What is Athens Online?
Athens Online is a gaming expo and mega-LAN hosted by eSports at the University of Georgia in Athens and powered by UMG. The event will consist of universities and gamers from across the South and beyond coming together to enjoy an event filled with competitive tournaments, prize giveaways, and famous youtubers/celebrities. With nearly 40,000 square feet of open space to set the atmosphere, gamers will be able to enjoy amenities ranging from free on-campus parking to a full blown wired internet network, a variety of booths to enjoy, and more.
What do tickets get me?
Ticket holders to Athens Online are eligible to enter the venue, participate in all PC tournaments, spectate, and have the opportunity to win giveaway prizes. Console games, however, will have a separate tournament fee as the tournament fee money will go directly into the cash prize and the pot bonus--so you'll get a chance to win it back, if not more! You must buy a general admission ticket in order to enter into the event.
Buy your ticket now (here) to get your name entered twice into the drawing for a nintendo switch (ends Feb 28).
What are the tournament rules?
Tournament rules can be viewed and downloaded here.
What are the rules for coaches?
A maximum of one coach per team is permitted at Athens Online’s Overwatch, League, and CSGO tournaments. This coach may communicate freely with the members of his or her team before the team’s matches begin and during the five minutes between matches in an Overwatch set. Coaches are not permitted to communicate with their team during match play. Lastly, regarding tournament prizing, prizes will only be awarded to the team’s competitors; no prizes will be directly awarded to a team’s coach.
What type of ticket should I get?
General Admission ticket is $40
This ticket is mandatory to get into the two-day event. You will be entered into the drawing for giveaways, have access to all activities & tournaments, and the ability to spectate all matches live. If you want to play League, CSGO, Overwatch, or any side-events this is the only fee you will have to pay.
Message us for a non-UGA student discount code!
General Admission for UGA students ONLY: $15
You MUST use your UGA email and enter your student ID at checkout.
VIP Tickets are $100
The whole-package. You’ll get into the event, autographs, and get to talk to our youtubers & celebrities that show up. You are also welcome to participate in any event that is hosted. This does not apply for console games with tournament fees.
Redeem a $20 off code from UMG or any sponsored youtuber.
SMASH 4 & SMASH MELEE have a tournament fee to play, which is $10.
The money earned from tournament fees will go directly back into the cash prize pool + a pot bonus ($200 pot bonus for Smash 4 and Smash Melee).
Call of Duty also has its own tournament fee of $40 per team (or $20 per person).
The Call of Duty (Infinite Warfare 2v2) tournament will be run by UMG and will be the Southeastern Regional Qualifiers.
How can I become a volunteer?
We need volunteers in order to make this event happen! You can be eligible for service hours as well. Find information about volunteer teams here.
You will receive a free Athens Online staff t-shirt, participation in the raffle, merchandise discounts, and free entry into the event (this does not include free entry into console tournaments). Volunteer signups has closed.
Where do I stay overnight?
Click here for our recommended hotels.
What games are going to be there?
League of Legends
Rust Battle Royale
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Super Smash Brothers 4
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Street Fighter V
There will also be various side event games!
Is there an age restriction?
What does Athens Online provide?
You will be guaranteed an entire table + chairs if you register as a team. If you register without a team, you will be guaranteed a spot & entrance into the venue. We recommend bringing your own ethernet cable and a power strip just to be safe. If you forget to bring any of these, we will be selling them at the event.
What do I need to bring?
We highly recommend that you bring your own PC! We have storage areas for you to keep your PC and setup in. We, however, do not recommend leaving your PC unattended for long periods of time, and we are not liable if you get any valuables stolen DURING the event. For instance, do not leave your cell phone or wallet unattended at your LAN seat. We will not be responsible for any lost possessions during the event.
Will there be merchandise available for purchase?
Yes! We will be selling exclusive Athens Online clothing and gear. Our sponsors will also have booths set up that you can purchase things from (or acquire some free swag!) We will also have art vendors. If you are interested in selling your art, the option is now available under the Tickets.
Can I buy tickets at the event?
Yes--although not recommended. We recommend purchasing your ticket online. There is a very high possibly that you will not be able to enter the event if we reach our full capacity. If you buy your tickets now, you’ll be guaranteed a spot in the venue as well as have your name entered twice into the drawing for a nintendo switch!
What if I need special accommodations?
Please see one of our staff at the Info Desk near the entrance to obtain a medical pass for any special needs. If you do not have an easily verifiable component, we will need a doctor's note to grant a medical pass. The venue has an elevator and is well equipped to handle those who need special accommodations.
How can I refund my ticket?
We will not refund your ticket; however, you may resell your ticket to someone else. If we made a mistake on our part, contact us immediately.