Tune in later on tonight at 7pm (GMT) to see Nish and 13th Nightmare take on the Behemoth that is “Cry of Fear”. Watch all their expressions as they’re scared witless on two channels: Twitch.TV/UKCS2 (13th Nightmare) and Twitch.TV/Nishinosan (Nish)…
ALSO – tune in later on to see unsuspecting Clanbox members take on the horror that is SLENDER. Times tbc, along with other streaming schedules!
Streaming is still happening on the UKCS TwitchTV channel for the webcam – make sure you get your requests and messages in on the chatbox!
Doors are open, gamers are here and the streams are up. More of that later…
Yesterday saw the EAS (early arrival service) and approximately 1500 gamers turning up to drain every bit of goodness out of LAN. A lot of the UKCS box was in and feeling at home last night, partaking in the famous stone willys, the pizza shop.
Well, like the olympics, insomnia has an opening ceremony too. This one comes with swag for those willing to fight tooth and nail for it, including the boxes the free stuff comes in!
Kritzkast are in the box over the hall with some amazing banners, pictures to come later.
What about the UKCS clanbox? Well if you can’t make it here you can enjoy all of the gaming goodness on the official twitch TV stream. Watch Salva rage or the ballonicorn make a rare appearance.
What about the gaming? Tournaments begin later on today with the preliminary rounds. History has taught us that our TF2 teams have ‘mixed fortunes’ when it comes to competitive play and to me it looks like our DOTA players are into their serious business. Good luck to everyone who enter.
If you have questions for anyone here then hit us up on our facebook, twitter, stream chat or leave a comment here.
The action is really starting to hot up now. It’s time to think about what to take and giving your PC a spring clean before making the mammoth trip (for some) to sunny Telford.
Public Service Announcement: Don’t forget to bring your O/S install disks with you just in case! Also make sure you have all your games up to date and your location set to LAN rather than where you live.
If you think that gaming will be a little boring 24/7 (or should that be 24/4?) then you could give LanWAR a go. If stalking strangers and constantly watching your back is not your kind of thing then there are loads of exhibitors in the hall including some new faces* such as scan.co.uk / J!NX and the Amazing Cake Company. If that gets you salivating then you are in luck. MP themselves are planning to sell proper Mr Whippy style ice cream at the event.
There are so many competitions on the MPUK i46 Forum that you’d be mad not to enter some of them. In addition to this KritzKast are planning to give away 2 Novint Falcons. Details to come about that one.
Tournaments signups are open for some games. If you are looking for a team, why not post in the i46 forum**? There are already a few floating about for TF2 / LoL / DOTA2 etc.
Plenty more in the pipework so make sure you keep an eye on the minisite in the run up to the event and throughout i46.
*They weren’t there at i43!
** If you dont have access, make sure you have PM’d Xerxes with your booking ID!