Microsoft joins us at Fragapalooza!!!
Microsoft is sponsoring Fragapalooza 2016 with some great prizes and tournaments!!! We are very thrilled to have them at the event this year and we know they are bringing their game with them! They will be onsite with XBox Ones and games to play as well as Tournaments to sign-up for! Halo, Killer Instinct, Forza are all on the docket thanks to Microsoft. See you at the event and check out the Microsoft Store in West Edmonton Mall if you get a chance!
Play Hard, Sleep Well, Play Some More!
Fragapalooza is a 4 day, NON-STOP event, but even the best of us have to crash and burn only to get back up to play some more! Well there are a few options we have put together to help you out with the crash part, letting you get the best sleep you can with the options below:
- Camping - The Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) has a camping area just North of the main building (in fact its just exactly North of the Fragapalooza Event itself!), just within a small walking distance. The area is a Gravel section, where Garbage Bins will be provided by the LRC. While there aren't any hookup facilities, you are welcome to bring your Tents, Trailers, and RVs to stay in the area, and the Fragapalooza venue does offer Team Locker rooms with onsite showers. NOTE: this area is first come first serve, and may be shared with other events happening in the area at the same time.
- Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre (1100 4 St, Nisku, AB T9E8E2) - Just a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering specific discounts for Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system, or call 780.979.0839 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/EtYfqcvRaTA2). They are offering: $109.49 + Tax per room per night based on 1-4 guests, including full hot breakfast daily in the restaurant.
- Days Inn Edmonton Airport (5705 50 St, Leduc, AB T9E 6Z8) - Also a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering discounts to all Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system (use code LBBG), or call 780.986.6550 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JHLKDMTWeW32). They are offering: $109.99 + Tax per room per night.
- Best Western Plus Denham Inn & Suites (5207 50th Ave, Leduc, AB T9E 6V3) - Another a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering discounts to all Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system (use code DISC01), or call 780.986.2241 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eaxmpzG6UWy). They are offering: $109.99 + Tax per room per night.
- At the Event - The North part of the seating plan shows a small area that can be used to put down single sized sleeping bags/beds, but is limited to first come first serve, and may be subject to removal should the event need more seating for participants. As you can tell already we are a pretty full venue this year, so while we hope this area will be available for this use, we cannot guarantee that to be so!
NOTE: While you may find lots of areas that look appealing to drop your sleeping gear down to rest with, we unfortunately are limited to the LRC's Soccer Pitch area where the Fragapalooza event itself is held, and won't be able to offer any other areas in the LRC for sleep accommodations. Please keep this in mind when planning your stay while at the event.
Hope this helps you out in your search for that pillow to rest a gamer's head on, but don't rest too long lest you miss out on all the fun!!!!
Here is the Poster for this year's event. Download and share as much as possible as we push for the last little bit here before it all begins!
You and a friend are on a deserted island with nothing but your wits and your bare hands, can you survive the island, the hostile islanders and the local fauna? Did we mention dinosaurs? Oops, yeah there’s dinosaurs there too.
Survive, Outwit, Outlast. Be the last team standing and claim your prize!
Extra-Life Edmonton is stepping up this year to run an ARK: Survival of the Fittest tournament at Fragapalooza this year. They will be running it on Saturday evening for two-man tribes in a grand melee bloodfest. Signups are now live with tournament format and rules forthcoming. While you're letting blood for survival, consider contributing towards their fundraising for The Stollery Children's Hospital. Gamers for Gamers!
For all participants wanting to participate in one of the tournaments, you may be interested in taking a look at the tentative Tournament Schedule. This schedule is subject to change depending on tournament interest at the time of the event. Should any changes occur, this document will be updated accordingly and will also be prominently displayed at the event. As stated in the tournament rules, we will be conforming to this schedule as best as we can and it is expected that all teams signed up for tournaments will be available during their schedule times without delay.
Tridon Communications will be providing radio communications to help us run the event. Check them out for all your communication needs!
Tridon Communications is the leading wireless communication provider for Northern Alberta. We supply Kenwood and Motorola two-way radios, TELUS cellular products, engineering and network solutions, rentals, and much more. Tridon has been supplying wireless equipment and services to to the Oil Sands of Alberta for over 35 years. We are locally owned and operated, and have fully equipped service shops in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, and Athabasca.
OnX steps up again!
OnX Enterprise Solutions starting working with us in 2015 and is back for Fragapalooza 2016 as a sponsor for our 20 Years in the Making event! Check them out for various IT Services and Solution needs!
Get the speeds you need!
Shaw has been providing Fraggers with Internet for many many many years at Fragapalooza, and our 20 Years in the Making event is no different. Shaw will be on hand with a Tent at the event with prizing as well!
In addition to the previously announced tournaments, we will be running a couple side tournaments during this year's Fragapalooza. For those of you with a creative bent, we will have an official creative mode Minecraft server where you can compete to design the coolest or most interesting construct. Those with a need for speed will have an opportunity to drop by our Forza racing setup and attack the time trial.
BioWare supports local gaming event...
BioWare, a Division of EA, and Edmonton based company is stepping to the plate again this year! First back sponsoring Fragapalooza 2015, we are so pleased to announce them back for our 20th Year event as one of our local gaming community sponsors! Thanks for join us this year for Fragapalooza 2016!
You guys did it! You are the best. Today we release the Team Blue and Team Red Shirt Designs as well as updated all product imagery on the Store! Check out what all the merchandise looks like and get yours in today! Remember you have to have a seat at the event to be able to buy merchandise, because that is where you will pick it up!