Posted on January 16th, 2019
Well folks, we’ve set a new record… Gamers for Giving 2019 BYOC LAN seats sold out in less than 20 minutes this year! Absolutely incredible! That’s 588 general seats and 48 VIP seats – a total of nearly 700 seats if you include our own admins and guest streamers! Wowza.
It’s amazing to see so much excitement around this year’s event, and we’re appreciative of everyone’s enthusiasm for the LAN and our cause.
That said, like many major ticketed events, registration wasn’t without a few challenges. Within the first minute of ticket sales, we crashed the LANFest payment portal. Once fixed, over 500 seats were in queue for processing.
During this process, some tickets were oversold (i.e. within the same moment the same ticket was bought by 2 people). We’ve spoken with LANFest about the problem. They will be issuing refunds for duplicate tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Those who receive refunds will be placed on a waiting list. In the event any seating becomes available (e.g. someone cancels, etc.) you will be the first to know. We will also be giving affected individuals early ticket access to Gamers for Giving 2020 (should attending be of interest).
Thanks to everyone who has rushed to be apart of this moment with us. We’re grateful for your support, and apologize for any frustration caused by today’s traffic.
Passes for our Halo tournament and Smash Bros tournament are still available, and of course, spectators are able to attend the event for free.
All passes can be purchased here.
We’re looking forward to an incredible Gamers for Giving fundraiser, and hope to see you on March 23rd & 24th at the EMU Convocation Center!