Release date: Oct. 22, 2013
The competition to determine the best all-around gamer in the Golden Triangle is happening Nov. 8 at East Mississippi Community College.
The first Association of Information Technology Professionals LAN Party will start at 5 p.m. in the Lyceum at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. A tournament style competition encompassing first-person shooters, role playing games and sports games across PlayStation 3, X-Box 360 and PC platforms will culminate with the crowning of a winner who will receive a $50 gift card for the online gaming site Steam.
Also bragging rights, of course.
Second and third place winners will receive T-shirts courtesy of Dog Pound Printing in Starkville. Additional sponsors include Replays in Columbus, and generators will be provided by NES Rentals, Thompson Caterpillar in Columbus and Thompson Power in Memphis.
Brandon Sesser, Computer Networking instructor at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus and one of the organizers of the LAN Party, said the generators are necessary to supply extra power for the event.
“We’re inviting participants – EMCC students and the surrounding community – to bring their own consoles, televisions and games to the event and we’ll provide the power. That many high powered devices in one place at one time is going to use a lot of electricity,” said Sesser.
“We’ll have PlayStation 3, X-Box 360 and PC consoles, but people are free to bring Wiis or old school consoles along with a T.V., games and power cords.”
Sesser is bringing two PlayStation 3 consoles to the event and many of the 50 gamers already registered have offered to bring their consoles and televisions. Enough space is available to accommodate about 100 additional participants.
Gamers may register for the event at eastms.edu. A link on the homepage leads directly to registration information. All fees will be paid at the door and admission is $15 for those who register prior to Oct. 31, $20 for those register prior to Nov. 5 and $25 general admission at the door on the night of the event.
Food and drinks will be provided only to those who register prior to Nov. 5.
Five dollars from each participant’s entry fee will go to the EMCC chapter of AITP to attend the Skills USA competition and AITP national and regional competitions.
For more information, contact Brandon Sesser at firstname.lastname@example.org.