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Episode 3 LAN Information
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Hey all, Willscarlet here; one of the leads on the Episode 3 LAN.
Hope you're all excited for Episode 3 in Longbeach, California! Reminder that this event is at Thunder Studios this time around, so plan accordingly when planning travel and hotels. Speaking of hotels we have a great group rate on a lot of hotels in the area so head on over to Matcherino to check out all of the info we have released so far. We will be releasing other information periodically as we get closer to the event here, on matcherino, and is our discord. Feel free to message me in our discord ( https://discord.gg/et4E6KJ ) if you have any questions (or just want to have a place to get notifications) about the event that you may be confused about.

https://matcherino.com/tournaments/12445/description

Hey all, Willscarlet here; one of the leads on the Episode 3 LAN.
Hope you're all excited for Episode 3 in Longbeach, California! Reminder that this event is at Thunder Studios this time around, so plan accordingly when planning travel and hotels. Speaking of hotels we have a great group rate on a lot of hotels in the area so head on over to Matcherino to check out all of the info we have released so far. We will be releasing other information periodically as we get closer to the event here, on matcherino, and is our discord. Feel free to message me in our discord ( https://discord.gg/et4E6KJ ) if you have any questions (or just want to have a place to get notifications) about the event that you may be confused about.

https://matcherino.com/tournaments/12445/description
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CU@

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#3
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Posting this here, made an attendance doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZG0FMlCeAJ9EIVThqnyux8XKEEIN26otcqYVqyJRP3U/edit#gid=0

Posting this here, made an attendance doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZG0FMlCeAJ9EIVThqnyux8XKEEIN26otcqYVqyJRP3U/edit#gid=0
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#4
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From Willscarlet in the discord:

@everyone Bad news everyone. Thunder Gaming, the venue for the event, was not up front with us about their CPU capabilties to host our event. We are currently looking for a CPU sponsor for the event to supply the necessary amount of CPUs needed to sustain a LAN that we previously were told were going to be provided by the venue. We are doing everything we can to keep the event alive and on schedule but we wanted to be up front and honest about the current situation. Do not recomend buying any travel accomodations until further updates come out from us.
From Willscarlet in the discord: [quote]@everyone Bad news everyone. Thunder Gaming, the venue for the event, was not up front with us about their CPU capabilties to host our event. We are currently looking for a CPU sponsor for the event to supply the necessary amount of CPUs needed to sustain a LAN that we previously were told were going to be provided by the venue. We are doing everything we can to keep the event alive and on schedule but we wanted to be up front and honest about the current situation. Do not recomend buying any travel accomodations until further updates come out from us.[/quote]
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@kuferl help

@kuferl help
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hype

hype
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Just curious. What's the nearest Marriott hotel available?

Just curious. What's the nearest Marriott hotel available?
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#10
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is it safe to say that lan is cancelled? we havent heard anything more and the whole online lan servers fiasco seems to be a dumpster fire, dashnerr said if we don't hear about the pc issue getting fixed by thanksgiving to assume its not happening (or something along those lines) so it's not looking too hopeful unfortunately

is it safe to say that lan is cancelled? we havent heard anything more and the whole online lan servers fiasco seems to be a dumpster fire, dashnerr said if we don't hear about the pc issue getting fixed by thanksgiving to assume its not happening (or something along those lines) so it's not looking too hopeful unfortunately
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https://i.imgur.com/ciOFx1H.png

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hotwaxhttps://i.imgur.com/ciOFx1H.png

well regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:(

[quote=hotwax]https://i.imgur.com/ciOFx1H.png[/quote]
well regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:(
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#13
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bearodactylwell regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:(

i doubt it's going to go up in flames off this alone, might end up being BYOC if people insist on a LAN despite the distaste the organizers expressed in having to run that type of event again when it was brought up. Or someone is just going to host a LAN at their house lol

[quote=bearodactyl]
well regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:([/quote]

i doubt it's going to go up in flames off this alone, might end up being BYOC if people insist on a LAN despite the distaste the organizers expressed in having to run that type of event again when it was brought up. Or someone is just going to host a LAN at their house lol
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#14
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hotwaxbearodactylwell regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:(

i doubt it's going to go up in flames off this alone, might end up being BYOC if people insist on a LAN despite the distaste the organizers expressed in having to run that type of event again when it was brought up. Or someone is just going to host a LAN at their house lol

yeah there might be some last minute byoc thing but thats a huge difference from an actual international lan with a proper prizepool that top teams are going to attend
i for one am not going to fly out to cali to play at some scuffed lan in the venue that thought playing lan online was a good idea lmfao

[quote=hotwax][quote=bearodactyl]
well regardless of if it's official or not the fact of the matter is without confirmation soon, tickets are bound to get more expensive and even if it does manage to get salvaged last minute it may be too late for people to book stuff reasonably

that said i do hope that by some miracle it does end up happening :o
i wanna go to cali again fuck this cold weather >:([/quote]

i doubt it's going to go up in flames off this alone, might end up being BYOC if people insist on a LAN despite the distaste the organizers expressed in having to run that type of event again when it was brought up. Or someone is just going to host a LAN at their house lol[/quote]
yeah there might be some last minute byoc thing but thats a huge difference from an actual international lan with a proper prizepool that top teams are going to attend
i for one am not going to fly out to cali to play at some scuffed lan in the venue that thought playing lan online was a good idea lmfao
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#15
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As the Captain for THE MACHINE, we will not risk our thousand dollar computers travailing 5000 miles to play online when we could do that from home. Figure it out. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZbuDmDvX4HI/maxresdefault.jpg

As the Captain for THE MACHINE, we will not risk our thousand dollar computers travailing 5000 miles to play online when we could do that from home. Figure it out. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

[img]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZbuDmDvX4HI/maxresdefault.jpg[/img]
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From Will via Discord:

Alrighty then here goes. We're gonna be in the final talks with a venue tomorrow that will decide whether the event stays on schedule, transitions into something else, or gets cancelled entirely. Was hoping to have something for you tonight but communication with certain parties has been difficult. Will have something by tomorrow.
From Will via Discord:

[quote]Alrighty then here goes. We're gonna be in the final talks with a venue tomorrow that will decide whether the event stays on schedule, transitions into something else, or gets cancelled entirely. Was hoping to have something for you tonight but communication with certain parties has been difficult. Will have something by tomorrow.[/quote]
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#17
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Hello Will Could You Please Run III For Me? My Autistic Cousin "Team Fortress 2" Is Dying Of Cancer And It's The Only Thing He Wants Before He Dies

Hello Will Could You Please Run III For Me? My Autistic Cousin "Team Fortress 2" Is Dying Of Cancer And It's The Only Thing He Wants Before He Dies
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#18
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From Will via Discord:

So here is the deal. Ultimate as a venue did not work out as their operating costs were extraordinarily high and would have left nothing for you all at the event itself. We are currently working on an offline event and for stuff to do for those of you who already booked travel and are coming out to California. We are still confident that the event will be great and exciting. Thank you to everyone who has been patient with us throughout this whole process.
From Will via Discord:

[quote]So here is the deal. Ultimate as a venue did not work out as their operating costs were extraordinarily high and would have left nothing for you all at the event itself. We are currently working on an offline event and for stuff to do for those of you who already booked travel and are coming out to California. We are still confident that the event will be great and exciting. Thank you to everyone who has been patient with us throughout this whole process.[/quote]
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From Discord:

Willscarlet@everyone So here is the deal. Ultimate as a venue did not work out as their operating costs were extraordinarily high and would have left nothing for you all at the event itself. We are currently working on an offline event and for stuff to do for those of you who already booked travel and are coming out to California. We are still confident that the event will be great and exciting. Thank you to everyone who has been patient with us throughout this whole process.
From Discord:
[quote=Willscarlet]@everyone So here is the deal. Ultimate as a venue did not work out as their operating costs were extraordinarily high and would have left nothing for you all at the event itself. We are currently working on an offline event and for stuff to do for those of you who already booked travel and are coming out to California. We are still confident that the event will be great and exciting. Thank you to everyone who has been patient with us throughout this whole process.[/quote]
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#20
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For people that are coming to SoCal regardless of an event happening, the gamers I planned on hosting at my house have cancelled their flights. This is to let you know that I have availability that weekend for couches and air mattresses and a free place to stay. DM me on steam or discord

For people that are coming to SoCal regardless of an event happening, the gamers I planned on hosting at my house have cancelled their flights. This is to let you know that I have availability that weekend for couches and air mattresses and a free place to stay. DM me on steam or discord
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#21
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Hey everyone, we have decided to cancel the Episode 3 event entirely.
We apologize to anyone who is unable to get a refund on their travel.
This was a tough situation and decision to make.

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A Final Update:

For the last few months we have tried to work with two venues to find a good home for the LAN, unfortunately neither panned out, for both logistical and monetary reasons. Once we knew we were unable to provide that LAN experience, we were aiming to run an offline event for those who booked tickets and additionally whoever wanted to come that would coincide with an online tournament. Unfortunately we are not going to be able to make that happen and it sucks that this is the case.

I, as well as everyone on the team, volunteered a lot of time trying to organize and make the event work. Although it was quite frustrating at times, we would do it again. For us, the disappointing thing is not being able to make up for the people who spent money on travel. No one wants to organize an event to have attendees book travel and then be unable to deliver on the event.

The secondary plan was to run an online tournament with a base prize pool and crowdfunding on that weekend to replace the LAN. Trying to find ways to incentivise people to watch and participate, potentially leading to raising not only money for the prize pool, but to help compensate those who lost money on travel.

After internal conversations, this plan, logistically, couldn’t reach fruition.
Thank you all for being understanding during the last 2 months. We appreciate it.
Sorry we were unable to make the event work.

We are available here for all questions or via DM. If anyone needs help sorting anything out as well.

Thanks,
Episode 3 Team

Hey everyone, we have decided to cancel the Episode 3 event entirely.
We apologize to anyone who is unable to get a refund on their travel.
This was a tough situation and decision to make.

-----------------------------------------------------------------
A Final Update:

For the last few months we have tried to work with two venues to find a good home for the LAN, unfortunately neither panned out, for both logistical and monetary reasons. Once we knew we were unable to provide that LAN experience, we were aiming to run an offline event for those who booked tickets and additionally whoever wanted to come that would coincide with an online tournament. Unfortunately we are not going to be able to make that happen and it sucks that this is the case.

I, as well as everyone on the team, volunteered a lot of time trying to organize and make the event work. Although it was quite frustrating at times, we would do it again. For us, the disappointing thing is not being able to make up for the people who spent money on travel. No one wants to organize an event to have attendees book travel and then be unable to deliver on the event.

The secondary plan was to run an online tournament with a base prize pool and crowdfunding on that weekend to replace the LAN. Trying to find ways to incentivise people to watch and participate, potentially leading to raising not only money for the prize pool, but to help compensate those who lost money on travel.

After internal conversations, this plan, logistically, couldn’t reach fruition.
Thank you all for being understanding during the last 2 months. We appreciate it.
Sorry we were unable to make the event work.

We are available here for all questions or via DM. If anyone needs help sorting anything out as well.

Thanks,
Episode 3 Team
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#23
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:(

:(
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#24
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WillscarletSnip

Although things didn't work out, I, and hopefully many others, appreciate the effort greatly

[quote=Willscarlet]Snip[/quote]

Although things didn't work out, I, and hopefully many others, appreciate the effort greatly
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#25
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gbjWillscarletSnip
Although things didn't work out, I, and hopefully many others, appreciate the effort greatly

Yeah, it's not like I was going to step up and do it. Can't complain about it not working out.

[quote=gbj][quote=Willscarlet]Snip[/quote]

Although things didn't work out, I, and hopefully many others, appreciate the effort greatly[/quote]
Yeah, it's not like I was going to step up and do it. Can't complain about it not working out.
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#26
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Why was the event moved from eSports Arena? I’m out of the loop on that one.

Why was the event moved from eSports Arena? I’m out of the loop on that one.
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