FoM: What is it? What to expect?

Posted by Jeroen Dobbelaere 7 August 2018 in Esports

Getting straigth to the point: Frag-o-Matic, aka FoM, is Belgium’s largest and most visited LAN party. Aside from the wide variety of competitive games, FoM also offers competitions to people that love tabletop or other bar games. Frag-o-Matic holds two events each year where most big teams from across the Benelux measure their strength against each other.

What is FoM or Frag-o-Matic?

Frag-O-Matic in it’s essence is a LAN party following the BYOC (bring-your-own-computer) structure. It offers gamers a location to gather, interact and compete against each other in a (semi-)professional atmosphere. Its wide variety of competitions attracts around 1000 participants and visitors each edition. The LAN is split up in 5 competition categories: grand, normal, fast, themed and the famous fun compos, each having different prize pools.
Furthermore FoM offers (late-night) catering, side entertainment, a gaming-accessories shop, fun/meeting area, VIP packages and much more.


Price & Location

The next edition of Frag-o-Matic (FoM 20.1) will start on Friday 7th of September 2018 at 06:00PM, lasting until following Sunday 06:00PM. The location will be -as always- at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Free parking will be available, as well as an indoor sleeping area. Normal tickets cost €50, and the VIP arrangement will set you back €125.

Tickets can be bought here.

What to bring?

FoM follows a BYOC structure. That means players have to bring their own laptop/computer in addition to their own hardware, monitor and mousepad. As speakers aren’t allowed, players must as well bring headphones or in-ear monitors/earbuds. Additionally, powercables/plugs and a UTP (Ethernet) cable are required. FoM will provide chairs, but professional gaming chairs can be rented and used on location.

Your sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow can be used in the sleeping area. Don’t forget your toothpaste, soap,… for personal hygiene.
More info on what you can and what you can’t bring can be found on the FoM website.


Sector One & FoM

As FoM is the largest LAN party in Belgium, Sector One’s presence is a given. Keep an eye out for Sector One banners, jerseys and t-shirts.

Because of its familiar atmosphere, a large part of our community will be attending FoM, participating in competitions, fun compos and just hanging around, creating very memorable evenings. Our members will be recognizable by their S1 jerseys. Feel free to talk to them, ask any questions or just hang out with them.

Besides the community, some of our pro players will also be attending FoM. They will be defending S1’s name in the different compos, as well as just hang out and socialize. Ever had any questions about gaming, how to become better or just want to get to know them? Do not hesitate to talk to them!

Finally, to celebrate FoM, Sector One merchandise will be in promotion. Make sure to keep an eye to our Facebook, Twitter or website. A small amount of our merch will be directly available for purchase at FoM. Drop by to find out what we brought or reserve your swag in our store.To conclude: are you a hardcore gamer/gaming enthusiast and always wanted to measure yourself against others or just want to hang out with fellow gamers? Make sure to grab your ticket for Frag-o-Matic before they sell out! We will be there, so what are you waiting for?