LAN 13 – Tickets available

LAN 13 is less than three weeks away – have you got your ticket yet?

We’re over the halfway point for tickets sold, but there’s still time to book your seat at the next event – that’s 48 hours of multiplayer gaming, with games voted for by attendees and music curated by the ZPH team.

In the meantime, you can get to know your fellow LAN neighbours by heading over to our Facebook page – or, even better, you can join us on our Mumble voice chat server and play with us. Our next online games night is July 6th, when we’ll be playing Gary’s Mod: Prophunt – come join us for some pre-LAN warm up fun!

You’ll also get a chance to know people while you’re here: Saturday night is party night at ZPH LANs, and you can expect pizza, pub quizzes and party games throughout the evening. Whether you’re arriving with friends or on your own, you’ll leave with a new group of gaming buddies – that’s our guarantee!

Book your ticket now for ZPH LAN13!

 

Announcing LAN 13!

Our next LAN is just over a month away, and we’re already finishing up our plans to make it our best yet.

Clocking in at 48 hours of multiplayer gaming spread out over three days, taking you right up to Sunday afternoon and evening. Once you get here all you need to do is set up, introduce yourself and settle in for the first game of the night – the perfect way to start the weekend!

ZPH LANs are all based around what you want to play. We’ll poll all ticket holders to find out which event-wide games you’d like us to organise, and with our own LANager system it’s easy for you to to find people to play with. We’ll have dedicated game servers throughout the weekend, running top titles like Counter Strike: Global Offensive as well as favourites such as Team Fortress 2 and Quake III Arena – so there’s always somewhere to go and play.

We’ll be at St. Mary’s Social Centre in Lewes again, with the perfect environment for a long gaming session: optimised lighting and cooling; 60mbps down, 20mbps up internet; a separate sleeping area (for those who get there early enough), and a bar next door offering the cheapest drinks in Lewes.

ZPH LAN 12 saw plenty of activity on our projector screen, including a shoutbox for forming game parties, and plenty of silliness on Saturday night as we took over the screen for party games, videos and the ZPH Pub Quiz. We’ll be bringing back the Jackbox Party Pack for Fibbage and Drawful, as well as some good old-fashioned multiplayer games from indies and AAA developers alike.

Most importantly, you’ll get a chance to spend the weekend enjoying wall-to-wall social gaming surrounded by your friends and teammates. We’ll see you in-game!

Book your ticket now for ZPH LAN13!

LAN 13: Dates Changed

Hi there LANners!

Unfortunately we’ve had to move LAN 13 from May to July due to the venue having some maintenance booked in for that weekend. If you’ve already bought a ticket and can’t make the new dates, please contact us before the end of April for a full refund.

Old dates: May 29th – 31st
New dates: July 17th – 19th

Cheers,

Zero Ping Heroes

Get Ready for ZPH LAN 12: Daylight Savings Edition!

30 gamers, 47 hours

Yes, the next Zero Ping Heroes LAN party is just eight weeks away – and what a party we’ve got planned for you!

For the first time ever, we’ll be offering a whopping 47 hours of gaming spread out over two nights. You’ll be able to arrive on the Friday evening, get yourself set up, and settle in for a weekend packed full of games, gigabit and good company – so now there’s no excuse not to get your ticket booked!

Multiplayer gaming done right

Regular attendees will already know how much control we put in your hands when you’re at a ZPH event – we’ll poll all ticket holders for the games you want us to organise, and we’ve made it super easy for you to set up games on the fly, ensuring you can always play the games you want to play. We’ll have dedicated game servers running top titles like Natural Selection 2 and Quake III Arena as well as favourites such as Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, so you’re guaranteed a wide selection of games from the minute you get here.

Throughout the event you can expect to see plenty of activity on our projector screen, and we’ll be bringing back some big-screen games from AAA and indie developers alike. With a carefully curated playlist and and optimised lighting and cooling, we’ve put together the perfect gaming environment whether you’re an early riser or a LAN-certified night owl. Oh, that reminds us – look out for event-specific achievements throughout the LAN to get even more out of your weekend!

We’ll be at St. Mary’s Social Centre again, so if you do feel the need for a break, a nice drink and a game of pool will be waiting for you in the St Mary’s Supporters Club Bar.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a ZPH LAN without the standards you’ve come to expect from us. You’ll enjoy 60mbps down, 20mbps up internet throughout the event; access to the LANager, which connects you with everyone else at the LAN; and – as always – a pub quiz and a nice big pizza order on Saturday night. Most importantly, you’ll enjoy two days of social gaming surrounded by new friends and teammates.

Book your ticket now for the biggest ZPH LAN yet.


By purchasing a ticket for a ZPH LAN event you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and our safe space policy – please check these out and don’t hesitate to give us a shout if you have any questions. Happy fragging!

LAN Dates in 2015

Well after much head scratching, negotiating and spreadsheeting we’ve got 3 events booked with the venue for 2015:

  • March 27th – 29th
  • July 17th – 19th
  • September 25th – 27th

All of these run from 6pm on the Friday to 6pm on Sunday – 48 hours of LAN!

Stick the dates in your calendars, or subscribe to ours so you don’t miss out.

What even is a LAN Gaming Party?

We’ve been hounded with questions about what it’s all about. Fear not inquisitive gamers, because we’ve compiled an in-exhaustive FAQ to address the dozens of questions we receive daily on the subject:

What goes on?

A weekend filled with indulgent amounts of gaming, eating, drinking and music, intermingled with sleep. Guests bring along their gaming rig, plug into our superfast network and play.

 

 

Which games will get played?

Everyone who buys a ticket gets to vote on which games get dedicated play time, so it really is up to you! We also set aside time for “projector games”. Keep an ear out for announcements on Facebook and Twitter closer to the event.

What’s this about a projector?

In between the videos and music submitted by everyone at the event that get played on the projector and soundsystem, everyone’s invited to play split screen / co-op multiplayer games on the projector. The record last time was simultaneous 10-player Gang Beasts – completely ridiculous!

 

Food? Drink? Alcohol?

Not only can you pop to the longest bar in Lewes next door, but now (due to popular demand) you may bring your own drinks to the LAN. We’ll also be selling snacks and energy drinks throughout the event, and running a pizza order with Dominos on the Saturday night.

 

Relevant to your interests? 

Book now for a weekend of immersive gaming and geekery. Terrific.

 



What was good: Everything. What was bad: It ended and we had to go back to real life.
Chuck Noland

8/8 gr8 LAN m8
Joosebug

Great LAN. I wouldn’t have travelled 300 miles if I didn’t think it would be.
Hunter

LAN 11 Tickets now on sale!

30 Gamers, 32 Hours.

Social gaming at its best.

That’s right, Zero Ping Heroes LAN 11 is officially on its way – and it’s gonna be a good one!

 After a sold-out LAN 10 we had some amazing feedback, and we’re working harder than ever to bring you even more games and goodies for October. As always, we’ll be putting you in control over the weekend, making sure you get to play the games you want to play and with a playlist chosen by all attendees – creating the perfect atmosphere for 32 hours of solid fragging.

As well as free-for-alls throughout the LAN, we’ll also be running the projector again for some big-screen games. Add to this game servers running top titles like Natural Selection 2 and Company of Heroes as well as favourites such as Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, you’re guaranteed a wide selection of games from the minute you get here.

We’ll be at St. Mary’s Social Centre again, so if you do feel the need for a break, a nice drink and a game of pool will be waiting for you in the St Mary’s Supporters Club Bar.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a ZPH LAN without the standards you’ve come to expect from us. You’ll enjoy 60mbps down, 20mbps up internet throughout the event; access to the LANager, which allows you to choose videos for playing on the big screen,carefully optimised lighting and cooling; a tuck shop packed full of sweets, snacks and energy drinks, and – as always – a nice big pizza order on Saturday night. Most importantly, you’ll enjoy two days of social gaming surrounded by new friends and teammates.

Book your ticket now for one seriously epic weekend.

 

Only 13 Tickets Left for LAN 10!

It’s only a little over 3 weeks until we open the doors for our 10th LAN party, and with only 13 tickets left book now to secure your seat!

We’ve got lots planned to make it a great weekend for everyone involved – projector gamestournaments, event-wide achievementsbig games and much more – a feast for the senses. Stay tuned for further info.

We know the biggest contributers to a great LAN are you guys, the attendees, so with every ticket sold you get to put forward your favourite games and anyawesome ideas you have for fun stuff at the event. We’ll run feedback afterwards too, but how about suggestions before the event starts…? We’re all about innovation here at ZPH.

We’ve got to let you know we’re decking out the hall* with a 10 foot projector screen,600 Watts** of soundsystempretty lights, a gigabit network and a fibre Internet connection.

Did we say you can choose the music and videos? Because you can.

Sound like fun? Get your tickets here!

Not sure yet? Check out our videos and photos from past events.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or suggestions – we’d love to hear from you.

Coming Soon: Our 10th LAN Party!

We know it’s been a while now since LAN 9, and we’re just as eager as you are for LAN 10. Now that we’ve outgrown Phoenix House we’re in talks with bigger and better venues in the Lewes & Brighton area. Hang in there!

In the meantime, feel free to join our weekly online games night on Thursday evenings – all you need to do is download Mumble and join our server. If you’re really hungry for LAN action there are still some seats left for the BIG GAME 36 in Southampton, where 10+ of us will be getting our fix.

If you haven’t been to a Zero Ping Heroes LAN yet, or you need something to keep you going until LAN 10, check out our past event videos and photos.

Until then, happy fragging!

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New Mumble Server!

Attention all chatty gamers!

Sadly the frequent DDoS attacks to Multiplay‘s (otherwise excellent) UK Mumble server has meant we’ve been forced to move our Mumble server away to a DigitalOcean server in London. I’ve updated our site’s channel viewer and server history to point at the new server, so you can use those as normal from now on.

Click here to connect to the new server!

New Server
Address: mumble.zeropingheroes.co.uk
Port: 64738