Well, it finally happened! This last weekend, we held a LAN for the first time in over 3 years!
GGX21 was an amazing day to catch up with old faces after what feels like forever, and to see some new ones too!
We’ll fire out a survey to attendees while the event is still relatively fresh in your minds to get some ever-valuable feedback from you all.
For those that couldn’t make it – We tested a new schedule and new equipment at the event, and both tests went well. The main takeaway from these is that we should be able to comfortably expand available tickets (should there be demand) for similar events in future.
Huge thanks to @LBU and @RunawayRipple who helped enormously with the venue booking and setup, and without whom there would have been no LAN, and to @MateyBoi for his valuable advice and help in the run-up to the event.
And thanks as well of course to every person that bought a ticket – I know not all of you were able to make it on the day due to illness or other commitments, but your support for these events makes them feel worth all of the setup.
Congratulations to the winners of the LAN too:
@Sneater – GWYF @JayBear – Wreckfest @Darrigaz – PUBG @Granted – UT2K4 and @Darrigaz, @Sneater, @Glazbee and @Nugget2468 for their narrow L4D2 win 😛
Hopefully see you at GGX22, but for now, I’m gonna chill with some Dota 😀
Looks like there are enough people (and some extra 😲) for us to host the inhouse!
Date set as:
Thursday 17th June at 20:30
There will be two teams of 5 players
Each team will have a coach in either myself or Sam
We’ll aim to drop all players a message over the coming days with a couple of questions about playtime for Dota 2/MOBA experience etc. to help us balance the teams as best we can, and then post the drafts before the evening.
We’re aiming to have the evening’s matches casted, and published as a full video at a later time.
Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year!
Revealing the next hosted events, we’ve got two very special community evenings to look forward to!
Fletch will be hosting a General Knowledge quiz this Sunday from 8pm (be sure to start swotting up ready for the clown round!)
Then, later in the month MateyHype will be hosting a MarioKart8 evening on Switch for all your Nintendo nerds on June 13th.
Don’t forget that Glazbee is also hosting an ongoing series of F1 2019 Time Trials over in #racing-chat – Last week’s lap times saw three people separated by just 0.200! Head over to https://gghq.io/f1 to see the leaderboards.
All of you are welcome to join community nights – As always, just hop into Discord before the events start in order to take part!
Quick update following last week’s poll – It seems that F1 2019, Wreckfest and the New Among Us map took your fancy, so I’m excited to post that our next community event will in F1 2019 this Sunday from a slightly later time of 20:30.
The event will follow a Practice > Flying Qualifying Lap > Race format, and all abilities are welcome! If there’s sustained interest we will consider a longer form championship series, though this race would not count towards it.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS WILL BE THE F1 2019 STEAM VERSION. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE XBOX GAME PASS VERSION OF THE GAME.
Copies of the game are available from here, for £3.49
Fletch has kindly offered to host an evening in bomb disposal etiquette. Join him one Sunday to take part in his defusal trials.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes can be played by anyone regardless of whether you own the game. Simply download the concise defusal instructions for free online, and help Fletch and potentially others defuse bombs against the clock!
If you’d like to take part, pop in your availability on the linked Doodle on Discord and Facebook.