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.
The information below will have updates as time goes on.
The GXL LAN - Team Fortress 2 Pro-Series tournament
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA 19456
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?
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?
Please explicitly state that you're paid, otherwise you will not be put down on this list.
Paid list (144)
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Needs a ride
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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)
Carpool list (has space in their car)
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Looking for team
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Defiler (soldier, preferably roamer)
Conky (anything, preferably pocket / roamer)
Yipyapper (prefers demo, can play pocket/scout)
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)
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, ?, ?)