CMU students plan Pittsburgh LAN gaming event

Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:00 AM Written by 


The LAN party is alive and well in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University eSports and Online Game Society (OGS) are teaming up to put together Steel City LAN, a one-day event that will celebrate local competitive gaming.


Being held Friday, April 18 at the Rangos Ballroom in CMU’s University Center, Steel City LAN is expected to host over 200 eager gamers who are ready to compete. The event will have tournaments for popular games like “League of Legends,” “Dota 2,” “StarCraft II,” “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” “Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” among others.


Trends of modern video games have been to take away LAN functionality, but there is a still an audience for LAN party gatherings. These events bring a close-knit camaraderie of like-minded individuals who come together to take part in something they all enjoy.


“We're hoping to hold a huge event where gamers from all over Pittsburgh can come together and find other people that enjoy the same games,” said Rebecca Lui, President of CMU eSports. “We want the Steel City LAN to be the event where gamers from all across the city can play together or compete against each other in a friendly environment.”


Tournaments will be played for cash prizes. Participants will buy in to compete. Winners will take home a percentage of the cash from the buy-in pool.


The event is open to the public, but those who are unable to make it can watch the tournament action via Twitch at


CMU eSports and OGS hope to continue bringing LAN events to the Pittsburgh area in the future.


“We hope that the Steel City LAN becomes a regular annual event for Pittsburgh gamers to look forward to,” said Lui.

For more information regarding Steel City LAN, including the tournament schedule, visit the event website





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