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It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of FoxxLAN 2017. The event, a 200-seat BYOC featuring a $10,000 CS:GO tournament which would have taken place in Aurora, Colorado this Fall, is bound to return. Unfortunately, this year is not the year.
People who have worked with us -- and people who know us -- understand that we put the community's interests above all else when we are planning an event. We don't like shortcuts. We don't like compromises that negatively impact the players. We are building a reputation for putting on tournaments of the highest quality. It is for this reason that we pulled the plug on FoxxLAN for 2017.
On the other hand, we are a business, and we understand that plans can change and negotiations need to happen. We embrace that but only to the point where the experience isn't whittled down to a sliver. FoxxLAN was planned out with the knowledge that some variables would change (sponsorships, prize pool, available space, etc.).
That said, there are areas where we refuse to compromise; areas whose integrity is essential to make the event work. During development, we were asked to concede to ever-increasing burdens: using funds toward tables and chairs; renting unnecessary AV equipment; becoming the network backbone for the entire event. These are things we can handle. When it comes to continuous, drastic changes to our timeline and ability to produce an event, we draw the line.
Our goal is create an enjoyable experience for players and audience members. We want each tournament, each LAN, each festival to resonate in a way that brings you back. We hope you understand.