90-215 Łódź, Poland
PoLANd.tf is an event for competitive-minded Team Fortress 2 players. The main idea of the event is to integrate the TF2 European and Polish communities and to have some fun playing pickups in one's favorite mode (either 6v6 or 9v9 - Highlander), participating in an 6v6 tournament, or many others. Thanks to that, we present you with the possibility of meeting your internet friends from the game in person.
Participation in the event requires an admission fee: for adults, it amounts to 300 PLN, whereas for minors, the fee is 220 PLN. However, coming over and simply spectating is free. The event is mainly targeted at the 18+ audience. There is, however, a possibility for minors to participate as long as they are under the supervision of a legal guardian.
This is already the eighth LAN event organized by us, and thanks to the experience gained, we can offer a completely new level of online gaming. The initial editions took place in Katowice, but for the past two years, we have been playing together in the very center of Poland - Łódź. The tournament will take place from July 19th to 21st, 2024, at BaseStack.gg.
Pickups (or PUGs, as in: pick-up games) are currently the go-to form of competitve environment for polish TF2 community. Pickups allow people to play on their chosen classes, with the player distribution to the teams done by automatic balance system. The only thing the player has to do is to log in on our website and choose his/her favourite class. When there is enough people signed up for the game, the system automatically balances the teams and sets up the server for game. In the past, so called "doublemixes" were played (remember PE lessons when the teams were chosen for a game and You were the fat kid? The odd one out? That's how competitive tf2 games looked like) Thankfully this is now a relict of the past, thanks to the tf2pickup.pl system.
Tournaments: At poLANd.tf, we have a plethora of experiences prepared for players, including 6v6, BBall, and Ultiduo tournaments."
BaseStack is an internet café and an e-sports arena, with over 600m2 of space, two floors and over 90 gaming station seats (PC). Thanks to that, we have a possibility of renting a gaming rig to compete on fair grounds against the other players. BaseStack provides attendees with not only whole gaming rigs, but also peripherals. People who are used to playing with their favourite mouses and keyboards are welcome to take their own peripherals. The place is known for its tournaments, hosted every weekend, that gain sizeable popularity on TikTok.
Below you can see some of the specs of gaming rigs offered by BaseStack:
We advise to check these websites: Booking and Airbnb. Using these, one can rent a room/flat at an affordable price. These websites offer a wide range of accomodation in all the parts of Łódź. One can find a place to stay very close to the event location, and as a result of this, spend more time with friends.
If you are interested in getting our merch, contact us on Discord.
Currently we are gathering funds for making the event a better experience for everyone, so if you like what we do, support us on Tipply. Funds gathered are going to be spent for the following:
1. By registering onto the event, you accept the event terms listed below.
2. During the tournament, everyone is obliged to behave politely towards other participants/organisers.
3. To participate in the event you must pre-register. Registration is done via Discord.
4. Minors must have a written parental consent to participate in the event, as well as an appointed temporary adult guardian that will be taking responsibility for the minor for the duration of the event. An example document can be found here.
5. The tournament will be photographed and/or recorded. The participants consent to processing of their images for marketing purposes for an indefinite period of time. The above consent is optional. If you do not wish to have your images processed by the organizer of the event, sign the document (which can be found here) and provide us with a digital copy.
6. Participants registered as players have a dedicated computer station to use for the event. Registered observers may not use the computers of registered players.
7. Participants are required to wear the event badge while being at the venue.
8. Only food and drinks purchased at the BaseStack premises are permitted for consumption within the venue.
9. The use of intoxicants is not permitted during the event. Smoking (e-)cigarettes is allowed in a designated area, outside of BaseStack premises.
10. Downloading uninstalled games on computer stations is prohibited during the tournament. Failure to comply with this rule may result in the player being excluded from the event.
11. Gaming equipment (computer, keyboard, mouse, monitor, headphones with microphone) is provided by the organiser. Usage of one's private equipment (e.g. peripherals) is done at own risk.
12. It is forbidden to use VPN software to allow users to connect to BaseStack's local network without prior permission from the organisers. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the blocking of the internet connection for this participant.
13. Persons obstructing the course of the event or behaving in an inappropriate manner may be excluded from the event by the organiser.
14. Each participant of the event is responsible for their own equipment and is obliged to take care of the equipment of others. Causing damage to another participant or the tournament organiser will result in civil liability and/or compensation.
15. Any issues not specified within the rules are decided by the organiser of PoLANd.tf.
16. The organiser reserves the right to revise and amend the above-mentioned rules.