There is a big LAN coming up in England, called Insomnia 46, August 24-26th approximately. As it is the Summer edition of Insomnia (last one i43, this one i46), it is going to be huge. Predicted to be the biggest TF2 LAN in history. There are currently >30 teams signed up with 3 months to go.
Ever since i43 was so big, people have been clamouring for an international element. Get some of you lot over and settle the Euro vs Yank dispute once and for all. But it's been 9 months since then and there hasn't been a whole lot more evident than just talk.
There would be a lot of money needed for even six players and if that is to come from the community then we need more definition and transparency because i46 is really not very far off. Tempus fugit and all that.
What we need
• ESEA-I players who are interested in attending: Something that there hasn't been a lot of indication of.
• ESEA-I players who are capable of funding/partly funding themselves to England: Your own Texas LAN finals are already a big monetary drain, so this seems like another big obstacle.
• Realistic expectations: This is an amateur game with amateur money behind it. Don't expect luxury. Multiplay might give you some freebies for tickets or PC rental, but expense has to be shaved where possible. That means camping, it means 3 days on instant noodles, it means cajoling free local-PBR from generously drunk Brits.
What you get
• A great experience. The Summer Insomnia editions have been the highlight of the European TF2 calendar for quite some time, and have a strong community sense about them. Video evidence: Insomnia 43
• e-fame? The chance to represent your country internationally at a large eSport event.
• Some prize money? Okay don't set your sights too high.
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Last edited: Wed, 30 May 2012, 05:53pm by atmo
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