LANChamp Brings Second Event to Los Angeles
Using the same model as LANchamp’s inaugural event, which wraps up this Saturday, May 1 live in Chicago, a select 16 teams will be placed in a bracket to begin competition on Sunday, May 9. The first two rounds will be held online over the following two weeks, producing the Final Four teams – each of which are guaranteed $1,000 and invited to a LAN center in Los Angeles to play for more, including a first-place prize of $5,000. The Final Four teams will be decided by Thursday, May 20.
More information on the LANchamp Los Angeles event, as well as information for team applications into the bracket of 16, will be unlocked on Thursday through an information page on LANchamp.com. Interested teams should begin coordinating their necessary information, including their seven-player roster with SteamID, email addresses, ages and current residence. Also helpful to a team’s selection is a short resume describing team/player accomplishments, featuring both online and onLAN events.
LANchamp.com will showcase the event in its entirety, approaching eSports journalism very much like any other sport journalism. Using a content-delivery approach new to the genre - splicing up match demos and creating highlight clips as a tool for reporting - LANchamp aims to promote attention around competitive Source by attracting both die-hard and casual enthusiasts alike. Along with providing SourceTVs for live viewing of all competition, LANchamp aims to increase exposure through pre-match coverage, post-match highlights and recaps, as well as features designed to get a better look inside of the eSports community.
LANchamp is Brian Jerauld, aliased Bob Weaver, and Matt Schapiro, two friends who have enjoyed competitive Source since forming team Checkmate! in the early days of the Cyberathletic Amateur Leagues. Jerauld has a degree in journalism and experienced in magazine editing, but also spent several years writing on the prep sportswriter. Schapiro is an Internet hero.