San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Think of StratLAN as the sort of LAN you would have round your mates house, except more organised, more people, more games, and possibly a touch more beer.
Every StratLAN we have seems to bring its own memorable moments and great gaming. Each event is unique and if you miss it, you’re missing an experience that you won’t necessarily find again.
SLAN is famed for its warm, friendly atmosphere – welcoming to newcomers and veterans alike. If you’ve never been to a Stratlan before it’ll take about 20 minutes for someone to say hi and from that point in you’re part of the group.
StratLAN is about fun and relaxation; when your not gaming you can enjoy the great atmosphere in our dedicated social & chillout areas, or find people playing board games, Magic: The Gathering, poker – or just sitting around and relaxing with a drink and a pizza. It’s a great way to meet new people and to take a break from the gaming.
Obviously Stratlan is still a LAN at heart and an unhealthy amount of time is spent playing games. Because there are much fewer people than at an i-Series, it is easier to organise. It’s not uncommon for someone to shout out the name of a game and to have everyone in the room join the server!
The event is a “bring-your-own-booze” affair and so, if you’re over 18, you can bring all the beer you want to drink at your desk or in the social area!
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When & Where
Founded in 1997, Multiplay are a leading service provider to the games industry, a consultant and promoter to almost all major publishers, manufacturers and e-tailers, as well as being one of the UK's largest gaming event organisers. From press events and game launches, to complete tournaments; Multiplay have delivered a wide range of events to high profile customers in the UK and internationally, such as Warner Bros, Mojang, ESET and IGN.
Multiplay are the organisers of the UK’s largest gaming festivals which are held three times a year. Founded in 1999, for over 14 years the Insomnia Gaming Festival has been a place for gamers of all backgrounds to congregate, socialise, discover new things and ultimately just play. The gaming festivals are a culmination of all of the best bits of videogaming. It combines a massive LAN, a growing exhibition, prize-based competitive gaming tournaments, and other interesting activities within the package of an inclusive, gaming-focused social atmosphere.
Multiplay is also one of the world's largest hosts of online game servers, with over 28 locations across 5 continents and is also home to one of Europe's largest on-line gaming communities with over 7 million gamers playing on their servers every month.