Malax IT Förening 
Since 2002

 

Back around the start of the new millenium a group of friends from Malax and the surrounding area realized that they shared an interest in gaming and information technology. That sparked the idea of what was to become the LAN-party called TheEncounter.

The first TheEncounter was held in Pixnehallen in Malax in 2002 and the event has lived long and prospered since then (with a short break somewhere around 2008). Thus this year marks the 15th anniversary of TheEncounter and that’s of course something we’re mighty proud of.

By we we’re referring to Malax IT-förening (MITF – the Malax IT-association) which is a nonprofit association located in Malax (Maalahti), where our events also take place. MITF concists of around 30 (more or a little less) active members, and amongst our ranks you’ll find both old school LAN-people who prefer to play Action Quake once or twice a year and pretty hardcore gamerz who spend a lot of time on the electronic battlefields.

Apart from TheEncounter MITF also hosts two smaller LAN-parties (MiniEncounter) a year at Bygdegården, which is the Malax Youth Associations (Malax UF) base in Malax. We also collaborate with the Pargas Gaming Community (PGC), marketing their PCGL online Counter Strike league in our area.

Every now and then MITF also arranges other kinds of events in Malax, such as sports nights in the summer when we play the glorious finnish game of pesäpallo.

 


The Board

 

Jona Nyström

Jona Nyström

Chairman
Filip Udd

Filip Udd

Vice Chairman
Joakim Antfolk

Joakim Antfolk

Cashier
Annika Salo

Annika Salo

Secretary
Simon Jåfs

Simon Jåfs

Technical Manager
Christoffer Törnroos

Christoffer Törnroos

Webmaster & Designer
Roland Björkblom

Roland Björkblom

Substitute
Jonas Edman

Jonas Edman

Substitute

Active Members

 

Kim Alvaskari

Kim Alvaskari

Photographer
Anton Nylèn

Anton Nylèn

Recorder / YouTuber
Kristoffer Nykopp

Kristoffer Nykopp

Consiglieri
Julia Fredman

Julia Fredman

Active Member
Jonny Stoor

Jonny Stoor

Active Member
Nico Stenroos

Nico Stenroos

Active Member
Anders Dahlgren

Anders Dahlgren

Active Member
Isak Långkvist

Isak Långkvist

Active Member
Tomas Haglund

Tomas Haglund

Active Member
Jonathan Bonn

Jonathan Bonn

Active Member
Thomas Damsten

Thomas Damsten

Active Member
Marcus Lannhagen

Marcus Lannhagen

Active Member
Jonathan Holmgren

Jonathan Holmgren

Active Member
Jonathan Söderblom

Jonathan Söderblom

Active Member
Jonathan Björndahl

Jonathan Björndahl

Active Member
Anna Granlund

Anna Granlund

Active Member
Kim Mattans

Kim Mattans

Active Member
Lukas Strömfors

Lukas Strömfors

Active Member
Oliver Saaristo

Oliver Saaristo

Active Member
Benjamin Lidman

Benjamin Lidman

Active Member
Roger Nyfors

Roger Nyfors

Active Member
Niklas Westerholm

Niklas Westerholm

Active Member
Jonathan Orre

Jonathan Orre

Active Member
Ronny Granholm

Ronny Granholm

Active Member
Jonas Utgård

Jonas Utgård

Active Member