dude! That really does look like an awesome event, and your team of badasses makes it look like it would have been more fun. I can't play any of those games for shit, but I'd like to get in a Halo tournament with a good team once. That would be quite fun.

There are console tournaments. But the main focus of the event is pc gaming.

Posted by yates

Brings back good memories.

I went to a few LANs back in the day when CS was at its peak and they were always a good crack. Nice to see the i-series is still going strong.

Posted by jakob187

LAN parties are super fun! You have a good time with some good games, hang out and shoot the shit, get super wasted and regret doing it in the morning, then go back and do it all again.

Glad to see you had a rad time, man.

Posted by turbomonkey138

If anyone is interested i46 is coming up in August. If you play PC games you will have an amazing time :D