The Big LAN 13

July 20th 2024
10am-10pm

The Big LAN 13

July 20th 2024
10am-10pm

Come on down to THE BIG LAN, a full day LAN party filled with tournaments, esports, gaming, and the return of speedcubing! Bring along your PC and plug into 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!

Bring The Most Friends

When you arrive at the event and sign in, we'll ask you who brought you. At the end of the night whoever has had the most people say they brought them will win a Steam Deck! Make sure to gather all your friends, take advantage of our group discounts and rental PCs, and secure yourself the ultimate portable gaming machine.

Tickets

BYO PC

Access everything The Big LAN has to offer (except speedcubing).

$30


BYO PC Group

Access everything The Big LAN has to offer (except speedcubing) with a group discount.

$25


Rental PC

Access everything The Big LAN has to offer without bringing your PC.

$60


Premium Rental PC

Access everything The Big LAN has to offer with one of our best PCs.

$60


Speedcubing

Enter the speedcubing tournament, plus everything included with a spectator ticket.

$28


Spectator

Access to all side events including Chess, Mario Kart, Blood on the Clocktower, lunch and dinner.

$15

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

Additional games available on demand, available all day with entries closing at 8PM.

Special Event: Speedcubing

Cube Promo

Speedcubing is back for The Big LAN XIII!

We're thrilled to have the Speedcubing Australia back to run "The Big Cube" at The Big LAN XIII. If you're looking to join speedcubing please purchase your ticket through Speedcubing Australia below. Tickets include everything you'd get with a spectator ticket, plus speedcubing!

Players must sign up to speedcubing before the event and purchase a speedcubing ticket.

Speedcubing tickets include everything a spectator ticket offers including lunch and dinner.

Special Event

Click or tap each game for details.

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!

Put that upgraded graphics card to use with our new 27" 240Hz Curved Gaming Monitors thanks to AOC!

BYO mouse, keyboard, and peripherals required.

Premium Rental PC
  • Part

    Spec

    CPU

    AMD 3700X

    RAM

    16GB

    GPU

    Gigabyte GTX3060 or RX6600

    Storage

    512GB NVME SSD

    Monitor

    AOC 27 inch 1080p 240Hz

  • 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

Classic Rental PC

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

    AOC 27 inch 1080p 240Hz

  • 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 spectator tickets or Rental PCs, but if you contact us via Messenger or Discord we can help customise you the best deal for your needs.

Spectator Ticket

Spectator tickets let you access everything except for the major PC tournaments and speedcubing. A spectator ticket is best for players who want to enjoy our free play Nintendo games, enter the Chess tournament, or watch Speedcubing.

AFK

Schedule Filter

Select the buttons to filter the schedule. "Free" & "Paid" cycles between games you can get for free and games you'll need to pay for (e.g. purchase through Steam). Press "Any" to reset the filters.

"Xbox" & "PC & "Switch" & "PS" shows which games can be played on a PC or that console (e.g. Rocket League can be played on all four options, Age of Empires 2 will only appear when you have PC or Xbox selected). Press "Any" to reset the filters.

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

Lunch & Dinner

Every ticket includes a sausage sizzle lunch and a Costco pizza dinner. If you have dietary requirements please let us know before the event via Facebook, Discord, or Email.

Looking for more snacks and drinks? Our tuck shop is open all day selling soft drinks, potato cakes, chicken nuggets, jam doughnuts, and lots more.

Prizes

Board Games

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

boardgameslibrary

Lego Corner

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

Lego Lego

VR Corner

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

VR

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 3 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

Connect 4

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

Connect 4

Nintendo Freeplay

Freeplay of all your Nintendo favorites thanks to our friends at Nintense Events! Jump into Nintendo Switch offerings including:

  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  • Super Mario Party
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Mario Golf Super Rush
  • ARMS
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
  • and many more!
Plus N64 and retro classics. Grab your friends and play some games, or join a mini adhoc tournament!

Most Friends Prize

When you arrive at the event and sign in, we'll ask you who brought you. At the end of the night whoever has had the most people say they brought them will win a Steam Deck! Make sure to gather all your friends, take advantage of our group discounts and rental PCs, and secure yourself the ultimate portable gaming machine.

Chess

Rapid Chess

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

Entry welcome to all skill levels and with any ticket.

Speedcubing

Cube Promo

Speedcubing is back for The Big LAN XIII!

We're thrilled to have the Speedcubing Australia back to run "The Big Cube" at The Big LAN XIII. If you're looking to join speedcubing please note you'll need to specifically buy a speedcubing ticket, which include everything you'd get with an spectator ticket including lunch and dinner.

Speedcubing tickets require prior signup, which is available now. Just select a speedcubing ticket and you'll be redirected to the Speedcubing Australia.

Blood on the Clocktower

During a hellish thunderstorm, a scream echoes through the sleepy town of Ravenswood Bluff. The townsfolk rush to investigate and find the beloved local storyteller has been murdered, their body hanging limp from the clocktower. As blood drips onto the cobblestones below, a realisation slowly dawns… a demon has been unleashed, killing by night and taking on human form by day.
Can good find the demon in time? Or will evil overrun this once peaceful town?

Blood on the Clocktower is a game of murder and mystery, lies and logic, deduction and deception for five-to-twenty courageous players and one devious storyteller. A social game played in person, seated in a circle, each player receives either a ‘good’ or ‘evil’ token with their unique character on it. Good players share information to solve the mystery whilst evil players lie about who they are and what they know. The good team wins if they can piece together their knowledge, trust each other, and execute the demon. The evil team wins if the demon can sow distrust, evade detection, and wipe out the village.

Join us for games of Blood on the Clocktower with our expert storytellers. Entry with any ticket

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

First place team takes home two M27Q-X Gigabyte Monitors!

Tips & Help

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.

Counter Strike 2

Arms Race

Race against the room to get to the golden knife in this classic mode!
Please listen carefully to the organisers for direction on which server you should join.

prizes

First place takes home an Audio-Technica GL3 Headset!

Tips & Help

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.

Age of Empires II - Definitive Edition

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

Prizing based on number of entrants.

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

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.

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

First place takes home a GLORIOUS Model I 2 Wireless Gaming Mouse!

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

Quake 3 Arena

The king of arena shooters. We'll have dedicated Free for all Deathmatch servers on the LAN ready to go, and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down into two servers (depending on total attendance) and take the top players from each into the finals.

prizes

First place takes home an Audio-Technica GDL3 Headset!

Tips & Help

If you're using the steam version of Quake 3 Arena you'll need to install the v1.32e patch to join our server. You can download it from moddb here or ask the tech team to help you on the day. If you already have 1.32e installed you're good to go! Just boot the game, press the ~ key, and type "/whatversionisthis" to check which version is currently installed.

Tetr.io

Multiplayer Tetris! Play Tetris against the whole room, add blocks to other players by getting a tetris!
We recommend downloading the offline Desktop version via our local file server here, else you can play the game in browser at Tetr.io.

prizes

Winners get an extra spin of the Quest Card Prize Wheel

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

Winners get an extra spin of the Quest Card Prize Wheel

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

Golf With Your Friends

Collisions on chaos and jumping galore in everyone's favourite golf game!

prizes

Winners get an extra spin of the Quest Card Prize Wheel

Halo Master Chief Collection

Jump into a mix of popular free for all modes across Halo: Custom Edition and Halo 3 including Slayer, Fiesta, and Oddball. We'll have a winner per server for the warm up games, and take the top 3-4 of each server in the major tournament into a final for the grand prize.

Round Game Mode Map
1 Halo CE FFA Oddball Prisoner
2 Halo 3 FFA Fiesta Slayer Last Resort
3 Halo 3 FFA Slayer (AR&BR) Guardian

Looking to play a different map? We'll take a quick vote per server on the day.

prizes

First place takes home a G815 Logitech Keyboard!

TrackMania

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.

Dirt 5 Racing Sim

Free Play

Jump in one of our racing simulators and set some lap times in Dirt 5

prizes

Impact Point

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

Winners get an extra spin of the Quest Card Prize Wheel

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

Rocket League

Rocket League Singles

Double 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: 1v1
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

First place takes home a Steelseries Aerox 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse!

Rocket League

Rocket League Doubles

Double 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

First place team takes home two G815 Logitech Keyboards!

Valorant

3v3 Standard Rules

Single elimination, standard first to 13 Valorant in teams of three!
Maps to be decided by agreement between teams at the start of the round. If an agreement cannot be reached the map will be randomised.
Each team will need a team captain who will add the opposing team's captain as a Riot friend, allowing both teams to join the match.

prizes

First place takes home three G305 Logitech Mice!

Tips & Help

Installing

Please note Valorant does not support caching. If you need to install the game on the day please head to our file server and select 'local server' (only available at the event) to download an up-to-date set of files:
1. Download VALORANT.exe and VALORANT.zip from the Valorant folder.
2. Export the contents of VALORANT.zip to C:\Riot\VALORANT (or your install location of choice).
3. If you don't have the RIOT client installed, run VALORANT.exe. Otherwise simply launch the RIOT client. Sign in and select Valorant from the list of games.
4. When you get to this screen, select already installed and then navigate to the "live" folder within the folders you just exported from the zip file.
5. The RIOT cliet will appear to attempt to download for a moment, and then declare Valorant ready to run!

install help

Mario Kart 8

A Friendly Mario Kart tournament from our friends at Nintense Events! BYO controller preferred. Consoles, screens, and spare controllers provided.

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.


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