By Mike Clements posted Jun 22nd 2011
Over the past 2 years, Corsair has greatly expanded its line of gaming products. So, it's only natural that we'd start attending and sponsoring more gaming events. We recently attended the Intel® Atlanta LANFest Summer LAN 2011. The organizer put us up in the front of the room in the middle of the stage — thanks Kevin! This is what everyone saw when they came into the room.
After enough hours of gaming in a darkened dungeonesque room fueled by energy drinks, the LANFest banner began to look like this.
We recently had a great time at another LAN, searching out those people most in need of a headset upgrade. By participating in the Facebook portion of our event, these lucky winners walked away with Gaming Audio Series™ HS1USB and HS1A headsets. It was a great upgrade for all of them.
Late in the evening on Saturday night, I decided to have a bit of fun. I announced some scavenger hunt ideas via our Facebook event page for this event. Among the scavenger hunt ideas I put out, I asked for a can of root beer. This enterprising gentleman brought me a nice cold one and walked away with one of our giveaways.
Another item was an actual swiss army knife. This fellow below showed up with one and got an Air Series™ A70 CPU cooler for his efforts. However, during the presentation, someone yelled out to him that I was not a Corsair rep but that I was in fact a zombie. He went "Left for Dead" on me. Luckily for me, he came to his senses when he realized he'd won the A70 and that I was not interested in eating his brains.
We had some great fun with the midnight madness portion of the show where the event staff drew ticket numbers from a container and gave away massive amounts of goodies. It was awesome giving fresh products away to people that appreciated them and were going to use them to get their game on.
Here's another happy HS1 winner.
These two fellows each won a Vengeance™ DDR3 memory kit and they seemed very happy about it.
We also gave away a set of Gaming Audio Series™ SP2500 and SP2200 speakers during the midnight madness giveaways.
The majority of that giant pile of Corsair goodness, shown in the first picture above, was for our Corsair Case Build Off. The LANFest staff perused their audience and found the two people they felt were most in needeof a case upgrade. Oddly enough, we managed to select two participants, both of whom had never built their own computer. So we decided to let each have a coach/assistant of their choosing to help them along.
It was a very close race and our winner, Christina Hill, won by mere seconds. She got quite a pile of goodies to help fill up that lovely new Special Edition White Graphite Series™ 600T mid-tower case.
As with any good LAN, someone's case must be destroyed. This case, displaced by a new 600T, was reduced to scrap metal within seconds of it being emptied.
My thanks go out to Intel and the Atlanta LANFest crew for putting on a great event as usual. I've seen this event grow over the past five plus years, and it's been really fun to have been involved. And, their charity efforts make it that much better. So, grab up your machine, a monitor, a network cable, and your favorite source of caffiene and go have a blast at a LAN near you. Mebbe we'll show up there too!