Author: ThinkComputers News
Pittsburgh LAN Coalition is hosting Iron Storm XII, a computer and console LAN party video game tournament on March 4-6. More than $2,000 worth of prizes from more than 20 sponsors will be given away as door prizes and in 10 official tournaments, including $800 cash for Heroes of Newerth and a buy-in for Counter-Strike: Source. Pittco is also known for its “jackass tournaments”, such as musical chairs, rap battles, and the mind-over-pain “ice head”. Check out the sweet LAN gaming action at www.pittco.org.
Official PC Tournaments
- Heroes of Newerth 5v5, $800 cash prizes, sponsored by S2 Games!
- Counter-Strike: Source 5v5 Buy-in
- Quake 3 CTF 4v4 (aka The Clamato Bowl)
- Starcraft II 1v1
- Left 4 Dead 2 Scavenge 4v4
Official Console Tournaments
- Halo REACH 4v4
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360) 4v4
- Super Street Fighter IV 1v1
- Super Smash Brothers Brawl FFA
- Gran Turismo 5 1v1 or time trial
Other Features of Pittco LAN Parties
- Verizon FiOS Internet service, at least 15/5 (working on getting 150/35!)
- “Quiet Time” during late hours – No annoying microphone!
- Constant schedule of gaming to do during the event – solo and team matches in “Pittco Roulette” and more
- IRL Jackass Competitions such as Musical Chairs, Ice Head, Karaoke, Rap Battles, Bring-Me-A, and more
- Door-Prize Raffles!
- Friendly, Approachable Staff with more than 66 man-years of LAN party management experience
- Concession stand with items sold at-cost (i.e. CHEAP) so you don’t have to leave the venue if you don’t want to.
- Ample Parking Space
- Lodging and Food within acceptable driving distance
- CPU Magazine
- GameStop (Robinson)
- Rage Gage
- Red Bull
- Save Point Gaming
- Arby’s (Castle Shannon)
- Bigfoot Networks
- Cooler Master
- Patriot Memory
- Velocity Micro
- Amped Airsoft
- Steel City Airsoft
- Family Video (Castle Shannon)
- S2 Games [Heroes of Newerth developer]
We’re aggressively campaigning sponsors — we’ve added 2-3 per week and hope to continue that toward the event.