We attended ‘The Link” twice last year, and it was a huge success both business wise and experience wise. And when the opportunity to co-host ‘The Link – World Reality’ popped up, we couldn’t exactly say no to that?
A few weeks before the actual event, we also got the opportunity to hold a small lecture about hosting a LAN event for kids & youths, hopefully, they learned something from us, I’m not completely sure if they did, but our experience and knowledge are now passed on.
The day has finally arrived, ‘The Link – World Reality’ has begun and our Ulvespill booth is bigger than ever! With huge thanks to DBK Esports and Elkjøp Drammen which lent us a huge amount of equipment such as monitors, PlayStation 4’s, VR setup, complete PC setups and more.
Not only did we at Ulvespill “break records” of participants in our competitions and our own casting crew. The Link itself crushed last years visitor numbers! Approximately 300 people visited The Link last weekend (15-17 March) that’s 100 more than last year. And we also got the privilege to have the mayor itself to visit and play some Fortnite at our booth. He did, of course, receive a “True Gaming” t-shirt and towel from us before he left. And a “Vault Boy” mask from Fallout.
But what did we do during The Link?
As always, Pikachu ran away and hid within the building, and a small giveaway was delivered to the person who managed to find Pikachu and delivered him to us. It’s still a blast to see kids running around and yelling “Pikachu” to this date.
We didn’t have tons of different competitions this time, but in return, we had four awesome tournaments which we broadcasted live throughout the weekend. RubenGKS did an awesome job casting our tournaments. Not only did he do live commentary on the gameplay itself, but he also held small intermissions commentary and interviews with the winners after the tournaments. You can watch three of the streams down below from our Super Smash. Bros Ultimate finale, FIFA 19 finale and the entire Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tournament!
We also had our own Apex Legends tournament, sadly we didn’t quite figure out how to broadcast that one. But the first place winner got himself a few goodies as well as 500 NOK gift card at Multicom.no.
Besides competitions, participants could test out Beat Saber on PlayStation VR, Just Dance 2019 on a BIG screen with a home cinema speakers, test out Uncharted Collection on PlayStation 4, Kingdom Hearts 3, LEGO The Hobbit and Crash Bandicoot, as well as testing out Black Ops 4 and Apex Legends on PC between our competitions. With that being said, Just Dance 2019 was a huge success, as the music and dancing went on and on and on and on from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
Slideshow with pictures taken by Paul Guanio & Glenn O.Foto
I asked Martin Tharaldsen’s opinion after the event, and the only response I got was;
I’m incredibly satisfied with the execution of the crew and the feedback we got from the participant’s parents.
We would like to thank our sponsors once again, just look at this awesome table with giveaways we had for you guys during this event!