There is nothing quite like a good old fashioned LAN party, and LANcouver 2012 brought it back in style. We had the pleasure of attending this years event, which boasted tournaments in all the major competitive games, including League of Legends, Starcraft, and CS: GO.
Outside of the main LAN area, there were booths set up by sponsors such as ASUS, NCIX, Alienware, Kingston, Shaw, and Antec. The atmosphere was light (albeit competitive), and attendance was great for Vancouver, BC, which is still in the early stages of having a true competitive gaming community.
The venue was nice and open, which is great when you get a ton of hot PCs chugging away in the same area, and there were also a ton of prizes such as PC monitors and cases. If you missed this years event, then make sure to follow the LANcouver Facebook page to see when the next big event will be held.
Check out our pictures below and feel free to comment.
The main LAN floor, some nice rigs out there…
A painful reminder that I need to update my GPU.
GeForce GTX goodness.
Battlefield 3 in 3D, shooting terrorists has never been so vivid!
I discovered I look a lot like Ray Charles.
A lonely controller waiting for someone to play with it.
One of the ASUS guys taking a quick break.
More GeForce sexiness.
Street Fighter X Tekken, needless to say we played more than a few rounds. Who can resist?
The only REAL way to play a fighting game.
In the zone, no doubt pwning some noobs.
Nice setup with some crisp Kingston HyperX memory.
Awesome Alienware computer with flaps that open to cool the case. Probably what Tony Stark games on.
Some Gunnars for sale near the Alienware booth. We just grabbed some a few weeks prior, definitely recommend em!
The type of concentration a fighting game demands. I wonder who will win?
NCIX goodies set up on the showfloor.
The manager and organizer for LANcouver (on the left), looking quite pleased with himself.
A nice glowy Alienware laptop. Steam already good to go? Yes please.
Photographs by Owen McIntosh