Who We AreAuckLAN is an Auckland-based, community-driven BYOPC LAN project tailored around it's attendees. We aim to provide a quality network in a comfortable environment with a nice balance between competitive and social gaming for all.
Starting out as 2 small Studio-style LANs AuckLAN was quickly popular with it's attendees and we decided to upscale through regular events to take it as far as it can go. We have steadily expanded our sponsors, crew and equipment as we have grown and we are constantly refining and improving how we plan and execute our events to ensure each event is better than the last.
We are entirely non-profit and all our crew are volunteers who do it for the love of it. We are passionate about gaming and LANs and want to share our passion with everyone!
See Our Previous Events
Take at a look through some of our epic past events and have a look at the awesome prizes and great tournaments AuckLAN's are famous for!
We would greatly appreciate any donations to AuckLAN. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to running gaming events. All donations will be used to improve the equipment we provision at our events!
We are a dedicated team, passionate about creating awesome gaming LANs.
| Alex Grant
Alex "TheInfamousHOSS" Grant (Hoss for short) comes from a Gaming & Technical background. Hoss first appeared on the gaming scene in the early days of Day of Defeat: Source (DOD:S for short) around 2005, playing it casually on-and-off with CounterStrike Source for about a year before getting the "bug" for clan play. Hoss quickly became involved in the clan scene of Day of Defeat Source in NZ and Australia, building clan teams, competing in competitions including reaching finals on multiple occasions and holding a NZ DOD:S LAN in 2009. Gradually the focus became less specific to DOD:S and the focus broadened to FPS games in general. Later in 2009, Hoss co-created New Zealand Gaming Network (nzgn.co.nz), a community forum and voice server offered free to New Zealanders and a dedicated follwing grew. As the technical side took over on the career side too, an interest in LANs blossomed into a fully fledged addiction making the path to running AuckLAN an inveitability. Alex has since become MCITP and CompTIA A+ certified and has extensive experience in Home and small-to-medium business IT support. Alex recently incorporated his own IT support company, Easy PC (Auckland) Ltd.
Our Dedicated Team
|Ever since I was a young lad I always had an interest in games and computers. Starting out on a Sega sc-3000 (yes showing my age!). Years of Quake was great! Half-Life soon followed. Then I was off to my first LAN in about May 2000 in Birkenhead. After that came Gaggle LANs, where I also discovered one of my favourite Half-Life mods, Natural Selection (Half-Life Team Fortress was another one of my favourites), and Battlefield 1942. Then A3, Equinox and A4. xLAN was the next LAN, but after the first one in 2004 I lost track of the whole LAN scene. Picking it up again in 2009, I went to 2 or 3 until it became less about fun and more about competition, and then it disappeared into the void of NZ LAN history. Auckmageddon 5, 6 and 7 came and went; Hoss got me coming to AuckLAN. These days I play Team Fortress 2 and Diablo III. With AuckLAN outgrowing the Browns Bay facilities, and Hoss and Rurd2di needing to take on extra crew, when asked I was happy to jump at the chance. I'm an avid supporter of Beer Pong. I won the first Beer Pong competition I entered, and am looking forward to running many more so others can experience the fun and competitiveness of one of the greatest games in the world. I've done A+/Network+ and MCP (in Networking). I play around with servers and virtualisation.|
I have been gaming since around 1990 starting with my Dads Commodore 64. Then our first PC with DOS games in mid 90s with DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstein, Duke Nuken 3D etc.
We want to hear from you!
We are always looking for new volunteers to join the AuckLAN team, please apply by sending Alex an email with some information following. Name, age and gaming alias, preferred games/platforms, what you could bring to the team, what kind of role you see yourself fitting into and finally what your motivation is to commit to the AuckLAN team.