Farewell to i46

13th Nightmare
i46 has been and gone. And for those who didn't join us in the clanbox, what sort of randomness did you miss seeing as you couldn't join us for one reason or another? Let's see there was: Binerexis being near unstoppable at Street Fighter, NERF Guns, CHICKEN!, NERF Guns, UKCS winning the pub quiz, the poker nights, NERF Guns and CHICKEN! to name a few of the random things that happened. I didn't think it would be able to top last years Insomnia, but it did in more ways than one. It was great seeing the faces I saw last year, and many new ones too: Nightstalker, Nishino'san, Lockwyn, Ger, Cotillion, MrsSekhmet, EWJ and Rico to name a few. Those who never came to i43 last year, but made...

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Cotillion approves this madness (i46 with UKCS)

Cotillion
So it was my first big LAN. I really looked forward to it and it did not disappoint me! It really was a blast and I was sad it was over. As a first timer it was also the moment to get to know some people in real life. It is always great to get some faces with the voices. Had loads of fun and talked with loads of people, which actually was really nice. Got loads of hugs from people, Comedian even jumphugged me :). The atmosphere at i46 and especially in the Clanbox was really friendly. Some random reasons why you should come next times as well: We played Twister with random people! Meet up with nice people and get to know them! You can scare 13th Nightmare if he is...

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So the PCs are packed, the halls are empty and i46 is over…

What can I say about i46, this was my 5th TUP iSeries event and it was bigger and better than ever!

The Exhibition hall was amazing with so many cool things to do and see, Borderlands 2, Yu Gi Oh bus out the front of the venue, trading card stand, Scan with their Scalextrix, PNY’s formula one racing car, awesome cakes of win, the list is endless!

Hall 3 (where I sat with my clan) had its own bar, the VanillaTV stage for TF2, and 800 TF2 players including Classic Mix^ and Levithan Gaming from the USA, Extine from eXtv was also there from the states and what a fantastic gent he was! Add into that characters such as Darn, Numlocked, Byte, Dunc, NVC, Comedian and Arx and Beta and there was an amazing atmosphere! The hall temperature was just right most of the time and when it was lights out the true LAN feel was certainly there in full.

The TF2 competition was full of MASSIVE shocks as the USA teams were focused, driven and hungry even after jet lag and rolled the best the EU had to offer in convincing fashion with Mix^ taking the honors in an all USA final

The UKCS crew were awesome as always, all of them are such amazing people and so kind as well. Apache Flame’s amazing girlfriend Beth knitted my son a TF2 hat to wear (now in pride of place hanging on the end of his bed with his i46 Lanyard) and Smoggsy gave him a fab poster for his soon to be redecorated bedroom which I now have to go find a frame for lol. Many hugs were there for us both from Mrs Sek, the totally batty but amazingly lovely Tany (cookies ftw!), the big and butch Cotillion, the cross dressing Blame (dont ask!), Mr Rohypnol Trell and all the other amazing people in the box, the only sad thing was Garner and the lovely Synaphix not being able to make it (love ya both xxx)

UKCS also proved they are not just beautiful people but also possess intelligence in full quota by ruining Big Clan’s dominance in the Pub Quiz and taking home top honors!

…and of course I have to make a special mention to Loser who literally saved my lan by giving me a fantastic monitor to replace the one that got broken at home literally weeks before LAN, definitely a hero xxx

if you couldn’t make this year’s summer Lan then get your bums to i49, its gonna be HUGE!

Much love

Sunshine xxx

My 1st iSeries

Being my first attendance to a large scale LAN I was nervous to start with. Looking back there was no reason to be nervous at all. Everyone from UKCS were friendly and welcoming. I had a great time and will definitely be attending again.

KritzKast @ i46 – TF2 Steps

Tempest
The tradition of TF2 players enjoying themselves on the steps of the Telford International Centre continues into i46. Ruskeydoo forces a man to walk a line then instigates a game of gay chicken with VanillaTV’s Admirable. What a cad!...

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Kritzkast @ i46 – CM Storm

Tempest
After the great chat we had with them last year, how could I not go back and talk to Cooler Master’s Chris Cough at the Multiplay’s i46 event. I won a hat, so it would be rude of me not to stay to chat about their keyboards, mice and other performance gear. There’s also a sneak look at an ambidextrous mouse (one for the lefties!)...

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