LAN Party

Gamers Outreach hosts one of the largest LAN parties in the country at Gamers for Giving, with activities for competitive and casual gamers alike!

Never been to a B.Y.O.C.? Standing for “bring your own computer / console” – a BYOC LAN party is an event where gamers come together with their own computers or gaming consoles to play video games in a live environment with friends. LAN parties are a part of gaming culture. They’re a great chance to meet new people, and share your passion for gaming with fellow enthusiasts. As the event hosts, we’ll provide you with a seat, table space, power, and internet access.

For competitive attendees: a list of headline tournaments for PC gamers can be found on the Tournaments page.

Attendees will need to bring the following items to the BYOC…

  • Computer with necessary cables (or video game console).
  • Monitor (Note: unless you are seated in the VIP section, if your monitor is larger than 27 inches, you will need to purchase 2 seats. Monitors larger than 27 inches infringe on the space of others).
  • Headset / mouse / keyboard /mouse pad.
  • Ethernet cable (preferably 15 to 25 feet long – cat5, cat5e, or cat6).
  • Up-to-date software.
  • Sleeping bag / pillow (if you plan on staying at the venue).
  • Money for food & snacks.
  • Each seat in the LAN comes with 2 electrical outlets per person. Do not bring your own power strip to the event or try in any way to exceed the use of 2 electrical outlets. If you would like to have access to additional outlets, you must buy another seat at the LAN. Failure to abide by this rule will result in immediate removal from the event.

Local Servers:

  • CS:GO
  • CS:S
  • TF2
  • TF2:MVM
  • HL2:DM
  • BlackMesa
  • Garry’s Mod:TTT
  • Minecraft Creative
  • Minecraft Survival
  • UT2004
  • GoldenEye Source

Raffle:

We’ll be conducting a raffle with hardware prizes and sponsored products during the event. Funds raised will be used to support Gamers Outreach programs. Attendees may purchase tickets for $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.