Using the search on the site I did not find any posts about WCG in Belarus, so I’ll start by saying that WCG has been held in Belarus since 2004.
I managed to visit this year's WCG not only as a spectator, but also as a staff.
The semi-final was held in the House of Culture
by the well-known
Tractor Plant (DK MTZ):
This year, the semi-finals registered a record number of teams - 120, so the games were held in 2 days. Officially, everything began on July 31, and should end at the end of August 1, but the organization of the event took place from July 30. On July 30, at about 10:00 pm, they brought the first batch of computers and monitors (about 30 pieces), all they had to do was bring 50 computers. In DK MTZ made 3 game zones:
1. Tarantul computer club (WCG organizer in Belarus itself), 44 computers installed:
2. hall of the building DK MTZ, installed 40 computers:
3. concert hall DK MTZ, installed 10 computers:
About 11 computer a little later.
WCG organizers held a "casting" and scored a couple of three volunteers who helped to organize the event all night. Immediately the team was given to arrange the tables, system units, monitors, connect the keyboard. Yes, mice and headphones were not included in the "kit" game space. All computers connected to power, turned on the power filters. This is where our work began - we started to carry out a local network. Total had to connect 50 computers. Two 24-port switches were installed in the hall, a couple of “streamers” were found from old stocks, they were able to connect 50% of computers. The rest we connected with a new cable from the bay. After the first start we didn’t count on the switch 3 diodes - we went to check, the problem turned out to be banal - the veins got out of the connectors. Pereobzhali, hooked up - voila, works. Unfortunately, the photographer did not come at night, so there are simply no very interesting shots in terms of network wiring and organization of the event.
At 4 am I managed to get home to sleep. I arrived at 8 in the morning, it was at this time that all the teams should come to the DK MTZ for registration, receiving T-shirts and badges:
The start of the game on the scheduled schedule began at 8:30. The opening ceremony:
Hall DK MTZ:
Concert Hall DK MTZ:
The highlight of the first day of the semifinal was the game of 2 women's teams! The girls kept great!
The girls played not only among themselves, but with the teams of the stronger sex. All rivals were presented with Counter-Strike 1.6 licensed discs from a WCG partner at OZ.by online store:
... "charge" players
And here I am for the 11th computer on the scene with the judge
Velcom Android Belarus (developer contest):
On my "table" is visible a camera that shoots what is happening and shows on the site. The organizer of this miracle is the first Internet radio in Belarus - Radio Aplus
In general, the semi-final was excellent. The technical problems were minimal: the track flew out (they decided instantly - the benefit was the walkie-talkie), 1 computer burned down due to supplying 380 volts unknown to us, and with it my laptop power supply. Yes, yes, that was what she showed us in the tester.
Very soon, on August 7-8, WCG 2010 finals will be held at the Capital Capital Shopping Center and with it the MISS WCG 2010.List of teams passed to the final:
- 97club (Minsk)
- KillGaming (Minsk)
- hate (Minsk-Baranovichi-Molodechno-Slutsk-Gorki)
- t21 (Minsk)
- Club3x / rF
added famous cities of teams