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Old June 23, 2008, 11:45 PM
DaleF DaleF is offline
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Post Lan Report: C-Toan Lan, Jun. 20/21, Maple Ridge, BC

C-ToanLAN's third event took place this weekend, and it was a lot of fun. It was the third in a successful series of events. The venue was the same as the last two events, Thomas Haney secondary School.

Overview of the Lan.

I enjoyed their first Lan quite a bit, enough to make me go there without knowing how I was getting home. I arrived late and set up next to some friends. The venue was the same as it was for the past two Lans, which is an excellent place to hold a Lan. Thomas Haney School's Rotunda is large, and other amenities included projectors, including a presentation room with seats and movies going the night long.

The Smash Brothers game in full swing.

One of the first orders of business was to find out how bad I am at CoD4. Apparently having the game was enough to qualify me to play in the CoD4 tourney. A tourney in which the team I was playing for came second, surprising me that the rest of my team was able to make up that much for me.

That is a mountain of a computer!

Other tournaments included StarCraft, DotA (Defense of the Ancients, a WarCraft 3 mod), as well as Halo 3, Rockband and the newest Super Smash Brothers on the Wii. Unfortunately, the tournaments ran a little behind, and at some points it was hard to be sure what was going on. But other than that, they did happen and went reasonably smoothly other than some confusion with servers.

Gamers hard at work (work=gaming).

While this doesnít count as a tournament, Razer did have a contest to see how many temporary tattoos one could stick to their body, with a prize for the winner. Hilarity ensued.

Razer tattoo contest.

The network was stable and fast throughout the night, as was the power, and both were ready to go as soon as the Lan started. This meant that one could start gaming right away.

Looking down another table of happy gamers.

The Pizza arrived late, due to the bizarre occurrence of the pizza place thinking the order was a prank call. After I played some UT:GotY (Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year) on instagib and then normal weapons on Face. It has been a long time since Iíve played it, but it was nice to play it again.

People playing TF2. It was also free preview weekend for the game.

After chilling with some Audiosurf for a while on my own, I played some other games with friends while the last tournaments happened. And before I knew it, the Sun was up and people were packing up to leave.

Another overview of a another part of the Lan. Great venue.

After the prize drawing, which had some great stuff from sponsors such as FrontierPC, NCIX, Antec, SteelSeries and Razer, I helped clean things up and then went home.

Another view.

All in all, it was a fun event and was well worth my long travel time. Again, thanks to Derek and Chris for the great event. See the rest of you there next time!

A final view of the Lan. The floorplan was well laid out.

For more pictures, visit here: C-Toan 3 - June 20/08 -- Gallery #1
If you're interested in reading my report on the first Lan, here's a link: Lan Report: C-Toan Lan, Jan. 25/26, Maple Ridge, BC

Pictures courtesy of Chris and Derek.
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