The Information System Technology department at East Mississippi Community College will host a Local Area Network Party for gamers on April 5 at The Communiversity. Here, gamers participate in last year’s event.

February 28, 2024

The public is invited to attend a LAN (Local Area Network) Party April 5 at The Communiversity that will feature games of all sorts, from video games, board games and more.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own games or play those that will be provided. East Mississippi Community College’s Information System Technology department will have virtual reality games such as Beat Sabre and Superhot available, as well as other shooting games. There will also be Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles and some board games.

The IST Department will also provide equipment for a gaming tournament, which will include individual bracketed rounds in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The tournament winner will receive a prize to be announced at the event. Tournament action will be played over a large projector screen so attendees can watch.

EMCC’s IST Department is hosting the event, along with RE/MAX (Colin Krieger) and Burns Dirt.East Mississippi Community College’s Information System Technology department is inviting gamers to participate in an April 5 gaming party at The Communiversity.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to about 11:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to set up their own equipment. Tournament play will begin between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There is a $10 entry fee at the door and pizza and snacks will be available for an additional $5. Children 5 and younger will get in free. Those younger than 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of their stay.

“LAN parties are really popular with those who enjoy gaming and we have had a good turnout for past events,” IST Department Chair Horacio Leal said. “We are asking gamers to let their friends know about the event and encourage those who have never attended a LAN party to come check it out.”

Tables will be available for those who want to bring their own monitors, computers and gaming equipment. Surge protectors will be provided. Non-gamers are welcome to attend as well and bring their cards or tabletop games.

Students in the IST Department will help during the event, as will instructors.

The event will take place in the lobby of The Communversity, which is in the middle of the building on the first floor. Parking will be available in the front of The Communiversity, with additional parking behind the building if needed. The Communiversity is located at 7003 South Frontage Road, between EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus and PACCAR Engine Company.

Email Leal at hleal@eastms.edu for more information.