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  • About Capital LAN

    Capital LAN is a nonprofit gaming group that hosts events in the Capital Region of New York. Capital LAN's primary event is the Capital LAN Party, a multiday, 72-hour BYOC (bring your own computer/console) event that brings gamers together to play games, compete in tournaments, participate in activities, and chat with like-minded individuals.


    At Capital LAN, we strive to create an inviting and inclusive atmosphere for all attendees. In addition to traditional gaming setups, we offer a variety of freeplay systems, arcade cabinets, and VR games to provide a unique and diverse gaming experience. We also feature activities that require skills beyond those typically used in video games, such as board games, card games, and even outdoor games when weather permits.


    Our goal is to provide a fun and memorable experience for all attendees, whether they are casual gamers, esports competitors, or simply interested in the gaming community. We believe that gaming has the power to bring people together and foster a sense of community, and we are proud to be a part of that effort in the Capital Region.


  • History

    2023 -

    2016 - 2023

    After Exile Computer Gaming retired the brand, the event was renamed from Exodus LAN to ATRLAN to reflect its administration by ATR Gamers, a World of Warcraft and Battlefield 4 community. The ATRLAN team was led by Sean (Mastric), with Brenden (Pyromancer) serving as tournament administrator and support, Justin (Mythosaur) as master of ceremonies and tournament administrator, and John (RoomBroom) as technical support. ATRLAN successfully hosted events in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and in 2019, it joined LANFest as a chapter and hosted its ATRLAN 2019 event. A first for some young attendees.


    In 2022, ATRLAN expanded with the addition of Jonathan (Mort) as MC and tournament administrator, as well as new resources from LANFest and exciting new partnerships. ATRLAN 2022 offered VR tournaments and an unforgettable gaming experience for all attendees.


    2014 - 2015

    Exile Computer Gaming's event administrators became increasingly busy with jobs, hobbies, and other interests. As a result, Sean (Mastric) partnered with Nexus Gaming, a LAN team in Schenectady, to host Exodus LAN 2014 and 2015. These events were held under t


    2006 - 2013, I - XIII

    ATRLAN was originally called Exile Computer Gaming and was founded in 2006 by David (Zoso) and Mike (Mariner) to provide gamers in the Capital Region with a place to meet, compete, and share their passion for gaming. The first Exile LAN event, Exile LAN I, took place at the Lan Quinta Inn in Latham, NY and had seven attendees. Subsequent events, Exile LAN II and III, were held at different venues and attracted more participants.


    In 2007, Josh (Coyotezeye) joined the team to help with social media and marketing, and Jonathan (XKaan) provided additional network support. Exile LAN IV, V, and VI were held that year and were successful. By 2008, Jonathan (Infested) had joined the team to assist with network setup as XKaan became busier with his own business. That year saw Exile LAN VII and Exile LAN VIII, followed by Exile LAN IX in 2009.


    In 2010, Sean (Mastric) joined the team to assist with web design and power distribution. This was also the last year that an Exile event was held in Latham. In 2011, Exile Computer Gaming held its first event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Brendan joined the team in 2012 to help with tournament organization, and he hosted Exile LAN XII. The last Exile LAN event at the Hilton Garden Inn took place in 2013.

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