News about Warfactory

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

Special Offer for Warfactory Participants:

Dust-Off is offering the Warfactory community a 10% discount off anything purchased at or

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

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!

If you’re planning to attend Warfactory 2008, please sign up today!

Tournament events are expensive to run and require a lot of planning.  For this event in particular, we know that a LOT more people are planning to attend than have signed up.  While it may seem easier to you to wait, without knowing how many people to plan for we will begin downsize to save the expense of unused equipment.

What this means is simple.  First, there are fewer seats so you may arrive to find there’s no room left at the event.  Second, with a combined total of $4000 in cash and prizes for our tournaments and perhaps $2000 more in great swag from Computer Geeks, FPS Group, Bawls, Thermaltake, and more, you stand the chance of missing out.

As additional incentive to pre-register, here’s our offer to you:

Signup online:

Receive ONE door prize ticket

Signup and Pre-Pay:

Receive TWO door prize tickets

Signup and Pre-Pay YOUR ENTIRE TEAM

Receive THREE door prize tickets!!!

If you remember previous events, realize that we always give away a “Grand Door Prize”.  Right now, items are work $250 or more.  We want to have the best event possible and knowing who’s coming will ensure that we can do just that.  Pre-paying also saves you $10 off the at-the-door price, so hey … it’s a win-win for everyone!

Click here to sign up now or follow the “quick sign up” instructions you see in the previous post!  We look forward to seeing you on the 25th!


Have a team and want to get them signed up quick?  Here’s what you can do:


1 – Create a list of you and all your team members (Full Names, Handle, and E-Mail)

2 – E-mail this list to dave DOT derington AT warfactory DOT net.

3 – When you receive an e-mail from Dave, you can then submit a single PayPal payment for your entire team.

This process should make it easy for those of you with 5-man teams to avoid individual sign-ups!


Happy October Everyone!  Thanks to the efforts of Chris Moncivalles, we have an important announcement to make and are opening a brand new tournament for this event!!!

BenQ, a leading provider of gaming LCD monitors & Projectors, has graciously agreed to sponsor the BenQ Quake 3 Challenge at Warfactory 2008. With the release of their new line of full HD 16:9 2ms LCD’s, BenQ has agreed to provide the following prizes for one of the last Quake 3 US events for 2008. Furthermore, BenQ is offering two $40 off promo codes (Promo code “E2400HD” for E2400HD, and  E2200HD” for E2200HD) to all Warfactory gamers who are interested in pre-purchasing E2400HD and E2200HD on its online store at .

BenQ Quake 3 Challenge Prizes

1st place: E2400HD + $250

2nd place: E2200HD + $150

3rd place: $100

Already hosting a $3,000 Counter-Strike 1.6 Tournament and an unofficial Call of Duty 4 event, Quake 3 should help make this a well rounded event for all to enjoy. Warfactory 2008, to be held on October 25-26, 2008 at IT Enterprises in St. Louis, MO should be a great fun filled destination for all Midwest gamers.

To make sure that spectators can enjoy the action from their home if they can’t make it to the event, matches will be broadcast via GTV at

For more information about Warfactory 2008, please visit the official event page or  to register for the BenQ Quake 3 Challenge, please visit the registration page.

We invite all Quake players to come out and either compete or just enjoy one of the last US Quake 3 events for 2008. Please support and thank BenQ for helping keep 1v1 FPS alive! Continue Reading

It’s official, we have our first major sponsors for Warfactory 2008!  We are opening the gates to event registration today and encourage you to sign up and pay for your reservation.

We’ll be offering $3,000 for CS 1.6 at this event, sponsored by Ranken Technical College and Dust-Off! We are now going to have an “unofficial” Call of Duty 4 tournament with some prizes and other tournaments may be added so please keep watching!

October 25-26, 2008
IT Enterprises
4633 World Parkway Circle
St. Louis, MO 63134
~200+ Attendees


FPS Group, Computer Power User, UMSL, and others are joining us daily to make this a fantastic Midwest event.  We also have just returned from helping run ESWC at NVISION a couple weeks ago, so our skills are sharp.  Running events for many hundreds of the best competitors from around the world was a blast; in the process we have earned national and international respect for our ability to administer gaming events.

We have PLENTY of space for this event and will open the gates for ~200 users.  CONSOLE AND PC gamers alike are welcome to attend … this is 100% BYOC (Computer or Console).  Details will be provided on each registration page.

Thanks everyone … let’s make this yet another fun and competitive gaming event!

Over the past months many people have asked when our next LAN will be.  Today, we can officially announce our next event:

October 25-26, 2008
IT Enterprises
4633 World Parkway Circle
St. Louis, MO 63134
~200+ Attendees

Details are pending, but our goal is to host events for CS 1.6, CS:S, Quake, and venture more formally into the Console gaming arena.  Prizes and specific details will be coming within 1-2 months,  but here’s what we need from you:

  • E-mail or post in our forums with your interests for tournaments.
  • Contact us if you’re interested in volunteering to work at the event.
  • Spread the word!

Remember, our events are YOUR events.  We have a long-standing legacy of both solid competition and fun for those who merely want to come and game.  Feel free to e-mail or post your questions!  We can’t wait to get back to doing what we love most – running fantastic events.

Registration will open as soon as possible!  Stay tuned!!!

Hey Everyone … the Rock Band Tournament, set for Thursday, April 17, 2008 is coming together.   If you’re planning to attend, it’d be great to hear from you in advance, but it’s also ok just to show up. Also, we’ve got a few final notes for you if you plan to attend:


We have roughly $1000 in prizes for the winners including tickets to PointFest, to the Pageant, gift certificates and more.   Click here for more info

Pre-Pay Savings and Sign-Ups:

Please note you’ll save $10 by paying in advance for this event ($30 in advance, $40 at-the-door).  You can pay through Midnight, April 16th or if you’re a student at Hazelwood Central please contact Ms. Schoene.

For more information, please click here

DLC (Downloadable Content):

Most DLC is available, particularly for those who’ve requested particular songs.

Arrival and Check-In:

Please come to the main entrance of the Hazelwood Central building, enter the building, and turn right.  We will be in the Main Commons area.

Thanks, and see you all there!