Eh, I'm pretty sure there's plenty of venues they could've chosen instead of an internet cafe.
Unless you mean they had no other place to go when it comes to choosing someone for organizing the event. In which case I actually know a group of guys that organized several actual LANs in the past (lan of the dead and no man's LAN in windsor).
They also organized the more recent event in Toronto the Enthusiast Gaming Live event.
Heck there's also LAN War up in Oshawa.
I think if AMD took the time to actually do a bit of research into the local LAN scene they might find several organizers who could put together an actual LAN with a budget. I know the current organizer has been getting a bunch of random memory stuff from AMD to give away at his tournaments, guess they figured they'd have him do it.
Oh well, here's hoping this event goes smoothly so AMD continues to do things. (or they find someone to organize an actual LAN)
Edited by PerplexD - 5/19/15 at 2:58am