Wandumafaik rcadia started doing major restructuring internally pretty much right after we were there in november and wont be doing more events for the forseeable futureah, that's unfortunate, I hope that the great folks involved in organising the november lan are keeping a relationship open with the venue
dannythe only LAN event they've hosted in 2023 was the smash bros tournament, which was moved to a different location for unknown reasons (most likely to do with energy prices in germany sky-rocketing).
for what its worth, the very first talks about the first rcadia tournament started in april of last year, but now they know the drill they could put together a lan much quicker, so if they get their shit together i see no reason for there to not be a lan later in the year. last i heard they were pretty happy with the overall turnout and attendance from the previous one, so who knows
Appreciate the kind words but in all likelyhood there won't be another LAN at the RCADIA. Not only in 2023 but probably ever.
We (Phoenix Red) are always open for opportunities to fill the november slot, but nothing is imminent for 2023 atm.
We have been approached - especially during the RCADIA LAN last november - by many members of the community whether we would be interested in taking over the summer slot. Again, we are appreciative of the support, but despite everything we wouldn't mess or compete with insomnia (and essentials.tf as the current host, for that matter) due to its deep roots. Should they shoot themselves in the foot or there be no more traction for a TF2 event at the festival, it can be an intriguing option to look for something to fill the void in 2024.
That being said, we would also not touch and save insomnia if essentials were ever to withdraw from organising.
Personally, I think it is a massive mistake of Player1 Events to move the event to another date. Either their business decision is a bad one or they were indeed too late to book the weekend, which is outright embarrassing imo.
My desire to go there was low to begin with and now has dropped to almost zero.