What:
Four days of LAN Gaming!
When:
August 10 to 13, 2017
Where:
Leduc Recreation Centre
4330 Black Gold Drive
Leduc, AB T9E 3C3
Games Played:
Anything and Everything!

Today we are happy to announce Seating will be opening soon.  We are having a RvB theme this year, so if you want to be on the R or the B you might want to stick in the seating that matches (and that is the only teaser we are giving today on that part of Fragapalooza 2016).  Seating will be opening in the following order:

  • Special Event Registrations (Extra Life 2015, etc) - June 30th
  • Early Bird/Holiday Sale Purchases (including Clan Gathering/Holiday Gathering fully paid by July 3rd, 2016) - July 4th
  • General Admission Seating (including Clan Gathering purchased on/after July 4th, 2016) - July 10th

As you can see you still have time to get those EARLY BIRD seat purchases paid by July 3rd to not only get the Early Bird bonus prize draws but also get to select your seats earlier than everyone else!

Clan Reservation

For those whom are looking for Clan Reserved seating, please use the Contact Us form and include the following:

  • Subject: Clan Reservation - [Clan Name]
  • Body:
    • Clan Head - Name, Gamer Alias, FP Login (This person is consider the Clan Manager in terms of contact for the reservation - does not need to be the Clan Head in terms of your gaming)
    • Members - Name, Gamer Alias, FP Login
    • Row and Seats you wish to reserve
    • Did you request a Clan Reservation in 2015?  If so can we reuse? (We will send you back a list of current people)

We will only be taking seat reservations for Clans 6 members or more.  The Reservations will only be until July 17th at which time the reservations will expire and be returned to the general selection pool.

Only Full Paid Seats will be eligible for reserving a Seat on the Seating section.  If you have pending cart items that are Seats, please remit payment to guarantee a seat selection for Fragapalooza 2016.  Seating is limited and can sell out so make sure to get yours today!

Think you can prove your mettle as the best Rocket Powered RC Car Driver?  Got a co-driver with some epic skills?  Partner up for this year's Rocket League tournament at Fragapalooza!  We will be running a 2v2 single elimination tournament for Rocket League.  If you are interested in participating, please check out our General Tournament Rules, and Rocket League Rules documents.  This tournament will be scheduled on Friday evening (August 5th, 2016), so get yourselves there quickly!

We are also pleased to announce that we are currently accepting signups for all of our announced tournaments!  You can sign up for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch and Rocket League over on our tournaments page.  You must be logged in and have at least one paid seat for Fragapalooza 2016.  Buy a ticket while early bird seats are still available!

Fragapalooza every year has Early Bird pricing and draws set up for your consumption.  We are announcing today that the Early Bird Cut-Off date will be July 3, 2016 at Midnight.  Early Bird contains the following:

  • Discounted Rates for Fragapalooza Registration (Clan Packs as well as Individual Seat Pricing)
  • Store Pre-Orders for Merchandise (such as Shirts, Cups, etc)
  • Early Bird Prize Draw at Opening Ceremonies

In order to be eligible for each of the above, you must have completed your cart item sales (selected and paid in full) for seats and pre-orders prior to this deadline.  We will be announcing Shirt Designs and Merchanise soon, as we are just finalizing those details, so as of yet they are not available in the store, but will be soon.  Stay tuned for that announcement, and at that time you can start a second purchase, BUT no need to wait to get your Seat to secure your Early Bird prize draw entry today!!!

Overwatch has been released upon us, and it is great fun!  Fragapalooza is looking forward to running Overwatch as an official tournament this year!  Want to prove that you're the best Road Hog out there, or that your Genji is second to none?  Show us your mettle this summer at Fragapalooza 2016!

If you are interested in participating in this tournament, please take the time to read our general tournament rules for this year as well as the rules and format for the Overwatch Tournament.  Both of these documents are a work in progress and may change before the tournament starts.  You may provide feedback on the documents themselves.  Due to relatively recent release of Overwatch and the lack of a standard tournament format for the game, this tournament's rules may change more than others between now and August.

Please note that this tournament will only proceed if we have at least 4 teams signed up at the start of the tournament, tentatively scheduled for the evening of August 5th, continuing on August 6th as required.  Also, we will be planning on running this tournament simultaneously with the previously announced CS:GO Tournament, so participation in both tournaments will not be possible.

We will be announcing more tournaments as we get closer to the event, we look forward to seeing you there!

Axe Music sound it off

Axe Music has been a huge sponsor of Fragapalooza for many many many years.  They provide us the PA and sound system we use for the event each and every year.  And guess what?  They are again donating the equipment for our 20 years in the making event, Fragapalooza 2016.  Great local company which has been serving Edmonton region for many years!

OverKlocked Fragapalooza!

OverKlocked has been a great returning sponsor of Fragapalooza for many years.  And we are so grateful for their continued support of the event.  So you might have guessed it, they are again sponsoring Fragapalooza in 2016 for our 20 Years of Frag.  Check them out for various locked in events or casual gaming needs!

Their Game Ready and so are we!

nVidia has been a sponsor of Fragapalooza many times and we are so excited to announce that they will again be sponsoring Fragapalooza for our 20th year!  With leading edge graphics and raw power, we love their products and know you do as well.  So please check them out for all your gaming needs!

Veeam is here!

Veeam has been backing up your VMs and environments for years, and has also been backing Fragapalooza for many as well.  We are welcoming them back again in 2016 as a sponsor and we are very pleased!  Check them out at https://www.veeam.com/.

We are happy to announce the first of this year's Official Fragapalooza Tournaments is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  Lets defuse us some bombs for justice, liberty and great victory!

If you are interested in participating in this tournament, please take the time to read our general tournament rules for this year as well as the rules and format for the Counter-Strike tournament.  Both of these documents are a work in progress and may change before the tournament starts.  You may provide feedback on the documents themselves.  We are continuing the improvements to our website that will allow us to accept team signups from paid participants, so please look for that this month.  

Please note that this tournament will only proceed if we have at least 4 teams signed up at the start of the tournament, tentatively scheduled for the evening of August 5th, continuing on August 6th as required.

We will be announcing more tournaments as we get closer to the event, we look forward to seeing you there!

*EDIT*

So, the totals have come in and we at Fragapalooza are going to DOUBLE our original donation amount.  As such, we will be donating $252 to the Red Cross for the relief effort in support of those affected by the fires.  We are happy to hear that the town of Fort McMurray is out of immediate danger from the fires now, and hope all those affected can start to rebuild.

Please remember that you can still donate by clicking on this link.

Thank you to everyone who registered during the week and drove our donation amount up.  


 

Fragapalooza is more than just a LAN party.  We are a community of gamers from all walks of life, and from all over Alberta.  Currently our community is suffering a terrible loss with the wildfire that is threatening to destroy Fort McMurray this week.  Thousands of our friends and neighbors are losing everything they own.  As such, we would like to donate 10% of all registrations from now until Wednesday May 11, to the RedCross relief effort in support of those impacted by the fires.

To register for Fragapalooza 2016, simply go to https://www.fragapalooza.com and create an account.  Once you have Purchased a Seat and completed the registration process, Fragapalooza will donate 10% of your registration to the Canadian Red Cross.  We will do this for all registrations that come in between now and next Wednesday – May 11.

Even if you do not have any plans on attending Fragapalooza, you can still donate by going to this website - https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610&_ga=1.232829662.159742497.1462376821

Thank you for your support.

Their BACK!

Fragapalooza welcomes back Memory Express as a sponsor of the our event, broadening the ever growing list!  We are so very pleased that they are a part of our 20 Years in the making Fragapalooza 2016, and we know you are too!  Check them out at http://www.memoryexpress.com/ and our growing list of sponsors for Fragapalooza XXII.

They deliver IT and Sponsorship!

Fragapalooza is proud to announce our latest sponsor for Fragapalooza 2016, scalar "we deliver IT"! Here is a bit about scalar in their own words:

Scalar is an engineering-led IT solutions integrator with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and London. Founded in 2004, we employ over 300 people nationally, and our team is made up of the most skilled technical specialists in the country, backed by an exceptional team of account executives and operational staff.

Mmmmm PIZZA!  And right at the event too!

Papa Johns Leduc location is again joining us at Fragapalooza 2016!  Here is a message from our newest sponsor:

Papa Johns Pizza is proud to support our local community and events such as Fragapalooza! Last year at Frag we got the honour to meet many of our community geeks and gamers, and this year we are excited to do it all again! Feel free to come see us at this years Frag, and keep the K/Ds positive! 

Extra Life Edmonton and Fragapalooza together again

We are proud to to say that Extra Life Edmonton will be again at Fragapalooza for 2016.  Please check them out at this year's event as this a great cause for the Edmonton Stollery and Children's Miracle Network!

Fragapalooza helps eLegend SAB be Legendary

Fragapalooza will be on hand April 2, 2016 to help out the eLegends Student Aid Bursary Fundraiser Tournament - League of Legends 1v1 tournament.  We are excited to see the event unfold having seen it bloom these last few weeks since Fragapalooza was asked to come on board as a Sponsor.

Check them out through their website and facebook links for more information!

Games and Drinks... Yes Please!

Adam and Joe from Brew Games will be attending Fragapalooza again and this time are sponsoring the event with more prizes (over $500 in prizing).  Make sure to stop by the BrewGames table to see what their production is all about and play some oldschool console and oldschool pc games!

If you can't make it to the event but are still interested in who they are and what they do, check out their website at www.brewgames.org or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXCITING NEWS!  Fragapalooza XXII, 2016 is coming!

134 days to Fragapalooza XXII, 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING!  Yes that is right, Fragapalooza is turning 20 years old this year!  And the Frag Staff is hard at work putting together what we hope will be the best Fragapalooza yet!  What's happening so far?

  • The Venue is booked!  That is right, back at the LRC again this year, August 4-7, 2016 for 4 Days NON-STOP gaming in a Bring Your Own Computer/Console event.
  • The Badge is made!  Check out our Fragapalooza 2016 Badge of Honour:
  • The Sponsors are coming! We've had some returning Favorites already commit; City of Leduc, NAIT, ServUIT. Some more to return as we go. And we have some new ones coming soon!
  • Purchase a Seat is OPEN - Early Bird Prizing as well!  Single and Clan packs are available in the Purchase a Seat section, which are Early Bird purchases entering you into a prize draw... remember last year's prize?

    We promise this year's will be just as exciting... stay tuned!

More, more, MORE! There is so much more coming, but wanted to get this out now.  Keep tuned in to Fragapalooza 2016 here, and on Facebook/Twitter for all your Fragapalooza XXII details!

Official Tournaments

While Fragapalooza is formally a LAN Party, we do run Official Tournaments because that's what our participants want!  Official Tournaments are typically Sponsored in some shape or form, offering significant prizes and prestige.  If anyone is looking to host an Official Tournament during Fragapalooza, please do not hesitate to Contact Us about it.

Fragapalooza 2016

We are still formulating the list for 2016.  Stay Tuned for more Information!

Unofficial Tournaments

Fragapalooza is gamers putting on the event for gamers.  We love to work with our gamers to setup tournaments as they wish.  These usually pop-up during the event and can be organized or even adhoc.  If you have some interest in doing an Unofficial Tournament we are here to help.  If you wish to discuss it with us feel free to Contact Us about it.

Ho Ho HO!

Fragapalooza is getting into the festive spirit for 2015.  We are offering a seat sale until January 3rd 2016 for:

Fragapalooza XXII, celebrating 20 years of LAN Event greatness!

Get your friends/family together and purchase these discounted seats for Fragapalooza 2016 today before the sale runs out!

From Fragapalooza 2015 of times past...

With Fragapalooza 2015 just finished over a month ago we would like to thank all our participants and sponsors from this year's event for making it one of the best Fragapaloozas to date! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did as Staff, and we can't wait for Fragapalooza 2016. Stay tuned to www.fragapalooza.com for all your Fragapalooza event news and hopefully some surprises as the year goes on!

Final salute to our sponsors of Fragapalooza 2015, THANK YOU on behalf of all the Staff and Participants from this years event:AxeMusic.com, BioWare, Breakout Entertainment Edmonton, Capital Airsoft Inc., The Canadian Brewhouse, Cisco, Leduc, Alberta, Extra Life Edmonton, The Hop Food Truck, Kosmos Restaurant & Lounge, Mainland Information Systems Ltd, Metafore, OnX Enterprise Solutions,OverKlocked Gaming & Computers, PapaJohn's Pizza Leduc, Press'd,Shaw, The Variant Edition, Veeam Software, and Westcan ACS!

Sincerely FP Staff

I wanna go and I wanna go now!

Fragapalooza 2016 Registration @ 2015 Event Month Pricing Available for the Month of August.  If you want to join us next year but pay this year's pricing you can register and pay during the Month of August 2015 for Fragapalooza 2016.  After that date the pricing is subject to increase based on projected costs for next year - but we will be running an Early Bird paid pricing option for 2016 in the future.

See you in 2016 and stay tuned to our social media and this website for things to come!

For those of use of an artistic bent, feats of strength, stamina or engineering are not our forte, so we must find a way to shine in our own way.  We will be running an art contest!

We need a new background for our website that encapulates the theme or energy of Fragapalooza.  Our colors are Green (#afdf34) and Orange (#d9760d)

The rules are thusly:

1) Digital images only
2) Keep it civil, clean and fun
3) Recommended 1600x1200 image resolution or larger
4) Our primary website colors are various shades of black (and sometimes very, very dark grey), Green (#afdf34) and Orange (#d9760d)
5) Staff will judge the first round of submissions
6) Finals winner will be selected by the crowd during closing ceremonies

If we have a decent number of submissions, or the winning piece is of a sufficient quality the prize will be a 24" monitor.  Otherwise a suitable substitute will be selected.
We look forward to your beautiful artistry!

 

 

PilotCX7 FTW!

Congratz to PilotCX7 (on the right) with your master engineering skills! And also enjoy that HD Prize!

 

We are going to do a paper airplane contest at  11:30.  This will be an accuracy contest.  So start practicing now.  I got extra paper up here by the tournament guys. 

Basic rules apply, no foreign objects in your plane, this include spit and water!  A crumpled up ball is not an airplane.  Quadcopters don't count(Bram).

Write your ID on your plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

All good things must come to an end.

For everyone wondering, we will be doing closing ceremonies around 3pm Sunday afternoon.

Our Super Smash Bros Tournament brackets can be found here, and are starting right now!

Dr. EMF FTW!

Congratz to Dr. EMF (on the right) on your superior agility and skill!  Enjoy your nVidia GeForce GTX 960.

 

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