Gamers to take on Minecraft build-off in Council’s virtual LAN Party

Young people aged 10 to 25 are invited to take on the Minecraft Medieval Challenge as part of Mildura Rural City Council’s upcoming FReeZA LAN Party Mildura.

To be held on Saturday 6 June from 9am to 3pm, this free event is open to people aged 10 to 25 who live, work or study in the Mildura area.

The event will be run in partnership with Tech Lab and Council’s Youth Engagement Services based on the wildly popular Minecraft game, which has more than 100 million online players each month.

The Minecraft Medieval Challenge involves competitors building their own medieval village, with each player allocated set materials and land plots.

This classic build-off competition will be judged on the best village design, based on creativity of design and neatness of construction.

Players will also take part in a second challenge, dubbed the Gladiator Ring.

Four prizes will be on offer, each winner receiving a $50 City Heart gift voucher.

Players can enter the Minecraft Medieval Challenge by visiting and searching for ‘Mildura LAN Party’.

Councillor for Community Wellbeing and Services Gavin Sedgmen said next month’s event was a great way for young people to connect despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

“While it would be great to have a traditional LAN party, COVID-19 restrictions simply wouldn’t allow us to have that many players in the one room,” Cr Sedgmen said.

“By holding this ‘virtual LAN party’ we’re still able to bring young people together, enabling them to enjoy their passion and connect with others in a safe environment.”

Players are also encouraged to connect via Discord – simply search for Mildura LAN Party.

Full tournament rules will be available on Council’s website closer to the event date.

This event will be fully supervised in accordance with FReeZA guidelines.

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