The Big LAN 8

April 15th 2023
10am-10pm

The Big LAN 8

April 15th 2023
10am-10pm


Come along to THE BIG LAN for a day filled with tournaments and gaming. Bring along your PC and plug into to our network for 12 hours of gaming goodness with loads of prizes.

18+ only. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Only power and network access is provided, please bring your full PC (including monitor) or laptop.

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


Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who attended! Full resolution images can be downloaded here.

Schedule

Legend: BYO PC Tournament, Console Tournament, AFK. End times are estimates only and dependent on number of entrants. Additional tournaments and games will be run ad-hoc depending on attendance

Halo Custom Edition

Slayer
Default Start - 50 Kills or 30 Mins
Free for All
16 Players per Game
Single Elimination Brackets
Number of players progressing per round will depend on the total number of players

You can download Halo Custom Edition here.

Prizes

Halo 3 Slayer

Halo 3 Doubles

2v2 Slayer
AR & BR Starts
Best of 3 matches, 15 kills
Teams can agree on a set of three maps, else they are to use Guardian, The Pit, and (if a third round is required) Heretic Single Elimination Brackets

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Halo 3 Fiesta

Random Weapons Start - 50 Kills or 30 Mins
Free for All
16 Players per Game
Single Elimination Brackets
Number of players progressing per round will depend on the total number of players

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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

Tips & Help

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 2 Definitive Edition

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
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:
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

Doubles

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

Prizes
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

Singles

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: 2
Set Password: biglan
Allow Spectators: Yes
Hide Civilizations: Yes
Spectator Day: None
Server: Local LAN
Data Mod: Definitive Set

Prizes
Game Settings

Game Mode: Random Map
Map Style: Standard
Location: Random Land Map
Map Size: 2 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.

TrackMania Nations Forever

The best time within 30 minutes will be declared the winner.
Please screenshot the scores at the end of the game and add it to our Discord.

You can download the free installer here.

Prizes

Fall Guys

One show, winner takes all!
The show code will be shown at the event and in the discord
Mode will be selected based on the best available singles playlist on the day and will prioritise race style modes

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Rocket League

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

Settings

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!

Retrocycles

FFA - Last player standing!
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!

Altitude

10 min timer - FFA Random Map
Blast your way across the cartoon skies in this fast-paced game of aerial combat. Altitude combines Call-of-Duty style perks with the gameplay variety of Team Fortress 2 in a fresh multiplayer experience.

Tetris

Multiplayer Tetris! Play Tetris against the whole room, add blocks to other players by getting a tetris!

We recommend downloading the offline Desktop version here, else you can play the game in browser at Tetr.io.

Mario Kart

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
We highly Recommend Players to BYO Controller!
PLEASE NOTE: Nintendo Gamecube Adaptors will be provided on the day.
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
Character: Any
Vehicles: Any (Please Note: Not all Vehicle parts may be available)
Mode: VS
Race Class: 150cc
Teams: OFF
Items: Normal
Items CPU: ON
CPU Level: Hard
Courses: Random (Included DLC Tracks)
Smart Steering: OFF
Auto-accelerate: OFF
Motion Controls: OFF
Shortcuts: Allowed
Glitchcuts: Banned
Cheats: Banned
Glitches: Banned

Prizes

Mario Kart 64

BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. Tournament structure to be determined by attendance and available time.

Kart64

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
Rounds: Best 2 out of 3 Games
Finals: Best of 5 Games

We highly Recommend Players to BYO Controller!
PLEASE NOTE: Nintendo Gamecube Adaptors will be provided on the day.
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
Characters: Any
Stages: Random (See Stage List Below)
Stock: 3
Time: 7 minutes
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
FS Meter: Off
Spirits: Off
Items: Off (None)
Underdog Boost: Off
Gentleman's Rule: Banned
Handicap: Off
Sudden Death: On
Mii's: Allowed (Default moveset only 1-1-1-1)
Cheats: Banned
Glitches: Banned

Tournament Stages List: (Unlisted Stages are turned off)
- Battlefield
- Small Battlefield
- Final Destination
- Dream Land
- Yoshi's Story
- Fountain of Dreams
- Pokemon Stadium
- Yoshi's Island
- Pokemon Stadium 2
- Smashville
- Unova Pokemon League
- Kalos Pokemon League
- Town & City
- Wily Castle
- Mementos
- Spring Stadium
- Minecraft World
- Northern Cave
- Hallow Bastion Tournament

Super Smash Bros 64

BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. Tournament structure to be determined by attendance and available time.

SSB64

Pokemon Stadium

BYO controller preferred but all equipment provided. Tournament structure to be determined by attendance and available time.

PokemonStadium

Chess

13+2 Minute Rapid Chess
Swiss, best of one
Boards and Chess Clocks provided

Prizes

Lego Corner

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

Lego

Derivan Art Corner

Hang out in our art corner and show your talent painting with Derivan paints and markers, all equipment and canvas' provided free with all tickets!

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

Stardew Valley

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

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!

League of Legends

2v2 All Random All Mid (ARAM)
Single Elimination Tournament
Matches to be hosted by the first team listed in each match on the bracket.

Prizes

Minecraft

Build away on our free play server all day! Join the following IPs using the Java Version of Minecraft, only available at the event:

Free Play Survival Server: 192.168.0.11

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.

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