On Saturday, gamers from around town gathered in the Black and Gold Room of Memorial Union for the 22nd Tigerlan event. The event started at 1 p.m. and ended at 4 a.m.
Tigerlan features all types of games including PC games and console games from the Wii, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.
Many gamers showed up early in the day to play in the PC and console tournaments and for a chance to win some of the great prizes that were offered. Cash prizes were offered for first and second places in all the tournaments, which included the newly released “Starcraft II,” as well as “Halo: Reach” and “Madden 2010.”
While many of the participants showed up solely for the tournament portion of the day, there were many hardcore gamers that showed their dedication by gaming well into Sunday morning.
Many of those who were still involved after the tournaments ended were focused on their various PC games, which included “World of Warcraft,” “Half-Life,” and “Starcraft II.” There were, however, a few still playing some of the console games, as well as competitive matchups of “Madden 2010,” “Super Smash Brothers Brawl” and “Rock Band 2.”
While the PC gamers were playing against a computer or against other online players around the world, the console gamers were competing against others who sat right next to them. Trash talk was bound to ensue, but it was all in good fun between the high-spirited players.
The event was sponsored by Cooler Master, which donated many prizes for Tigerlan’s raffle. The raffle started at midnight, and some of the prizes given away included a computer gaming controller, a computer surround sound system, a $25 gift certificate, a laptop bag and numerous energy drinks that helped gamers play well into the night.
Many other businesses around town helped sponsor the event and gave a few prizes as well. Computergeeks.com, Nex-Tech, NewEgg, CPU, Power User Magazine, Tech Junkies and Western Beverage all contributed to the event, and their participation was hugely appreciated by all those involved.
The people behind the Tigerlan events are already looking towards the next event and are hoping to have some new features that the participants can look forward to. They are planning on having a couple of HD projectors, and if everything goes right, there is a possibility of having a 3D projector available for certain games.