Darwin Dota 2 Tournament Announcement

TL;DR: Darwin Dota 2 Tournament on 06/09/2014 at Darwin Gamers LAN. Full LAN and registration details here. Up to $500 first place cash prize depending on the number of teams.

Date: Saturday 6th September 2014
Time: First round starts at 11:00am sharp. Doors open at 10:00am. Be ready on time or you’ll forfeit your first match.
Where: Darwin Community Arts, Malak Shopping Centre, 16 Malak Crescent, Malak. – Google Maps Link

The Event

Our first Darwin Dota 2 Tournament is going to be hosted by Darwin Gamers LAN. The entry fee for the LAN is $30 paid prior to the day via PayPal or $40 at the door. There is no additional fee to play in our Dota 2 tournament and part of the entry fee is contributing to the prize pool.

Prepare for an all day gaming session, you will need to keep hydrated and nourished to keep your head in the game. Options to purchase food and drink are available or you can bring your own supplies. For full LAN details visit: http://www.meetup.com/Darwin-Gamers/events/189948552/


You will need to register for the Darwin Gamers LAN event here. When you register, please add in your description your IGN names and your team names.

Tournament Format

The Tournament will be run over 3 Rounds. All games will be played in Captain’s Mode. The following layout is for 8 Teams. Different rounds may be announced depending on the turnout / registration.

First Round:
This will be a Round Robin ‘Best of 1’ where each team plays each other once to earn points. Points will determine the brackets for the second round. Teams with the lowest scores at this point will be eliminated, so play your best.

Second Round:
Teams with the most points will be in the upper bracket while teams with the least will be in the lower bracket.

Upper Bracket – Teams will play each other in ‘Best of 3’ games to determine if they go straight onto the Grand Finals or Semi Finals to face the winners of the lower brackets.

Lower Bracket – Teams will play each other in ‘Best of 3’ games to determine who goes into the Semi Finals. Losers from this bracket will be eliminated.

Third Round:
The losers from the Upper Brackets play the winners from the Lower Brackets in the Semi Final rounds. This will be ‘Best of 3’ games and the winners go onto the Grand Final.

Grand Final:
Grand Final will also be ‘Best of 3’ due to time constraints.


The first place prize will be a cash prize based on the number of players in the event.  First prize is as follows:

  • 20+ participants: $125
  • 40+ participants: $250
  • 50+ participants: $500

The second place runner up team will receive a $15 discount on entry to the next Darwin Dota 2 Tournament or Darwin Gamers LAN.

Darwin Gamers (LAN 11) 06/09/14 Announced

Darwin Gamers (LAN 11) 06/09/14

6 Sept 2014 · 10:00 AM

Darwin Community Arts – Malak

Hey Gamers!

Here’s what you need to know…


• Saturday, September 6th 2014

• 10:00am til late.


• Darwin Community Arts Centre: Shop 26, Malak Shopping Centre. Malak, NT 0812


• $30 online via Meetup.com/PayPal

• $40 at the door

Games we’ll be playing (but not limited to):

• Dota2

• Space Engineers

• JUST CAUSE 2 Multiplayer Mod

• Artemis

• Farcry 3 

• Terraria

• Natural Selection 2

• Minecraft

• Team Fortress 2


• Starcraft 2

• Track Mania: Nations

• Borderlands 2

• Altitude

• Unreal Tournament 3 

These are game that we usually play, if you have a great idea for a game though, don’t be shy, post your suggestions below.

Almost all of the games we play are available through Steam, often for discounted prices or free. Internet bandwidth is limited so we do our best to provide Steam backups so that you don’t need to download entire games. That said, it’s always best to download and update all your games the day before the LAN.

What to bring:

• Gaming PC

• Monitor

• All the cables you need

• Headphones

• Keyboard, mouse, mouse pad etc.

• Ethernet cable (we have some, $10 deposit required)

Food Schedule:

• If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know ASAP so that we can try to accommodate. 

• Breakfast – 10am 

• Lunch – Around 1pm 

• Dinner – Around 6pm 

Food Prices:

• Meals – $5

• Soft Drinks or Water – $2

• Coffee – $4 

Combo Deal: 

• Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + 2x Drinks for only $15

Other Important Notes:

• EFTPOS accepted (minimum $10).

• Cash accepted (with limited change to begin with).

• Darwin Gamers LAN’s are alcohol free.

• Internet is available, however, any misuse will not be tolerated.

Get the full details and register now at the Meetup.com event page.