Secret Slanta

October 4th, 2016 Comments off

So, the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder, and with just over 80 days left until some stranger empties his sack all over your house, we have, once again, got Santa’s less than conventional cousin, Slanta involved to run the secret gift giving extravaganza!

Sign up’s will be live until the 27th October, so this should give all you little elves enough time to sign up and take part in one of the hottest attractions of Stratlan (with the exception of Cabe topless of course!..).

Once the sign up’s have closed, we will send out a lovely little email just checking with all registered participants that you are still itching to take part (to try and reduce the amount of non present buying peeps) and it will be the response to that email that will secure your participation.

Then on the 31st October, the name of your Vict… uhhhh.. I mean recipient of your gift will be sent to you and that should give you ample time to stalk your person and get them the perfect prezzie.

As usual if you are an old hand at this, the recommended spend is still sat at ¬£10 but if you feel the need to spend that little extra then who are we to argue ūüôā

So without further ado here is the magic sign up link!

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Winter Seat Picker and Secret Slanta

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Two updates on Stratlan in as many weeks?! What is this magic we must be wielding I hear you cry!

Well my friends, this ain’t no magic, this is preparation! Now its not the H version that I am sure you all know and love, this is a friendly little update / reminder that the Seat Picker for the next Stratlan will be going live on Monday at 5pm.

As for the secret slanta sign up’s, we are aiming for Friday 30th September (and we are looking into a fancy new way for us to organise it all) so thats exciting right? RIGHT! This will also give you lovely gift givers plenty of time to buy / make / build / steal (maybe not that one) your gifts and get them all wrapped up nice and neat (in bin bags or any other form of wrappable material) ready for your recipient to marvel over.

I hope you all have a B-E-A-UTIFUL weekend and don’t forget, Monday 26th September, Seat Picker goes LIVE! Be there or be sat next to Lethal Cleric ūüėČ (love you really ūüėõ )

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Stratlan X-Mas Party 2016 – Tickets on sale NOW!

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

Suuuuuuuuuup Stratlanners.

Guess what I have to tell you! Well.. I suppose I ruined the surprise with the title of this post (and with people jumping the gun), however, i’m sure you will all be ecstatic to hear that we have launched the Xmas Party tickets for you beautiful people to purchase and start getting hyped for.

You can purchase your tickets by clicking HERE

Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking “Coley, it’s great that the tickets are launched and all, but where is the Secret Slanta info? After all, thats one of the best parts!”. Well its with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that we will no longer be doing the Secret Slanta at stratlan……. Only joking ūüėČ we are, as always going to be facilitating this for you, we just need a little more time to get it all set up. We are hoping to launch the sign up’s next week so keep an eye on this site and also your emails for further info / instructions. We should also be able to launch the seat picker at the same time.

Now, for this event we are changing the way the spectator tickets are priced, so keep reading if you are thinking of speccing:

Weekend Spec (includes Friday evening party) Р£20 Р20 available
Friday Spec (includes Friday evening party) Р£10 Р30 available
Saturday Spec Р£5 Р20 available
Sunday Spec Р£5 Р20 available
(Wristbands will be issued for the Friday Night Party)

As always, all tickets are limited so please book sooner rather than later if you are intending to go. You can also keep up with the discussions on community based fun and frolics by visiting the Stratlan Forums

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Red vs Blue Team Allocation

June 6th, 2016 Comments off

In the interest of giving anyone who might be interested time to prepare, we’ve announced the RVB Team allocation as part of the Seat Picker. We’ll be sending an email out later on this week to everyone who is currently seated to confirm, but bear in mind if you move seats your team allegiance may change!

Check out which team you are in by heading over to the seat picker now:

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Red vs Blue is now back with AVENGENCE

June 2nd, 2016 Comments off

This year, Red vs Blue will be returning with ‘AVENGENCE’ and if you haven’t already guessed, we’ve taken on a super hero theme as Team Cap faces off against¬†Team Stark to be crowned the ‘StratLAN Red vs Blue Champions’. We‚Äôre changing the format from previous years and¬†have put together a¬†little guide on what will be happening and when. Remember there’s still time if you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, head on over and get with the program!

The New Format


Sign Ups

Participation in Red vs Blue isn’t mandatory, but we highly recommend that everybody does as the more people we have,¬†the better the event will be! Sign-ups are now live¬†and you can head over to our sign-up form here¬†to register your participation.

Team Selection

Teams will be pre-selected determined by desk rows. When you arrive at the event, you will be given your team t-shirt and will then be able to register via the intranet to see all of the details on the weekends activities and sign up to any games you wish to be involved in.


Each game will have a one or more RVB challenges available. In each challenge, points will be awarded to the top 3 competitors (3 points for a win, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place). The team with the most points at the end of the event will be crowned champions!

Specific Times

No plan survives first contact with the enemy, but in an attempt to help people know when we are planning on playing different games we’ve put together a schedule! Tie in with the descriptions down below to¬†best plan your StratLAN experience!


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
14:00-16:00 Blur BBQ Heroes Choice
18:00-20:00  Rust Team Fortress 2 Battlefield 2 Rust


Game Types


Choose your Heroes

‘Choose your Hero’ games will require individuals or teams to sign up in advance (we will be using challonge for this). For each game, there will be a tournament within each team which will decide on¬†an eventual Hero and his/her Sidekick. The Heroes and Sidekicks of each team will then battle it out in a final RvB brack to¬†determine the overall places. Finals will be streamed on the main projector and may even be commentated by our very @Biceps! If this was too confusing, the whole thing will be run using Challonge so should be point and click and there‚Äôs always a helpful SHIELD Agent to ask!¬†Tournament games will be run across the whole weekend to allow for plenty of time for each player/team to run their matches. Full rule-sets will be available on the StratLAN intranet page at the event.

Street Fighter V (6 RVB points available)

1 vs 1. The SF5 tournament will be run in the chill out area. PS4 consoles and controllers will be provided, feel free to BYOS (bring your own stick).The area will be setup in advance for free play and practice

Rocket League (6 RVB points available)

3 vs 3, Standard 5 minute match. Best of 3 (Best of 5 for the finals). Games to be played at desks and organised by players.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (6 RVB points available)

5 vs 5, 30 round matches. Games to be played at desks and organised by players.

Age of Empires 2 HD (6 RVB points available)

2 vs 2, Single game, Deathmatch with High Resources. Games to be played at desks and organised by players.

Fun Games

Fun games are ongoing throughout the weekend, Proof of score / wins is via screenshot / camera image. **NO PHOTOSHOPPING** (6 RVB points)

Highest score over the weekend wins. Screenshots will need to include high-score and StratLAN internal webpage for verification!

Star Wing Competition Edition (6 RVB points)

A time-based edition of the classic shmup. Show what you can do in Star Wing Competition Edition on the Super Nintendo. Highest score in 3 minutes over the weekend wins you some retro RVB points. Come and see Luke in the staff area to compete.

All Play Games

All play games will be at scheduled times and will be simple ‘join and play’ format. Multiple servers will be available, please join the appropriate team. SHIELD¬†Agents¬†will be team neutral for the All Play games and join in to help balance any uneven servers.

Blur (Friday 2pm – 4pm, 12 RVB points available)

We will put up sufficient staff led ‚Äúservers‚ÄĚ for all who want to play. At the end of each hour the 2 leaders from each server will go into a 5 race showdown to determine the overall top 3. Challenges available:

  • Hour 1 winners
  • Hour 2 winners

Team Fortress 2 (Friday 6pm – 8pm, 15 RVB points available)

32 player, mixed map rotation. Challenges available:

  • Most wins (Team)
  • Most kills (Player)
  • Highest K/D ratio (Player)

Battlefield 2 (Saturday 6pm – 8pm, 15 RVB points available)

32 player map, mixed map rotation. Challenges available:

  • Most wins (Team)
  • Most kills (Player)
  • Highest K/D ratio (Player)

Heroes Choice (Sunday 2pm – 4pm, 15 RVB points available)

We’ve already added the games we like to play and thought we would give everyone else a chance to have their say. Attached to the RVB signup form is a poll choice for your favorite game to add into RVB. We will then work out a game mode and set of rules for it to run on Sunday afternoon.

Civil War

24/7 Rust. (30 RVB points available)

After the success and popularity of Rust at the last few StratLANs we will be running a 24/7 rust server from Thursday 6pm until Sunday 8pm. Over the course of the 4 days the focus will change from Survival, Preparation and Defense until reaching the grand final showdown on Sunday.

Survival Stage – Thursday 6pm – Friday 8pm

Explore the map and find your team, collaborate and choose the best location for your base.

  • No guns or explosives will be available to craft in this phase
  • Friendly fire will be off within teams
  • Structures will be limited to Stone

Preparation – Friday 8pm – Saturday 8pm

With most build limits removed now is the time to stockpile all of your weapons.

  • All items are now available for crafting
  • Friendly fire will be on within teams
  • Structures will be limited to Metal

Defense – Saturday 8pm – Sunday 6pm

During this phase Kills will count towards an overall team score.

  • All items are available for crafting
  • Structures will be fully upgradable

Capture The Flag – Sunday 6pm – 8pm

The grand finale of Rust 24/7. A flag will be spawned in each teams base. Having both flags in your base will result in a point for your team. At the end of the time limit RVB points will be available for a variety of challenges

  • Team with most Captures
  • Team with most Defenses
  • Team with Most Kills
  • Player with Most Kills
  • Player with¬†highest K/D Ratio
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Stratlan Summer BBQ Tickets

March 14th, 2016 Comments off

Hey all!

How have you all been?

After a relatively intimate but massively fun StratLAN Winter Warmer event in February, we have now reached the point where planning for StratLAN Summer 2016 is well under way! We are pleased to announce the Red VS Blue is back and will be bigger and better than ever! Were still working out the details on the format for Red VS Blue but it is shaping up to be really great (Full details will be announced in April). Also lets not forget that this event will see the return of the infamous StratLAN summer BBQ!

The Summer BBQ StratLAN will be held from June 30th to July 4th, if you are not a season ticket holder then tickets are £65 and available to buy right now! On Saturday we will be holding the Annual StratLAN Chargrilled Meat Party and you can reserve your delicious tasty goods now for £7 via the ticketing link below.

In a first in recent history both the Tickets and Seat Picker are live at the same time, so head on over to the link below and reserve your space now!

More details on Red Vs Blue will continue to be released over the next few weeks but if you have any questions at all regarding this event, please feel free to get in touch via. social media or the forums

We’re really excited for this event and hopefully, so are you!!

Thanks, StratLAN’er,
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tickets: Click Here
Seat Picker: Click Here

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Stratlan 2016

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

Hi all!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a nice relaxing break over the holidays and are now ready for a fresh year of StratLAN events.

As mentioned in one of our previous posts, there will be no price increases this year for event/season tickets and can confirm below along with each events respective date.

Winter Warmer – February 4th ‚Äď 7th – ¬£50.00

Summer BBQ – June 30th ‚Äď July 4th – ¬£65.00

Xmas Party РNovember 24th Р28th Р£65.00

Season Ticket (all 3 events) Р£150.00

With only one short month remaining until the ‘Winter Warmer’ event, our excitement is really starting to build and we will hopefully see all of the regular folk along with some new faces!

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all regarding the above information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

See you soon!

The Stratlan Team

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StratLAN Winter 2015 tickets available now

July 13th, 2015 Comments off

Summer is over; we’ve experienced our 3 days of British bliss, and now it’s back to counting down to Christmas and pre-mulling the wine. Get your gift cards at the ready, because tickets for the StratLAN Xmas Party 2015 are available to book now.

Taking place from 6pm Thursday 3rd December to 4pm Monday 7th December 2015, the StratLAN Xmas Party will feature the same festive LAN goodness as usual, and as a popular event we urge you to secure your tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

The StratLAN Winter Seating Plan goes live at 5pm today (Monday 13th) and can be viewed online now. The seating plan request form link is contained in the email confirmation attendees receive after purchasing a ticket, so you’ll be able to request your seat straight after buying your ticket.

We look forward to hosting a whole bunch of you back at Stratford for another great community event. Bring on the pressies, port and Pringles!

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StratLAN Summer 2015 Seat Picker opening Thursday at 5pm, plus more info

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

StratLAN is almost here, and here’s all the info you need to enjoy yet another Summer Strat event.


We apologise for the delay on the Seat Picker – we are just putting the final tweaks on the integration, but in order to not delay the picking of your seat we are using a manual Seat Picker process for this event. The Seat Picker will open at 17:00 tomorrow (Thursday 25th). To choose you seat, fill in the form linked below after 17:00 tomorrow.

You can view the current floor plan here.

Click here to access the Seat Picker form.

We cannot guarantee that your seating request will be fulfilled exactly, but we will do the best we can with each request that comes in. Please do not make any extra requests until 24 hours pass from your initial requests; We will update requests as often as possible leading up to the event, but any spam in our system may get accidentally skipped.


If you are a season ticket holder and you had an “official seat” on the seating plan last event, we have seated you in your “official seat” already. If you would like to change this seat, please contact us as soon as you can.

BBQWe are holding a BBQ at StratLAN this event. The BBQ takes place on Saturday of the event and costs ¬£7 per person. We will be buying meat based off of the pre-event ticket sales, so if you haven’t yet purchased your ticket please do so via the link below. Make sure to pack a pair of flip flops as there may be some… additional outdoor activities!

Buy your BBQ tickets here.


Red versus Blue returns to StratLAN! This Summer event is taking place over the 4th of July, and will be based around the theme of British versus Americans. The games will be revealed on the forum by our Community Admin EvilGav soon, so keep an eye on those for the latest developments.

That’s all for now. Make sure to select your seat tomorrow after 5pm, and otherwise we look forward to hosting yet another smashing Summer LAN event!

See you there!


The StratLAN Team

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Changes to our ticketing system

April 17th, 2015 No comments

The StratLAN Summer Party 2015 is in a short few months, and we wanted to give you a quick update regarding changes to our ticketing system.

We have made the decision to switch to EventBrite for StratLAN ticket sales. If you attend our main event Insomnia, you may already be familiar with EventBrite as it is now the system we use to sell all of our Insomnia ticket types. StratLAN tickets will not cost any more than they previously did as we are absorbing any additional processing fees.

If you already purchased your StratLAN ticket you should have received some form of communication, but your ticket has been transferred correctly. Information regarding the Seat Picker will be released at a later date. Please bring your EventBrite ticket (either printed out or displayed on a smartphone or tablet screen) with you to the venue, as we will need to scan it to check you into the event.

Tickets can be booked here now.

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