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Articles: AUCGC Officially Disbanded After 25 Years

Auburn University Computer Gaming Club
Chartered: 1996 Fall
First Meeting: 1997, March 8
TigerLAN: 2001 Fall - 2019 Fall (in-person), 2022 May (virtual)
Transitioned to virtual and TigerWAN: 2020 February
Disbanded: 2022 July

AUCGC was founded in the fall of 1996 by Ryan "Stick" Stich who ushered in the club's vibe of social gaming and innovative gameplay. The first official meeting occurred Saturday, 8 March 1997, and was attended by David aka WarHammer, Will aka Speed, Jason aka Charlie Brown, Jeremy aka Psychosia, Ryan aka Stick, Steve aka Beavis, and John aka Victor. Stick graduated in May 1998. Cary "Bandit" Pool helped the club get its permanent charter in November 1999. Jason "xero" McDonald founded and ran the first TigerLAN in Fall 2001. Stick returned in Spring 2004 to finish his graduate degree, rekindled the original vibe, and graduated again in Fall 2005. Tragically, Stick passed away in November 2006 in a motorcycle accident. The Stick Memorial Competition began at the next TigerLAN (12) in April 2007 to honor his memory and creative gameplay. Regular weekly club meetings and twice-annually TigerLANs continued until the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted them. Club adapted by shifting to virtual meetings via Discord, and also tongue in cheek transitioning TigerLAN to TigerWAN. Unfortunately, the virtual format just wasn't as sticky as the in person one and club participation feel to unsustainable levels. The club remains fond in the memories of over 50 officers, 1,000 alumni, 3,000 TigerLAN guests, and all the university staff that made it possible over the years.

Still want your gaming fix at Auburn? The social-focused Computer Gaming Club is succeeded by its more competitive sibling the Auburn ESports club. Check them out here: https://linktr.ee/auburnesports.

Real heroes respawn!

Published: Oct 10, 2023 - 12:13 AM

Articles: NO CLUB MEETING ON 10/7/2011

Due to us setting up for TigerLan on Friday, there will be no club meeting that day. You are more than welcome to come help out though.

Published: Oct 05, 2011 - 04:12 PM
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Articles: TigerLan 21 Voting is Now Up! Go Check It Out!

You heard me! Now head over to the TigerLan forums and start voting! Use this url if you can't find it: http://augamers.org/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-1362.html

Published: Aug 31, 2011 - 03:53 PM
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Articles: TigerLAN polls are now up!

Sorry about the delay, but the polls are now up. Voting ends September 25!

Published: Sep 10, 2010 - 06:45 PM

Articles: Voting Delayed

Hey guys, sorry for the delay in the forums being updated. We're having technical issues with the forums, but they should be cleared up quickly. I'll let you know when they're ready.

Published: Sep 06, 2010 - 11:39 PM

Articles: In response to Kotu...

Supreme Court Case could decide the fate of gaming as we know it...no really.

Published: Sep 04, 2010 - 05:44 PM
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Articles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to game!

Hey guys! I just recently received an Atari newsletter via email with this as one of its features, and, as it has relevance to us, as gamers, I thought I'd see about posting it. ;)

Basically, it's to do with the gaming violence laws that morons keep trying to pass; but, this time, it has reached Supreme Court... :(

Published: Sep 02, 2010 - 08:21 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 19 Date Announced

TigerLAN 19 will be 9-10 October 2010 in the Auburn Student Union, 2nd floor. See you there!

Published: Jul 02, 2010 - 12:17 AM

Articles: Important to new people.

If you want to vote. You have to sign up for a forum account. When you do this please be sure to use your Auburn E-mail address (Tigermail) as your contact E-mail.

Published: Mar 28, 2010 - 09:08 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 18 Competition Polls Are Open

For those who didn't know, TigerLAN 18 polls are up. Voting ends April 3, so make sure to vote before then!

Published: Mar 28, 2010 - 09:01 PM

Articles: Visit the Auburn University Computer Gaming Club

Yelling at no0bs over the mic not doing it for you anymore? Tired of playing the same levels the same way with the same people you never see? Want to really yell at that guy camping? Want to shake hands with the guy owning everyone, then get tips over dinner?

Then you need to visit the Auburn University Computer Gaming Club. Every Friday night, a group of gamers sit together in the same room and fight it out in new and creative ways. And none of them have to bring any computers or games with them, they just show up.

Drinking a couple of beers and IMing with friends is not nearly as much fun as actually drinking with your friends -- gaming is the same way, it's a lot more fun in person.

The Computer Gaming Club (aka Gamers Club) meets every Friday in Haley Center room 3233/3223 from 7:00 PM until whenever. The only thing you'll need to bring is headphones.

Published: Jan 09, 2010 - 11:28 AM

Articles: TigerLAN 17 This Weekend!

It's that time again, TigerLAN 17 is this weekend! It's in Auburn, Alabama, on the Auburn University campus, in the Ballroom of the Auburn Student Union.

Let's pwn some no0bs!

Published: Oct 01, 2009 - 10:19 PM

Articles: Halo 3 & Guitar Hero World Tournament in Auburn, AL!!

Halo 3 and Guitar Hero tournament.


University Village is hosting its very own Halo 3 tournament on Saturday October 10, 2009 starting at noon. It will be a FFA (free for all) with a double elimination bracket. They will only be taking the first 60 people who sign up. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 winners. They are also are hosting a Guitar Hero battle of guitarist that day. This will be single elimination but the top 3 guitarist will receive cash prizes as well. To sign up give them a call at (334) 887-8740 or register via email: uvauburn.leasing@tpco.com.

Published: Sep 26, 2009 - 01:25 AM

Articles: TigerLAN 17 Competition Polls Now Open

The TigerLAN 17 competition polls are now open! Get over there and vote for the games you want to own everyone in.

Published: Sep 06, 2009 - 03:45 AM

Articles: TigerLAN 16 Dates Announced and Registration Open

TigerLAN 16

4-5 April 2009


Rooms 2222/2223

Auburn Student Union

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

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Published: Feb 02, 2009 - 07:30 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 15 pictures have been posted

TigerLAN 15 pictures are now posted. You can see them in the forums.

Published: Nov 06, 2008 - 12:50 AM

Articles: TigerLAN 15 Pre-registration is up!

TigerLAN 15 pre-registration is up!

Registration: http://www.augamers.org/TLReg/

TigerLAN 15

18-19 October 2008

Auburn Student Union Rooms 2222/2223

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

$5/per day for gaming, $10 extra if you want to compete. Dues paying members only need to pay for competition rights (ie, two days of gaming for free).

Competition polls are up on the forums, go VOTE for what you want to play!

Registration: http://www.augamers.org/TLReg/

Hope to see you and your friends there next week!

Published: Oct 08, 2008 - 11:42 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 14 - Date Confirmed (12-13 April 2008)

TigerLAN 14 will be 12-13 April 2008 at Auburn University in the Foy Student Union.

For more details, see the forums.

Published: Jan 28, 2008 - 03:10 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 14 - Call for Date Suggestions

The call for date suggestions has been made for TigerLAN 14. The LAN Party will be in the Spring 2008 semester at Foy Student Union, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

See the date discussion topic here.

Welcome the new sponsor, Halo 3!

Published: Dec 05, 2007 - 11:45 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 13 - Competitions

TigerLAN 13 competitions:

Counter-Strike: Source

Unreal Tournament 2004

Halo 2

Warcraft III: Frozen Throne

Ridge Racer

Atomic Bomberman

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

The competitions are only a small part of TigerLAN. The format will be mostly open gaming on PC and console.

It's here! TigerLAN 13 is this weekend!

20-21 October 2007

Doors open at 10AM on the 20th and close at 11PM on the 21st.

See you there!

Published: Oct 18, 2007 - 09:35 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 13 Competition Polls Are Open

The TigerLAN 13 competition polls are open and run until 2 October. TL13's competition categories are:


- PC Team FPS


- Wii

- XBox 360

- PS3

- Ryan "Stick" Stich Memorial

The polls are in the TigerLAN subforum on the AUCGC forums. Every account gets one vote per category. But you've only got until 2 October to get you and your friends' votes in! So as Al Capone once said, "vote early and vote often!"

TL13 Forums are here.

Published: Sep 04, 2007 - 10:43 PM

Articles: Ryan Stich Memory

There is a website in memory of the club founder and first president Ryan Stich, better known to us as Stick. Stick passed away in November 2006 after another driver collided with his motorcycle at a traffic light.


Published: Jul 12, 2007 - 11:50 PM

Articles: TigerLAN 13 Date Thread

TigerLAN 12 was a lot of fun but it's over, time now to prepare for the next one. TigerLAN 13 will be this Fall at Auburn University. We are in the process of choosing a date. If you would like to help then go here.

Some current suggestions:

6-7 Oct

17-18 Nov

Don't forget to include major campus events in your suggestions like football games and exams.

Published: Jun 01, 2007 - 09:26 AM

Articles: TigerLAN 12 Competition Polls Open

The candidates for game competitions at TigerLAN XII (TL12) have been announced!

Here is the list and the links to the polls.

Get your votes in today because the polls won't be open forever!

Don't forget to let your friends know that the polls are up either, this is everyone's chance to decide on what gets played.

As a refresher:


21 April 2007

Foy Student Union, Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama


Quick Links

PC FPS: [here]

PC Team FPS: [here]

PC RTS: [here]

PS3: [here]

Wii: [here]

XBox 360: [here]

GameCube: [here]

PS2: [here]

XBox: [here]

Stick Memorial: [here]

(Yes, you read right, that's ten (10!) competitions!)

The Big List

Published: Jan 29, 2007 - 10:53 PM
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Articles: Club Founder, Ryan "Stick" Stich, Passed Away

The Auburn University Computer Gaming Club was recently informed about the death of its founder and first President. Ryan "Stick" Stich was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident approximately two weeks ago. His fiancee has offered all of Stick's gaming items to the club as it is what he would want. AUCGC has no firm plans on what to do with the equipment and games but suggestions have included keeping some of it for club, giving some away for TigerLAN prizes, and donating some to charities or educational groups, all of which are intended to improve gaming in the community.

Stick left behind a legacy of creative gaming and promotion of gaming in the community. He and a handful of others started the club in late 1996, the first official meeting was in 1997 and the club received a permanent charter from Auburn University in 1999. This not only makes the AUCGC the oldest university-sponsored computer gaming club in the country but also makes Ryan Stich a pioneer in the push to create a stable gaming community.

AUCGC has not yet determined exactly how it will memorialize him, but there will be something permanent. Talk has begun about creating a tournament at all future TigerLANs with Stick-style rules but the details are in flux. To make suggestions please see the forums ( www.augamers.org ); there is a topic under Official Announcements titled "RIP Stick."

Our thoughts are with his family, fiancee, and friends in these tough times. If anyone wishes to contact them for any reason then please contact an AUCGC officer (Ack, Gouji, Coyote, LordByron, xero) so that they are not bombarded with random contacts. Thank you.

Stick, you will be missed sorely and we will try to continue your legacy of fun and creativity.

Published: Nov 20, 2006 - 10:33 PM

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