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Video Gaming at GottaCon 2013

Today we are pleased to announce the Video Game line-up for GottaCon 2013. Below please find our list of game systems, games and tournaments planned for GottaCon 2013, which will be held February 1st to 3rd, 2013 at Pearkes arena in Victoria BC (3100 Tillicum Road). This is the biggest year for video gaming at GottaCon yet, and we don’t just mean in size. Sponsors and prizing are insane! This year we are pleased to announce Logitech G-Series™ as our official PC LAN sponsor and Mad Catz™ as our official console gaming LAN sponsor. We have numerous additional major sponsors and organizers for our video games area including: ROCCAT, Astro Gaming, Ubisoft (ShootMania: Storm™), Torn Banner (Chivalry: Medieval Warfare), Kingston HyperX, Antec, GUNNAR Optiks, Future Shop – Langford location, Island Collateral, End of Reality Game Servers, LANcouver, BC Gamer, IRL Events, eSports Collective Network, Canadian Joysticks and CrossXover. All of these fantastic companies have provided substantial support in the way of prizes and technology. Events sponsored by these companies are noted below. We continue to have two types of tournaments in additions to our public stations and BYOC seats: premium tournaments and secondary tournaments. Premium tournaments require a BYOC weekend pass or the video game add-on package to be able to participate in. Premium events will be more competitive and have higher prize payouts. Secondary tournaments are free to any attendees and may have smaller prize pools. These events are meant to be casual, fun and easy to jump in and out of. The events listed below only include high level information on each of our events. If you have any questions regarding events please contact Spencer at videogames@gottacon.com. For more details on events please visit: Premium events: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331 Secondary events: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1101



Logitech G-Series PC LAN
Premium events will be managed by LANcouver and cast live by eSports Collective Network. We will have public PC stations that are available for free play in the Logitech G-Series PC LAN but they will not be available for premium tournament play. We have increased capacity in the PC LAN area to 112 BYOC seats. These seats are available for reservation via purchase of the BYOC weekend pass or the BYOC add-on. If they do not fill up, they will be allocated on site on a first come first serve basis Also new this year, the video game area will be shutting down at 4am each night. This is due to observed attendance levels in those areas after 3am for the last four years. Security will be posted in the area between 4am and 8am and only staff will be allowed access. It will also give us time to cool down the servers, reset the routers and deal with patching, hardware issues etc that develop over the weekend. Attendees that BYOC, if they want, can leave their systems hooked up as there will be security overnight but public access opens back up shortly after 8:00am the following day. Other onsite option is to check your PC with our coat check/information desk. BYOC Seating There will be approximately 112 BYOC slots available which will be assigned first based on preregistered attendees with BYOC passes or add-ons (this means you must have purchased a ticket to GottaCon 2013 either at a retail location or via our website) then on a first come first serve basis. If you have purchased your ticket as described above you must log into our Warhorn site, create an account and once approved by GottaCon staff reserve a seat in the BYOC event located in slot 1. In order to be seated as a team please make sure all of your team members show up on time. We will accommodate team seating as best we can but there is no guarantee of being seated together for late arrivals. LAN Check in BC Gamer will be heading up LAN HQ and secondary events this year so if you preregistered for a BYOC seat via our Warhorn site please check in at the LAN where they will assign you a seat and get you all plugged in. If you are showing up and hoping to get an available spot please check in at the LAN HQ and you will be assigned a seat if available. Be aware that our LAN was full last year. Remember to bring your headset, keyboard, mouse and pad and LAN cable. The Logitech G-Series PC LAN will be host to the following events: PC Premium – League of Legends (5vs5) Day: Saturday with finals on Sunday Time: See website for details Format: Draft, Summoner’s Rift Price: requires video game add-on, and access to a BYOC computer that no one else is using during the tournament Maximum number of teams: 16 Sponsored by: Logitech Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#lol This is our most popular event and this year Logitech G-Series is supporting it in a big way! Matches will be randomly casted live or delayed. Final matches will be casted live, but the organizers will ensure that no players can see the casting screen from the LAN area. Prizes: Five identical prizes bundles for the first place team containing a G710+ and G400 mouse each. ($1000 in prizes!) Five identical prizes bundles for the second place team containing a G35 headset each. ($700 in prizes!) Five identical prizes bundles for the third place team containing a G400 mouse each. ($300 in prizes!) PC Premium – StarCraft II Tournament (1vs1) Day: Saturday with finals on Sunday Time: See website for details Price: requires video game add-on, and access to a BYOC computer that no one else is using during the tournament Maximum number of players: 32 (there is no league or ranking requirement for the tournament), player cap may change based on advance registration of this event Sponsored by:
Antec Kingston HyperX
Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#sc2 StarCraft has been a staple at our event since 2009. Last year’s event was well attended and received and we are looking forward to another great SCII event at GottaCon 2013. Matches will be randomly casted live or delayed. Final matches will be casted live, but the organizers will ensure that no players can see the casting screen from the LAN area. Prizes: The first place player will receive a prize package from Antec and Kingston HyperX. The second place player will receive a prize package from Antec and Kingston HyperX. The third place player will receive a prize package from Antec and Kingston HyperX. Other Logitech G-Series PC LAN events include:
  • Team Fortress 2 team event sponsored by ROCCAT ($800 in prizes!!!)
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare mass battle and arena events sponsored by Torn Banner Studios with temporary keys to the game for all BYOC participants, while supplies last, and full copies of the game for prizes
  • ShootMania: Storm™ deathmatch event sponsored by Shootmania and Astro Gaming with over $1000 in prizes to be won along with copies of the game and swag!
  • Battlefield 3 Squad Battles
  • Left 4 Dead 2: Survival Challenge
  • Minecraft – Building Contest
  • Company of Heroes
  • The following computer servers will be run for BYOC attendees and Public play by BC Gamer the extent of GottaCon 2013. Some servers may only be available for certain times/days so please check with LAN HQ each day: - Battlefield 3 (provided by End of Reality) - Counter-Strike: Source - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - KillingFloor - Minecraft - ShootMania: Storm - Team Fortress 2 server - TeamSpeak 3



    Mad Catz Console LAN
    The Mad Catz Console LAN will be hosting the following events: Premium and secondary events will be managed by IRL Events and some events will be cast by Canadian Joysticks. We will have free-play console stations that are available in the Mad Catz Console LAN. Also new this year, the video game area will be shutting down at 4am each night. This is due to observed attendance levels in those areas after 3am for the last four years. Security will be posted in the area between 4am and 8am and only staff will be allowed access. It will also give us time to cool down our systems and deal with hardware issues etc that develop over the weekend. Xbox 360 Premium – Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Tournament Day: Saturday Time: Registration starts at 2:00pm with the event kicking off at 2:30pm Price: Requires video game add-on (yes you can bring your own stick) Player Cap: 64 Sponsored by: Mad Catz Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#sf4 We will be using the following tournament format and rules http://evo.shoryuken.com/evo-player-guide/evo-tournament-format/. Players will be placed in pods of 8 players and face off against opponents in their pod with similar win/loss records in a double elimination qualification round. Top two from each pod move on to the semifinals. Finals will feature the top 8 from the semis. Please note there will be no downloadable content available in this event. Prizes: The first place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz and Future Shop valued at over $150. The second place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $100. The third place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $75. Xbox 360 Premium – Halo 4 Free for All Tournament Day: Saturday Time: 10:00am Price: Requires video game add-on Maximum number of players: 64 Sponsored by: Mad Catz Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#hrffa Eight players at a time will face off in this free for all event with the bottom four scores in each round receiving a loss. This is a double elimination tournament (players will not be counted out until their second loss. No personal profiles, No recoveries and or HD swaps will be allowed. MLG rule sets will be followed for this event and full rules and restrictions will be made available on the GottaCon website. Players may register at the GottaCon Event Registration up to 1 hour before the tournament starts, after which they must register with IRL Events in the console area. All players must-sign in at least 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Due to the game rating of “M” for Mature anyone under the age of 17 is required to get parental permission to compete. Please find a parental consent form http://www.gottacon.com/components/tournaments/egpermission2013.pdf. Prizes: The first place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $200. The second place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $100. The third place player will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $75. Xbox 360 Premium – Halo 4 (2 vs. 2) Day: Saturday Time: 6:00pm Team Size: 2 Players Price: Requires video game add-on Maximum number of teams: 32 Sponsored by: Mad Catz Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#hr22 This tournament will be 2 player teams facing off in a double elimination tournament (teams will not be counted out until their second loss). If a player who wants to participate does not have a teammate they can partner up with random gamers who also don’t have a teammate. No personal profiles, No recoveries and or HD swaps will be allowed. MLG rule sets will be followed for this event and full rules and restrictions will be made available on the GottaCon website. Players may register at the GottaCon Event Registration up to 1 hour before the tournament starts, after which they must register with IRL Events in the console area. All players must-sign in at least 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Due to the game rating of “M” for Mature anyone under the age of 17 is required to get parental permission to compete. Please find a parental consent form http://www.gottacon.com/components/tournaments/egpermission2013.pdf. Prizes: The first place team will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $500. The second place team will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $250. The third place team will receive a prize package from Mad Catz valued at over $150. Xbox 360 Premium – Call of Duty Modern Warfare Black Ops 2 Free for All Tournament Day: Sunday Time: 10:00am Price: Requires video game add-on Maximum number of players: 32 Sponsored by:
    Astro Gaming GUNNAR Optiks
    Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#mw3ffa This is a Free for all format tournament that does not require a team. Eight players at a time will face off in this free for all event with the bottom four scores in each round receiving a loss. This is a double elimination tournament (players will not be counted out until their second loss). Players will use a default profile. No personal profiles, No recoveries and or HD swaps will be allowed. These matches will be set up via Private match so all weapon and perk unlocks will be available. MLG rule sets will be followed for this event and full rules and restrictions will be made available on the GottaCon website. Players may register at the GottaCon Event Registration up to one hour before the tournament starts, after which they must register with IRL Events in the console area. All players must-sign in at least 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Due to the game rating of “M” for Mature anyone under the age of 17 is required to get parental permission to compete. Please find a parental consent form http://www.gottacon.com/components/tournaments/egpermission2013.pdf. Prizes: The first place player will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming and GUNNAR Optiks valued at over $300. The second place player will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming and GUNNAR Optiks valued at over $150. The third place player will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming valued at over $100. Xbox 360 Premium – Call of Duty Modern Black Ops 2 (2vs2) Day: Sunday Time: 2:00pm Team Size: 2 Players Price: Requires video game add-on Maximum number of teams: 16 Sponsored by:
    Astro Gaming GUNNAR Optiks
    Website: http://www.gottacon.com/?page_id=1331#mw322 This event is a 2 Versus 2 format tournament that pits two teams of players against each other in a fierce firefight of Modern Warfare! It is a double elimination format and teams will not be counted out until their second loss. If a player who wants to participate does not have a teammate they can partner up with random gamers who also don’t have a teammate. Players will use a default profile. No personal profiles, No recoveries and or HD swaps will be allowed. These matches will be set up via Private match so all weapon and perk unlocks will be available. MLG rule sets will be followed for this event and full rules and restrictions will be made available on the GottaCon website. Players may register at the GottaCon Event Registration up to 1 hour before the tournament starts, after which they must register with IRL Events in the console area. All players must-sign in at least 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Due to the game rating of “M” for Mature anyone under the age of 17 is required to get parental permission to compete. Please find a parental consent form http://www.gottacon.com/components/tournaments/egpermission2013.pdf. Prizes: The first place team will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming and GUNNAR Optiks valued at over $600. The second place team will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming and GUNNAR Optiks valued at over $300. The third place team will receive a prize package from Astro Gaming valued at over $200. Other Mad Catz Console LAN events include: - Wii Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament - Wii Mario Kart Wii - Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament - Wii Tetris Party - SNES Super Bomberman 2 - Xbox 360 Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Event - Xbox 360 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Event - PS3 Super Rub-a-Dub - The Four Game Gauntlet Free Play – In addition to the Xbox tournaments mentioned above their will be tons of other titles available for free game play on our casual play systems (and our tournament systems when not in tournament). There is a one hour limit on a console station (must move to another station), casual gaming stations may be limited during tournament times.

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