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
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
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
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
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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