ZLAN 2023: Games, Dates, Qualifications and all the info

The ZeratoR event is back. Let's go for the ZLAN 2023 ! Like last year, Mandatory is media partner of the LAN. We will therefore offer you a series of articles dedicated to both participants and spectators, especially concerning the selected games.

The ZLAN 2023 is quite unique, as designed as a programme above all. While the competition remains at the heart of the LAN, the fun and laughter will also be there. In addition to this new feature, the event also includes a brand new stage of qualifications.

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The games of this ZLAN 2023

  • Fall Guys
  • Garry's Deathrun Mod
  • Minecraft
  • Northgard
  • Powerwash Simulator
  • Shootmania (Storm as a whole)
  • Trackmania
  • You Suck At Parking
  • Audience choice - This is yet to be determined.
  • The mystery test

For this new edition, there will be no ZUTOM or school event. However, there is one other event planned. Thinking and speed will be required... to solve a puzzle!

Dates to remember

  • Qualification - This phase will take place Sunday 9 April and will be divided into two parts. The first will start at 5pm, the second at around 7pm.
  • ZLAN 2023 - To enjoy the show, book your 12, 13 and 14 May next. Three days of fun ahead! The draw to determine the participants will take place on the day of the qualifications.

For more information on the preliminary selection stage, please refer to our article on qualifications.

Concerning the qualification phase

The qualification stage is a first in the history of the ZLAN. Open to all those who wish to try their luck, it will allow 2 people to acquire one of the 200 slots available for this edition. As usual, the other places will be distributed following a draw which will take place Sunday 9 Aprilday of the qualifications.

To participate, and win the precious sesame for the ZLAN 2023, you will have to show your versatility and master four of the eleven selected games, namely Trackmania, Shootmania, Fall Guys and You Suck At Parking.

If you would like more information on this subject, we have prepared a comprehensive guide to qualifications.

Concerning the repechage system

Did you make it through the qualification phase with flying colours or are you one of the 198 drawn but failed in the first few rounds? Those who were eliminated early can rest assured that you will be able to prove yourself and return to the competition! The ZLAN 2023 includes a repechage. This one concerns all players eliminated until the phase when only four players are left.

In addition to the main competition, this edition will feature a Loser Bracket knockout competition. This will offer a second chance for two playerswho will re-enter the tournament in the quarter-finals. There is no need to tryhard any other games, they will be the same as in the main tournament.

About the cashprize

The cashprize has been increased a little to the delight of the participants. In total, there will be 52 023€ which will be distributed to the top eight players in the ZLAN 2023. The distribution is as follows:

  • 1st - €21,023
  • 2nd - €10,000
  • 3rd - € 6000
  • 4th - €5000
  • 5th - €4000
  • 6th - €3000
  • 7th - €2000
  • 8th - €1000

Register for ZLAN 2023

Just like last year, the final stages will be open to the public. We will provide you with more information on this subject in the near future.