90-215 Łódź, Poland
PoLANd.tf is an event for competetive-minded Team Fortress 2 players The main idea of the event is to integrate the polish TF2 community and to have some fun playing pickups in one's favourite mode (either 6v6 or 9v9 - highlander), participating in MGE tournament or many others (more info on that soon). Thanks to that, we present you with a possibility of meeting your internet friends from the game in person.
Participation in the event requires an admission fee: for adults it amounts to 220 PLN, whereas for minor the feee is 165 PLN. However, coming over and simply spectating is free. The event is mainly targeted at 18+ audience. There is, however, a possibility for minors to participate, as long as they are under supervision of a legal guardian.
PoLANd.tf is the first event organised by us, where the participants are able to rent a PC. We have organised in the past five different events, though. Thanks to the experience we have gathered so far, we are able to provide an elevated kind of LAN experience. The previous events have taken place in Katowice, but this time we are moving over to the very heart of Poland: Łódź. The event is scheduled for July 15-17, 2022 at a place called BaseStack.gg.
Pickups (or PUGs coming from 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.
MGE tournament will bring to light the best Polish TF2 player. As this gamemode is most popular for soldiers, the tournament will be restricted to this class only. MGE stands for my gaming edge, as it test the actual limits of the player. The one and only factor affecting the outcome of competing in the gamemode is player's skill. During the tournament, players will duel 1v1 on specially crafted arenas, based on the most popular competitive maps. The winner of MGE torunament will be rewarded with a physical prize, which will remain unknown until the very end of the competition.
BaseStack is an internet café and an e-sports arena, with over 600m2 of space, two floors and 120 computers for the players. 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.