RFLan 17 Report
|Date Posted:||Thursday 25th January, 2007||Author:||Alfreido|
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Well what can I say, RFLan, the biggest LAN held in the land to the west, keeps getting better and better. Having a huge turn-out for RFLan 17, shortly after it's 4th year birthday, Gamestah was invited to cover some of the awesome competitions that happen during the night, the biggest being the Counter-strike: Source competition, which had 12 teams battle out for an awesome prize pack, including case modding gear, headsets and other accessories.
Glimmer and myself were the show-ups tonight, along with a suprise visit by BlackLotus, who had originally said he wasn't covering. We set out to cover both the 1.6 and Source competitions played on that night, with some high-quality teams playing in both, but obviously Source getting the majority of the teams. The 1.6 matches unfortunately started before we could get in to the matches, but we did manage to catch a large portion of the matches, with both casts, AphyX coming out on top.
Counter-strike 1.6 Casts
Download: Aphyx vs Kpow on de_Train
Download: F4F vs Aphyx on de_Dust2
However, when the Source competition came around, we were much more prepared, and with the help of Sam (RampagE - CS Admin) and Garry (StormShado - RFLan Chairman), we managed to get our cast played over the PA system and our visuals transmitted to the 2 projectors in the middle of the LAN area, and shown on the projector screens for everyone to view the game, as you can see in the picture below:
Note: Viewing this image for long periods of time can cause blindness
The Source casting went off with a blast, with all of the big matches covered over the big screen and PA system, and quite a crowd gathered to watch some of the matches. We even got asked for autographs by Team DeathDealers, something which we can hold with high esteem of being the first ones asked for autographs in Gamestah. Bad luck, Ej and Bob We also had DJ Russbot play music over the PA system as background music for the cast, then let him go at it during the interludes. It provided some great atmosphere for the casts as well as gave something for everyone to listen to, even if they were all busy playing DoTA.
Some great Source matches were cast over the course of the night, and you can download them all below:
Counter-strike Source Casts
Download: Nintek vs OMFG on de_Dust2
Download: DSA vs DD on de_inferno
Download: OMFG vs F4F on de_cbble
Download: STFU vs DSA on de_nuke
Download: Sync vs F4F on de_nuke [GrandFinal]
To sum it all up, it was a very well done event and we were proud to be a part of it. Acknowledgements must go to the RFLan team who did a bang up job running another great LAN, even when some people were unappreciative of their efforts. Special thanks must go to Gary (StormShado), who invited us to come along and helped setup the awesome casting setup we had for the Source comp, and also to Sam (RampagE), who did an excellent job running the Counter-strike comps and giving us help when we needed it. And thanks must go to all the teams who participated and made such exciting match-ups possible.