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What Fragapalooza Summer 2013
When August 8-11, 2013
Where Leduc Recreation Centre
4330 Black Gold Drive
Leduc, AB T9E 3C3
780-980-7120
Games Played Anything and Everything!
Official Tournaments League of Legends (officiated by OverKlocked -> Click for Tournament Structure)
CS:GO
Giveaways We are workin on it!
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Twitter Feed @Fragapalooza
Internal IRC
Steam Backup FTP
irc.fp.ca


Sat Nov 02 11:21:19 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza is at Extra Life

Fragapalooza is excited to be a part of Extra Life this year.  We have a table setup where we can provide technical support for Extra Life, as well as answer any questions about Fragapalooza.  This year the Extra Life power and network are being supported by Fragapalooza and we are very humbled to take part in such an awesome fund-raising event.

The last I heard, The Edmonton Extra Life crew has almost reached their fundraising goal!  Congratulations!

- Sphincter and Melbosa

Tue Aug 13 13:41:58 -0600 2013
And it comes to an end...

Thanks everyone whom supported and/or participated in Fragapalooza 2013. It was a huge success, and couldn't have happened without any of you! Planning has already begun for next year's event, and we hope to see you all again!


--Melbosa

Sat Aug 10 16:58:16 -0600 2013
Flatout 2 High Jump!

Think you are good at High Jump?  Guess again!!!  FlatOut 2 High Jump takes it to a whole new level!  (see what I did there?)  Fun contest on now until 7pm.  Check the Faceook page for details!

The winners are:

Brian Lau - 171.03

Steve Doyle - 170.69

Jason Crichton - 169.12

Please add fragapalooza_admin as a friend on steam and then come see me at head table to collect your prize!  Nicely done!


Sat Aug 10 16:33:35 -0600 2013
CS:GO pub match

Starting soon, get in the server pw is 100bux


Fri Aug 09 19:25:12 -0600 2013
CS:GO

CS:GO starts at 10:30 check the schedule


Fri Aug 09 18:38:40 -0600 2013
Shark Attack!

OMG SO MANY TEETH!


Fri Aug 09 18:07:16 -0600 2013
Contest announced on our Facebook page!

Check our Facebook page for a new contest that will run for about an hour...up for grabs - a Steam copy of Dungeon Defenders Collection!


Fri Aug 09 14:36:17 -0600 2013
CS:GO pub match

So we have a participant who has brought us $100 of cold hard cash to go to the winner of a CS:GO pub game.  You don't need to have a team to play we will start/announce a server and accept the first 30 or so players and we will play a few maps the person with the highest combined score takes home the cash!  We will be doing this sometime Friday night


Fri Aug 09 13:26:27 -0600 2013
Tournaments

CS:GO and LOL tournaments start at 5,  and starts at 5 I mean the schedule will be confirmed at that time.  


Thu Aug 08 18:01:13 -0600 2013
Trackmania

The trackmania server is up!


Thu Aug 08 16:55:54 -0600 2013
Trackmania Update

If you wish to participate in the Trackmania competition this evening, you will need to download Trackmania Nations Forever (Free on Steam), or Trackmania United to access the server when we start up.


Thu Aug 08 14:59:23 -0600 2013
Trackmania

Okay so this is how this is going to work.  At about 6ish we will make an announcement and the first 32 players to join the server will get to play.  Then whoever sets the fastest lap time will win!  It will run for exactly one hour and the map takes a long time to finish so keep that in mind.


Thu Aug 08 11:44:59 -0600 2013
FP Daily Challenge

We will be running 3 gaming challenges over the course of Fragapalooza.

Thursday 6pm Trackmania:  1 Map fastest track time wins.
Friday 6pm TF2: highest score wins
Saturday 6pm TBD!!!


Thu Aug 08 10:08:37 -0600 2013
Internal IRC Server

Our Internal IRC server is up and running.  Connect to irc.fp.ca on the local lan, and then at least join #fragapalooza for all your chatting fun!


--Melbosa

Thu Aug 08 10:06:25 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza Wireless

Fragapalooza Wireless is up and available for your use.  SSID: FP2013, Passphrase: frag2013.  Enjoy


--Melbosa

Thu Aug 08 09:25:57 -0600 2013
The doors are now open!

Fragapalooza XIX is now open!  Please form an orderly line and you will be processed as quickly as possible.


--Sphincter

Wed Aug 07 22:47:17 -0600 2013
FP top tip

Bring your hockey stick I got ideas.


Wed Aug 07 17:19:27 -0600 2013
Last minute sponsor - XGen Studios

Fragapalooza welcomes a last minute sponsor of XGen Studios.  They will be presenting a demo of their upcoming game Super Motherload at the event August 10th, 8:00 PMish.  Come check it out as we are still open to the public then!

--Melbosa


Wed Aug 07 10:42:44 -0600 2013
Registration closed

Just a reminder that registrations are closed until Thursday morning. If you have not registered yet you will have to wait and do it at the event.


Thanks.

--Sphincter

Tue Aug 06 22:27:27 -0600 2013
Seating will be closing at Midnight August 6th

Get your seats selected tonight as seating will be closed by Midnight tonight (August 6th).  But don't worry if you don't, we"ll get you a seat no problem!


Mon Aug 05 13:12:10 -0600 2013
2013 Registration Forms

Its Frag week guys!  We are excited and hope you are too.  All registered participants must fill out our registration forms prior to entry to the event.  Participants under 18 must also have their parents/guardians sign the form as well.  Click here to get the registration form early and have it on your entry.


--Melbosa

Sun Aug 04 23:18:49 -0600 2013
Officially Unofficial Magic: The Gathering Tournament
This Thursday evening at 7:00PM, before we get into full gear with the CS:GO and League tournaments the following day, I will be running a small (but free!) Magic: The Gathering FNM-esque standard tournament for paid Fragapalooza attendees.  So dust off those Thragtusks and Restoration Angels, tap some Swamps and show us what you're made of.   Being made of something not unlike damp paper myself, I will probably spend my time finding new and exciting ways to lose!  Signup now for the tournament here or find me at the event on Thursday.

PS. If you, or someone you know is coming to Frag and also happens to be a level 1 DCI Judge, please get in touch with me at the event.

PPS.  If you play Thragtusks and Restoration Angels, you are a bad, bad person.

Thu Aug 01 13:23:12 -0600 2013
Guru Digital Arts College is onboard!

Fragapalooza 2013 welcomes Guru Digital Arts College as a sponsor of this year's event.  Come check them out at their sponsor table this year!

--Melbosa


Tue Jul 30 14:21:36 -0600 2013
Tournaments

Tournament Announcement!

Exciting news, we will be running a Counter Strike:GO 5v5 tournament this year.  We are still working on finalizing the rule set and schedule but you can expect pretty standard rules and maps.  This is the first time since 2009 that we have had CS as a official tournament, and we are glad to see it back.  I believe this will be our 15th CS tournament at Fragapalooza.

Also I wanted to let you know we are working on some cool events to give away prizes from our sponsors.  Some will be physically challenging so you may want to bring some running shoes.  Some will be computer game related to make sure you bring some gaming shoes too.  And some will be just plain stupid, you wont need shoes for that.  


Tue Jul 30 09:58:26 -0600 2013
Welcome NCIX

We would like to welcome NCIX to our list of sponsors/supporters! They will be coming out to the event with some great stuff to support gamers and computer enthusiast. We look forward to having them there to join in on the crazy fun and sleep deprivation we all look forward to during this event!


Mon Jul 29 21:24:23 -0600 2013
Seating is open!

Finally after countless hours of work, seating is finally open.  Those who have paid are now able to select and reserve their seat.


Also, the annual call for volunteers is now on! If you would like to help us make the event the best it possibly can, and can help us with setup, security, registration or any of the odd jobs that come up, please email me at volunteer@fragapalooza.ca.

Thanks!

Mon Jul 29 10:59:17 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza Give-A-Way for 250 Seats Filled
Well its almost time!  Are you excited yet?  We at Fragapalooza are!  So much so we are running another Fragapalooza Give-A-Way for 250!

Just like our Fragapalooza Give-A-Way of a "Balls to the wall" computer gaming system if we reach 400 registered, we are running another challenge for 250 participants.  We want to give away something to the first 250 fully registered and paid people at the event, gaming, competing and having a great time!  What are we going to do for you, the paid participant, if we hit this goal?  Well with all the new console hype about next generation systems out this fall, Fragapalooza wants you to be in on the action!

So here is the deal:  If Fragapalooza gets 250 or more people paid registered before the event we will be drawing for one next generation console, prepaid by Fragapalooza. You choose which one!  That’s right, Fragapalooza will foot the bill for one person to get the next generation console of your heart’s desire.

As before, the draw will be during the event, and you must be present to win, must be fully registered and paid; but rest assured we will make sure you know when the draw will be happening all event long!

--Melbosa

Fri Jul 26 13:55:31 -0600 2013
Sponsors, Sponsors, Sponsors...

We are proud to announce three more sponsors of Fragapalooza 2013:


nVidia in cooperation with iGames - needs no introduction!

Technical Support Group - specializes in supplying engineering, technical, and project management personnel on a contract basis for peak workloads or project staffing requirements or on a permanent placement basis, for career positions.

Veeam - Veeam® is Modern Data Protection™. Veeam Backup & Replication™ delivers VMware backupHyper-V backup, recovery and replication. This #1 VM Backup™ solution helps organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.

--Melbosa

Fri Jul 19 14:45:59 -0600 2013
LRC Provides Camping Area

As with the previous years, the Leduc Recreation Centre is providing an area behind the facility for RV and Camping with Garbage bins for your use.  If you are capable, please utilize this area for your resting needs as it is included with your Paid Registration at Fragapalooza 2013.


--Melbosa

Wed Jul 17 17:58:47 -0600 2013
Shaw Returns Again!

Shaw will again be providing Fragapalooza that blazing internet we all have loved for years.  Welcome back Shaw!

--Melbosa


Mon Jul 15 16:31:28 -0600 2013
Vemma at Fragapalooza 2013

Fragapalooza will be host to Vemma, for the nutritional needs of you and your family, a single, ultra-premium, liquid formula that provides the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for optimal health, which also is a supplier of Verve energy drink!  Check out what they have to say about it and other products at your local Vemma representative website.


Verve: If you crave a healthy energy alternative that refuels and revives your body quickly without a jittery feeling or energy crash, then you’re going to love Verve! With a convenient and fast-acting boost of energy, Verve has a delicious tropical fruit flavor, patterned after the very popular mangosteen fruit.

--Melbosa

Sat Jul 13 16:12:25 -0600 2013
T-Shirt Orders Last Day

Last day to get your T-Shirt orders in, so what are you waiting for?


--Melbosa

Fri Jul 12 09:00:55 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza Give-A-Way for 400 Seats Filled
It’s less than 4 weeks until Fragapalooza’s doors are open and we are all gaming.  How exciting a time it is for all of us!  Well we at Fragapalooza would like to ramp up that excitement with a Challenge to all the gamers out there who haven’t registered fully for the event or are waiting to just register at the event.  How you might ask?  Well we have a goal we would like to reach for this year’s Frag, and if we achieve that goal we want to give back to the gamers whom help us do it!
 
So what is it already?  Glad you asked!  Fragapalooza’s goal is simple.  We want 400 gamers at the event.  We want 400 people playing, laughing, competing and overall having a great 4 days of non-stop video gaming fun!
 
So here it is:  Fragapalooza wants 400 fully paid for registrations by the end of July 30th, and if we get those fully paid for registrations by then one lucky paid participant will receive a decked out, balls to the wall, fully built to your spec computer gaming rig, all you could wish for, for $4000!  That’s right, the gaming rig you want, how you want it, with everything you could need to bring you to the latest and greatest there is.
 
The draw will be during the event, and you must be present to win, must be fully registered and paid; but rest assured we will make sure you know when the draw will be happening all event long!

--Melbosa


Thu Jul 11 22:20:02 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza XIX 2013 T-Shirt Design
Only two days left to purchase your Fragapalooza XIX 2013 T-Shirt with your full paid registration. Take a look at what to expect from this year's T-Shirt design by Mindy Steinke. Hurry as time is a ticking.

FP 2013 T-Shirt

-- Melbosa


Sat Jul 06 21:08:42 -0600 2013
Early Registration Ended and T-Shirt Sales Extended

So the Early Registration Ended July 3rd, which sneaked up on us here at Fragapalooza.  Most of us were on vacation to announce it's ending, so we apologize if a bit late letting you know.  As we realize that this was an error on our part we have extended the T-Shirt sales (which also ends at the same time) until July 13th, 2013.  So if you missed it you can go back into your registration and add on a T-Shirt.  Just a reminder Payments must be received before July 13th, 2013 to order the shirts - so finalize your registration and payments before then!


--Melbosa

Fri Jun 07 14:01:45 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza Flash LAN

The weekend of MegaFPS (thats this weekend) we are hoping/planning to get a 32 player or more Flash Mob LAN on the LRT playing Quake 3 FFA! 

You will need a Lap Top, Quake 3 and obviously wireless LAN capability. 

This will be crazy fun and Hilarious to watch people around us!

There may be some extra Quake 3s at MegaFPS if you need that. Quake 3 minimum specs are very low, so you won't need a very new laptop: 

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Type: Pentium MMX
Minimum CPU Speed: 233 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 64 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 70 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: Multiple Resolutions
Color Depth: High Color

We will meet at the Fulton Place Community League and go out from there.

If you want to join in the fun, join the event on Fragapalooza's Facebook Event

--Melbosa


Fri Jun 07 12:16:34 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza is now on Facebook

Fragapalooza Facebook Page Officially Launches Today, June 7, 2013. We soft launched earlier, but today is the official day. Share our page with your friends and lets see how far we can push those likes!



--Melbosa

Thu Jun 06 15:42:36 -0600 2013
OverKlocked Gaming a Fragapalooza 2013 Drop-Off Registration Point

OverKlocked is again going to be a Fragapalooza 2013 drop-off location for your registration and is offering

2 Free Hours

 of use at the facilities if you complete your Fragapalooza 2013.  If you have the time, head on down to their location to pay for your Fragapalooza 2013 registration today:


11618 119 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 2X

--Melbosa

Thu Jun 06 14:53:51 -0600 2013
Fragapalooza 2013 Event Poster

So the first poster was just a teaser.  Now comes the actual.  Click the Poster to get the Large 7MB PDF for you reproducing pleasure!


Fragapalooza 2013 Poster Final

Please distribute everywhere you can! If you need help with printing, let me know.

--Melbosa

Mon Jun 03 14:34:57 -0600 2013
League of Legends Tournament Structure

OverKlocked has released the Tournament Structure for the Fragapalooza 2013 Official Tournament, which is to start sometime August 8th evening and end August 11th at the latest:


This tournament is a Double Elimination Tournament. 
All Games will be Best of 1 Sets until the Semi-Finals/Finals which will be Best of 3's.
 
Tournament Rules:

Game Mode –  Tournament Draft – Teams will flip a coin to determine who gets First Ban/First Pick. We will be using in-game Tournament Draft mode. In-game draft mode requires a minimum of 16champions. If a player does not have 16champions available they may not participate in the tournament.

No Ghosting –  This is a Live-Event if people are attempting to get an advantage by having friends/players inform them of the others teams moves/plans the team will be immediately disqualified.

Be Courteous – The tournament Admin reserves the right to eject a player/team if they are being abusive to any other player/team. We have zero tolerance policy for violence, and verbal abuse ejections will be at the discretion of the tournament admin.
 

Pausing/Game Resets - In the case where a Pause needs to be used, the game must resume within 2minutes of the pause Or else a tournament admin must be contacted regarding the pause. This is to prevent Spectator ghosting. Game Resets will be at the discretion of the tournament Admin and cannot occur after 5minutes have passed and/or First Blood. Game resets will not be allowed for Wrong Masteries/Rune pages. Any Game-Resets will be at the discretion of the tournament Admin.

Setting up the Game - Once the Admin has directed you with whom you are supposed to play and assigned you computers to play on you have to create the game lobby and start the match. 
 
Reporting Winner - Once the Game has ended, please immediately report the results to a tournament Admin, and he/she will update the bracket.


Ban/Pick Rotation:

The Captain of each team will flip a coin/rock paper scissor, the winner decides whether they want first pick or last pick.

In a best of 3 Series, the losing team decides whether they want first pick or last pick.

--Melbosa





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