If you’re attending Evo, here are some helpful hints to make your life easier. With a little bit of pre-planning, you’ll have a much easier time travelling to the event and getting all checked in.
1. Before the Event
Here are some things you should consider doing, well, right now if you haven’t already. Hurry up, you only have a few days left!
Print Your Evo Ticket
When you get to Evo, you’ll need to check in and get your event pass. You can’t get into the event hall without one. The line to your pass can be long. Really long.
To speed things up, when you registered for Evo we emailed you a ticket. Go find it right now and print it out. Seriously…I’ll wait. The ticket was sent with the subject line “Evo Ticket” and it looks like this. If you can’t find it, check your spam folder.
With the ticket, we can quickly scan you in, check your ID, hand you a pass, and off you go.
Download the Evo2014 Mobile App
If you have a smart phone, you definitely want to download our mobile app. It has complete schedules for all the on-site events, a handy map, tournament pool checker, and more! It’s free and available now, so get to it.
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2. After Arriving in Vegas
Ok, so your plane just landed and you’re ready for action. What’s next?
Get a Taxi to the Hotel
There are lots of ways to get to the hotel: an airport shuttle, the bus, etc. By far the biggest bang for your buck is to just take a taxi. From baggage claim, walk out to the public transportation area and you’ll see a huge queue for the taxis. Don’t worry, it moves fast. Get in line, and when it’s your turn hop in and tell them you want to go to the LVH.
A taxi costs a little more, but it’s way faster and less hassle than any other public options. If you’re cost sensitive, try waiting outside the line for a bit, find someone who looks like they’re going to Evo, and offer to split a cab. Which leads me to…
Wear FGC Gear
If you want to meet new people, find that fighting game T-Shirt and put it on. Easy way of saying, “Hi, I’m here for Evo and probably like a lot of the same things you do.”
Stow Your Luggage at Hotel Registration
Thursday early afternoon at Evo is like the walking dead, only with a hundred sleeping looking tournament players lugging their carry-on bag behind them. If you’re staying at the hotel, you can actually store your luggage with them until your room is ready in the early afternoon! I wouldn’t recommend this for fragile items like sticks, monitors, and laptops, but your clothes will be just fine.
Check in Early!
If you’re arriving Thursday, beat the lines and check in Thursday evening. Evo registration will be open Thursday from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM.