I’m going to be pretty frank – I’m bemused by the number of people who don’t know what a BYOC LAN, but I can only guess that they all grew up after the mighty Organised Chaos existed.
Never the less, this year, at the Electronics & Gaming Expo the BYOC EGE LAN is happening and 400 gamers can enjoy 53-hours of gaming and socialising, as well as a number of tournaments that will feature a variety of prizes including cash and products.
Now while BYOC traditionally stands for ‘bring your own computer’ (and everything else you need to use it), that does not mean console gamers aren’t welcome, it’s just not how these things are traditionally. So if you want to head to the BYOC LAN with your PlayStation or Xbox console (or even Nintendo…) feel free to do so, but you will need to get the R400 LAN pass to gain access. If you do bring along a console (and for that matter a PC), remember to bring along a screen, peripherals and headsets (speakers are a no-no).
For the PC gamers, there will be plenty of action over the weekend with Dota 2, Overwatch, Left 4 Dead 2 and CS: GO all making an appearance. Competitive console players however will find the tournaments for fighting, FIFA, Call of Duty and more alongside the LAN. If you’re keen for an overview of the activities, you can head here.
- Date: 29 to 31 July 2016
- From 10am on Friday
- Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Hall 3, Cape Town
- What: BYOC LAN
- Cost: R400 per seat
- Prizes: Cash and products to be announced