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Monthly HoN prizing and TF2 KotH^2 adjustments

Hey folks,

We have another update for our monthly Heroes of Newerth event, S2 is helping us out on this one and they have allocated gold coins for our cause! As such the prizing will be 1st 2000gc/2nd 1000gc (gold coins)! That's a lot of coins! As such we are looking for more teams, so get your group together and head to our registration thread: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=205 . The deadline for registration will be this Saturday September 24th 2011 Midnight. The tournament allows a maximum of 12 teams entered, so hurry up and claim your spot, while you still can!

For those who are unfamiliar with how this will work we will allow a maximum of 12 teams, which will be broken up into 2 groups of 6. Each group of 6 will play a round-robin series. The top performing team from each group will move onto finals which will be a Best of 3 (bo3) series performed in one night, and broadcasted LIVE! with our lovely commentators handling all the action. The dates of that broadcast will be announced later in the month. To watch any of our broadcasts head to http://www.lanified.com/networks , we have 2 weekly events going on, so check them out too!

Thanks for your help S2 Games! If you aren't familiar with their games and are curious, you can go play Heroes of Newerth free by making an account at: http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/f2p_splash.php . And you can check out their earlier Savage 2 game which is a hybrid RTS/FPS game which is also free, head to: http://www.savage2.com/en/main.php

Also we are adjusting our registered team rules for our weekly Team Fortress 2 3v3 KotH^2 event. Here is a summary of these changes:
-Roster size increased to 4
-Max roster change of 1 person per 2 weeks from last roster change

To register a team, and read the details of the roster rules for qualified teams head to: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=204&p=832#p832
To read the general rules for our TF2 3v3 KotH^2 event, both for qualified and for-fun teams, head to: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=203

As ever, to watch any of our broadcasts, to check our schedules, and to join us on IRC, head to http://www.lanified.con/networks

We also would like to remind you that we still have another LAN party coming up, full details available at: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/7

Hope you enjoy our events!

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Back on the air, and then some!

Good news everyone!

LANified! will be bringing back our popular weekly broadcasts with improvements too!

Our schedule will be the following:

Wednesday 7pm - 10pm (MST, GMT -7): Starcraft 2 King of the Hill:
We will be running a King of the Hill event where entrants face off in a 1v1 format, and the winner stays in to face the next challenger. Challengers pick the map for the match. To enter just jump in channel LANified! in game, we use ladder maps and most competitively used maps.

Thursday 7pm - 10pm (MST, GMT -7): Team Fortress 2 KotH^2 3v3:
This is our own home-brewed format of TF2, in which teams of 3 face off on KotH maps in a KotH style, and the winning team stays in to face the next challenging team! Full rules available at: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=203 . To enter jump on irc.gamesurge.net / #LANified!, or go to our http://www.lanified.com/networks page to use our built in IRC client. We will also be upping the ante for stronger teams. Stronger teams can move to a qualified status and during our qualified weeks we will pitch only our qualified teams against each other for fiercer competition! How this will work is for the first 3 weeks of September we will be running Qualifying weeks for our TF2, and the fourth week will be a Qualified week. Each Qualifying week we will move up to 2 of the best performing teams for that week (based on performance) to qualified status. After September we will alternate each week, one week being a Qualifying week the other being a Qualified week. Teams can move out of Qualified status for a variety of reasons, such as under performing, or roster changes, so keep your nose clean! All teams that want to Qualify must register their roster at: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=204

We also will be bringing you a a monthly Heroes of Newerth event! Our HoN Dual Round-Robin event will consist of 12 teams, broken up into 2 groups of 6. Each group of 6 will face off in a round-robin series (5 games) against the other members of the group. The top team of each group will face off in a Best of 3 series at the end of the month which will be broadcasted Live with commentary! Each match will be organized by Galvia, and to register your team head to viewtopic.php?f=21&t=205 . Each team will need to complete 5 games in 3 weeks, so make sure your team is set before you register please. Broadcasting schedule for finals is not yet finalized and will be announced at a later date.

All of these events will be broadcasted live (HoN will only have the finals broadcasted). To watch our broadcasts LIVE head to http://www.lanified.com/networks . We will also be including an IRC client on that page to chat in our IRC channel, and a calendar for our broadcasting schedule and other events!

There is additional news for our coming LAN party too! Once again, S2 games is stepping up to the plate sponsoring our lovely event. As such our prizing for Heroes of Newerth will be 1st $400 + 7500gc/2nd $100 + 3500gc/3rd 1500gc (in game gold coins). We would like to remind you going forward our HoN tournament is 5v5. If you are curious about Heroes of Newerth the game is now Free to Play and you can make a free account at: http://heroesofnewerth.com/ref.php?r=0N2J6RB8 and jump in the game right away!

Also we are still looking for an additional commentator for our broadcasts and events. We need someone local to Calgary Alberta Canada, who can attend our events and come to our production facilities under their own power. You need to be at least 18 years of age (some exceptions may be made), and we give preference to those with competitive experience with any of our tournaments, tf2/sc2/hon, preferably as many of those games as possible.

Finally we would like to remind you that we have another spectacular LAN party event coming up in November, to sign up and prepay please head to: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/7

We really hope you enjoy all the things we are putting on, because we do all this for YOU!

TF2 KotH^2 changes preview

Good news everyone!

Our progress for our broadcasting development is coming along deliciously. As such we have a preview of the maps we will be adding to the selection for future events. These maps are available as of this writing on our public server ( tf2b.lanified.com ). We have also setup super fast downloading of these maps so you don't have to bother going to other sites to download them. The server will feed you the files as fast as your connection will allow. These maps do not replace existing maps in the list, they simply add to the list.

We are talking about these maps:

  • koth_ashville_rc1
  • koth_rocktop_a3
  • koth_sekhmet_b1
  • koth_vanguard_b4
  • koth_pro_viaduct_rc3

We have put in rather thorough evaluation into these maps and feel they are fit for our competitions. We hope you enjoy them and are looking forward to seeing you on the server, as well as at our coming events. To check them out just come join us on our pub server by connecting to tf2b.lanified.com , easiest way is to add it to your favorites and connect through there.

Our next transition.

Fellow loyal gamers. It has been about 3 months since we started our experiment of weekly broadcasting. We have had great success, and some failures. All in all it has been worthwhile, and we would like to reflect on the different kind of programming we have been proud to bring to you. However some things need to happen for us to continue for the future.

We will continue to bring you the programming schedule you have come to expect this week. However after this week we will be taking down our weekly broadcasting for development. We will bring it back, but with changes and improvements. The changes will primarily revolve around scheduling adjustments, broadcasting quality improvements and the aim to bring on two more commentators. Unfortunately Lohrasp is unable to continue with us after this week, and we hope that some day he may rejoin our great organization.

If you are interested in applying for the position of commentator please review the following criteria and submit your application in email format to bloodyiron at shaw dot ca. Applicants please remember this is a volunteer position at this time and we are looking for people to work with us for a long time (preferably years).

Criteria for Broadcasting Commentator (2 positions available):
-Must live within the Calgary Alberta Canada area and/or City
-Must be able to transport self to production facilities every week for at least 1 day of broadcasting, preferably for 2 days
-Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
-Preferred to have competitive experience with at least 2 of the following 3 games: Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Heroes of Newerth
-Preferred to have some form of broadcasting experience
-Preferred to have attended at least 1 of our previous LAN parties
-Preferred to have experience working in a team for an extended period of time

We appreciate your patience during this transitional period and we will do our best to come back better than before. If you would like to provide feedback for our broadcast we would appreciate relevant posts in our feedback forum: viewforum.php?f=20

Yours Truly,


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