A Community Organised MK8/MKW LAN
Key Details and Links:
When: Saturday July 6, 2019
Where: Cambridge, UK (exact location tbd)
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/ACXDnhg
Additional Discord Contact: SleepyDamian#6014
We're really excited about this and want this to succeed but ultimately we will need the support of the community. We're aiming for as many people as we can get to attend, which is why a more physically more central location than London was chosen (it's also very easy to get to Cambridge from London).
Shoutout to Damian for leading this event and having the location 5 minutes away from my house, good stuff.
We're hoping to run both a Singles (1v1v1v1 Double Elim) and Doubles (2v2 Double Elim) bracket. We're interested in the idea of track strikes/bans, so if you have any ideas about this feel free to get in touch.
The event itself is based towards MK8 although we will have an MKW setup at the venue (hence this is being cross-posted here) but that won't be the main focus of the event. It's mainly just for fellow brits and anyone else who's willing to travel from other countries to meet each other and have a laugh and possibly do some other things!
Entry fee: TBD (but not much)
Bear in mind this is still in the works, obviously we cannot charge under-18's to enter as this wanders into gambling territory law-wise but there will be a small entry fee for those who can. This isn't just because we want to get rich, booking a venue costs money, and having prizes costs money. Providing food and drink on the day costs money. Hopefully this is understandable and we want to keep costs as low as possible.
We're also planning to stream the event!
The locations we have in mind are close to Cambridge's central train station. There are multiple hotels here so you have your pick of things like Travelodge, IBIS etc. I'd suggest finding someone to room with if you do plan on attending and splitting the cost because that'll make things even more affordable, however when I looked it was something like £50 a night for a room which isn't bad if you have some form of disposable income (and if you're coming anyway considering costs of trains that probably means you have some money to spend.)
Prizes (NotAScam.jpg) :
TBD (ideas include cash pot, games, etc.)
In all honesty I would love for this event to get sponsored, although due to that being one of the first of it's kind it's unlikely. This is where I need the community's input, because I'm sure that you guys have more ideas about this than I do. I'm willing to hear people out on a lot of things to an extent as I'm sure a lot of people want to push this community forward. If you would like to donate prizes or money towards the event then that is also more than welcome.
This is another reason why we are charging a small entry fee to the tournament for those applicable.
Can I help to organise this event?
Absolutely! If you think you'd like to attend and have an interest in helping out there are definitely multiple roles we will need help in, so just get in touch.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact on Discord or join the server.
This date is of course a long way away and we do have a lot of things to finalise, therefore I appreciate people's patience - this thread is currently a placeholder with basic information until we can develop more.
Hope to see some interest for this, we have been putting in a lot of work.