• 27 Feb 2017, 15:44 • News
With this news post we are willing to share some detailed information about the KBG LAN in Krefeld in May. At the moment it looks like we will have at least eleven 6on6 teams and twelve 3on3 teams for the event.
The sign ups for the 3on3 tournament only are closed from now on and we are asking all teams to finalize their payments. We might consider a qualification tournament for remaining slots if we have more interest or any other difficulties.
Please keep in mind, that the early bird period comes to an end by the end of February. The entrance fee will be raised by 15 € per player on the 1st of march. If you haven’t paid yet, and are planning to pay via bank transfer, please send us a proof (e.g. screenshot of your payment), since every transaction made from now on, will most likely not be on the bank account before the deadline ends. Players paying via paypal aren't requested to send us any proof, because we should get the transfer immediately.
We haven’t made the final schedule for the event yet, because we are working to extend the amount of PCs on site. Our target is to host the games of both formats over the entire weekend, so that players who are considering to only attend for the 3on3 tournament, will have the full experience and aren’t just travelling to Krefeld for one day of competition. Please leave your opinion on that and keep in mind that playing both tournaments as a player can be a hassle, because we can’t guarantee a period of rest. Next to your opinion the amount of PCs as mentioned above is the main reason we did not finalize the schedule yet.
Everyone who didn't check out the venue presentation video yet, we highly recommend to check it out at first. At the event we will use the cellar area (VIP area in the video) with 24 PCs which will be placed in 4x6 sets. That is the only thing we can guarantee yet! We are also planning and working hard to get twelve more PCs for the event. If we get these 12 additional PCs and monitors, they will get placed in the upper area, where the bigger chill lounge is located. We disagreed on the two gaming rooms which TaKeTV offered us, because there would only be room for 5 players next to each other. In that case the 6th player would have to sit behind or in front of his mates, which destroys the experience in our opinion.
The 24 PCs confirmed so far have got the following specs:
- 128Gb SSD +2 Tb HDD
- 8Gb Ram
- Geforce 970 GTX 4GB
The 24 Monitors are the following:
- 24 inches
- 1ms reaction time
- 144 hertz
The location also offers many other things including but not limited to:
- TaKeTV Bar Lounge - you can check out everything they offer and and the prices on their page
- poker table and sessions with the almighty Ronner
- kicker table which can be used all the time
- flipper machine which can be used all the time
- chill out areas with comfortable seats and couches
- cinema with schedule not yet defined
- smoking area
- The known TakeTV couch, which our casters will also use for our live stream
You can spend your spare time during matches at the Bar and with drinks in the entire area.
FYI: You can’t bring your own drinks, but you can bring your own food!
Because TakeTV is branding it’s home-atmosphere, a rule of the event is, that everyone has to take off their shoes at the entrance area of the location. You can bring slippers like on your own or you can use those offered by the venue for free. This is a regulation which has to be accepted by every player. TaKeTV uses this rule at any event they host.
The seeding tournament
We will host a seeding tournament for both formats, to give every team the chance to play for their seeding onsite. We will start the seeding tournament in the middle of march (most likely at the 19th of march). We haven't decided on a format yet. We are possibly going to force matches on a specific day (most likely Sunday or Monday), because we might have two games on the same day for some teams. Feel free to give your feedback on this to stRay, Sebhes or Ekto. We will announce the seeding tournament with more details soon in a separate news post! Please be aware that teams can only participate, if they have paid the entire entrance fee by the start of the tournament.
We’d like to remind you of the option to directly donate to the prize pool.
Donations can be made with steam items, such as CS:GO skins and tradeables from other steam games. After you traded them to us, we are gonna sell them on the steam market. The whole proceeds will directly be added to the prizepool! You can also donate money using PayPal or Bank transfer. Please keep in mind that every donation will be used for the event itself. We won't use that for any private costs. Every cent will be used to increase the prize pool. Every donation is highly appreciated, because it helps us out a lot to make the event more appealing.
I would like to thank you all in the name of the admins. The amount of encouragement we received for hosting this event is amazing. It shows us, that hosting an offline event for a fourteen year old computer game, was the right decision. We are working hard to make this event an unforgettable experience. If you have any ideas on how to make it even better or if you got any criticism, feel free to contact any admin or use the comments below. Thank you very much!