Localhost TF2 LAN: Fullerton, CA (Feb 12-13, 2022)

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    Event Page: https://nerdstreet.com/events/tf2-at-localhost-fullerton-2022-02-12
    REGISTRATION LIVE!

    In the aftermath of the cancellation of DreamHack Anaheim, a new TF2 LAN event is born in its stead. Starting with this event, we are aiming to break the cycle of frustrating LAN cancellations from the past few years, and offer a great LAN experience that the TF2 community deserves. Localhost is committed to supporting grassroots esports communities of all shapes and sizes, so hopefully this can serve as the beginning of a new era of TF2 events all across the country.

    When:
    February 12-13, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)
    11am-10pm PST Daily (10:30am Check-in)

    The venue will be open in the days before and after the event, feel free to stop by and rent some time on the computers for even more LAN experience.

    Where:
    Localhost Fullerton
    1134 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
    https://www.localhost.gg/fullerton/
    Venue photos: https://imgur.com/a/dE99IWt
    (Note: The building is brand new, and attached to a Five Below that replaced a closed Chuck E Cheese, so don’t be surprised if searches of the address wield outdated results)

    Localhost Fullerton is in a fantastic location with many amenities in the immediate vicinity, including: free parking, restaurants (In-N-Out, Chipotle, Chic-fil-A, GEN Korean BBQ, etc), shopping centers (Amazon Fresh, Costco, Target, Best Buy, etc), lodging (Fullerton Lodge, Willow Tree Lodge), and is just down the road from attractions such as downtown Fullerton and Disneyland. Cross-country travelers can fly into any of the nearby airports LAX, BUR, SNA, ONT or LGB.

    What:
    An open 6v6 TF2 community LAN tournament, everyone is welcome to sign up. There will be a group stage into a double elimination bracket. We would love to have 8 teams, but the more the merrier! Tournament entry fee is $300/team, which will include PC access during the tournament. This is not a BYOC, up to 60 high-end computers will be provided for our use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard, Mousepad, Headset, Config). Spectators are welcome to visit to watch and hang out for the weekend, for a small entrance fee, $10 for 1 day or $15 for 2 days. All ticket purchases will be split 50/50 between covering event costs and funding the prize pool.

    Prizing:
    $3000 minimum, to increase based on sign ups, spectator attendance, crowdfunding and sponsorships. With the following breakdown:

    1st - 45% + 6 VAXEE Gaming Mice
    2nd: 25%
    3rd: 15%
    4th: 6%
    5th: 2.7%
    6th: 2.7%
    7th: 1.8%
    8th: 1.8%

    Want to contribute to the prize pool? Send money here: donate.resup.gg
    100% of funds received will go to the prize pool.

    PC Specs:
    BenQ 240Hz Monitors
    Motherboard - B460M Pro-VDH
    CPU - Intel i7 10700F
    GPU - RTX 3070 8GB
    RAM - 32 GB
    Storage - 2TB
    PSU - 850W
    OS - Windows 10 Pro

    COVID Disclaimer:
    In accordance with the venue’s COVID safety policy, face masks are required at all times inside the building. If you have concerns about cancellations, consider getting travel insurance.

    This is all coming together relatively fast, and some details are still developing, so stay tuned for updates. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Most importantly if you are excited about the event and intend to come, let everyone know!

    CU@ LHTF2!

  • I’ll be attending. Been missing LAN ever since Rewind.

  • going 🙂

  • Fantastic 😮

  • I live in San Jose. Should i go? its like a 5 hour drive.

  • @BOSS Yes! If not to compete, I think even spectating high level games and meeting others who share interest in TF2 is always a fun time.

  • I’m excited to see another TF2 LAN, but I urge everyone traveling to really consider the risks of covid, especially with the new variant coming around.

    Watch the numbers carefully before you decide to signup or not.

  • I’m excited to go as it’s my first lan! CU@

  • sign me up! ready to meet some peeps ⛺

  • @Halo said in TF2 LAN at Localhost Fullerton (Feb 12-13, 2022):

    I’m excited to go as it’s my first lan! CU@

    @camp3r said in TF2 LAN at Localhost Fullerton (Feb 12-13, 2022):

    sign me up! ready to meet some peeps ⛺

    See you guys there! Registration should open on 1/1/22 for you to officially sign up 😉

  • Is there a requirement for attendees to be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus?

    What other precautions will be taken, independently of county/state/federal laws, to protect attendees from it?

  • @vibeisveryo said in TF2 LAN at Localhost Fullerton (Feb 12-13, 2022):

    Is there a requirement for attendees to be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus?

    What other precautions will be taken, independently of county/state/federal laws, to protect attendees from it?

    At this time, there are no additional rules beyond the mask requirement stated in the OP. Should local regulations or venue policies change I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

    @b4nny said in TF2 LAN at Localhost Fullerton (Feb 12-13, 2022):

    COVID Disclaimer:
    In accordance with the venue’s COVID safety policy, face masks are required at all times inside the building. If you have concerns about cancellations, consider getting travel insurance.

  • Localhost TF2 LAN (LHTF2) Update #1

    Happy New Year! We’ve got some great news about the event to start 2022 off right.

    REGISTRATION IS LIVE
    Team passes and spectator passes are now available: https://nerdstreet.com/events/tf2-at-localhost-fullerton-2022-02-12
    Team passes - $300/team
    Spectator passes - $10 1-day, $15 2-day

    In order to purchase a team pass, you will need to create a team and have 6 players rostered. It is fairly straightforward and quick to set up, just have someone register an account and create the team through Nerdstreet’s system (https://nerdstreet.com/dashboard) and then send each player the invite link provided on your team page.

    Teams + LFT Spreadsheet
    To help everyone get a sense of who’s coming to the event, and to help teams form, we put together a spreadsheet of attendees: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJ7tKxWe3ZhIGVKKvYUMVKNrwzBQyKZ0Hb2uq-m8t78/edit?usp=sharing

    Please reach out to me or reno on Discord (b4nny#0323 / reno#0019) so we can keep the list updated. Individuals looking for teams should tell me their name, desired classes, division, and preferred contact method.

    You can also find the current list of confirmed fully paid attendees (Teams/Spectators) here: https://nerdstreet.com/events/tf2-at-localhost-fullerton-2022-02-12?section=attendees

    Sponsorship: VAXEE
    We are happy to welcome our first sponsor of the event, VAXEE! They are a relatively new esports hardware company that consists of many of the original Zowie Gear team, carrying on their legacy of high-end gaming peripherals. The winning team of the tournament will have their choice of 6 VAXEE products: https://www.vaxee.co/en/product.php (Winners will need to provide a shipping address, and phone number in order to receive their prize)

    We are in talks with a few more potential sponsors, so stay tuned for more updates.

    RGL Conduct Partnership
    We will be aligning with RGL’s player conduct policies during the event, so any violations of them during the event may result in RGL penalties, and this also means that any player that is RGL banned at the time of the event would not be allowed to participate, either as a player or spectator.

    Next Steps
    Going forward, the top things on our agenda are to spread the word far and wide about this event to get as many people signed up as possible, to flesh out the event ruleset and schedule, to iron out production details, to launch a crowdfunding/merch campaign to benefit the prize pool, and to lock down a couple more sponsors. Things are moving fast, but they are coming together nicely and we are on track for a great event so far.

    As always, please post if you have any further questions or concerns.

    CU@ LHTF2!

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  • LHTF2 Update #2

    REGISTRATION DEADLINES
    There will be a deadline of 2/1/22 for all new team registration. If you intend to sign up a team but cannot register or pay before that deadline please reach out to us so we can see about making an arrangement for you. Spectator passes will remain open for purchase online, and will still be available day of the event or in person.

    Currently we have all of the top teams in NA fully registered (froyotech, Witness Gaming, Like a G6) plus a few fan favorites (Ford Gaming, Portland Burnsiders), with more in the process of confirming (RoS, Global Clan, etc) for a total of ~10 teams. Because we are going to have so many teams there will likely not be many open PCs for drop-ins/rentals until late in the evening on day 1. If you want to guarantee yourself a 0-ping experience, be sure to get a team together and signed up for the tournament.

    Buy team passes and spectator passes here: https://nerdstreet.com/events/tf2-at-localhost-fullerton-2022-02-12

    Team + LFT Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJ7tKxWe3ZhIGVKKvYUMVKNrwzBQyKZ0Hb2uq-m8t78/edit?usp=sharing

    Ruleset, Plugins, Configs
    All matches will be played with RGL rules, and RGL map list (TBD), except where specified otherwise.

    There will be no halftimes. Teams will be encouraged to use their tactical pauses between rounds instead.

    KOTH matches will be played first to 4.

    5CP matches will be played with the Improved Round Timer and Improved Match Timer plugins. The specific settings of each are as follows:

    • Round timer will be set to 3 minutes (resetting each time a point is captured).
    • Match timer will be 30 minutes, but if neither team scores 5 points by then, the winlimit will be reduced to the current highest score plus 1 (ex: After 30 mins, the score is 3-1, so the winlimit will be set to 4 and the match will only end when a team scores 4 points).

    These settings are meant to reduce prolonged stalemates, and to eliminate undesirable effects of traditional timelimit formats (parking the bus as a winning strategy, stifled comebacks, garbage time, anticlimactic match endings, etc). These plugins are available now on servers rented from http://na.serveme.tf for you to practice with (select Enable Plugins and rgl_6s_5cp_improvedtimers).

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    The plugins can also be downloaded separately from the links below.

    Improved Match Timer: https://github.com/dewbsku/Improved-Match-Timer
    Improved Round Timer: https://github.com/b4nnyBot/TF2-Improved-Round-Timer-Plugin
    Combined Pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pU1G2im-d2wa12ijyKmR4UegMpJzJe8a/view?usp=sharing

    Logistics/Stream Info
    This will be one of the first events under the “RESUP” banner, to delineate the event organization, production and finances. The on-site production team will be streaming to http://twitch.tv/b4nny, covering the headline match at any given moment, but since there may be as many as 4 simultaneous matches at once, we will hope to coordinate with other production teams to cover as many matches as possible on different channels. We are aiming for the on-site casts to have a loose and fun feel with plenty of guest casters and community interaction. We will set up a couple live cams for the stream and also have an event photographer getting pictures of players, teams, and action from the event.

  • LHTF2 LAN Update #3

    Crowdfunding Campaign: Donations
    We are launching the crowdfunding campaign to help fund the the prize pool of LAN!

    To donate directly to the prize pool, send money here: http://donate.resup.gg

    We will be offering a few perks to all donators, as follows:

    • Donators will have their names listed on a thank you page during the stream. You can leave a note along with your donation as to how you would prefer your name be displayed, or if you’d rather not be displayed at all.

    • Donators will receive a raffle entry for a chance to win two prizes:
      – An Unusual Disco Beat Down California Cap
      – A signed XL Localhost Mousepad with signatures from all competitors at LHTF2 LAN

    Anyone who purchases a spectator pass will also be given 2 raffle entries.

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    Crowdfunding Campaign: Merch
    We are also launching the RESUP merch shop today, with profits going towards RESUP events, the first of which being LHTF2 LAN.

    To browse and purchase merch, go here: http://shop.resup.gg

    Don’t miss out on the LIMITED EDITION design that will be available exclusively for this event.

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    We appreciate all your support so far, CU@ LHTF2!

  • LHTF2 LAN Update #4

    LAN is only a few days away and people are already starting to arrive in town in anticipation for the event. Many players and teams will be around the venue starting Thursday and Friday evenings before the event for scrims, so if you’re in the area feel free to swing by early! If you plan to post event discussion, pictures, etc. on social media be sure to use hashtag #LHTF2

    Event Schedule and Format

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    Doors open for check-in at 10:30am PST. Teams that are competing will need all 6 of their players present in order to check-in. Following check-in, players will immediately have photos taken and sign the event mousepad and then be directed to their assigned PC row to begin setting up and preparing for their matches.

    The Swiss group stage matches will begin at 12pm PST. To accommodate scheduling and to improve the average quality of matches for participants, the top 3 teams from RGL S7, froyotech, Witness Gaming and Like A G6 have been granted a bye through the group stages, and will not play until the elimination stage. The top 5 teams from the group stages will join them in the elimination bracket and in the prizing. With this adjustment, every team will have a dedicated PC row and will not have to rotate setups during their tournament run.

    The Elimination stage matches will begin at 5pm PST. The qualifying 8 teams will play through a double elimination bracket. Note that the first couple matches in the elimination bracket will be BO1s, then the remaining matches will be BO3, until the BO5 grand finals (1 map advantage to upper bracket finalist). By the end of the first day only 4 teams will remain in the tournament and the first grand finalist will be known.

    While PCs will be mostly occupied during the tournament on Day 1, they will become much more available for drop-ins on Day 2 as only 1 match will be ongoing at any time, but they will be first-come-first-serve.

    We will need the cooperation of all players in order to make things run as smoothly as possible. Should we be ahead of or behind schedule we may adjust things day-of as needed, and in worst case scenarios will resort to issuing forfeits if teams delay matches. Players should stay in communication with reno as much as possible during the event to ensure everyone is on the same page.

    Map Pool
    RGL’s S8 Invite map list will be used:

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    cp_gullywash_f6
    cp_sunshine
    koth_product_final
    cp_granary_pro2
    cp_process_f9a
    koth_bagel_rc5
    cp_metalworks_f2
    cp_prolands_rc2ta

    News Posts
    We have an official TeamFortress.com news post here: https://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=124596

    The event was featured in an article by the esports news outlet Upcomer: https://www.upcomer.com/after-nearly-four-years-team-fortress-2-returns-to-lan-this-weekend/

    What’s Left?
    We want to have as many matches streamed/casted as possible, so we are still coordinating with a few production teams to secure coverage, with details coming soon. We also have one more sponsor to announce soon. Otherwise everything is pretty much figured out.

    CU@LHTF2!

  • LHTF2 LAN Update #5

    LAN begins today! Team Check-In is at 10:30am and matches kick off at 12pm. Main stream is at twitch.tv/b4nny

    New Sponsors: RGL and FACEIT
    We are excited to welcome RGL and FACEIT as event sponsors. Like us, they are striving to help build up the TF2 scene, so we are thrilled to be partnering with them. RGL is currently running their competitive 6v6 season and preparing for their upcoming 7v7 Prolander season, with registration open now and matches starting next Friday. Players of all skill levels are welcome to signup, free of charge, and can even compete for prizes in all divisions. Learn more at RGL.gg and catch their matches streamed live at twitch.tv/RGLgg all season. Meanwhile, FACEIT has been a long supporter of the TF2 scene and are excited to keep trying to build new experiences for both competitive and casual players alike, with new features coming soon. Head over to FACEIT.com to check it out.

    Additional Streams
    We have been coordinating with TFTV (twitch.tv/teamfortresstv) and KritzKast (twitch.tv/KritzKast) to bring additional coverage to the event, currently enough to cover 3 simultaneous matches. We still have availability for 1 additional casting organization to cover the 4th match slot, so if you are interested in casting please reach out to us and we may be able to accommodate. Demos for all matches will immediately be available on demos.tf so at the very least people can still find a way to review any matches that go uncasted.

    CU@

  • Wow.

    This LAN was crazy, I wish I could have been there in person, it looked like a lot of fun. Those matches were absolutely crazy! Hopefully I am able to attend the RGL LAN in the summer.

    Production did an amazing job, everything ran relatively smoothly! Thank you guys for bringing LAN back to TF2 ( :

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