Warfactory at Webster U – Pics and Recap

If you missed Warfactory’s first event of the year, here is a quick slideshow to recap!

We all had a blast at this event doing everything from Counter-Strike, Half-Life DM, to Halo 3 and Gears of War 2.   Remember that Warfactory is here and ready to work with you at your event as well, so if your High School, College, or other organization wants to do a gig like this … just e-mail or call!

Warfactory will be planning Summer events so stay tuned for more!

CS:S at Webster-Strike – Special Rate for Warfactory Teams!

Good news gang!  Warfactory is coordinating a CS:S tournament Webster-Strike, but we need your help!  Our hosts are extending a special rate for full teams of $10/person.  This means you need to have five team members please.

Warfactory is providing the networking and resources needed to do this event at our expense … call it our “economic tournament stimulus package”, but if you want a good cash tournament here’s how you help!

  • Find your team
  • Prepare an e-mail with
    • Your full team roster
    • How much your teammates are willing to contribute for prizes
    • Your team leader’s contact information
  • Send it to killdashnine AT warfactory DOT net
  • Let your friends who play CS:S know about this event and have them do the same!

We’d like to see at least four or five teams step up to make this worthwhile, so Source players this is your only chance to make it happen.  We have one team ready to go and hope to hear from more of you soon (first-come-first-serve up to capacity)!

Remember, there’s more than just CS at this event so check out http://www.wucclub.com/lan for more details!  March 29th is coming soon!

Webster-Strike – Powered by Warfactory!

Warfactory is proud to announce its support of Webster-Strike, the Webster University Computer Club’s first LAN effort.  We are contributing networking equipment, servers, and of course our years of experience to make this effort a success.

The Details:

  • Webster University Campus
  • March 29, 2009
  • Pricing – Webster Student – $10/Others $15
  • For Info and Registration:  http://www.wucclub.com/lan/

For you Warfactory guys out there … there is limited BYOC seating available (up to about 30-40 seats) so if you want to attend, make sure you register now!  Also, Warfactory will be happy to manage your own tournaments … if you want to bring your teams and compete please contact us asap!

Looking forward to this one and remember, if you want your own event Warfactory is there to help!

Want More LANS? Here’s How to Make Them Happen!

A number of people have asked me lately, “When’s the next Warfactory Event?”  Well … we’re working on it and need your help!  Obviously with the recession, things are harder but here’s how you can help bring the next wave of LANs to the area:

  • First off, we’ve prepared a short survey which will help us to retool.  If you’ve got a few minutes, please click here to fill out our LAN Party Survey … this will give us important information to cater to your needs as gamers!
  • Second, we will be working with the Webster University Computer Club to help them with their first-ever LAN.  This will be held on March 29th, and more details will soon be provided.  You can see their website here.  This is DIRT CHEAP guys, and Warfactory is providing all the equipment and expertise to run a great LAN.  Everyone is invited, so let’s fill the house!
  • Finally, the thing that we want to express to the entire St. Louis Community (and even beyond) is that Warfactory is here to help.  Want to run your own LAN at your High School, College, or University?  We have a “turn key” solution and can make that dream a reality.  You provide the space and power and we’ll build a great LAN together!  If you need a webpage, we can even help to provide you with one (free of charge if you qualify) so you can put up a site for your LAN (you have to have your own domain, of course!).

These are hard economic times guys, but there is nothing better than getting together with a group of your friends and gaming all day and night on LAN.  Warfactory has held St. Louis’s BEST LANs for 10 years now and we will continue despite the recession.   We just need you to help keep the great events coming!

Warfactory 2008 Video

Thanks to Jacob Chaney of Webster University we have a pretty cool video about the event.  This was done as a school project with an interview, hence me talking a lot. History aside, there’s a lot of good shots of those of you who attended and best of all Chee’s soon-to-be-famous “shut down a bomb site” speech at the end.

Thanks Jacob, and of course all of you who attended Warfactory 2008. Let’s hope gas isn’t $4.00 a gallon come time for the next LAN!



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The CGS Closes – Another Blow to E-Sports in 2008

This may go under the radar of a lot of gamers, but as of today we’ve just heard that the Championship Gaming Series has shuttered the doors proclaiming itself as “an idea whose time came too early” .  I wrote a brief article about the Death of the CPL earlier this year and we’re now seeing a pretty disheartening trend for the competitive video game industry.

I’ve watched a number of episodes of the CGS on G4 to see what it was all about.  While it was vaguely interesting to me, unfortunately I’d have to contend that the choice of games, rules for the games, and exclusivity for league players have much to do with their demise.  While many may say that E-Sports isn’t ready for prime-time, I have to disagree.  If you’re as concerned about the future of E-Sports in the US as I am, read on … Read more

Warfactory 2008 Wrap-Up

We want to thank everyone for helping make Warfactory 2008 a success this year.  Warfactory is proud to have been back on the scene in St. Louis after a successful tour around the US helping other organizations such as ESWC and GotFrag.

If you’ve been waiting for the wrap-up for Warfactory 2008 please check out this link for all the details. Also, feel free to browse our Flickr galleries for the event featuring well over 400 photos for this one alone!

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Team 34 – 1st Place in the Counter-Strike 1.6 Tournament

Thanks to ALL our many sponsors including top cash contributors Ranken Tech, Dust-Off, and BenQ.  Thanks to our gracious host – IT Enterprises – for providing hours of help and staying up with us through the event.  Most importantly, thank you for attending the event.  We fielded a lot of great comments at this one and are planning our 2009/2010 season now.  We’ll need your support in the coming year, so please don’t forget that Warfactory is here to provide you with fun and competitive events throughout the St. Louis Area.

>> For Brackets and More Details … CLICK HERE

Pre-Pay Cutoff and Final Info

Pre-Pay Closes at 5 PM – October 24

The event is in the final stages of preparation … setup will occur tomorrow and we’ll have everything ready for your arrival.

If you plan to attend and want to save $10 on admission and increase your odds of winning prizes, please make make sure you register BEFORE 5 PM FRIDAY.  We will be shutting off pre-registration tomorrow afternoon.

Remember to Bring your Stuff:

PC Gamers – Bring a spare power strip just in case.  

CONSOLE Gamers – Bring a comfy chair or stool and a short network cable.

For ALL gamers, remember that this is BYOC (Bring your own computer/console).

 

Dust-Off® Announces Sponsorship of Warfactory 2008

Dust-Off To Offer Prizes and Free PC Cleaning Service

Branchburg, NJ (October 21, 2008) – Dust-Off®, the leading brand of consumer electronics cleaning products, is further establishing itself as a key player in the gaming community with its official sponsorship of Warfactory 2008, one of the Midwest’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) video game event.  Warfactory 2008 is being held at in St. Louis, MO from October 25-26, 2008.

Dust-Off will have their official PC Cleaning Tent located next to the registration area where Bring-Your-Own-PC (BYOC) attendees can have their computers professionally cleaned by Dust-Off “doctors” and receive a free gift (while supplies last).  In addition to these free cleanings, Dust-Off will be distributing their new Digital Cleaner to every event attendee, and will provide their highly-rated Keyboard Quiver LAN Bag to the select winners of the event’s competitive PC tournaments .

“PC maintenance is critical, especially for gamers,” said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing for Dust-Off Products. “Keeping a well maintained machine provides a gamer with a competitive edge and is a key step in defeating one’s opponent. Dust-Off is proud to partner with an organization such as Warfactory which shares this same belief.  Together, our organizations are dedicated to working to help share this message and stress the importance of PC maintenance with this growing and evolving industry.”

“We are excited to have Dust-Off’s support and presence at Warfatory 2008″, said Dave Derington, Owner and Event Director for Warfactory.  “Dust-Off makes an incredible line of products to help maintain and boost PC performance.  Dust-Off’s Cleaning Tent will be a huge hit and an amazing opportunity for our BYOC attendees to experience this first-hand.”

About Falcon Safety Products

Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Central New Jersey.  A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets.  For additional information about Dust-Off gaming products, please contact Falcon Safety Products, Inc. at 908-707-4900 or visit www.dustoffzone.com.

Special Offer for Warfactory Participants:

Dust-Off is offering the Warfactory community a 10% discount off anything purchased at www.dustoffzone.com or www.shopfalcon.com.

Just enter promo code “ESSWF10” at the check-out screen.  Offer valid now through Nov 30, 2008!

BFG Tech at Warfactory!

Hey Gang,

Just today BFG has entered the game and will be featuring some great prizes. There’ll be BFG shirts for the first 100 attendees plus tons of swag to share including.

Most important to all you video card enthusiasts:  BFG will be adding the following to our extensive Door Prize list:

1 – BFG GeForce GTX 260 896MB PCIe Graphics Card
2 – BFG LS-680W Power Supplies

Remember … You can’t win unless you register.  Those who pre-pay for the event get yet another chance at winning great door prizes, now in the thousands of dollar range.  We have not only one grand door prize, but TWO!

Get signed up today and hang on tight for another great Warfactory event!