• Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!
NAG LAN at rAge

rAge’s NAG LAN adds more creature comforts in 2018

The 2018 NAG LAN — South Africa’s largest bring-your-own-PC LAN event taking place at rAge in October — will be a lot more comfortable than previous years

“For the first time ever, gamers will be able to pre-select their preferred experience in three dedicated LAN areas when purchasing their tickets,” notes Michael James, project manager at rAge, in a press release.

“Two of the areas will be fully carpeted, one area will have padded chairs, and two areas will be quieter and more secluded from the noisy expo show floor, ensuring that the NAG LAN experience is more tailored to everyone’s individual tastes and levels of comfort.”

That’s a far cry from former LANs, which threw all gamers into a single, crowded space.

Notably, there are some other tech advancements also set to feature.

“We have architected the NAG LAN platform to run virtualization for a high-volume traffic environment, a step away from the bare-metal architecture they have used in the past,” notes Paul Ruinaard, country manager of Nutanix, one of the LAN’s sponsors.

“We are looking forward to seeing the benefits this yields for the gamers in a live environment.”

NAG LAN tickets will go on sale from 28 July 2018 at 9am.

The LAN, aswell as the rest of the rAge expo, will begin on 5 October 2018 in Northgate, Johannesburg.

Feature image: rAge

Author Bio

Andy Walker
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Fuelled by his belief that PvZ: GW2 is 2016's game of the year, Andy also dabbles in the odd hard news story over on Memeburn. More