News about Warfactory

(We’re putting the PARTY back into LAN party)

Do you miss the days of the old basement LAN parties of the late 90’s?

Were you even alive back then?

What this is:

An attempt to recreate the fun and excitement of an old school basement LAN party. Only in a slightly larger venue.

What this is NOT:

A large scale LAN event with sponsors, tournaments, and cash prizes.

Headphones will NOT be allowed at this event. We want to embody the feeling of the old basement LANs prior to when headphones became the norm. Please bring desktop speakers, and crank them up! We want to hear everyone yelling and screaming at each other across the room, just like in the old days. Future events may allow headphones.

Where:           VFW Post 2866

66 VFW Ln, St Charles, MO 63303

When:            Saturday, January 6th, 2024;    1PM – 10PM

Food will not be provided. However, you are allowed to bring in your own food and beverages, just not alcohol. There will be a bar at the venue where you can order booze, if you wish.

Signup Here:

Join us on the Warfactory Discord server

This event is FREE to the public, but limited to 30 seats. So sign up now.

Show up, plug in, and game on!

Hell, we may even duct tape somebody to the ceiling!

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!

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 for more details!  March 29th is coming soon!

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:

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!

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!

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!


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 … Continue Reading

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!


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 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).