This last weekend, I had the privilege of working over a
weekend- to go to PDX LAN.
I got there as they were setting everything up and took the
opportunity to talk to as many people as I could before festivities began and
people became more invested in their game time, and wow, are people pretty
awesome. Not once did I encounter an unhappy face that didn’t greet me with a
big smile and “hello!” which made me feel so welcome to the event from
beginning to end. Eventually, the doors opened and the mass of gamers emerged,
each one of them carefully setting their rigs up to show off and play. You
could tell that many of the people there dedicated the time to making their
computers look absolutely awesome, so if you ever want some computer eye candy,
make sure you make it a point to get out to this event in the future.
After about an hour or two of setting up, the gaming began
with in-house pickup games of Dota 2, League of Legends, Battlefield 4, and
even Minecraft. There were many more games to be seen that were being played by
the attendees as I made my way around, and eventually, tournaments began as
people finished their warm ups and put their skills to the test against one
another for prizes offered by the sponsored companies.
While it might seem like gaming was the main show (And it
partially is), seeing beautifully customized rigs and giveaways from multiple
vendors was no small gig. Random events also peppered the overall LAN party,
like a bocce ball competition, zombie bowling, a big wheel-o-prizes and a case
mod competition to help break up the solid game time and keep people engaged with
There is honestly a lot more I could talk about when it
comes to PDX, but the excitement still seems to just be fueling itself and I’d
never want to stop reliving that weekend. If you’re a gamer at heart, like me,
then you have to go out to PDX LAN next time it’s around. You might make some
new like-minded friends and memories to hold on to and retell, so why miss out?
EVGA will be attending Beach 9 this year. The local lan event will be held at Cal State Long Beach University on April 12th, 2014. This event will feature PC and console gaming. Lan games will consist of Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike CS:GO, Battlefield 4, League of legends and more. Of course there will be prizes given out. EVGA is looking forward to supporting this Local Lan event and hope to see you there.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Your own desktop / laptop computer
Power Cables and a mouse!
Games - purchased & downloaded
Other necessary components