The Big LAN 11

January 27th 2024
10am-10pm

The Big LAN 11

January 27th 2024
10am-10pm

Start 2024 right with THE BIG LAN, a full day LAN party filled with tournaments, esports, and gaming. Bring along your PC and plug into to our network for 12 hours of events with loads of prizes.

18+ only. This is a drug and alcohol free event. In the main LAN area only power and network access is provided, please bring your full PC (including monitor), console (including monitor), or laptop. Full equipment provided for console and side events but BYO controllers are encouraged.

8-12 Simla St, Mitcham VIC 3132. Lots of on site parking available and PT just around the corner!


Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to our winners!

Arrive & Setup
Arrive at least an hour before the first tournament you'd like to join
Arrive at least an hour before the first tournament you'd like to join
Sign Up
We'll take sign ups in person when the tournament is scheduled to start
We'll take sign ups in person when the tournament is scheduled to start

Schedule

Click each tournament listing for more details

Select a schedule to view

Consoles & Side Events

and entries close at 8PM.

will be available from 3PM to 5PM.

Rental PCs

Rental PC tickets are now available. You bring the mouse, keyboard, and accounts, we bring the computer and monitor!
Just select "Rent-A-PC" instead of a BYO PC ticket when purchasing. Supplies are limited.

Rental PCs

You bring a keyboard, mouse, and accounts* that own your games

We provide a PC, monitor, cables and quick downloads of all our supported games!

Select a "Rent-A-PC" or a "Premium Rent-A-PC" ticket when purchasing for our next event, then just arrive an hour before the first game you want to play is scheduled and our friendly staff will help you get everything set up. Get access to everything The Big LAN has to offer without needing to carry your PC!

Premium Rental PC

Featuring either a GTX3060 or RX6600 paired with an AMD 3700X thanks to our sponsors AMD, Aorus, and CoolerMaster!

BYO mouse, keyboard, and peripherals required.

Please note, for The Big LAN XI only: Premium Rental PCs are available at a special introductory price with 1080p/60Hz monitors. Stay tuned for the full Premium Rental PC offering at future events.

Premium Rental PC
  • Part

    Spec

    CPU

    AMD 3700X

    RAM

    16GB

    GPU

    Gigabyte GTX3060 or RX6600

    Storage

    512GB NVME SSD

    Monitor

    Dell 24inch 1080p 60Hz

  • Game

    Settings

    FPS

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    "Enhanced" Graphics and UI Mode

    60 (Capped)

    Halo Infinite

    Ulta Presets

    60 (Capped)

    Counter Strike: Global Offensive

    Highest

    180 - 220

    Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

    Ultra

    120

Rental PC

Classic Rental PC

A 6th Gen Intel i7 paired with an Nvidia GTX1650 means our PCs are perfect for you to compete with on esports settings at 1080p.

BYO mouse, keyboard, and peripherals required.

Yes, it can run Crysis

  • Part

    Spec

    CPU

    6th Gen Intel i7

    RAM

    16GB

    GPU

    Nvidia GTX1650

    Storage

    256GB M.2 SSD & 500GB SATA SSD

    Monitor

    Dell 24inch 1080p 60Hz

  • Game

    Settings

    FPS

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    "Enhanced" Graphics and UI Mode

    60 (Capped)

    Halo Infinite

    Low Presets

    60 (Capped)

    Counter Strike: Global Offensive

    Medium

    120

    Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

    Ultra

    120

* You'll need to bring an Epic and/or Steam account that owns the games you want to play. The Big LAN does not currently provide keyboards, mice, or any additional peripherals (mousepad, headphones).
Each PC has Steam, Epic, Riot, and Discord clients pre-installed. Just log in and pull your games of choice from our super fast cache and file server. All games supported at the event are tested to run at (at least) 60FPS, 1080p on their automatic settings (generally medium). All machines will be reimaged after the event to remove any personal data. Depicted hardware are an example only, provided equipment may have a different appearence while meeting the same specifications.

Bring Your Own PC Ticket

A Bring Your Own PC (BYO PC) ticket lets you access everything The Big LAN has to offer. Your ticket includes a seat at one of our rows of tables, an ethernet (network) cable that is already linked into our network (Wi-Fi is also available), two power points (one for your PC and one for your monitor), and a 3'x3' space to set up all your equipment in. You can connect any device you'd like including a laptop, desktop, Xbox, PlayStation, ROG Ally, Steam Deck, or Nintendo Switch, however a Windows based PC is recommended to get the most out of the day.

BYO PCs

A BYO PC 5+ group ticket is also available and is exactly the same as a BYO PC ticket but with a discount for bringing so many friends! Please note that this ticket type is not able to be combined with any AFK tickets or Rental PCs, but if you contact us via Messenger or Discord we can help customise you the best deal for your needs.

Away From Keyboard Ticket

An Away From Keyboard (AFK) ticket lets you access everything except for the major tournaments being run on our network, e.g. you'll be able to play split-screen games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart but not games that require access to the network like Rocket League (even though they may run on a portable device). An AFK ticket is best for players who want to play Nintendo tournaments, Chess, and VR games, and who don't want to bring their own PCs or devices.

AFK

Bring the most friends

Bring the most friends and win a fantastic prize! When you arrive at the venue and fill out our entry form you can tell us who invited you along. Whoever is mentioned the most times wins.

Prize

Impact Point

First we championed Altitude, the smash hit air combat game, then Ruthless Conquest, the mini RTS craze, but at The Big LAN XI get ready for a new tactical favourite in Impact Point! An ultra satisfying, fast paced, 2-4 player, arena based, multiplayer, top down 2D shooter. Grab what you can and battle it out with 2-4 players to be the last man standing in a game heavily inspired by retro and vaporwave shooters.

The game is completely free on Steam, under 100MB, and super easy to join. Download here!

Prizes

Tips & Help

Joining a game

On the main menu set game region to Asia.

If you are joining a game select the picture of two people next to the "JOIN GAME" button (highlighted red in the screenshot) and enter the code provided by the team into the box that appears. Then select "JOIN GAME"

Help
Creating a game

On the main menu set game region to Asia.

If you've been asked to host instead select the arrows next to "CREATE GAME" until the box says "PRIVATE", then click "CREATE GAME"

Help

On the next screen note the code on the bottom right. You'll need to share this with The Big LAN team so we can allow others to join.

Help

Lego Corner

Build the best creation from our vault of Lego to take home the prize! Winners are selected at dinner.

Lego

The Art Corner

Take a break and create a masterpiece in our art corner, all equipment provided!

Art Table

Board Games

Grab a game from our library and set yourself up with friends old and new!

boardgameslibrary

VR Corner

Try out the HTC Vive Elite paired with the powerhouse ZOTAC GTX 4090 GPU and play VR favourites including Beatsaber!

VR

Paper Planes

Craft the perfect flying machine that the Wright Brothers dreamed of from just a single piece of A4 paper. Who can bend gravity to their will and get their plane the furthest?

Planes

Connect 4

Play your way through a full bracket of connect 4 games for ultimate victory. All equipment provided!

Connect 4

Raffle

Every major event we host a huge raffle in support of one of our favorite charities. Tickets are just $1 each and can be bought throughout the event. 100% of all ticket sales go to charity!

Prizes

League of Legends

Grab a friend and join us for some games of LoL ARAM. Single round only with a prize for every winner. Settings will depend on attendance.

Prizes

Counter Strike 2

Wingman

Grab your partner in arms and get ready for 2v2 Counter Strike. Single elimination brackets of default competitive Wingman settings, best of 16 rounds with overtime.
The Big LAN aims to maintain competitive rules while making this tournament accessable to new players. As such the map will default to Inferno for each game. Teams can discuss alternate maps they'd rather use per match and on agreement The Big LAN staff will configure the server accordingly.

Servers will be listed on the LAN with names matching the pairings (e.g. Team #1 vs Team #2).

Prizes

Arms Race

Race against the room to get to the golden knife in this classic mode! Single elimination brackets with the number of players progressing per round dependant on the total number of players.
Please listen carefully to the organisers for direction on which server you should join.

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Tips & Help

Joining Arms Race

CS2 does not support Arms Race at release, so you'll need to temporarily revert to CSGO to play.
1. Right click CS2 in your steam library and select properties.
2. On the left menu select 'Betas'
3. In the 'beta participation' dropdown select 'csgo_legacy - Legacy Version of CS:GO'.
4. Close the properties window, CS2 should start updating.
5. Once updated the game will now ask you if you want to launch CS2 or CSGO Demo Viewer at launch. To play Arms Race you want to select Demo Viewer.

Joining a CS2 LAN game

1. On the top menu select 'Play'
2. Select the image of a globe with a mouse pointer (next to 'Practice').
3. A new window will open. Select 'Counter Strike 2' in the top right dropdown.
4. Select the LAN tab and then select the game you'd like to join.

No games in the LAN lobby

1. Make sure the game is allowed through your firewall
2. Try switching TheBigLAN network to "Private" rather than "Public" by selecting "Network & Internet Settings" under the network option from the task bar, selecting TheBigLAN, and choosing "Private".
3. Try disabling all network interfaces besides the one you are trying to use. For example, CSGO will default to your first ethernet port for server advertisements regardless of if you are on Wi-Fi or a secondary interface.
4. Try connecting directly to the server via IP. The tech desk will be able to help you do this.

Rocket League

Rocket League Doubles

Single Elimination Tournament
Entry welcome on all hardware types and all controller types (BYO PC ticket required to enter)

Game Mode: SOCCAR
Arena: DFH STADIUM
Team Size: 2v2
Bot Difficulty: NO BOTS

Mutators:

Preset Settings: CUSTOM
Match Length: 5 MINUTES
Max Score: UNLIMITED
Overtime: UNLIMITED
Series Length: 3 GAMES
Game Speed: DEFAULT
Ball Max Speed: DEFAULT
Ball Type: default
Ball Size: DEFAULT
Ball Bounciness: DEFAULT
Boost Amount: DEFAULT
Rumble: NONE
Boost Strength: 1X
Gravity: DEFAULT
Demolist: DEFAULT
Respawn Time: 3 SECONDS

Prizes

Ruthless Conquest

Send the fleet to capture planets and expand your empire, until you vanquish them all! Completely free, tiny download, join us in the next big LAN game! 6 players per game FFA. Works on mobile via the Wi-Fi as well!

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Halo: Custom Edition - FFA Slayer

The ultimate Halo Combat Evolved experience that anyone can join. Jump into free for all slayer on a classic map with assault rifle and pistol starts. First to 50 kills or the leading player after 30 minutes wins the prize. Single elimination brackets with the number of players progressing per round dependant on the total number of players.

You can download Halo Custom Edition here. Please not Halo: Custom Edition will only run on Windows PCs.

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Tips & Help

FoV Modifier

When installing the game a mod is offered to give a Field of View (FoV) controller. Installing this file as per the instructions below may cause errors with certain graphics card drivers. If a “HAC error” occurs when booting the game delete the additional dll added to the controls folder.

Joining a LAN server

If you are running the game but can’t see the servers, ensure the game is allowed through your local firewall. If that doesn’t work, ensure all Network Interfaces are disabled except the one you are using. Failing that select the “Join via IP” option and ask The Big LAN staff for the address.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3

Grab your partner in arms and get ready for 2v2 Team Slayer, straight from the classic playlist!

Spawn in with the Assault Rifle and Battle Rifle of all and play a best of 3, first to 15 kills, single elimination tournament.
Teams can agree on a set of three maps, else please use Guardian, The Pit, and (if a third round is required) Heretic.

Prizes

Tips & Help

Switching to LAN
1. Select "Options and Career" in the bottom left corner
2. Select "Settings" at the bottom of the menu
3. Select " Network" on the top row of menu options
4. Press the arrow next to "Xbox Live" to change it to "LAN"
5. Press back at the bottom left of the screen
6. When prompted press "Save Settings"
7. On the main menu press the button at the top right of the screen next to your name and rank
8. From the menu that appears on the right of the screen select the player you need to join and pick "join".

Checking Installs

1. Select "Options and Career" in the bottom left corner
2. Select "Settings" at the bottom of the menu
3. Select "Gameplay" on the top row of menu options
4. Select the options below each game for the components you need
5. Press accept in the bottom left of the screen
6. The download will start and appear at the top of the main menu. If the download is running slowly ask The Big LAN team for help.
Please note only Halo Reach multiplayer is installed by default.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires FFA Regicide

Brackets

Single Elimination Bracket

Host

A player from each round will be responsible for setting up the server with the correct settings.

Lobby Settings

Lobby Name: The Big LAN #[1/2/3]
Visibility: Public
Players: 8
Set Password: biglan
Allow Spectators: Yes
Hide Civilizations: Yes
Spectator Day: None
Server: Local LAN
Data Mod: Definitive Set

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Game Settings

Game Mode: Regicide
Map Style: Standard
Location: Random Map (Land Maps & Water Maps)
Map Size: Giant
AI Difficulty: Hardest
Resources: Standard
Population: 200
Game Speed: Standard
Reveal Map: Normal

Starting Age: Standard
Ending Age: Standard
Treaty Length: <None>
Lock Teams: No
Team Together: Yes
Team Positions: No
Shared Exploration: No
Lock Speed: Yes
Allow Cheats: No
Turbo Mode: No
Full Tech Tree: No
Record Game: Yes

Age of Empires 2 DE 2v2

Prizes
Brackets

Single Elimination Bracket, Teams of 2

Host

A player from each round will be responsible for setting up the server with the correct settings.

Lobby Settings

Lobby Name: The Big LAN #[1/2/3]
Visibility: Public
Players: 4
Set Password: biglan
Allow Spectators: Yes
Hide Civilizations: Yes
Spectator Day: None
Server: Local LAN
Data Mod: Definitive Set

Game Settings

Game Mode: Random Map
Map Style: Standard
Location: Random Land Map
Map Size: 4 Player
AI Difficulty: Hardest
Resources: Standard
Population: 200
Game Speed: Standard
Reveal Map: Normal

Starting Age: Standard
Ending Age: Standard
Treaty Length:
Victory: Time limit
Time: (1:00 hr)
Lock Teams: Yes
Team Together: Yes
Team Positions: No
Shared Exploration: No
Lock Speed: Yes
Allow Cheats: No
Turbo Mode: No
Full Tech Tree: No
Record Game: Yes

All Modes

Pausing

A game can be paused by any player in the following circumstances:

1. Server instability that cause clients to disconnect from the game.
2. A player's client crashes or fails to load at the start of the game.
3. If a single player is having client issues. A player may use a different computer if they continue to have client issues.

Players should not abuse the pausing feature. A match should not be paused for more than 5 minutes.
A game can not be paused more than 3 times in total. In rare circumstances a game remake may be considered.

NOTE: The player that paused the game must give notice before resuming the game.

Game Remake

Players can opt to remake a game during the first 10 minutes of the match with approval of the tournament admin.

Tips & Help

Joining a LAN game

1. Select "Multiplayer" on the main menu
2. Select "Join Custom Game" at the top right of the menu
3. Select the "Server" drop down on the top right and select the bottom option, "LAN"
4. Select the game from the list and then click "Join Lobby"


No games in the LAN lobby
1. Make sure the game is allowed through your firewall
2. Try switching TheBigLAN network to "Private" rather than "Public" by selecting "Network & Internet Settings" under the network option from the task bar, selecting TheBigLAN, and choosing "Private".
3. Try connecting directly to the server via a Steam invite from another player. The tech desk will be able to help you do this.

Track Mania

Fastest Time

Join our LAN server and set a lap time throughout the day, just drop in and out as you please! The fastest time by dinner will win.

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

NERF

You, two friends, three enemies. Nothing but foam darts and urban cover between you. Play a paintball style round with Nerf guns, back by popular demand! Step into the arena anytime within 2 hours from the scheduled start time and jump into the next available game, or hang out between games and watch the action

Please note for safety Nerf is restricted to 18+ players only. No external equipment allowed for safety considerations.

Fall Guys

Three shows, three prizes, winner takes all! The show codes will be shown at the event and in our discord.

Mode will be selected based on the best available singles playlist on the day and will prioritise race style modes

Prizes

Retrocycles

FFA - Last player standing! Top players in each server head to a final round to decide the winner.

In Retrocycles, you ride a bizarre vehicle that can never stop and leaves a deadly trail behind. In the most basic game mode, you can only make sudden right angle turns and are trapped with others in an inescapable arena. The last survivor wins!

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

StarCraft 2

Relive some classic LAN experiences with FFA StarCraft 2! Single elimination brackets, number of players per bracket and progressing per round dependent on number of entrants.

Game Region: Americas
Category: Melee
Mode: FFA
Game Duration: 60 minutes (depending on numbers/map)
Game Speed: Faster
Locked Alliances: Yes
Game Privacy: Normal

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Tips & Help

Joining a game

Set game region to be Americas.
If you are a new or returning player you may see the prompts for learning and tutorial - you can skip these if trying to join quickly.

Help

Games are created using the party leader + invite method. Please make a note of your Starcraft 2 display name and provide it to the Tournament organisors when signing up.
The party leader assigned to each group will invite the remaining players to join and then create the match. To do so as the party leader, click the ‘People’ icon in the bottom right of the screen and look for the header "Players Near You".

Help Help

Right-Click a player assigned to your group that appears under "Players Near You" and choose "Invite to Party".
Successful party members will show up in the top-right.

Help

Mario Kart 8

A Friendly Mario Kart tournament from our friends at Nintense Events! BYO controller preferred. Consoles, screens, and spare controllers provided. Note Mario Kart start time will depend on Super Smash Bros due to shared resources.

Format: Single Elimation
Knockout Rounds: 4 Race GP
Advance: In each GP the top 2 players advance and the bottom 2 players are eliminated

We highly recommend players to BYO controller. Nintense Gaming are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged BYO equipment. Please label all your BYO gear with a name and contact number.

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.


Controller Type: Any
Players: 4 (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1)
Character: Any
Vehicles: Any (Please Note: Not all Vehicle parts may be available)
Mode: VS Race
Race Class: 150cc
Teams: OFF
Items: Normal Items
CPU: ON

CPU Level: Hard
Courses: Random (Please Note: Not all consoles will included the DLC Tracks)
Smart Steering: OFF
Auto-accelerate: OFF
Motion Controls: OFF
Shortcuts: Allowed
Glitchcuts: Banned
Cheats: Banned
Glitches: Banned

Mario Kart 64

A Friendly Mario Kart tournament from our friends at Nintense Events! BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. We highly recommend BYO retro Nintendo 64 controller!


Controller Type: Nintendo 64 Controller
PLEASE NOTE: Nintense Gaming are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged BYO equipment. Please label all your BYO gear with a name and contact number.

Prizes

Controller Type: Any
Players: 2 (1 vs 1)
Character: Any
Mode: VS
Class: 150cc
Courses: First Track = Mario Raceway (Losing Player picks next track)
Shortcuts: Allowed (On Selected Tracks)
Glitchcuts: Allowed (On Selected Tracks)

PLEASE NOTE: Some tracks in Mario Kart 64 have gamebreaking shortcuts! See the adjacent list of tracks for which of these shortcuts ARE allowed!

Shortcut / Glitchcuts List:
Luigi Raceway: Banned
Moo Moo Farm: Banned
Koopa Troopa Beach: Allowed
Kalimari Desert: Banned
Toad's Turnpike: Banned
Frappe Snowland: Banned
Choco Mountain: Allowed
Mario Raceway: Banned
Wario Stadium: Banned (No jumping walls this time)
Sherbet Land: Banned
Royal Raceway: Banned
Bowser's Castle: Banned
DK's Jungle Parkway: Banned
Yoshi's Valley: Banned
Banshee Boardwalk: Banned
Rainbow Road: Allowed (At your own risk)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Brought to you by our friends at Nintense Events! BYO controller preferred. Consoles, screens, and spare controllers provided.

Tournament Format: Singles
Format: Double Elimination Knockout
Rounds: Best 2 out of 3 Games
Finals: Best of 5 Games

We highly Recommend Players to BYO Controller.
Recommend Controller Types: Any Offical Nintendo Controllers
Other Controller Types: Will need TO's approvel before use

Nintense Gaming are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged BYO equipment. Please label all your BYO gear with a name and contact number.

Prizes

Players: 2 (1 vs 1)
Characters: Any (Please Note: DLC Chracters may not be avaliable on some Consoles)
Banned Characters: Steve
Miis: All Types Allowed
Stages: See Stage List Below
Stage Banning Game 1: Rock Paper Scissors | Winner Bans 2 Stages First, Loser Bans 4 Next, Winner then Bans 2 more stages
Stage Banning Game 2 and Onwards: Winning Player Bans 2 stages, Loser Picks from remaining stages
Stock: 3
Time: 7 minutes
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
FS Meter: Off
Spirits: Off

Items: Off (None)
Underdog Boost: Off
Handicap: Off
Gentleman Rule: Allowed
Cheats: Banned
Glitches: Banned
Tournament Stages List:
(Unlisted Stages are turned off)
- Battlefield
- Small Battlefield
- Final Destination
- Lylat Cruise
- Pokemon Stadium 2
- Smashville
- Kalos Pokemon League
- Town & City
- Hallow Bastion

Super Smash Bros. 64

A Friendly Super Smash Bros 64 tournament from our friends at Nintense Events! BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. We highly recommend BYO retro Nintendo 64 controller!

Tournament Format

Cap: 32 Players
Format: Single Elimation Knockout
Rounds: Best of 3 Battles
Finals: Best of 5 Battles

In Game Rules

Players: 2 (1 vs 1)
Character: Any
Mode: VS Mode
Stocks: 3 stocks
Timer: 7 minutes
CPUS: Off
First Game Stage: Random
Second &/or Third Game Stage: The Losing Player from the game before picks next Stage
Items: Off

Prizes

PLEASE NOTE: Nintense Gaming are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged BYO equipment. Please label all your BYO gear with a name and contact number.

Pokemon Stadium

Full team rental Pokemon battles on an original N64! BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. Tournament structure to be determined by attendance and available time.

Prizes

Stardew Valley

Gold Rush

Stardew Valley scores can be entered throughout the day!
Start a new save on the day. Only saves dated as created on the day of the event will be accepted.
Play for an hour and collect the most money you can. Save/Pause the game after an hour, and put a screenshot of your score into the Stardew Valley channel on our Discord.
Start a new save and try again! Highest score submitted throughout the day will win!
Single Player saves only.

Prizes

Chess

Rapid Chess

13+2 rapid chess, all equipment including chess clocks provided.

Entry welcome to all skill levels and with any ticket.

Winners take home a Lego Chess set and a spin of The Big LAN Big Prize Wheel!

Prizes
Prizes

Tricky Towers

With your brilliant robe and magic powers, it’s time to build some Tricky Towers! Stack your bricks in this land of fable, whose marvelous tower will be the most stable? Battle your friends and rise to fame, in this frantic physics game. All equipment provided including controllers, entry with any ticket, just jump in and play!

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Halo Infinite

All in 28 player FFA Escalation! Work your way up a ladder of weapon pairs by killing opposing players, first to score a kill with the final weapon (the Oddball) wins!

Each pair of weapons in Escalation Slayer are unlocked in the same order. Each weapon loadout also comes with equipment. Melee kills count towards progression. Top few players of each server will progress to a final round, dependant on number of entrants. Join the chaos and move through each weapon in the Halo Infinite arsenal to win.

Prizes

"The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value (or higher) that prizes would usually be for this tournament. A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. More prizes may be added to the wheel than are depicted here.

Tips & Help

Joining a game

Note: Only one Halo Infinite server can be active on the one subnet. Please do not attempt to start your own when the tournament is being set up.

To join a LAN game select "CUSTOM GAME" on the main menu, then "CREATE MATCH" (not the server browser)

Help

In the resulting custom game menu select "SERVER" and then pick the bottom option. If no servers are currently active on the LAN it will be "LOCAL AREA NETWORK" and your machine will start a dedicated server in the background. If joining a game it will instead be the name of the PC hosting. The Big LAN staff will confirm the correct PC name for you to join.

Help

The Famous Dice Game

A battle royale with dice!

Line up and roll the dice, can you roll high enough to make it to the next round? Make it through a full set of D&D dice in a game of pure chance skill!

Quest Cards

Everyone who enters The Big LAN, regardless of ticket type, gets a quest card. Complete activities on the card, get them marked off, and win bonus prizes!

Whenever you complete an activity on the card you can have an attending staff member or volunteer mark that section for you. Once you have marked off 4 sections of the card head up to the front desk and ask to spin the prize wheel! The prize wheel can feature anything from sponsor merch, peripherals, tickets to other events, vouchers, keychains, and much more.

Prizes

Introducing "The Big Prize Wheel"

New for The Big LAN XI, "The Big Prize Wheel" is a separate prize wheel to the quest card system. When you win an allocated tournament you'll get a spin. All prizes on "The Big Prize Wheel" are of the value that prizes would usually be the prize for our tournaments, but with the added chance of winning even bigger prizes! A spin of "The Big Prize Wheel" always results in a major PC peripheral or part prize. Only tournament winners get to spin this wheel.

Prizes