WHAT IS A LAN?
The acronym L.A.N. stands for Local Area Network and in gaming terms refers to all participating players connecting their gaming consoles to the same internet connection and physically playing together in the same location.
WHAT IS THE RED BULL LAN?
The Red Bull LAN is an invite-only professional gaming performance camp where three of North America’s top performing "Halo: Reach" – the most popular competitive videogame sport – teams are invited to train in a state of the art facility for three days. Participants are taken away from all distractions and provided access to exclusive performance tools and activities that will help strengthen their overall performance and team strategy during professional tournaments.
HOW MANY PROFESSIONAL GAMERS DOES RED BULL HAVE ON ITS ROSTER?
The Red Bull Gaming roster consists of five "Halo: Reach" professionals. Veteran and three time national championship winner, Dave “Walshy” Walsh, and most recent 2011 qualifier winners Ian “Enable Wyatt, Mike “Flamesword” Chaves, Clete “Assault” LoRusso, and Aaron “Ace” Elam.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE RED BULL LAN?
Only the most promising and top performing gamers in the industry. Each team is made up of four players and one coach. The first two slots are reserved for Red Bull professional gamers. The final slot is selected based on who they think is their toughest competition. For this particular Red Bull LAN, the team’s will choose their top three picks and have the fans vote on who will earn the coveted third spot. Log-on to www.RedBullUSA.com/LAN to find out how to vote.
WHERE AND HOW OFTEN WILL RED BULL LANS TAKE PLACE IN 2011?
The first Red Bull LAN will take place in New York City from June 24-26. There are three more Red Bull LANs planned during the remainder of the year, which will be announced on www.RedBullUSA.com/LAN in the coming weeks.
WHAT IS THE RED BULL LAN FORMAT?
The three participating teams will compete in a five game series bracket style format throughout the course of the three day weekend. Only two teams will play at a time, one against another. The winning team of each series will advance forward to take on the other team. The team not playing during each series will use this time to examine their competitors, review game play of previous matches, and concentrate on overall team strategy.
HOW MANY HOURS A DAY WILL GAMERS PLAY DURING THE RED BULL LAN?
Participants will eat, breathe, and sleep their craft for 12 hours each day during the Red Bull LAN. Outside of specialty training sessions like the Red Bull LAN, gamers train like any other athletes and keep training limited to about four to five hours a day.
WHAT NEW ADVANCEMENTS CAN PEOPLE EXPECT OUT OF THE RED BULL LAN?
For the first time ever, the Red Bull LAN will feature a separate War Room for gamers to review game play and will feature eight point-of-view screens, four review stations and eight additional big screen monitors for general game viewing. The Red Bull LAN will also feature an interactive map station that will allow players to view different areas and features of the map and routes, and develop new approaches to game play.
I DON’T LIVE IN NEW YORK. IS THERE A WAY I CAN WATCH THE RED BULL LAN?
Of course there is! The Red Bull LAN will be streamed live for five hours each night from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST from June 24 – 26. Log-on to www.RedBullUSA.com/LAN to watch the teams in action and get in on it by participating in the stream’s live chat feature.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION AND STAY UP-TO-DATE ON RED BULL GAMING?
Easy! The best way to stay in the know is by joining the Red Bull Gaming mobile list. Text RBGAMING to 72855 to find out the latest and greatest news and happenings of what’s going on in the world of Red Bull Gaming. You can also check out www.RedBullUSA.com/LAN for all of your Red Bull LAN specific news.
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