LANsilesia

A Team Fortess 2 tournament

16 - 19 July, 2020

What is LANsilesia?

LANsilesia is an event for competitive Team Fortress 2 players. The main goal for the event is the integration of the Polish competitive scene as well as having tons of fun playing your favourite game mode (6v6 or 9v9 - also known as highlander), MGE tourney (a.k.a. MGEsilesia) and meeting your in-game friends in real life.

The entry for the event is FREE. The event is funelled to adult gamers. However, under-aged players can attend it, provided they are taken care of by an adult person.

It is fourth edition of the event. It takes place in Hackerspace Silesia, which is located in Załęże area in Katowice. It is happening on August, 2020.

The event itself has summer and winter editions, summer ones usually being longer and consisting of the MGEsilesia tourney. On the other hand, winter editions focus more on double mixes.

Double mixes? Pickups? MGEsilesia? What is going on here?

Pickup games (or pickups) are the most popular gameplay format in Polish competitive community. All you need to do is login on the website and choose your favourite class. Once there are enough players the system will balance the teams and configure the game server.

The MGEsilesia tourney aims at determining the best Polish TF2 MGE player. Soldier, being the most popular class in MGE, is the only allowed class in this tourney. MGE stands for my gaming edge, which means the sole factor in the gameplay is the player's technical skill. During the tourney players fight each other on the special map with a handful of areas, representing the most popular maps. For the winner of the tourney a prize is to be anticipated.

What's Hackerspace Silesia?

Hackerspace Silesia is a place that gathers technologically skillful people from the Upper Silesia. Our current staff consists of web-developers, programmers, sys- and dev-ops, IoT builders, electricians and many other people who choose not only to self-develop but also to share their knowledge. We organise hackatons, DIY enthusiasts workshops and show up on displays.

What did it look like? What is it going to look like?

Here you can find a couple of photos from the previous tournaments:

Access

All points of interest can be found on this map. Access options include getting here by tram, train and - most preferably - car.

Accomodation

The nearest and most accessible option is to sleep at the Klimczoka 6 Hotel. The cheapest option is to get 6 people room - it is 216 PLN per night, which makes 36 PLN per night per person.

Should you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Staff

supra
the head admin of the tournament
mały
technical stuff
wonszu
6v6 table keeper
thaZu
6v6 table keeper
czacza
technical stuff

Contact us at [email protected].

FAQ

Player: How much is the entry fee?
supra: 40 PLN for gamers who bring their PC; 20 PLN for spectators.

Player: Katowice? Why so far away?
supra: It is all due to low financial requirements; the cost of orgnising the event is relatively low, especially when compared to popular european LANs (i.e. Copenhagen Games). Apart from that, Katowice is accessible by train from the majority of Poland.

Player: WILL THERE BE MEDALS?
supra: Unfortunately, no. The closest thing we have to medals are pins - courtesy of whoop whoop.

Player: Are there any parkings nearby?
supra: Plenty of them.

Player: I only want to play 6v6/highlander. Can I?
supra: Sure, nobody is forced to play anything he does not want to.

Player: Can I buy a t-shirt?
supra: Sure enough! Take a look:

Place your orders at me.

Player: What about accomodation? Is there any place to sleep?
supra: Sure, take a look at the accomodation section above.

Player: Where do I sign up?
supra: You have to ask one of the administrators to put you on the list. Participant list can be found at https://uczestnicy.lansilesia.tf/.

Player: I don't feel like playing or I can't bring my gaming rig with me. Can I drop in, watch some games and high five the participants?
supra: Sure! During previouse editions there were a bunch of participants like you and as far as I know they had as much fun as the next gamer.
One thing, tho: in case of space limitations (with a lot of potential participants), gamers with PCs will have higher priority.