Fragopolis a success
Staff photo by Angela Brown... Jordan Grenkow, a Grade 12 student at PCI, helped organize Fragopolis, a 48-hour LAN Party Gaming event that took place over the weekend at Portage Collegiate Institute.
A tournament of computer video gaming brought dozens of kids and community members alike to Portage Collegiate Institute this past weekend for Fragopolis, a 48-hour LAN Party Gaming Event.
The Fragopolis Local-Area Network (LAN) gaming event, is an opportunity for gamers to get together with their computers or X-Boxes to connect with each other and play games all in the same room, so they can chat, have fun, and just have a good time, said Jordan Grenkow, a Grade 12 student at PCI, who helped organize the event.
the event, put on by PCI Gaming, was held in the PCI Prince Charles building Multi-Purpose Room. There were also some activities in the gymnasium for participants who wanted to play X-Box and other games.
"I thought the weekend was great," said Grenkow at the wrap up on Sunday. "We had a few bumps here and there, but in the end everything turned out well."
"We did expand from last year, so we had to make some twists and turns to get by .... It turned out nice in the end," he added. "Everyone had a great time."
At least 50 people turned out for the event, which started Friday at 4 p.m. and continued until Sunday at 4 p.m. Greknow said about 50 per cent of those who attended were students while the rest came from the community.
"I feel good," said Grenkow. "There were bigger numbers than last year. We'll expand as time passes, and more people know about this."
Many of the participants also stayed overnight for the marathon event.
"It was a great success," said Grenkow. "We do it semi-annually."
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