AdrenaLAN is a LAN party event run by Gaming for MS and the Louisiana Mercenaries in order to raise funds for research and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis. Our goal is to organize and host very large LAN (Local Area Network) parties with many gamers on an annual basis in the North Louisiana area. Gamers bring their computers and show up to play multiplayer computer games for nearly 60 hours straight, while having a fun time and meeting other fellow gamers. Anyone who enjoys playing computer games can attend, there is no age or gaming skill restriction.
For many gamers in the US and beyond, AdrenaLAN is now an institution and staple part of the gaming calendar, with the event playing host to some of the most popular eSports tournaments in the United States. We hope that eventually we will grow the AdrenaLAN events large enough to become an annual host of the US qualifiers for the World Cyber Games.
The event, held only once each year in the North Louisiana area can accommodate 500+ gamers for 3 days; it's certainly grown from it's humble beginnings of no more than 15 all playing off one 10mb switch!
In the last 10 years we have given away over $25,000 in prizes and welcomed hundreds of gamers through our doors!
When the event was first launched, the emphasis was very much on the low latency aspect of gaming. Now of course, low latency is no longer the primary reason to attend a LAN, and the social and indeed competitive aspect of the events have become much more at the forefront of why people attend, evolving the LAN into a Festival that celebrates gaming in all its forms.
Many of our crew are part of our huge online community of over 500,000 gamers, who have supported the AdrenaLAN events for many years, and continue to help make it bigger and better!
What happens at the events?
The easiest way to explain exactly what happens at the event is to show you! Head over to our Media pages to see photography and videos from our events, and find out why gamers love coming back to the AdrenaLAN events again and again!
If you are new to AdrenaLAN, there is a lot of information you will want to know! Luckily, we've created a whole library of information on every aspect of the event so you can find out everything you need to know before you arrive. The menu at the top of the website contains links to loads of event information, plus you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for anything else you want know!