In less than 24 hours the mad scramble begins for many gamers across SA who are hoping to purchase their ticket to the 13th annual NAG LAN. This year 2,568 LANners will hook up to one network at the TicketPro Dome for three sleep-depriving days of gaming bliss in October. In the last few years tickets for the NAG LAN have sold out within an hour, leaving hundreds of gamers on the field without ammo. The lucky few who managed to snag a ticket in time experienced the gaming event of a lifetime, and this year will be no different.
Hit the jump for the press release and some need-to-know info.
Check those weapons and start gathering supplies because NAG, the driving force behind rAge, South Africa’s premier gaming and technology lifestyle expo, has confirmed that tickets for the 2015 NAG LAN will go on sale on Saturday 1 August 2015 at 09:00 at Computicket. Over 2,500 gamers, with their gaming rigs in tow, will descend upon the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg for three days in October, to be a part of Africa’s largest BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN event for 52 uninterrupted hours.
This year the headline sponsor for the NAG LAN is FPB, with Intel, as always, providing the server horsepower needed to host the LAN. HP will be supplying the network infrastructure and switches, while broadband connectivity is managed by IS, ensuring the lowest possible pings when connecting to online servers.
It is important to note that this year, two types of tickets will be available for purchase via Computicket: NAG LAN Main Dome and NAG LAN Area 51. The Main Dome is located in the main arena alongside the rAge expo show floor and upstairs on the mezzanine level (this is where the LAN has always been held and entry is via Entrance 6). Area 51 is located in a separate enclosed hall next to Entrance 3 (same place as it was last year). Both sections will be connected to the same network, and both sections allow access into rAge expo.
The NAG LAN is an unforgettable experience for any gamer wanting to spend a weekend filled with meeting new friends/teamies and reconnecting with old ones, as well as non-stop gaming 24/7.
Whether you’re a first time LAN attendee or a veteran NAG LANner, everything you need to know about how the LAN works and what you need to bring can be found in the detailed FAQ on the NAG forums.
Tickets cost R550 per person which includes free access to the expo all weekend. For more information on the NAG LAN go to www.naglan.co.za.
If you are planning on buying your ticket via the Computicket website we would recommend that you clear your cache and cookies so as to avoid any issues. If you’re going to an outlet (either Computicket or Checkers) then get there early and wait in the queue.