Requirements

The Event will stretch across a period of 4 days running 24 hours on end. Competitions will be held during the day so that visitors can also have the opportunity to spectate. If you want to be part of the LAN you will need to bring your own PC with a screen, keyboard, mouse, headset, power cables, and your Ticket.

Catering

There will be a catering service, providing warm food, snacks, and drinks to buy, for the gamers & suppliers attending the event, visitors during the day, and gamers at night when needed. Clean showers & toilets are also open for use as well as a secure sleeping area on the 1st floor. Secure vehicle parking & security will also be provided 24/7. You will be allowed to bring in your own snacks, but please be considerate and do not litter. Keep the venue clean.

Where to buy tickets?

1. Online https://www.lanx.co.za

2. HomePC Computer shop, 525 Rachel de Beer street, Pretoria North.

Venue

Jonibach Sport Centre

377 Eeufees St, Pretoria North, Pretoria, 0182

Entrance Fee for the Event

The entrance fee for the event will go to LANX Gaming & Expo event, this will be the gaming ticket (which gamers use in order to participate in the gaming challenges and competitions – gamers who have their computers on-premises). Gamers will not be allowed into the event with their computers if they have not paid for a LANX ticket. Suppliers who do the Expo will be exempt from the payment and will get a LANX Pass.

One spot, one seat, and one device policy per ticket when attending the event.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be available close by for those who do not want to be adventurous and sleep in their sleeping bags like a band of relic hunters on a quest…

File Sharing Server and Software

DC++ is a file sharing software you need to install in order to connect to the server and share files with friends at the LAN. We will use this to share any software you need to use for the LAN.

Or  try the ApexDC that works exactly the same.

We are not responsible for the content being shared. We discouraged copyright infringement. Do not share copyrighted content.

Power and safety

LANX will have 3 phase power sources in which to supply enough electricity output for all the suppliers, sponsors, and gamers attending the event.  Gamers will bring their own multi-plug, supporting only enough sockets for their computer case and monitors. As per LANX rules and regulations, we do not allow gamers to have heaters, fans, or any other electrical appliances plugged in at the event. The reason for this is the simple fact that gamers will be competing in competitions and if the power fails or any of the servers shut down insecurely the risk of data loss, hardware failure, or monitored scoreboards will be fatal. LANX will also inspect the computers and attending gamers for possible power failure hazards. Projectors and lights in the hall are allowed (for exhibitors), and audio such as speakers (provided and controlled by LanX or any of Joni Bach Sports Centre sound engineers) as well. LanX takes no responsibility for any loss or damage when power failures occur.

Term’s & Conditions

  1. LANX Equipment
    1. Each person may only use one chair in every computer space. You are not allowed to pile two or more chairs on top of each other to create a higher chair, please bring a pillow instead.
    2. You are in no way permitted to build your own table or extend pre-existing ones.
    3. You may not alter or remove LANX cables or equipment.
  2. Energy Consumption
    1. You are absolutely not allowed to bring any form of the toaster, microwave, coffee boiler, refrigerator, searchlight, or any other high-watt consuming or heat-producing appliances. LANX crew has the right to confiscate those belongings without a warning.
    2. You are not allowed to use homemade electrical equipment. Please use electricity cables and extensions of good quality. Poor quality electrical cables or extensions can harm your computer equipment, and also creates ground leaks that will cause the trip switch to shut down and result in your equipment being without power until corrected.
    3. You are not allowed to bring any form of PA equipment or large speakers. To reduce the sound level and power consumption we ask you to use headphones.
  3. Network
    1. You are not permitted to connect your own WLAN access point or WLAN router to the LANX network.
    2. If your computer is causing problems in the network such as viruses, attacks, etc. your computer will be disconnected until the problem is resolved. If the person refuses to disconnect their computer from the network we have the right to evict this person from the premises.
    3.  Each participant shall take proper precautions to protect themselves from the network against the spreading of viruses, spyware, etc. Everyone is advised to have an updated antivirus program and firewall installed.
    4. Your PC should be virus-free before attending the LAN. We can recommend with trial versions of popular Anti-Virus Software to assist you.
    5. The network provisioned by LANX to run its event is provided to connect the attendee’s PCs to each other to facilitate gaming. LANX takes no responsibility for the content that flows over the network.
    6. All data that is within the attendee’s possession is their sole responsibility.
    7. The internet connection and equipment are upgraded so the internet connection will be stable.
    8. If found that a person is abusing the internet connection, that person’s connection will be blocked.
  4. Intoxication, Violence & Pornography
    1. Alcohol and drugs in any form do not belong and are not allowed to be taken into LANX premises. Intoxicated people will not be let onto the premises. Any person found intoxicated and/or on drugs will be shown off the premises.
    2. Smoking is strictly forbidden indoors and is only allowed outside away from any entrances. Designated smoking areas will be provided.
    3. No weapons of any type will be allowed. Any person found with a dangerous weapon(s) will be removed from the premises. If a person refuses the authorities will be notified.
    4. No public demonstration of pornography or any other unsuitable materials or content of any sort is allowed. (Including Hentai.)
  5. Clutter
    1. You are responsible for keeping your seat and the surrounding area free from litter.
    2. You are not permitted to bring an armchair or couch of any sort. These are too large but a simple office chair is allowed.
    3. You are not permitted to sleep underneath the tables or in the aisles. Please use the sleeping area.
    4. You cannot store belongings in the aisle behind your seat since these aisles must be kept free for others to walk by. Your belongings should thus be able to fit underneath your table area. Sleeping gear is to be kept in the sleeping areas.
  6. Other
    1. LANX has no minimum age requirement, but participants under the age of 18 should have their parents’ permission to attend LANX. Guardian(s) should be aware of LANX rules and accept the rules. Kids should be under the supervision of their guardians/parents. 
    2. You are not permitted to sell anything without the permission of LANX staff. This does not include the occasional sale of second-hand or personal belongings.
    3. Posting posters or any other spreading of commercial material, propaganda, or anything similar is strictly forbidden without special clearance from the LANX crew.
    4. The hosts and organizers will not be held responsible for any loss of any kind resulting from the attendance of the LANX event.
    5. LANX retains the legal right to place network cameras for publishing on the Internet and also publish photo’s taken inside and outside LANX on the Internet without asking for further permission from participants that may be visible in the picture.
      LANX retains the legal right to edit, publish, modify, sell and distribute photography, video, and audio recordings taken inside and outside the venue on various content delivery channels such as but not limited to YouTube, Vimeo, and other sites as a physical copy such as but not limited to DVD, HDCAM SR, and Blu-Ray without asking further permission from persons that may be visible in the picture.
  7. Prizes
    1. The prizes allocated to the competitions may and can change without prior notice.
    2. Prizes may not be exchanged for money.
    3. Prizes are final at the event.
    4. Prizes not collected within 5 days will be forfeited.
    5. LANX or any other third party will not be liable for any damage or faults caused by the user’s improper use.
    6. LANX will not follow up on prizes not claimed.
  8. Games
    1. Cracked or patched games will not be allowed in the tournaments. 
    2. No cheating/hacking in games will be allowed
    3. Come with your games reinstalled and updated to spare yourself the effort. 
    4. Games that you need to purchase will not be provided for free. Make sure you bought and own the game you want to play.
    5. Check your game client software and make sure it’s working. 
  9. Covid-19
    1. For more information on Covid-19 please visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
    2. Please adhere to the guidelines as issued by the government indicated here, https://www.gov.za/covid-19/resources/regulations-and-guidelines-coronavirus-covid-19
    3. You need to wear a mask.
    4. Keep a safe distance from another person.
    5. Sanitize regularly.
    6. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you will have to test if you are positive. If you are positive, you will have to leave the event without refund.
    7. The event admins will monitor covid-19 symptomatic trends to meet the guidelines of the local government.
    8. By purchasing a ticket to the event, you agree to abide by the health and safety rules.

The right of admission to any LANX event is reserved at all times.
These rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification to guests.
By attending a LANX event you automatically agree to these terms and conditions.

Checklist

□  PC Box
□  Monitor
□  Cables
□  Adapters
□  Multiplug
□  Keyboard
□  Mouse
□  Mouse Pad
□  Headphones
□  Power / Kettle Cord
□  Recovery Discs & OS Discs
□  USB Cellphone Charger
□  Cellphone
□  Tickets or Ticket numbers
□  Money (for weekend and petrol)
□  Sleeping bag or stretcher
□  Games up to date on steam.
□  DC files hashed.
□  Warm clothes and blanket.
□  Cosplay gear (if you are cosplaying)
□  And most importantly a good spirit to come and have fun and enjoy the LAN.