The ETernity LAN

ET-Community, today is the day, we can finally announce the locked in date and location for the LAN. Having talked to a lot of people and discussed several options over the past weeks, we made the decision to go with a location, where we know, what we are getting. We would like to thank everyone for their recommendations!

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A lot of people are working hard to offer ET and its players a good platform to compete. Seeing the increased activity, the comebacks, the hard work by so many people in the background, divided on different portals and not to forget people organizing OneDayCups, is really great to see and motivates us. Too many people to list and thank them all in this post. The aforementioned motivation made us set up an offline-event, which we are really looking forward to.

Together we can make the impossible happen!

Event details

  • Where? TaKeTV Venue in Krefeld
  • When? From Friday, May 17th 09:00 CEST to Sunday, May 19th 20:00 CEST
  • What? 6on6 & 3on3 Tournament
  • Who? Tournament staff: Sweden Ekto, Netherlands Sebhes, Germany stRay
For now, we do not make an announcement concerning the prize pool, because it will depend on the amount of sign-ups.

Sign ups

Team Captains should always keep in touch with the admins! Sign-ups will be done via private messaging at least one of the three admins. Deadline for sign-ups and payments will be the 7th of April 2019, 11.59 pm. After the deadline there will be a seeding tournament to keep the event as fair and competitive as possible.

6on6 tournament
  • 65 € per person
  • PayPal fee: +5.00 Euro per Transaction (no fee for bank transfer)
►► Sign up by sending a pm either to Sweden Ekto, Netherlands Sebhes or Germany stRay with the flag, the teamname and the actual lineup

3on3 tournament
  • 35 € per person
  • PayPal fee: +5.00 Euro per Transaction (no fee for bank transfer)
►► Sign up by sending a pm either to Sweden Ekto, Netherlands Sebhes or Germany stRay with the flag, the teamname and the actual lineup

After the team captain has provided us with the necessary information and their interest in taking part in the event, we will provide him with the payment details and if needed, other necessary information. Please contact an admin as soon as possible, if you have any issues to pay until April 7th 2019.

Participants

6on6:
Europe Netherlands Enigma
France Francis
United Kingdom niSmO
United Kingdom Potty
Germany Parzi
Europe TBA

Europe Netherlands mAxwell
United Kingdom Shaman
Finland Sherclock
Europe TBA
Europe TBA
Europe TBA

Europe Germany Ava
Belgium eron
Poland meehow
Germany Specula
Netherlands stib
Netherlands Testi

Finland Finland smak
Finland tOMBA
Netherlands woott
Europe TBA
Europe TBA
Europe TBA

Europe Netherlands GiZmOoO
Netherlands hayaa
Netherlands iNsAne
Belgium Jere
Netherlands outlAw
Netherlands Sebhes

Poland
Poland Abj
Poland BloOdje
Poland dialer
Finland lEku
Finland toNy
Poland WuT

Europe United Kingdom fantasy
Finland mAhla
Finland pulssi
France Snatix
Poland StorN
Europe TBA

Finland Poland h2o
Finland OldenSan
Finland Swanidius
Finland vokki
Finland walle
Europe TBA

Germany Switzerland Aqi
Germany Bl4d3
Germany FloPJEHZ
Turkey FiREBALL
Germany kReSti
Germany stRay


3on3:
Europe United Kingdom Shaman
Finland Sherclock
Netherlands Sebhes

Belgium
Belgium eron
Belgium Jere
Europe TBA

Netherlands
Poland h2o
Netherlands iNsAne
Netherlands kApot

Japan Belgium mAus
Belgium zpR
Europe TBA

Netherlands
Netherlands Bossah
Netherlands mAxwell
Netherlands Thomm1e

Benelux
Poland Abj
Finland lEku
Poland WuT

Europe
United Kingdom fantasy
Finland mAhla
Poland StorN

Europe Netherlands GiZmOoO
Netherlands outlAw
Europe TBA

Germany Turkey FiREBALL
Germany kReSti
Germany stRay


More information surrounding the event, the location and other tournaments are to come. We will do our very best to provide an awesome and high quality event. Expect to see some special stuff, which we will be announcing as soon as we can. We are hoping for a smooth event, a lot of fun and some exciting matches. Bear in mind, this is a community oriented event. Together we made a lot happen and we are not done yet! Questions, criticism and suggestions are appreciated. We are doing our best to eliminate problems as fast and good as possible.

Feel free to contact us! We can be reached via discord or through a Crossfire PM.

Sweden Ekto
Netherlands Sebhes
Germany stRay

The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever
Comments
112
gg playing but spamming f5 for 1st post
Parent
gg becks normal & lemon incoming
gg janika & alex
Parent
becks normal & lemon please
Parent
recruitment article when
What happened to low entry fee?
The place is expensive as fuck
Parent
65 euros to play 3 matches where we get completely stomped sounds like a bit of a rip off tbh. Could get that pc place in London for £5 an hour for 3 hours cheaper than that!
Parent
Trust me u will have more than three games! I can understand you tho!
Parent
Ofc he has the best ET coach on his side
Parent
Kinda makes me wanna turn up to spectate again. But if there's more people and teams with that mentality it'll just not happen again :s
Parent
Totally right.. its not like that we didn't try our best to lower costs or anything.. even with different locations!
Parent
Bear in mind that the last three successful LAN editions had the same entree fee costs. From a financial point of view it seems therefore rational to keep the same entree fee to make sure we are able to cover the costs for the entire LAN. We are not convinced a lower fee would result in more sign ups.

Furthermore, I am personally convinced that the reason for last LAN not happening was not caused by the height of the entree fee. That having said, we would love to have you attending the LAN!
Parent
I'm talking from my pov. I'd rather turn up get shit faced with my team without playing a handful of 1 sided games for, what I consider, a higher than nessasary price. I honestly didn't expect the venue to cost 2k a day.
Parent
Let us hope for the best. We are a tight community and we can make this a success. For example, I have also other stuff to do in real life than organizing events for Enemy Territory, however me and the others do so because we love the game. We did not pick the entree fee at random, we did so because we thought it to be to most rational amount. With the right mind set we are convinced this is going to be a great event.
Parent
Over 10 sign ups within the first two hours of the announcement! That's incredible
games alivee
Parent
I was hoping to see a lower entry fee as well. I'm sure there are reasons for not reducing this but I do believe that it might dissuade 1-2 teams from signing up.

Are you able to share a little more regarding where the money is being spent? Last year there were 13 6v6 teams if I recall correctly, meaning they paid a total of €5070 for entry. The prize pool totalled ~€3050 meaning there was about €2000 left. How was that remaining money spent? I imagine a big chunk would be going to the Take TV venue but it would be nice to have a little more transparency on where the remaining funds are going.
You nearly did awnser your question on your own already!! ;) all the rest went into the venue, the pc's, monitors and all the stuff around that! It sounds like people think we take 2k for our own :D people should try to contact different locations and ask for prices. You will see that we are quite lucky with taketv at this point with the whole venue which is very very nice for everybody even next to playing (which is btw on a perfect setup which you wouldn't get anywhere else too)

And trust me.. this time we compared many different venues in europe with TakeTV and we even had talks to some people who would also have liked to have us but couldn't fullfill our expectations/wishes for the same money we pay at taketv
Parent
hey stray, was speaking to sebhes last night on whatsapp!
I'm confident that all the money paid is being used for the event, I'm not trying to suggest you guys of stealing any at all. But as you suggested, I personally have no idea how much these things cost. I imagine a few others are the same. I was just hoping for a very basic breakdown of where the rest of the money is going.

Last year, around 50% of the funds were used for the prize pool. That means that the final 50% was used for the event itself. But, I have no idea if renting TakeTV place for the weekend costs 500€ or 2000€. Would you be able to expand on this and give a brief list of general costs for running the event?

I'm not "whining" about the €65 entry fee for 6v6. Yes I would've liked to have seen it lower but again I have very little understanding of how much the running fees are.
Parent
making costs transparent would help to understand. always good to play with open cards
Parent
This. Just make some list with all the costs. People will understand and maybe will give some donations to raise the prizepool ;)
Parent
3300-3500€
Parent
Noice! Can sponsor the prizepool if needed.
#follow.et will be there, but are currently discussing whether to actually play because of the entry fee/prize pool. A lot for us are feeling that 70e pp is a lot when we don't realistically have a chance of recouping any of it back. Would prefer a lower price and lower prize pool?
Have participated in both 6on6 and 3on3 at last three lans while having absolutely no chance of winning anything back. Still have enjoyed to be able to join gaming :)
Parent
Don't fucking cry over the entry fee its 65 E. Don't be a poor bitch this sit is grest. Gj admins
half of my wages fu
Parent
cu there! =)

maybe add a donation button so we can rise the prizepool and ppl will sign up even if the entry fee is high for some!

the location is great and its worth the money
A newspost regarding donations will be done in the upcoming days too!

We apreciate the big interest and are rly hyped!! Thank you all for your wise words!!
Parent
wtf u guys cry about entry fee of 65 € ? -- i am sure no matter where u go out to club or disco u speng more than this

good job nice to read -- btw a post with aviable players and teams searching would be nice
I'd rather cover the cost of the lan center rather than pay for a prize pool. Follow might be able to get a map against 1 team in that sign up list.

I think people need to see the bigger picture. Most of these teams play active every day. For teams that are considering going that don't play like follow or fantasy it is pointless for us to sign up.

The transparency thing would be good as you haven't mentioned a prize purse which goes to show most teams are not playing for a prize. With the venue costing just over 1k a day I think the sign up fee should reflect that.
Parent
Dont worry mate. Im trying to arrange oldschool lineup for the lan. If I can make it happen, you will have a decent chance of winning one match.
Parent
i doubt most of us going there to win something -- i think we are going or we want to just to have some fun with our lovely game and see people we know since years - spending some money on this is a good investment in my opinion -- no matter i win one game or not -- but yes there should be at least 5 games per team
Parent
This lan wwas described as a final call for ET. They said they'd considerably lower the prize fund to allow the entry fee to come down so people like myself who has zero interest in winning the lan for money can sign up. I don't see why we need a prize pool for a game that maybe 3-4 teams will practice for.
Parent
Quotei doubt most of us going there to win something


so prizepool is useless then? :XD
Parent
i wrote the most - yes for me it isnt important -- and as i said we all know there are maybe 3 teams which have a chance for the win other teams are there just to play and have a good time

or are u going because u think u have a chance to win ?
Parent
QuoteI'd rather cover the cost of the lan center rather than pay for a prize pool.


+1

I agree, nobody can pretend this is a particularly competitive game in 2019. I think it's perfectly valid that you don't want to subsidise someone else's trip. (Especially when we all have girlfriends and mortgages to worry about #financiallyviable)

Though I also get that winning the tournament "for nothing" is kinda bleh. But maybe the prize is some swag/peripherals or a bar tab or something rather than straight cash.
Parent
I agree, expect this post next week!
Parent
Quotegood job nice to read -- btw a post with aviable players and teams searching would be nice


+1
logo need some tweaking
Feedback is appreciated, in what way?
Parent
I would make something simple without so many effects + this font doesn’t fit at all
Parent
Feel free to come with an alternative. Always open for ideas, thank you
Parent
it's coming homie
Parent
I love how that's your biggest concern here
Parent
Looking forward to this, great job guys!
Love it!


Team: Talented
B0ssah
mAxwell
Th0mm1e

CU@lan
https://www.crossfire.nu/news/8967/the-kbg-lan-prize-money-and-more#c4469600

Good luck everyone! Hopefully there will be some good matches.
Classic! Heard he got a house alredy but wedding coming up now :S
Parent
I would honestly say that ppl should stop looking at the entrance fee, u go there to enjoy your time with ppl who u normally play online and spend a decent amount of time together, u go there to meet other ppl and finally able to drink some beers together. Those 60-70€ we literally trash out week in, week out and noone is moaning about it, so i would say that LAN happening once per year or even the last, shouldn't give u the bad feelings just because the entry fee is a bit high.
A lot of players grew up thro the years and got the jobs as well as steady income to support their day to day life, so giving a chip of that cash into ET and have fun there should be the main view for everyone willing to attending this LAN.
We won't just play, we're gonna slay.... the bar! #follow.et

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great job!
Soon on Sebhes's profile:


mAus approved my newspost


e: tho I got more of them
Parent
Avi for Nismo
mate, if you want it you could have it
Parent
A big shout out to my man Netherlands timbolina himself for the confidence and being the first one to pay for his team Benelux TCGOnline.nl
avi for both formats :) pmme here or discord channel :)
Best of luck guys! Sadly we'll have left the EU and won't be allowed out of the country without government approval so back to Blackpool 'Pleasure Beach' this year again! Can't wait! I'll be taking the 4 kids and my guide dog.

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You seriously not coming?
Parent
Don't be a salty sausage and come lan you bender. If you don't come ill round up all the edl in you area and tell then you're from Syria you stole the NHS benefits and job from a local. In other words you will be fucked
Parent
you better come brutha
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Scarzy u have to come!!!!
Parent
sad day for et community
Parent
if anyone wants to share an apartment. we will book one. so far its ekto, kimi and me. pm me here or discord
Ok boys and girls ill Be 100% goin. Looking forward seeing all of you (not you potty)
Wow shit talk is real. Get your pimple head ready my biceps will make short work of that puss filled skull of yours. Can't wait to destroy you.
Parent
did you get flights already?
Parent
Not yet. And still need to book hotel :P
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cu there =)
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have fun bro!!!
Parent
Hope to see you there mate!
Parent
gg for winning the LAN :)
Parent
Any UK players flying out of Stansted to cologne on the Thursday returning Monday? Pm me as it'd be nice to not fly alone :(
How much are flights? I'd normally fly from Birmingham but the flights aren't ideal
Parent
26 return.
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Ok boys and girls ill Be 100% goin. Looking forward seeing all of you (not you potty)
Wow shit talk is real. Get your pimple head ready my biceps will make short work of that puss filled skull of yours. Can't wait to destroy you.
Parent
puss filled skull
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Parent
the one weekend i definately cant :/
Low- joining the party.

TBH the price is cheap, at least if you compare it to any actual hobby or sport. Or simply going out.
Just to clarify #follow.et's professional position, we have decided that 70e isn't outrageous and we will pay and play.

Thanks,
Joe
Cheers for this statement, now decided to pay also
Parent
Thanks,
Joe
Parent
Ok boys and girls ill Be 100% goin. Looking forward seeing all of you :)
Nice man, cu
Parent
Paid as well
received the money and updated the post :)
Parent
Germany velerion attending. /qry tALi 4 lineup + payment.
would like to see him on LAN =-(
Parent
anyone from EE going? and wanna go together?
I enjoyed the 2017 LAN as a spectator but sadly I won't be able to come this year due to some serious events conflict (two already overlapping and this is the third one) so good luck TSB, but you have to buy them shots yourselves this time. Potty, be nice to young Dutch players (at least in front of the stream) :-) Have a good event everyone!
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