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Copenhagen Games 2022: LAN is back!
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Sorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?

Sorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?
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RahmedSorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?

flights? cheap. hotel? hostel. booze? alright
also use google.

[quote=Rahmed]Sorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?[/quote]
flights? cheap. hotel? hostel. booze? alright
also use google.
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RahmedSorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?

Arrive at airport, get rail pass at airport near the platform. I took a 3 day pass last time I think. Didn't cover all of LAN but I just bought an extra 1 day ticket to catch my flight home. Don't remember the price. Didn't even need it much because we walked between hotel and venue but I don't remember it being so expensive I regretted buying one. If you really need one depends on where you're staying, but I at least recommend it on arrival to get to your hotel and on the final day to get to the airport

For food you're better off figuring out a place to stay first. Will give you a better idea on how to plan getting food because once you're in the venue you'll often be there for the rest of the day. Our hotel had breakfast which helped. The days we slept past breakfast we bought food at the food trucks at the venue.

There's plenty of stores, but they are a bit of a walk from the venue. Definitely an option to get cheaper food, but requires some planning. You can easily be gone for 1-2 hours just getting basic food if you leave the venue on foot. I recommend going to a store before you go to the venue on the day

Most people got food from the food trucks afaik. Last time there were 3 parked right at the entrance of the venue. Vegan Indian food, burgers with mayonnaise as default (wtf denmark) and something else I forgot. Obviously less healthy and more expensive than buying food at the store, but it was by far the easiest option if you're on foot

Bar in the venue sold couple types of beer, redbull and probably also water. Expensive because it's a bar in Scandinavia + at a LAN ofc

Last time security didn't care if you brought "water" etc from outside. And fill your water bottle at the sink in the venue. Danish tap water should be good quality (can any Danes confirm?). Stay hydrated

[quote=Rahmed]Sorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?[/quote]
Arrive at airport, get rail pass at airport near the platform. I took a 3 day pass last time I think. Didn't cover all of LAN but I just bought an extra 1 day ticket to catch my flight home. Don't remember the price. Didn't even need it much because we walked between hotel and venue but I don't remember it being so expensive I regretted buying one. If you really need one depends on where you're staying, but I at least recommend it on arrival to get to your hotel and on the final day to get to the airport

For food you're better off figuring out a place to stay first. Will give you a better idea on how to plan getting food because once you're in the venue you'll often be there for the rest of the day. Our hotel had breakfast which helped. The days we slept past breakfast we bought food at the food trucks at the venue.

There's plenty of stores, but they are a bit of a walk from the venue. Definitely an option to get cheaper food, but requires some planning. You can easily be gone for 1-2 hours just getting basic food if you leave the venue on foot. I recommend going to a store before you go to the venue on the day

Most people got food from the food trucks afaik. Last time there were 3 parked right at the entrance of the venue. Vegan Indian food, burgers with mayonnaise as default (wtf denmark) and something else I forgot. Obviously less healthy and more expensive than buying food at the store, but it was by far the easiest option if you're on foot

Bar in the venue sold couple types of beer, redbull and probably also water. Expensive because it's a bar in Scandinavia + at a LAN ofc

Last time security didn't care if you brought "water" etc from outside. And fill your water bottle at the sink in the venue. Danish tap water should be good quality (can any Danes confirm?). Stay hydrated
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Tob...

Adding onto this, be aware that most stores might be closed on Thursday and Friday (not sure if that includes supermarkets) as those days are public holidays in Denmark, so don't forget to bring important electronics like ethernet cables or power strips, adapters etc.: https://www.officeholidays.com/countries/denmark/2022
I remember us being a bit unprepared last time because Maundy Thursday is not a public holiday in Germany.

[quote=Tob]...[/quote]
Adding onto this, be aware that most stores might be closed on Thursday and Friday (not sure if that includes supermarkets) as those days are public holidays in Denmark, so don't forget to bring important electronics like ethernet cables or power strips, adapters etc.: https://www.officeholidays.com/countries/denmark/2022
I remember us being a bit unprepared last time because Maundy Thursday is not a public holiday in Germany.
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RahmedSorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?

gonna preface this by apologizing for not really bothering to convert currencies, i included 100kr=11 pounds so you should be able to go from there, otherwize just convert yourself
in general the cheapest way to go is probably staying in an airbnb with 3-4 others (i havent run the numbers exactly)
last time i ended up spending like 100kr (roughly 11 pounds) a night on accomodation by doing this
hostels are usually around 150-300 kr a night depending on how many people are in the same hall as you
hotels are a bit more expensive (like 400-500 kr if you book cheap rooms (do this now and not later because they will run out of rooms fairly quickly))

food in copenhagen is deffo quite expensive if youre eating out, at the food trucks outside the venue you will probably end up paying like 60-100kr for a meal as far as i remember
an airbnb serves as a double whammy if youre able to cook your own meals, groceries still arent cheap in denmark compared to other parts of eu but if you shop in netto/fakta/rema 100 it will still be waaay cheaper than eating out
that being said, copenhagen is one of the greatest food cities in europe and youre doing yourself a disservice if you dont try some stuff out. I'll probably write a list of food recommendations some time closer to lan.

Beer/cider at the venue was like 10-20kr. Im definitely not telling you to buy alcohol at a supermarket and smuggle it inside for way cheaper. That would be wrong of me.

Public transport in copenhagen is usually about 10-20 kr for a ticket unless youre travelling across half of copenhagen.
I know that im danish and that im probably quite biased but copenhagen is genuinely such a cool city and you owe it to yourself to check out the city proper. The venue is only about an hours walk away from the city center. If youve only ever been to an iseries i really cant understate how much you owe it to yourself to give yourself some time to explore the actual city. The middle of copenhagen is a massive step up from the outskirts of birmingham.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGrL8NazOw
If you want to do some further reading the guide linked above is really well made and very informative
If anyone is curious about shit message me on discord wan#5251, i wont plan your trip for you but ive been to copenhagen many times and would be happy to give advice

[quote=Rahmed]Sorry to break the chain but
what are average costs like for a UK fella to travel, eat and stay over?[/quote]
gonna preface this by apologizing for not really bothering to convert currencies, i included 100kr=11 pounds so you should be able to go from there, otherwize just convert yourself
in general the cheapest way to go is probably staying in an airbnb with 3-4 others (i havent run the numbers exactly)
last time i ended up spending like 100kr (roughly 11 pounds) a night on accomodation by doing this
hostels are usually around 150-300 kr a night depending on how many people are in the same hall as you
hotels are a bit more expensive (like 400-500 kr if you book cheap rooms (do this now and not later because they will run out of rooms fairly quickly))

food in copenhagen is deffo quite expensive if youre eating out, at the food trucks outside the venue you will probably end up paying like 60-100kr for a meal as far as i remember
an airbnb serves as a double whammy if youre able to cook your own meals, groceries still arent cheap in denmark compared to other parts of eu but if you shop in netto/fakta/rema 100 it will still be waaay cheaper than eating out
that being said, copenhagen is one of the greatest food cities in europe and youre doing yourself a disservice if you dont try some stuff out. I'll probably write a list of food recommendations some time closer to lan.

Beer/cider at the venue was like 10-20kr. Im definitely not telling you to buy alcohol at a supermarket and smuggle it inside for way cheaper. That would be wrong of me.

Public transport in copenhagen is usually about 10-20 kr for a ticket unless youre travelling across half of copenhagen.
I know that im danish and that im probably quite biased but copenhagen is genuinely such a cool city and you owe it to yourself to check out the city proper. The venue is only about an hours walk away from the city center. If youve only ever been to an iseries i really cant understate how much you owe it to yourself to give yourself some time to explore the actual city. The middle of copenhagen is a massive step up from the outskirts of birmingham.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGrL8NazOw
If you want to do some further reading the guide linked above is really well made and very informative
If anyone is curious about shit message me on discord wan#5251, i wont plan your trip for you but ive been to copenhagen many times and would be happy to give advice
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Sorry for the double post but i feel like a post with general tips for going to copenhagen warrants its own post.

Denmark for the most part and especially copenhagen is almost entirely cashless. I genuinely cannot remember the last time i used cash. Make sure your card works before you go or your journey will be hell. Generally visa debit/credit works everywhere. Mastercard is probably fine but its not as widely accepted as visa.

Check the forecast before you go. This year in april we went from snow to rain to sunshine in 2 hours. Literally anything can happen during the danish "spring". Just make sure you dont decide to pack the cold weather clothes when it suddenly turns out to be 25 degrees and sunny the whole week like last time. No matter what, BRING A RAINCOAT. Sure, umbrellas exist, but copenhagen is quite close to the sea and the whole country is a fucking wind tunnel so an umbrella is almost always entirely useless.

Google maps works just fine when it comes to navigating the city both on foot and on public transport. Unless youre already used to cycling in a city and are familiar with the prerequisite hand signals i would avoid navigating copenhagen by bike despite the romantic notion that its a bike friendly city. I guess this doubles as a reminder to make sure you remember to check the bike lanes before you cross the road, not only the actual road. Angry danish commuters are scary.

The app DOT Tickets on your phone is great because it lets you buy public transport tickets directly on your phone instead of having to fuck around with ticketing machines. All public transport runs on the same ticket system and google maps should let you know how big your ticket needs to be.

Once again remember to check out food and other sights in copenhagen. You can see pretty much everything touristy in an afternoon if youre quick.

Sorry for the double post but i feel like a post with general tips for going to copenhagen warrants its own post.

Denmark for the most part and especially copenhagen is almost entirely cashless. I genuinely cannot remember the last time i used cash. [b]Make sure your card works[/b] before you go or your journey will be hell. Generally visa debit/credit works everywhere. Mastercard is probably fine but its not as widely accepted as visa.

Check the forecast before you go. This year in april we went from [url=https://twitter.com/wand00m/status/1379032341155315712?s=20]snow[/url] to rain to sunshine in 2 hours. Literally anything can happen during the danish "spring". Just make sure you dont decide to pack the cold weather clothes when it suddenly turns out to be 25 degrees and sunny the whole week like last time. No matter what, BRING A RAINCOAT. Sure, umbrellas exist, but copenhagen is quite close to the sea and the whole country is a fucking wind tunnel so an umbrella is almost always entirely useless.

Google maps works just fine when it comes to navigating the city both on foot and on public transport. Unless youre already used to cycling in a city and are familiar with the prerequisite hand signals i would avoid navigating copenhagen by bike despite the romantic notion that its a bike friendly city. I guess this doubles as a reminder to make sure you remember to check the bike lanes before you cross the road, not only the actual road. Angry danish commuters are scary.

The app DOT Tickets on your phone is great because it lets you buy public transport tickets directly on your phone instead of having to fuck around with ticketing machines. All public transport runs on the same ticket system and google maps should let you know how big your ticket needs to be.

Once again remember to check out food and other sights in copenhagen. You can see pretty much everything touristy in an afternoon if youre quick.
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At the last copenhagen I paid the full price for rental PC and monitor and I got a different GPU and my CPU was on fire the whole LAN leaving me playing all weekend on 70fps, I never got reimbursed for it which is whatever but will there be some sort of assurance this year that the rental PCs won't vary in specs?
ps. the copenhagen rentals were twice as expensive as the i-series ones

At the last copenhagen I paid the full price for rental PC and monitor and I got a different GPU and my CPU was on fire the whole LAN leaving me playing all weekend on 70fps, I never got reimbursed for it which is whatever but will there be some sort of assurance this year that the rental PCs won't vary in specs?
ps. the copenhagen rentals were twice as expensive as the i-series ones
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how much do the rentals actually cost??

how much do the rentals actually cost??
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klassyAt the last copenhagen I paid the full price for rental PC and monitor and I got a different GPU and my CPU was on fire the whole LAN leaving me playing all weekend on 70fps, I never got reimbursed for it which is whatever but will there be some sort of assurance this year that the rental PCs won't vary in specs?
ps. the copenhagen rentals were twice as expensive as the i-series ones

were you alone with this problem? i was wondering if it's worth getting a rental or getting my own laptop since i can't imagine taking my full size pc to an airplane

is there anything else i need to take onboard like ethernet cables?
also, i was told that some players were bored by having not much games after getting knocked out from the competition, how is it in the reality? i bet i will join some low 6s team or won't join any at all and i was looking if there are some options other than watching invite games onsite

WandumDenmark for the most part and especially copenhagen is almost entirely cashless. I genuinely cannot remember the last time i used cash. Make sure your card works before you go or your journey will be hell. Generally visa debit/credit works everywhere. Mastercard is probably fine but its not as widely accepted as visa.

i bet revolut is a good option to consider then, they have very good exchange rates in general and i felt a noticeable difference by paying for stuff in France and Germany with their card vs my bank card
also revolut gives visa cards :)))))))

[quote=klassy]At the last copenhagen I paid the full price for rental PC and monitor and I got a different GPU and my CPU was on fire the whole LAN leaving me playing all weekend on 70fps, I never got reimbursed for it which is whatever but will there be some sort of assurance this year that the rental PCs won't vary in specs?
ps. the copenhagen rentals were twice as expensive as the i-series ones[/quote]
were you alone with this problem? i was wondering if it's worth getting a rental or getting my own laptop since i can't imagine taking my full size pc to an airplane

is there anything else i need to take onboard like ethernet cables?
also, i was told that some players were bored by having not much games after getting knocked out from the competition, how is it in the reality? i bet i will join some low 6s team or won't join any at all and i was looking if there are some options other than watching invite games onsite

[quote=Wandum]
Denmark for the most part and especially copenhagen is almost entirely cashless. I genuinely cannot remember the last time i used cash. Make sure your card works before you go or your journey will be hell. Generally visa debit/credit works everywhere. Mastercard is probably fine but its not as widely accepted as visa.
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i bet revolut is a good option to consider then, they have very good exchange rates in general and i felt a noticeable difference by paying for stuff in France and Germany with their card vs my bank card
also revolut gives visa cards :)))))))
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torrithow much do the rentals actually cost??

about 2500 kr iirc

[quote=torrit]how much do the rentals actually cost??[/quote]
about 2500 kr iirc
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Bossman made a server for brits planning to go cphg 2022
https://discord.gg/zA8VGVFU9d

Bossman made a server for brits planning to go cphg 2022
https://discord.gg/zA8VGVFU9d
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cu@:)

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I'm actually going! first lan ever

I'm actually going! first lan ever
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five ping

five ping
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Any news on the rentals? I really don't wanna pay £300 for a PC thats basically unplayable like other people had last CPH :)

Any news on the rentals? I really don't wanna pay £300 for a PC thats basically unplayable like other people had last CPH :)
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Update:

It is highly likely that everything at Copenhagen Games 2022 will be a little bit smaller than the last events that were held. Due to COVID 19 still being around, a lot of sponsors have moved their budgets for such events to 2023 already. In turn this means that we will have to slim down some things and manage with what we got.
That said, we have decided to not run Highlander (or any other competitive gamemode other than 6v6) this year. This enables us to save staff and some other ressources in order to provide you with a better experience and ultimately also a bigger prizepool. For future events we will revisit the topic.

A smaller budget will also lead to us not being able to provide you with monitors to rent. PC rentals, however, are going to be a thing. We cannot give you an exact estimate of rental cost, but it should be somewhere in the admittedly gigantic span between 120 - 180 €.

Ticket prices for participants are also not known to us at this point. The very rough estimate is 70-100 €.

Due to popular demand we will make sure to run a tournament for all teams that have been eliminated in the groupstage (otherwise known as "b-tournament"). Whether or not we will be able to provide small prizes is up in the air. We just want to make sure people can play more - and arguably more balanced - games on day 2 of the LAN if they so desire.

There is no exact timetable for the official announcement of Copenhagen Games 2022 yet. As soon as there is, tickets will be available to be purchased.
Teams who are planning to compete in the invite bracket are encouraged to contact us (Heny or me) before purchasing theirs.

Last but not least, it is almost a certainty that entry to the event will only be possible with proof of vaccination against or recovery of COVID19.

We are aware that some of the information provided are imprecise at this point and some may be not to your liking. But we have decided to be upfront with you about everything that could be important for your decision before booking your travel and accommodation.

[u][b]Update:[/b][/u]

It is highly likely that everything at Copenhagen Games 2022 will be a little bit smaller than the last events that were held. Due to COVID 19 still being around, a lot of sponsors have moved their budgets for such events to 2023 already. In turn this means that we will have to slim down some things and manage with what we got.
That said, we have decided to [b]not run Highlander[/b] (or any other competitive gamemode other than 6v6) this year. This enables us to save staff and some other ressources in order to provide you with a better experience and ultimately also a bigger prizepool. For future events we will revisit the topic.

A smaller budget will also lead to us not being able to provide you with monitors to rent. PC rentals, however, are going to be a thing. We cannot give you an exact estimate of rental cost, but it should be somewhere in the admittedly gigantic span between 120 - 180 €.

Ticket prices for participants are also not known to us at this point. The [i]very[/i] rough estimate is 70-100 €.

Due to popular demand we will make sure to run a tournament for all teams that have been eliminated in the groupstage (otherwise known as "b-tournament"). Whether or not we will be able to provide small prizes is up in the air. We just want to make sure people can play more - and arguably more balanced - games on day 2 of the LAN if they so desire.

There is no exact timetable for the official announcement of Copenhagen Games 2022 yet. As soon as there is, tickets will be available to be purchased.
Teams who are planning to compete in the invite bracket are [u]encouraged[/u] to contact us (Heny or me) before purchasing theirs.

Last but not least, it is almost a certainty that entry to the event will only be possible with proof of vaccination against or recovery of COVID19.

[i]We are aware that some of the information provided are imprecise at this point and some may be not to your liking. But we have decided to be upfront with you about everything that could be important for your decision before booking your travel and accommodation.
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papiAny news on the rentals? I really don't wanna pay £300 for a PC thats basically unplayable like other people had last CPH :)

No news on specs. Will take a few weeks until there are any updates on that I would assume.

[quote=papi]Any news on the rentals? I really don't wanna pay £300 for a PC thats basically unplayable like other people had last CPH :)[/quote]

No news on specs. Will take a few weeks until there are any updates on that I would assume.
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pot8otorrithow much do the rentals actually cost??about 2500 kr iirc

It will be less. How much less, we cannot say atm. Stay tuned!

[quote=pot8o][quote=torrit]how much do the rentals actually cost??[/quote]
about 2500 kr iirc[/quote]

It will be less. How much less, we cannot say atm. Stay tuned!
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DCSwe have decided to not run Highlander

Bruh

[quote=DCS]we have decided to [b]not run Highlander[/b][/quote]

Bruh
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Hold up, no monitors to rent? So everyone will have to bring a monitor with them when travelling? good luck to the NA team that travels with 6 monitors. I feel like this is a pretty big problem for almost everyone looking to play the event. Flying with a monitor sounds like a nightmare. CPH is probably the best lan and venue TF2 has had in the last 2/3 years, it would suck if people don’t come just because they can’t rent a monitor.

I really hope there’s some way you guys will be able to offer monitors otherwise I feel like the lan might have a much smaller attendance and less top teams playing, which obviously no one wants

Hold up, no monitors to rent? So everyone will have to bring a monitor with them when travelling? good luck to the NA team that travels with 6 monitors. I feel like this is a pretty big problem for almost everyone looking to play the event. Flying with a monitor sounds like a nightmare. CPH is probably the best lan and venue TF2 has had in the last 2/3 years, it would suck if people don’t come just because they can’t rent a monitor.

I really hope there’s some way you guys will be able to offer monitors otherwise I feel like the lan might have a much smaller attendance and less top teams playing, which obviously no one wants
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papiHold up, no monitors to rent? So everyone will have to bring a monitor with them when travelling? good luck to the NA team that travels with 6 monitors. I feel like this is a pretty big problem for almost everyone looking to play the event. Flying with a monitor sounds like a nightmare. CPH is probably the best lan and venue TF2 has had in the last 2/3 years, it would suck if people don’t come just because they can’t rent a monitor.

I really hope there’s some way you guys will be able to offer monitors otherwise I feel like the lan might have a much smaller attendance and less top teams playing, which obviously no one wants

We are aware that this is a rather big issue. That is why we wanted to let you know about this ASAP. We might find a solution for invite teams or at least for the NA gamers, but we simply do not know.
Europeans could consider to carpool or take a train rather than going by plane. Brits could possibly take a monitor in their hand luggage since it is not a very long flight (will cost a couple extra bucks, but so will a rental).
I have hosted LANs literally "In the Middle of Nowhere, Germany" without any rentals at all and people still showed up (shoutout to DeutschLAN!).

But I agree, it is far from ideal. We will do what we can! But right now it does not look good in that regard.

[quote=papi]Hold up, no monitors to rent? So everyone will have to bring a monitor with them when travelling? good luck to the NA team that travels with 6 monitors. I feel like this is a pretty big problem for almost everyone looking to play the event. Flying with a monitor sounds like a nightmare. CPH is probably the best lan and venue TF2 has had in the last 2/3 years, it would suck if people don’t come just because they can’t rent a monitor.

I really hope there’s some way you guys will be able to offer monitors otherwise I feel like the lan might have a much smaller attendance and less top teams playing, which obviously no one wants[/quote]

We are aware that this is a rather big issue. That is why we wanted to let you know about this ASAP. We might find a solution for invite teams or at least for the NA gamers, but we simply do not know.
Europeans could consider to carpool or take a train rather than going by plane. Brits could possibly take a monitor in their hand luggage since it is not a very long flight (will cost a couple extra bucks, but so will a rental).
I have hosted LANs literally "[i]In the Middle of Nowhere, Germany[/i]" without any rentals at all and people still showed up (shoutout to DeutschLAN!).

But I agree, it is far from ideal. We will do what we can! But right now it does not look good in that regard.
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