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Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/12/2020 03:17:43


Aura Guardian 
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Hello all,

For a while now, I have wanted to see a warzone open, along the lines of:

https://www.warzone.com/Forum/284930-berlin-open-checking-interest

and

https://www.warzone.com/Forum/316019-warlight-open-20-checking-interest

Come to the United States. I am using this thread to gauge interest to see if it is a viable option (Assuming I can find a reasonably priced venue).

Where?

Somewhere in USA/Canada

When?

I am targeting mid to late summer. I will poll for a more specific date if there is enough interest (About 30 individuals).

How Much will it cost?

Unknown. Depends on venue. I want to keep direct venue cost underneath $50 per person.
Hotel Costs? $75- $200 night??? (hilton is like $150 a night).
Food Costs? $5-20 per meal???
Transport costs will be about $25 one direction from airport.
So conservative total individual cost per person may be about $300-400 excluding air/ground travel fees.

How Long?

I will plan for an extended weekend. Friday/Saturday/Sunday most likely.

Target Group

Players from North America, with ongoing streaming for global reach.

Events?


  • Teamgame tournaments/ WGL-Like Streamed Tournament
  • WZ Open VS. The World
  • "Suprise Map" Tournament
  • "Scuffed" FFA?
  • Lectures?
  • Fizzer?
  • Social Event


Event Committee

I am looking for around 2 or 3 individuals to form a small committee to plan the event and flesh out the details. Let me know by discord dm or warzone pm if you are interested. Being on discord is a requirement for this.

Roadmap

1. Check/Rouse Interest
2. Create Event Planning Committee
3. Decide on Weekend
4. Contact Venues
5. Recieve a Quotation
6. Decide on Fee and Sign on the Contract
7. Collect Minimal Financing.
8. Event
9. Reflection

Players who have expressed interest:

Aura Guardian (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4127329486)
Fizzer (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=62456969)
Jefferspin (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6319040229)
shredtail2 (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4018123716)
Martel (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5922235498)
Cursona (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5024119391)
Knyte (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3022124041)
sloppyfatginger (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6235110640)
Cowboy (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=9374434686)

Edited 1/30/2020 23:37:47
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/12/2020 03:52:39


goodgame
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If this is limited to one location, it probably won't work. I mean, the main point of playing games online rather then in person is that online you don't have to go anywhere searching for opponents, or wait for someone to play with, etc.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/12/2020 04:26:56


Aura Guardian 
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This has worked twice in the past. (Albiet in Berlin, not USA). This is to gauge interest to see if this can work in the USA.

See:

https://www.warzone.com/Forum/284930-berlin-open-checking-interest

and

https://www.warzone.com/Forum/316019-warlight-open-20-checking-interest

Edited 1/12/2020 04:27:32
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/12/2020 05:09:09

Fizzer 
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I'd try to make it
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/16/2020 19:38:20


Martel 
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I think this could work, but I don't know if having it just in New York would be viable. Maybe have several venues, likes LA, SF, NY, Seattle, Chicago, etc... they won't be as large, but if planned properly it should be able to be done.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/17/2020 19:09:00


Aura Guardian 
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The problem with that is... its quite a bit of planning to do so. I suppose what I can do is poll for multiple cities and see which one would be the best candidate for an open.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/17/2020 19:57:23


TungstenTrex
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What about a less cost effective city? New York is notoriously expensive. I suggest somewhere in Jersey or Pennsylania might be ideal. Hell, you can visit the amish while you're there. They sell great food for really low prices.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/17/2020 20:08:38


Aura Guardian 
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Okay, so let's make the inquiry more general:

Who would be interested in a USA open, and what locations would they preference?
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/17/2020 20:11:37


Cowboy 
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Chicago is best, though Austin would be cool :P
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/18/2020 13:37:07


Martel 
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I'd say somewhere most cost effective and maybe more centrally located. Denver, CO? Cowboy's Austin idea sounds good to me too. I love that city.

Edited 1/18/2020 13:37:45
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/18/2020 13:38:00


Viking1007 
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st. louis Missouri?

Edited 1/18/2020 13:48:54
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/18/2020 13:47:01


riskboy88 
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Toronto/ Canadian areas would suit northeasteners + St lawrence valley
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/20/2020 06:34:42


SuperGamerz
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I'm 100% down if it's in Austin btw :D
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/20/2020 07:11:04


Jefferspin 
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Nero and I did this in Chicago. Fizzer was a no show.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/26/2020 18:57:30


Aura Guardian 
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So on my list of potential venues I have:

-Chicago.

Jeff

-Austin.

Cowboy
Martel

-St. Louis

Viking1007

Anywhere in USA

Aura
Fizzer
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/26/2020 21:34:06


adamg5
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May I interest you in venues that are air-friendly for America's Dairyland?
Milwaukee
Green Bay
Appleton
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/26/2020 22:19:11


Benjamin628 
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I'm biased but Pittsburgh is cheap and equidistant from Chicago and NYC
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 05:19:42


byshep
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I'm up for anywhere in the US or Canada (or the safe parts of Mexico) as long as it's on a weekend or sometime when there's already a federal holiday.

If it's in NorCal or Texas I'll take what I save on flights and get hella beer. But no restrictions on how far I'll travel to get eliminated in the first round of each tournament.

Edited 1/27/2020 05:20:15
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 12:45:44


Viking1007 
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no, I wouldn't come lol. I was just throwing out an option to help u .
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 15:11:20


Cursona 
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Throw me in as slightly interested. I’m not terribly far from NYC (I live in Baltimore). But I’m not sure I could do a whole weekend or not because work and $$$.

Edited 1/27/2020 15:12:29
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 16:05:37


Tac(ky)tical 
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Woah fizzer will be there! Meet and greet wit the famous game creator sounds awesome :)

New York City is a little biased location Chicago would be much more fair imo.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 20:57:00


TungstenTrex
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Nome, Alaska
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/27/2020 21:51:26


Viking1007 
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Maybe Kansas City, MO. since it is like the the middle of the country and people would only have to travel at most half the country. Instead of like the West Coast to NYC
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/28/2020 03:21:41


Aura Guardian 
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Alright, then, let me adjust the list:

I also made it clear from start of thread that it could be anywhere.

Interested (7/30):

Jeff
Cowboy
Fizzer
Martel
Aura
Cursona
Knyte

adamg5?


-Chicago (this is close enough to Milwaukee as is).

Jeff

-Austin.

Cowboy
Martel

-St. Louis

-Toronto

-Anywhere in USA

Aura
Fizzer
Cursona

Edited 1/30/2020 03:19:57
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/28/2020 16:02:04


sloppyfatginger 
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Chicago seems most ideal geographically. And by geographically, I mean suited to me. Austin is fantastic, and there's less chance of seeing Jeff.

I looked into this last year for Chicago venues. And by looked into I mean thought about looking into. But there's probably one there somewhere.

One action item we could add to the agenda is a drinking contest. Everyone vs. me.
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/29/2020 20:05:44


TungstenTrex
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Imagine hosting in Austin in the spring/summer

the humidity
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/30/2020 01:19:22


byshep
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Hmm it'll be indoors most likely, no? I've spent a summer in Austin and I don't recall any humidity issues, but I wasn't outside too long during the day. Aura Gourdian's the meteor scientist here, though, so I guess we'll just have to trust him.

But how about NOLA if Austin doesn't work? Plenty of venues, plenty of stuff to do outside the Warzoning (bar-hopping, dining, bar-hopping, riverboats, bar-hopping, fancy buildings, bar-hopping, and did I mention bar-hopping?), and a nice city to boot minus the crack heads.

Edited 1/30/2020 01:22:29
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/30/2020 02:36:02


Aura Guardian 
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Now NOLA would actually provide a humidity problem in summer. But yeah, it would be pretty much be inside for the most part. It would be hot, but not excessively hot tbh.

Edited 1/30/2020 02:37:05
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 1/30/2020 03:23:29


Shredtail2 
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I'll reanimate from the dead real fast to say that if it were in Austin, I'd be attending. It's only an hour from me. Austin has a lot of venues that would be perfectly suitable for an event like this, especially around downtown/6th street. There are also a lot of places in the north of the city that could fit well.

The humidity isn't terrible, unless it's been raining recently. The heat is a total wildcard, however, since it's Texas, and Texas weather likes to go haywire.

Edited 1/30/2020 03:26:21
Warzone Open: USA Edition: Checking Interest: 2/1/2020 14:52:54


Tac(ky)tical 
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sloppy I’ll put you under the table you don’t even drink !!
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