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GXL LAN 2015
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TheFragile
October 15, 2015

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for.

Over the years of Team Fortress 2, there have been overwhelming requests to have an awesome community LAN. While some of the past GXL LANs had decent turnouts from the Team Fortress 2 community, it still felt a little incomplete to me. Last year, eXtv and I pushed hard to make this LAN finally what the community wanted: an awesome LAN for the Team Fortress 2 community. The GXL LAN in 2014 was a massive success for the game and the scene. A total of 20 teams showed up to compete, along with many other faces who came to play casually or spectate. After the LAN, countless people told me they were highly anticipating the next event. With the help of teamfortress.tv, we are looking to carry that momentum from 2014 to 2015.

Information

The information below will have updates as time goes on.

What:
The GXL LAN - Team Fortress 2 Pro-Series tournament

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA 19456

When:
October 16th-18th, 2015

FAQ – Event

What is Titan?
The name and theme of this year's event. Last year's was Universe.

What's the capacity for this event?
400 people.

Where can I register to buy my ticket?
Buy your ticket here

Can I get a refund if I can’t go?
We are not doing refunds this year.

Can I get my ticket transferred to someone else?
We are not doing ticket transfers this year.

What are these extra options that I can choose while registering?

  • Premature LANer: The LAN will open at noon on Friday to everyone, but if you buy premature LANer, you get in as early as midnight of Friday.
  • ThickPipe: Get a gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) port on the network (only 40 available). This option does NOT give you better internet speeds. It makes it so you have more speed on the network. For example, if you download a file from someone else's computer at the LAN, it'll go much quicker. (DC++ is popular for file-sharing at these events)
  • Spy Option: Access behind the stage area and staff lounge, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour given at 02:00 AM on Sunday (only 20 available).

Can I attend if I’m under 18?
Yep! You just need to have your parents sign a parental-consent form and bring the form with you to the event.

How does seating work?
You can’t pick your seating online, but there will be a section specifically set aside for TF2 at the event. I will also make everyone space out enough so teams will sit together and not be spread apart. Just show up and sit down with your team.

What is the closest airport to the venue?
Philadelphia International Airport - PHL

I’ll be flying out to this event, will there be a computer for me to use?
As of right now, there aren’t any computers that will be for public use. Please bring a computer if you are able to.

What are the details on the hotel?
The Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks will be the unofficial GXL hotel.

It’s only a mile away from the venue and in the same plaza. There is no code that needs to be applied or anything. If you plan on getting a room, please book with this hotel, just so all of us can be in the same place. Their free breakfast is pretty good, too.

But what if I can’t afford a hotel room?
Splitting a room with a bunch of people should make it out to be really cheap, but if that is still an issue, then you can sleep at the event. People tend to bring sleeping bags or inflatable beds and sleep near their computer.

Can I play in other tournaments?
You may only play in other tournaments if and when you’ve been eliminated from the TF2 tournament. Keep in mind that the TF2 tournament is only on Saturday, so anything you wish to do on Friday is up to you. There are no tournaments on Sunday.

Will I be able to stream?
Probably not. We need to be careful with bandwidth to make sure the TeamFortressTV production crew, other tournament streams, and everyone else get all of the bandwidth they need.

FAQ – TF2 tournament (DETAILS TENTATIVE)

How can I play in the tournament?
You’ll need to find a team if you haven’t already found one. Keep in mind that the tournament will be 6 vs 6. This thread will have plenty of teams looking for players, so make sure to post here (and don’t forget to include what class you play). If you can’t find a team, there will certainly be pick-up teams made while at the event.

Will there be a buy-in for the tournament?
Yes, it is $15 per person (or $90 per team). This is $5 more than last year, but Dashner and I put out a ridiculous amount of our own money into the prize pool last year. Instead of breaking our wallets again, the $5 increase should compensate a bit.

What will the prizes and payout be?
1st Place: 60% of total prize pool and 6x ZOWIE ZA series mouse (each winner can select a size for themselves)
2nd Place: 30% of total prize pool and 6x $50 discount code on www.REXFLO.net
3rd Place: 10% of total prize pool and 6x ZOWIE P-SR mouse pad

www.marketplace.tf, owned by Geel, are also donating $1000 to the prize pool.

The prize pool will be guaranteed to have a minimum of $1000. This means if less than 12 teams sign up, I will fill in the rest of the prize pool to make it $1000.

I’m interested in sponsoring the tournament. How should I contact you about this?
If you’re interested in sponsoring the tournament, feel free to send me a private message on here or send me an email at TheFragileTF2@gmail.com

When is the tournament?
The entirety of the TF2 tournament will be on Saturday. It will start at 9:30 AM.

What is the format of the tournament?
6 players per team. There will be a group stage (for seeding) followed by double elimination.

What are the rules?
Class-limits (NA rules):

  • 2 Scouts
  • 2 Soldiers
  • 2 Pyros
  • 1 Demoman
  • 1 Heavy
  • 1 Engineer
  • 1 Medic
  • 2 Snipers
  • 2 Spy

Time-limit / win-limit (EU rules):

  • 30 minute time-limit
  • If a team is leading by 5 rounds, the map is over immediately
  • If the score is tied after the time-limit has been reached, a decider round (golden cap) will have to be played. If no team has won the round after 10 minutes have passed, the win will be awarded to the team controlling the middle capture point.

What maps will be in use?
cpprocessfinal
cpmetalworksrc7
cpbadlands
cp
granaryprob10
kothviaductpro7
cpsnakewaterfinal1
cpsunshinerc7
cpgullywashfinal1

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Please explicitly state that you're paid, otherwise you will not be put down on this list.

Paid list (144)
TheFragile [Admin]
dashner [Production]
Dr.shdwpuppet [Server admin / Production]
KevinIsPwn [Production]
dMenace [Production]
gecks [Commentary]
Buick [Commentary]
Getawhale [Commentary]
truktruk
brickhl
Muma
Crasian
mojoe
boulder
b4nny
alfa
grape
Sacredragon
Sezco
showstopper
flame
cole
Ma3la
rando
LsRainbows
Benk
Def
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ChinGoo
yosh
Ordoo
Maxi
Hidi
SylonDMS
Thickney
Nicholaus
Automaton
BobSevenSevens
cme
BunBun
Koga
PurpleShirt
kig
remedy
Hearts
Kresnik
Fox!
Clopez
dippidy
CJ
Jojo
mala
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Br0nze
saam
classic
couch
sitter
InSanity
Linkuser
messiah
botmode
Sheo
k-man
mahh
marmadukeGRYLLS
lucrative
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kuestif
Freestate
owl
Aus
brrton
ry4ntk
Seymoo
CommonPleb
Argyle
JaguarFiend
ScrewB
PinKushin
Yipyapper
Willmatic
alec
leaky
Rogue201
Snook
DC
SpaceGhostsCoffee
Etney
Blues
KazZAM
MsXena
dj
TecHNaSTy
phAZE
Spades
highfive
Grimm
freakin
phorofor
phorofor's brother
thorn
Bosh
Vintendo101
radium
DanceNumber
lolgoat
rick
clorg
tojo
aZn
DoctorMiggy
goldfish
bearodactyl
hooli
Argo
ninjanick
shrugger
pharaoh
Spamfest
spadez
capnfapn
Hydrofluoric
ctrlfmuffin
CornishGamerHen
Mariposa
Frisky
Rigel
aim-
wrecheddddd
Conky
ex
cookiejake
Auzzie
fatswimdude
pascal
terry crews
pie
hero
Xanadu
Redshirt
Photon
cozen

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Needs a ride
Post that you're looking for a ride and I will add any new posts as of 8/19/15.

CME (Morgantown, WV)
DirtyMort (Niagra region)
kigbariom (New England area)
Remedy + friend (needs ride from Philadephia airport at 4pm on Thursday)
BobSevenSevens (Buffalo, NY)
asianriceguy (St. Louis, Missouri)
Muma (Southwest Ohio)
SylonDMS + 1 (NYC)
distraction (Boston area)
Yipyapper (Toronto)

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Carpool list (has space in their car)
Post that you have extra space in your car for another person and I will add any new posts as of 8/19/15.

couch_sitter (Path)
JaguarFiend (Path)
hooli (Path)
ex (Path)
Getawhale (Newark area)

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Looking for team
Post that you're looking for a team and I will add any new posts as of 8/19/15.

owl (medic)
CME
kounterparts
Blues (scout)
freakin (scout/soldier)
MsXena (scout)
Vintendo101 (medic)
radium (medic/scout)
lol_goat (scout/medic)
marmadukeGRYLLS (pocket/roamer)
clorg
Grimm (scout)
remedy
DoctorMiggy
Hidi (medic)
Spamfest (scout)
xlr8 (roamer/scout/medic)
ChinGoo (scout/medic)
Defiler (soldier, preferably roamer)
Ordoo (medic)
Juicy (scout/soldier)
Conky (anything, preferably pocket / roamer)
LsRainbows (roamer)
distraction (medic)
locyman (scout/demo/pocket)
Yipyapper (prefers demo, can play pocket/scout)
Photon (soldier)

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Team looking for player(s)
Post that you're looking for a team and I will add any new posts as of 9/21/15.

Automaton's team (needs pocket, scout, and medic)
The McGruffs [Blues' team] (needs scout, demo, and medic)
valiant's team (needs scout or medic)
SteveC's team (Ctrl+f muffin, Facerolla, SteveC, Aristotle are looking for 2 gamers. 1 scout, and a medic)
Bring Back The Funk [CornishGamerHen's team] (needs a scout)

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Team list
I'm guessing this list will get more frequent updates a lot closer to the event date, but I'll keep it here for now. I will add any new posts as of 8/19/15.

Mutual Consent (aZn, brrton, JaguarFiend, PinKushin, ry4ntk, screwB)
Sniper to Mid (wrecheddddd, bear, bunny, leaky, spadez, clorg)
Spades Slick Bodyguards (saam, Spades, Crasian, tojo, ex, cookiejake)
MAD LUXURIOUS (Lucrative, Phelon, Rigel, Kuestif, Yosh, DanceNumber)
Hot Dads (capnfapn, terry crews, pascal, pie_hero, CJ-, commonpleb)
The McGruffs (Etney, Kresnik, Blues, ?, ?, ?)
Med Elephant (Jojo, Xanadu, Redshirt, Rogue201, K-man, COUCH)
Part Time Fraggers (Ben, Schnell, Cosa, Thorn, Mahh, Wheels)
Bring Back The Funk (Clopez, Mioe, Conky, Spyromancer, CornishGamerHen, ?)
SteveC's team (Ctrl+f muffin, Facerolla, SteveC, Aristotle, ?, ?)

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#1
21 Frags +

Nice!

Nice!
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#2
newbie.tf
29 Frags +

HYPEHYPEHYPE

HYPEHYPEHYPE
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#3
26 Frags +

Nick coming in huge

Nick coming in huge
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#4
12 Frags +

so pumped, actually gonna make it this year!!

so pumped, actually gonna make it this year!!
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#5
7 Frags +

I'm currently 17 (and will be when I register) but I will be 18 in time for the event (birthday is october 12)
do I still need to fill out the parental consent form

also please include granary pro over normal gran and do not include yukon I don't think it got played at all last LAN because it wasn't fun :(

I'm currently 17 (and will be when I register) but I will be 18 in time for the event (birthday is october 12)
do I still need to fill out the parental consent form

also please include granary pro over normal gran and do not include yukon I don't think it got played at all last LAN because it wasn't fun :(
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#6
RGB LAN
12 Frags +
botmodeI'm currently 17 (and will be when I register) but I will be 18 in time for the event (birthday is october 12)
do I still need to fill out the parental consent form

nope, you'll be fine.

[quote=botmode]I'm currently 17 (and will be when I register) but I will be 18 in time for the event (birthday is october 12)
do I still need to fill out the parental consent form [/quote]

nope, you'll be fine.
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#7
0 Frags +

Man I'll see if I can finally make it out this time

Man I'll see if I can finally make it out this time
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#8
3 Frags +

im coming with my mom

im coming with my mom
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#9
5 Frags +

if this doesnt sell out the first day ill be surprised.

also no drama this year please, Kappa

if this doesnt sell out the first day ill be surprised.

also no drama this year please, Kappa
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#10
8 Frags +

woah when did i get so many nerd stars,

ill use this post to announce I will make a gxl twitter account, something along the lines of @tf2gossipgirl and report on all of the juicy invite nerd drama at this event.

woah when did i get so many nerd stars,

ill use this post to announce I will make a gxl twitter account, something along the lines of @tf2gossipgirl and report on all of the juicy invite nerd drama at this event.
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#11
13 Frags +

when was there drama at the last gxl

when was there drama at the last gxl
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#12
-5 Frags +

I WANNA GO

I WANNA GO
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#13
-5 Frags +

I'm in Mass and I need a ride. I can cover gas completely. Add me

I'm in Mass and I need a ride. I can cover gas completely. Add me
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#14
1 Frags +

Were there independently held tournaments last year for different skill levels? Or at least pugs? I don't mind getting eventually stomped by invite teams in the main tournament but more 6s games seems nice

Were there independently held tournaments last year for different skill levels? Or at least pugs? I don't mind getting eventually stomped by invite teams in the main tournament but more 6s games seems nice
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#15
6 Frags +

there were a lot of pugs

we even did highlander pugs

there were a lot of pugs

we even did highlander pugs
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#16
3 Frags +

tetro is the best and i no longer need a ride
ty to people who added me

tetro is the best and i no longer need a ride
ty to people who added me
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#17
1 Frags +

Anybody in the DMV area going to this that can hook me up with a ride - add me

Anybody in the DMV area going to this that can hook me up with a ride - add me
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#18
0 Frags +

Making a post to see who is coming from Toronto and potentially driving, dashner looks like he will be full at this point so lets get something going.

Making a post to see who is coming from Toronto and potentially driving, dashner looks like he will be full at this point so lets get something going.
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#19
1 Frags +

if anyone is driving near morgantown, WV, i might need a ride hmu :>

if anyone is driving near morgantown, WV, i might need a ride hmu :>
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#20
-7 Frags +

Well my mommy put up her anti-rape rules yet again?? Stay tuned to find out! Also putting out feelers for drivers from Indianapolis area

Well my mommy put up her anti-rape rules yet again?? Stay tuned to find out! Also putting out feelers for drivers from Indianapolis area
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#21
-2 Frags +
Foxwhen was there drama at the last gxl

Do you not remember the great dflame vs flame name war???

[quote=Fox]when was there drama at the last gxl[/quote]
Do you not remember the great dflame vs flame name war???
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#22
7 Frags +

fuc, i may not have time to save up for the trip this year, but im ready to make the 24 hour drive again. if anyone is on the way to philadelphia from texas, hmu. I'm probably picking up rainoflight and omnific, so if youre okay with being in a car full of shitposters let me know.

fuc, i may not have time to save up for the trip this year, but im ready to make the 24 hour drive again. if anyone is on the way to philadelphia from texas, hmu. I'm probably picking up rainoflight and omnific, so if youre okay with being in a car full of shitposters let me know.
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#23
32 Frags +

u mean when dflame and flame were about 15 steps away from each other and probably didn't say a word to each other yeah i know it was INTENSE

u mean when dflame and flame were about 15 steps away from each other and probably didn't say a word to each other yeah i know it was INTENSE
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#24
5 Frags +

sick can't wait

sick can't wait
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#25
2 Frags +

Tri-state carpool assemble

Kev i wont curve you this time promise

Tri-state carpool assemble

Kev i wont curve you this time promise
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#26
0 Frags +

really want to go but my parents are going to be in china and i need to dogsit :(

really want to go but my parents are going to be in china and i need to dogsit :(
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#27
9 Frags +

I wanna go this year. Got some drinking to do.

I wanna go this year. Got some drinking to do.
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#28
20 Frags +

i want 2 suites to be killin it this year

http://i.imgur.com/aJYzmus.jpg

i want 2 suites to be killin it this year

[img]http://i.imgur.com/aJYzmus.jpg[/img]
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#29
4 Frags +

Dashner, I go to school in Binghamton NY, would you be able to pick me up on your way? I'm happy to pay for gas and all that. Add me!
http://steamcommunity.com/id/rogue201

Dashner, I go to school in Binghamton NY, would you be able to pick me up on your way? I'm happy to pay for gas and all that. Add me!
http://steamcommunity.com/id/rogue201
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#30
0 Frags +

anyone making the trip from BC?

anyone making the trip from BC?
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