Hey guys, I know this isn't the most ideal situation, since the success of the Rewind LANs, organizing another TF2 LAN in the Los Angeles area has been an ambition for many in the community. While support for such an event remains high, there are significant obstacles community organizers must overcome in order to host a successful tournament. We have tried our best to salvage what we can, but considering the time frame that has been placed on us, any event that we could run would not be at a quality that can justify the costs. Although we do have options, venues we were hoping would be able to work with us have not responded, and the ones that did we don't have the money to crowdfund for. Events that have crowdfunded amounts like $5000 before us, were able to promise higher quality of production and a better experience for viewers than what we would be able to present.Unfortunately, not for lack of trying or lack of support, attempts to salvage the "BeyondTheSummit TF2" event have not been successful and the remaining organizers have decided to cancel the event. The time crunch has only been getting more severe and while there was progress on many of the key issues the remaining problems are too severe to solve before the previously scheduled dates.This is of course not what we had wanted, but many staff can sympathize with the situation, having spent money ourselves to be in LA that weekend. that being said, since many of us will be in the area, we will be trying to organize some activities that means we can all hang out and get to know each other
While this concept for a LA LAN has now been cancelled for a third time, the crew of organizers behind this recent attempt remain optimistic about the future of Team Fortress 2 LAN tournaments in North America. While there are other events under discussion, NA community members can look forward to the inevitable TF2 presence at the unannounced RGB 5 in Philadelphia.