LAN gaming is going nowhere if the GSA Nationals is anything to go by. Amid reports that online gaming is swallowing up LAN parties, the competition that brings together competitors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria has proven that LAN gaming is no pushover by pushing the awards for the 2019 edition to a staggering 50,000 Euros.
The 2019 games see teams from each member country participate in a final in their own nation. The top performers in each location will get a share of the lucrative prize. On top of that, the winners from each nation will converge in 2020 for an even more spiced competition.
As if that is not enough to make the case for LAN gaming in Europe, the region will introduce public qualifiers for its competitions. This is an indicator of consistent of not growing interest in the LAN playing model. The human interaction feel that such gaming meetings bring means that they will remain relevant even in the internet age. America, thus, is in good company. The fact that LAN gaming is still popular in the country is no cause for alarm.