LAN Information & Ticket Sales

Posted By: Diomedes | May 30, 2018

THE ESPORTS HUB LAN EVENT

NORBRECK CASTLE

AUGUST 10TH – AUGUST 12TH

 

After several years of operating strictly in an online capacity we’re pleased to finally announce our first offline-event.

This article will be regularly updated with information.

 

The Basics

Date: 10th – 12th of August

Location: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9AA

Type: Call of Duty: World War II / Playstation 4

Prize pool: £1500 minimum (the prize pool can increase depending on the number of teams, this is the guaranteed minimum prize).

Team Ticket cost: £230 + £10 handling fee (a £20 discount is possible by booking through our discounted accommodation system).

 

Prize Pool

The Esports Hub LAN will take place at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool. The current prize pool is £1500 (minimum). The prize pool will increase with the number of attending teams – so the more teams that purchase tickets, the higher the prize pool! We are hopeful of attracting some sponsors to also add to the prize pool!

 

Age

Currently, we are working to an 18+ age limit. This includes spectators, competitors and coaches. All those attending will be required to show identification in the form of official government documentation (driving license or passport). Please do not show up with your bus pass.

We’ll reach out to Activision once more and ask if players 16+ can play or attend with parental consent form. However, until they agree, we will be only allowing 18+ year olds to attend.

 

Accommodation

We strongly suggest you take advantage of the Norbreck’s special accommodation prices for those attending the event:

  • 2 Night Bed & Breakfast: £60 per person based on 2 sharing (Best Value – Pay £60 for accommodation for the Friday & Saturday night).
  • 2 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: £75.00 per person based on 2 sharing
  • 3 Night Bed & Breakfast: £83 per person based on 2 sharing
  • 3 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: £105.00 per person based on 2 sharing

You do NOT have to be competing to take advantage of these special prices. You CAN be a spectator or attending to support your favourite team.

To book accommodation, please call 0871 222 0031 and either quote ESPORTSBB (for bed and breakfast) or ESPORTSDBB (for dinner, bed and breakfast) and state the number of nights you will be staying.

If four or more members of your team use this accommodation method, you will receive a £20 partial refund on your team ticket. Simply purchase your team ticket, book your accommodation and contact ESHUB. Please be aware that booking accommodation via any other method (this includes booking the hotel online) will not result in the discount. You MUST phone up and use the discount codes.

 

Team Ticket

Team tickets cost £230 + £10 handling fee. A team ticket allows x4 players and x1 coach to compete from Friday to Sunday at the ESHUB event. We will be allowing coaches to stand behind a team however you will not be allowed to be plugged into the comms of the team. These are the same rules that were used at CWL Birmingham.

As stated above, you will be eligible to receive a £20 discount if your team books accommodation by calling up the hotel and using our discount codes. Please remember that you must phone up and quote the discount codes. Using the codes online will not work.

By doing so, you will bring the price down to £220.00 (£44.00 per member).

Purchase your team ticket here.

 

The process

Once you have purchased your team ticket, you will receive an e-mail to your Paypal e-mail within 48 hours.

Included in this e-mail will be a welcome pack, a google document to submit your roster and a waiver.

  • The welcome pack will detail what equipment you will need to take to the event, hotel information and how to find the hotel, how the event will work and everything in between to ensure you have a great experience.
  • A google document will be included so you can submit your roster. This form does not have to be completed until the end of July, but each team will be required to submit a completed form at some point.
  • Each person attending the event will have to sign a waiver. This is a document that confirms your identity, your age and states that you will be liable for any damage you cause. Failure to bring this form completed with identification will result in an immediate forfeit. You will not be allowed to compete.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the LAN 18+?

Activision set the rules for the age and ESHUB must simply comply or not run an event.

 

Will I be playing on Friday?

Yes, there will be competitions on Friday. We are unsure if it'll be a double-elimination tournament or round-the-robin group play. This simply depends on the number of teams.