About MWL

About MidWestLAN
MidWestLAN was started in 2003 by a few friends, and a passion for LAN gaming. They went on to run in their first season, 4 very well received events with everyone except one selling completely out with a waiting list to get in. As the LAN party evolved the original team stayed dedicated on their goal of focusing on the gamer and not on their own needs which separated themselves from many of the early 2000-era LANs. The original 5 events saw monumental growth, as they went from 20 person events to the 100+ person LANs MWL is known for today.

After MWL5 the original staff elected to step aside to pursue other interests. However, the Empire Gamers LAN team stepped up and, with the same dedication towards providing high quality LAN events that appeal to all types of gamers, continues operating MidWestLAN to this very day. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an aspiring pro you can bet there will be something for you at MidWestLAN.

Event History
MWL1 – 11/1/03
MWL2 – 1/24/04
MWL3 – 3/20/04
MWL Tactical LAN 1 – 4/17/04
MWL4 –  5/22/04
MWL5 – 10/02/04
MWL6 – 6/24/06
MWL7 – 1/6/07
MWL8 – 6/23/07
MWL9 – 1/5/2008
MWL10 – 1/10/09
MWL11 – 1/20/10
MWL12 – 6/18/10
MWL13 – 3/19/11
MWL14 – 10/20/12
MWL15 – 8/28/15 – 8/30/15
MWL16 –  3/18/16 – 3/20/16
MWL2016 .reboot – 8/5/16 – 8/7/16