Next Event: NETWAR 36.0

Baxter Arena  (NEW VENUE!)
Omaha, Nebraska
April 12-13, 2018
Non-Stop 26 hours long!

NETWAR 30 Event Overview

What is this event?

A large scale video gaming LAN party event right here in Nebraska. As an attendee you’ll bring your computer or gaming console and have a dedicated space to play video games with hundreds of your fellow attendees for the entire event!  Internet and two power outlets are provided with each seat.  Your ticket also grants you entry into all of our tournaments if you so choose to play in them.  We’ll also be supporting a variety of casual game servers for leisure-play.

Download our Event Flyer, print it, hang it up or hand it out.  Thanks!


638 Seats BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer / Console) – $40 / each

Grab your tickets early!  On August 31st, ticket prices increase by $10!

Buy Tickets / Seating Chart

Each ticket/seat grants you 32 inches width of space on a table.  If you want more table space and/or the ability to bring a larger monitor (greater than 32 inches wide) or two monitors, you will need to purchase two tickets.

Ticket refunds are available up to seven days before the event if you are unable to attend.
Spectators are able to access the event for free.
Tickers are not available at the door.  They must be purchased online in advance of the event.

Event Location for NETWAR

2425 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68182
Google Map

Park in Lot 25 or 27.  Enter the venue on the Southwest side where the doors are titled “Main Entrance“.

Nearby Hotels
Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Aksarben Village
1625 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 951-4300

Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Aksarben Village
1717 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 551-8000

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Proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Brandon “Bean” Retzlaff’s honor.  Thank you for supporting our event!

Popular Games Played at NETWAR

  • PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Counter-Strike
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Team Fortress 2
  • DOTA 2
  • StarCraft
  • Halo
  • World of Warcraft
  • Minecraft
  • Unreal Tournament
  • ARK
  • Battlefield
  • Rust
  • Call of Duty
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Payday
  • Serious Sam
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Diablo 3
  • Chivalry
  • Borderlands
  • For Honor
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Rainbow Siege Six
  • Quake

Local Event Sponsors + National Sponsors

Scott Conference Center and Cox Communications are generously providing fiber-optic Internet for our event.
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Dino’s Storage provides us storage for our equipment between events.

Would you like to sponsor us?  Please Contact us

Food and Beverages

You MAY bring your own drinks and snacks into the venue.  NO alcohol is allowed.

The venue will have concessions cooking food during the event for purchase.  Pepsi products and energy drinks will be available for purchase.  This is a non-alcoholic event.  There are many restaurants located within walking distance of the venue.

We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle for filling at the water filling stations.


Thousands of dollars of prizes from our sponsors will be raffled off during the event.  This is something you do not want to miss, as you could be taking home an amazing prize!

By purchasing a ticket for the event, you are automatically entered into the raffle.  Names for the raffle are selected at random from the pool of registered attendees.  There will be one prize drawing during the event – check the event schedule for the day and time. You must be present to win and you can only win one prize an event.  If you are drawn more than once by accident, please notify us.  You may not claim a prize for someone else.

Event Schedule

  • Free play occurs throughout the entire event, feel free to play your favorite video games with the majority of other gamers at the event.  If you have a video game you enjoy, chances are someone else at the event enjoys that game as well, connect with them at the event and game on!
Sept 7 – Friday
7:00pm – Doors open and gaming begins
9:00pm – League of Legends Tournament (5 vs 5) [Rules]
Sept 8 – Saturday
12:00am – Overwatch (Suggested Game Period)
1:00am – Overwatch Tournament (6 vs 6) [Rules]
2:00am – Fortnite (Suggested Game Period)
3:00am – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Siege Six (Suggested Game Period)
4:00am – Concession Stand Closes
6:00am – Concession Stand Opens
9:00am – Rocket League Tournament (3 vs 3) [Rules]
10:00am – Infinite Loop VR – Vive Pro Demo (10am – 2pm)
11:00am – Case Mod Competition
12:00pm – Sponsor / Expo Time
1:00pm – Raffle Door Prizes
3:00pm – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Tournament (Squads of 4) [Rules]
5:00pm – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament (5 vs 5) [Rules]
7:30pm – Fortnite (Suggested Game Period)
9:00pm – End of Event

* – All times are tentative and subject to change.

Hall of Fame of past tournament winners!

Tournaments & Contests

  • There are NO cash prizes for tournaments.  Winners will receive an awesome laser etched trophy.
  • Tournament teams consist of teams or PUGs (throw together teams at the event). If you are in an existing team you can play together in a tournament at the event. If you are not in a team you can easily join a throw together team or get picked up to play for a short handed team. This will be done at the event a little bit before the tournament starts.
  • To join a tournament all that is required is to be at the event before that particular tournament starts and register for it on our Intranet site at the event.
  • Playing in tournaments at the event is NOT required, you can pick and choose what tournaments you want to play in or you can just free play all your favorite games with others the entire event. You can even start your own tournament in a game of your choosing.

Suggested Game Period

  • This will be a period of time listed on the schedule where we select one game and urge everyone to play this game on the game servers that we will have running.  The purpose of this is to get as many players at the event playing the same game at the same time. It is not required that you play this game, it is only suggested.  This is not a tournament, you can join and quit the game at any time.

Bring Your Own Game Server (BYOGS)

For those of you who want to bring a server, you may do so at no charge.  However, the server must used be for hosting game servers only.

Please Contact Us soon to confirm a spot in the server area before the area is full.

Important Information For Those Under 18

If you are under the age of 18 and plan to attend NETWAR, please download, print, and complete the NETWAR Waiver.

Your legal guardian must sign this document.  You must present this completed form to the NETWAR staff to participate in the event.

What to bring to NETWAR

  • Under 18: Bring a Signed Waiver signed by your legal guardian
  • Your six character ticket code found under the barcode in your registration confirmation e-mail. It can also be found under My Tickets section in the My Account page
  • Computer tower, laptop, or gaming console (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch with wired gigabit network adapter)
  • Monitor / TV (Only 1 monitor allowed per seat, 32 inches wide or less)
  • Long Category 5e/6 Network Cable (25 Feet or Longer) – Here is one on Amazon prime
  • Your computer or gaming console MUST have a Gigabit copper network card (100Mb is not supported on our network).  No wireless (WiFi) is available for gaming.
  • Power cable for monitor / TV
  • Power cable for computer / console
  • Video cable (DVI, HDMI, etc.)
  • Keyboard **
  • Mouse **
  • Mouse Pad
  • Audio Headset **
  • Game Controller **
  • Software (Games and Operating System)
  • Deodorant (Makes you smell better)
  • Money – Cash/Debit/Credit card for food, drinks, etc.
  • Optional: Your favorite desk chair (A folding chair is provided)
  • Optional: Sleeping bag & pillow

** – We recommended using wired devices (keyboard/mouse, controller, headset, etc.) instead of wireless to avoid any potential interference with your gear at the event.  It is very likely your wireless gear won’t work at all.

  • Network cable (That is also long enough, minimum 25 feet)
  • Power cord
  • Mouse pad
  • Gaming skillz 🙂

System Check List (Before you leave your house)

  1. Install all games you wish to play. (Before the event!)
  2. Patch all games you installed to their latest version (Including updating all Steam games)
  3. Install all updates for your computer's operating system
  4. Scan computer for Viruses with Trendmicro Housecall
  5. Scan computer for Malware and Spyware Malwarebytes -
  6. Make sure that your system is in working order before attending.

Let's Review

Network Cable

Bring a 25 foot or longer Category 5e/6 Ethernet Cable.


You are NOT allowed to bring your speakers, they take up too much space and make too much noise. Please bring a headset along with you.

Monitor Size Limit

While we do allow a lot of sizes, we would appreciate if you would limit it to 32 inches wide or less (per seat). You will be expected to work with us on space if we need it. If you feel you have an inability to compromise, we suggest you bring a smaller monitor.

Power Restrictions

Two (2) 110V sockets (computer/console and monitor).  Anything beyond a computer/console and monitor/TV has to be approved by the admins.  If you need to charge your phone, plug it into a USB port on your computer.  We may check your computer's power draw if there is a power issue on your circuit.  In the event issues keep occuring we may ask the participant to relocate seats or make changes to their system to reduce power draw.

What not to bring

  • UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).  They can trip our breakers when their batteries charge.
  • Sofas, recliners, futons and other large furniture of the sort
  • Drugs, alcohol and weapons
  • A bad attitude
Failure to follow these rules is grounds for dismissal from the event at the staff discretion.


These rules apply to everyone attending NETWAR and can change without notice.  Failure to follow these rules is grounds for dismissal from the event at the admins discretion.

These rules apply to everyone attending NETWAR and can change without notice.
  • By attending NETWAR, you accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
  • You are responsible for your actions and equipment. We are not liable for anything that happens to you or your equipment.
  • Do not bring alcohol or drugs, no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the venue.
  • Do not attempt to steal items from the event or anyone else. Legal consequences will be a result.
  • Act in a responsible and mature fashion. We want good sportsmanship in a fun environment.
  • Smoking is only permitted outside of the building.
  • Cheating is not tolerated.
  • Do not bring any type of hacks/viruses/etc to the event.
  • Listen to those in charge.
  • You may only consume a third of the space of a table with your gear, you are required to allow enough space for two other attendees to share the table with you.
  • We reserve the right to remove anyone from the premises for any reason we see fit.
  • Absolutely no ghosting (looking at opponents screens), this is cheating, your team will be removed from the tournament.
  • No cheating / hacking. Mod menus, exploits and hacking of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Team captains are responsible for their team (i.e. getting them on the server in time when called to join a server).
  • If your team is unable to be ready within 5 minutes of being called you will forfeit the match.
  • The NETWAR Tournament Admin has the final say in any dispute.

Terms & Conditions

By attending NETWAR, you accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


Sleeping will be allowed at the event.  Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow.  Please do not block any isles ways.  Hotels are within a few minute walk from the venue if you prefer to sleep comfortably.

Calling All Volunteers

Please fill out this volunteer form if you are interested in lending a hand to such a great charity event.  No experience is necessary.

We need all the help we can get because it takes a lot of work setting up and tearing down these events.  Thank you!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

You sure can! In your room, by yourself, giving yourself a high-five when you take that sweet win! You see where I am going here? There is a reason why hundreds of attendees flock to each of our events. We are a tight knit community, which makes the events a blast of fun to be a part of. The social atmosphere, the competitiveness and the camaraderie all play into it. Now imagine taking that sweet win with your team all sitting next to each other. You yell out in victory while high-fiving each other, and hear the other team cry out in defeat. Pretty sweet right?
Now maybe you are not competitive, perfectly fine, hang out with your friends at the event, meet MANY other likeminded gamers in the local community and make some new friendships.   Win HUGE prizes in our raffle. You have a high likely hood of winning a graphic card, computer case, gaming gear and many other prizes that are worth many times your ticket price.   While all of this is going on, the event proceeds are going to work as a charitable donation. That's right, the entire event is a non-profit, we raise money for local charities. It's a great time to be a gamer! See the event details for more information.
There is currently no functionality to transfer a ticket to another LANFest account. However, you can update the ticket details in your account with the attendees information that you wish to "pass" the ticket to. Visit the My Account section on the LANFest web site, under YOUR TICKETS section, click on Edit Ticket Info. Update the information for the ticket as needed. Click Update and you are done! If you have any issues, please open a Support Ticket on the LANFest web site.
Go to the LANFest web site, then first log into your account (top right) and then open a Support Ticket (top right) to request a refund. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original ticket price. No refunds will be issued within seven days of the event. Please request refunds before this deadline!
Of course, anybody who enjoys playing multiplayer games and has a computer or gaming console should attend our gaming events!
No, when you are at the event you can choose which tournaments you wish to play in, or choose NOT to play in any of them.
Nope, we have attendees that attend and come as a team to play in tournaments, and many other attendees in attendance that are not on a team. You can play whatever games you wish to play with others. If you wish to participate in the tournaments, you can play as a team if you have a full team, or easily join a throw together team or get picked up to play for a short handed team. Join the Free Agents in our tournament software during tournament registration, which occurs about an hour before tournament start time.
That is perfectly fine, you may show up any time the event is in progress. If you plan to play in a tournament, make sure you arrive before the tournament start time, with plenty of time to setup your gaming gear. If you are late for the tournament you will not be able to play in it.
Absolutely not, you may come and go as you please. Although, you must be present at the time of the raffle to be eligible to win (see event schedule).
No, you must bring your own computer or gaming console to participate in our gaming event / LAN Party. Please review the what to bring section.
Our network is an all Cisco enterprise network. We have powerful servers that run our dedicated game servers. Our network is connected to a high speed fiber Internet connection.
Our events are open to all ages. If you are under 18 you will need to have your parents/guardian sign the waiver and bring it with you to the event.
When you purchase your ticket for the event you will be able to select an open seat and reserve it. Make sure you have your team or friends pick seats next to you if you want to sit near each other. You can always change your seat later in the My Account section of the LANFest web site.
Yes, guests are allowed, although they can’t stay for a very long nor can they participate in any games or activities.
Yes, bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If you wish to sleep comfortably, there are a few hotels within a few minutes of walking, see event location details. Or you could crash at friend or relatives place.
You may, however we ask that you confirm it is okay with your neighbors while at the event, so you are not distracting to them. Also, please don’t live stream while spectating games viewing all players.
By purchasing a ticket for the event, you are automatically entered into the raffle.  Names for the raffle are selected at random from the pool of registered attendees.  There will be one prize drawing during the event - check the event schedule for the day and time. You must be present to win and you can only win one prize an event.  If you are drawn more than once by accident, please notify us.  You may not claim a prize for someone else.

Contact Us / Chat with the Community

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For assistance with registration issues and refunds, please open a Support Ticket.

For questions, suggestions and comments please Contact Us.