Gaming For Fun & Prizes

Battle Royale is one of the largest annual LAN parties in Ottawa. Every year, over 100 competitors bring their rigs for the day to compete for fun, glory, trophies and even cash prizes. In past years, our grand prizes have been as high as 1000$. Even when you're not playing the game that you pwn at, there's always a good time to be had. Every year, participants have whipped up games like Minecraft that gets everyone playing together. It's just a cool place and a good time you won't want to miss.

November 12th & 13th, 10am to 10am

Tickets

Logistics

Location

The event will take place at Room 102 of the Algonquin College School of Advanced Technology Building.

Time and Date

Battle Royale 10 will run from 10AM on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 until 10AM on Sunday, November 13th, 2016.

Charity

Battle Royale is all about giving back! We will be giving a portion of the surplus from the event to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow.

About Us

Battle Royale X is Ottawa's largest LAN party involving various video game tournaments. The goal of Battle Royale is to bring together future engineers and computer scientists across the Ottawa Region to share their gaming passion in a relaxed environment. Hosted on the beautiful campus of Algonquin College, this event has become an annual tradition for the university/college students in Ottawa studying not just Engineering and Computer Science, but other disciplines as well. Battle Royale offers a unique opportunity to companies to expose themselves to over a hundred engineering and computer science students from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College. It has been a huge success over the past years, and this year we expect it to be even bigger and better. Battle Royale X is going to be the best yet with an increased capacity and tournament quality! We are also donating a significant portion of the surplus made to the charity Child's Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of sick children with toys and games worldwide.

Being mainly organized by student volunteers from the Student Branches of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College. Battle Royale has been supported by the IEEE Ottawa Section in all of its past installments. Once again this year, the IEEE Ottawa Section is in favour of hosting events that engage students from all disciplines. We would like to thank The IEEE Ottawa Section for the support.

FAQ

1. What is Battle Royale?

Battle Royale is a LAN party involving various video game tournaments. Battle Royale will run for a full 24-hours. The goal of the LAN party is to bring together engineering and computer science students across the Ottawa Region to share their passion for gaming in a relaxed environment. Battle Royale has become an annual tradition for all university and college students in Ottawa studying not just engineering and computer science, but other disciplines as well. Battle Royale offers a unique opportunity to companies to expose themselves to over a hundred engineering and computer science students from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Algonquin College. The event has been a huge success over the past seven years.

2. Who can participate in Battle Royale?

Anyone interested in playing games or competing in tournaments can participate. The event is open to everyone regardless of whether they are a student. Participants under the age of 18 will require permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

3. How does Battle Royale work?

At Battle Royale, you participate in LAN PC games by bringing your own PC or laptop. By buying a ticket you will be given desk space, power and an internet connection.

4. What should I bring?

  • Your Rig: a desktop or laptop with peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad)
  • No more than 2 powered devices. This is usually 1 desktop and 1 monitor
  • Ethernet Cable (Max. 20ft)
  • Headphones
  • Extra Money (just in case)
  • The games you want to play (PC player)

Alcohol is expressly prohibited.

5. Where Can I Park?

There will be free parking over the weekend in Lots 8,9 and 12.

6. Can I sign the waiver beforehand?

We ask that all participants sign a waiver at the registration table before entering. To save time, you can print and sign the waiver beforehand and just give it to us at the registration table upon arrival. You can download the waiver Here

7. What is the difference between a major and minor tournament?

  • The prizes will be notably larger for major tournaments than for minor tournaments.
  • It costs more to participate in major tournaments.
  • When (not if) scheduling conflicts arise, you will be expected to forfeit or postpone your minor tournament's matches in favour of your major tournament commitment.

8. What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds for tickets but tickets are transferable. This means that you can give your ticket to someone else. The only exception to this is if a tournament you signed up for has too little attendance is cancelled. Avoid this by invite your friends.

9. How can I volunteer to help?

We need lots of volunteers during the event. If you're interested in helping with pre-event setup, running tournaments, or post-event teardown, shoot an email to volunteer@battleroyale.ca