LanOps, or LAN Operations, was a small LAN party started by Th0rn0, way back in 2003. Breaking from traditional LAN systems, such as massive tournaments, cash prizes and "uber-pr0" clans everywhere, LanOps set out with one goal:
Have Fun & Be awesome.
Fast forward to 2008. LanOps holds a LAN at the Sheffield Hallam Arena which proves to be the peak of the initial incarnation and the LanOps went on it’s first Hiatus Reforming in 2010 with a new line up and a new venue, Dronfield Civic Hall eventually moving into Sheffield city centre until the venue we were at shut down, and now in 2016, after more than two dozen LANS, we are better than ever, currently based in North Wingfield just outside of Chesterfield less than 10 minutes from the M1, we are based in a modern venue, faster internet, and great help from our LAN friends, UKVR who do VR experiences and racing rigs and LanCafe who do affordable quality breakfasts and snacks and drinks throughout the event.
LanOps isn't only an event though, it's also a group of fun loving people. We attend other LAN parties across the country, such as The Frag Factory, Breach LAN, epic.LAN, RetroLAN, and many more. With a vibrant Steam community, discord group and teamspeak server our admins along with many players are online round the clock so you're never going to be short of someone to play games with, or just relax and chat with.
If you want to know more, or just fancy some random online adventures with a group of like-minded people, jump onto teamspeak or discord using the links [location] or join us on our facebook page and group.
We're a friendly bunch, and we're always open to new people.
We're making a community YOU can be a part of.
LANOPS isn't about being the biggest, pro-est, “awesomest” community ever! No, LANOPS is all about having some fun, and making a friendly community you can feel a part of. We have no rules on joining, nor will you have to prove your Kill/Death ratio is higher than someone else's to get involved.
If you fancy some adventures with a group of like-minded people, Join us!
Bring Your Own Computer, have a holiday gaming with camaraderie. Experience a community gathering of passionate gamers at our BYOC LAN party, hosted by the LANOPS community. With a focus on friendly competition, our event offers gamers a place to share their love of gaming and engage in intense esports matches or casual gaming sessions. What we have at LANOPS isn't just a gaming event, it is also a group of fun-loving people as we host and attend other events.
Our primary mandate is to provide a community for LAN Party enthusiasts.
We're committed to delivering a welcoming and comfortable space for like-minded computer gamer enthusiasts. This involves hosting various events, gatherings, and facilitating community resources. We aim to offer a distinct and exclusive experience that reflects our ethos. As a member’s club LANOPS operates with a community-driven approach.
Our primary directive is to offer a range of benefits and opportunities to our members.
We're dedicated to enhancing the communal experience for our members, which means providing access to game servers and a variety of platforms for socializing, gaming and training. Moreover, we're equally focused on delivering personal advantages to our members, fostering an environment that encourages member collaborations. This means that, within our community, members not only enjoy shared resources and opportunities but also experience the personal growth and satisfaction that come from collaborative endeavours.
We promote LAN Party participation and the organization of provisions for gamers.
We are committed to expanding participation in the world for gamers by raising awareness about the positive and social aspects of these gatherings. Our goal is to facilitate the growth of events and provisions for gamers, which entails working to enhance the foundation for such gatherings by developing the framework and fostering organizations which deliver this. We hope to contribute to the increased prevalence and success for LAN Party events alongside the welfare for gamers and the community.
We develop resources for gamers and organizations.
This involves creating new tools and best practices that we intend will contribute to the improvement of these gatherings. We are equally dedicated to supporting the organization of computer gaming events and communities, fostering collaboration with partners who share our vision of delivering exceptional gaming experiences. Together, we aim to build a strong network of support, ensuring that both participants and organizers have access to the necessary resources and knowledge for successful events.
We undertake partnerships for symbiotic benefits.
Our commitment is to provide our community and partners with value that is mutually advantageous. To achieve this, we actively work to deliver through professional collaborations with partners to foster our network, with the aim of expanding connections to advance the growth and effectiveness achieving our organization’s goals and member benefits.