Council Bluffs is hosting its first-ever three-day Gamers Expo at the Mid-America Center on November 19-21, 2021. Visit for more information about the Mid-America Gamers Expo (MAGE).  NETWAR is proud to be organizing and hosting the LAN party for MAGE!


Coming Soon!


As an attendee you’ll bring your computer or gaming console and have a dedicated space to play video games with hundreds of fellow gamers in a 26-hour-long, non-stop LAN party!

Your LAN party ticket also grants you entry into the entire MAGE event.  You can explore the Expo and be a spectator of collegiate and professional eSports tournaments being played in the arena.

You can join the action as part of ‘for fun’ tournaments organized within the LAN party. We’ll be supporting a variety of casual game servers for leisure-play.

Attend, watch and play video games all weekend, have a blast and win awesome prizes in our massive prize raffles exclusively for LAN party attendees!



  • 10:00 AM – LAN Party Doors Open / Attendee Setup and Gaming Begins
    • (LAN Party is non-stop 26-hours long ending at Noon on Sunday)
  • LAN Party Schedule Coming Soon!


  • NOON – LAN Party Ends

Click here to view the entire MAGE schedule.

What to bring to NETWAR MAGE

  • If you are Under 18: Bring this document signed by your legal parent or guardian
  • Your seven character ticket code found on the registration confirmation email you received. It can also be found under My Tickets section in the event registration page.
  • Computer tower, laptop, or gaming console.
  • If you are bringing a Nintendo Switch, please be sure to bring a 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 wired network card.  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.

Tournaments & Contests

  • Tournaments for NETWAR MAGE are PC only.  Some games support cross-platform play but we cannot guarantee console involvement (XBOX Live likes to go down a lot).
  • There are NO cash prizes for tournaments.
  • 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.
  • Read more about how tournaments are chosen.

*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.


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 fully agree to and adhere to all Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Legal Notices in this Agreement.
  • You are responsible for your actions and equipment. We are not liable for anything that happens to you or your equipment.
  • No derogatory, defamation, racist or otherwise offensive words will be used at our events. You will get one warning, unless otherwise blatantly over the line, and then you will be asked to leave immediately.
  • 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.
  • College of Saint Mary is smoke-free. Smoking is not allowed on campus. You must go to the street, off CSM property, to smoke or vape.
  • 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.