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Tickets to participate in Gamers for Giving 2016 are available for purchase here.

All attendees participating in tournaments or the LAN must bring a signed waiver / parental consent form.

Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity programs, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.

Sponsors help us cover overhead costs associated with hosting the event so that attendee entry fees and donations can be used strictly for the programs of the charity.

Gamers for Giving 2016 will take place within the main arena of Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center during the weekend of March 12th & 13th.

Gamers for Giving is a non-stop gaming marathon which will begin in the morning hours of Saturday, March 12th. The event will last until Sunday evening, March 13th. Attendees are welcome to stay overnight in the venue, but for those interested, hotel information can be found in the Travel section.

Through ticket sales, donations, and online streams, we hope to raise $100,000 in support of Gamers Outreach charity programs!

Aside from fundraising, as gamers, it’s also our focus to host a great event for our supporters. Gamers for Giving provides a welcoming, friendly environment where gamers can come together to play their favorite video games in a clean, social, and competitive atmosphere. Simply by participating, gamers are making a positive impact in people’s lives through resources generated by the event.

Here’s a breakdown of the passes available for purchase:

  • Spectator Pass / Media Pass / Coach Pass: Free – recommended $10 donation at the event
    If you’re attending the event as a spectator, parent, media representative, or coach, and don’t plan on participating in any of the activities listed below, you’ll want a spectator pass! Spectator passes are free, and can be acquired at the registration check-in desk upon arriving to the event. Feel free to stop by the Gamers Outreach booth during the weekend to make a donation to the cause!
  • Gamers Outreach Sky Loft: $225 Online | $300 at the Door
    The Gamers Outreach Sky Loft is a hospitality lounge with privileged views of the arena floor and jumbotron. Set aside as an area for special guests, partners, and corporate sponsors, we’ve made a limited number of passes publicly available for purchase. Premium food items and beverages will be served in a relaxing atmosphere, overlooking the entirety of the Gamers for Giving venue. Sky Loft tickets also grant access to VIP seats in the BYOC LAN, pending availability. Note: the LAN is SOLD OUT. Sky Loft tickets purchased as of March 8 only grant access to the Sky Loft.
  • BYOC LAN Ticket: $30 Online | $40 at the Door
    Purchase this ticket if you would like to participate in the BYOC LAN. This ticket also grants you entry into the headline PC tournaments of Gamers for Giving. Bring your PC or console to game with attendees for the entire weekend! We’ll also be hosting a variety of casual servers and activities. Check out the LAN Party section of the website to see a list of things you’ll need to bring.
  • VIP BYOC LAN Ticket: $125 Online | $145 at the Door
    Purchase this ticket if you would like to participate in the BYOC LAN as a VIP. This ticket also grants you entry into the headline PC tournaments of Gamers for Giving. Bring your PC or console to game with attendees for the entire weekend! We’ll also be hosting a variety of casual servers and activities. Check out the LAN Party section of the website to see a list of things you’ll need to bring. VIP seats come with a variety of extra benefits including…

    • Concierge Service: a staff member dedicated to fetching food, drinks, snacks, or any other general errands so you never have to leave the LAN! More information on this will be provided in a later blog post
    • Skip the Check-in Line: VIPs will be able to bypass the check-in line the morning of Gamers for Giving.
    • Extra Table Space: VIPs receive an extra foot of table space.
    • Early Access to the Venue: VIPs will be able to set up their rigs before the doors of Gamers for Giving open.
    • Gamers Outreach T-shirt: VIPs receive a Gamers Outreach t-shirt as part of their purchase!
    • Gamers Outreach Loot Bag: VIPs will receive a gift bag filled with loot from our sponsors and partners.
    • Close Proximity to the NOC: VIPs have quick access to the NOC, our central location for servers and event administrators
  • Halo Team Pass: $200 Online | $240 at the Door
    Purchase this pass to compete in the Gamers for Giving 2016 Halo 5 tournament on Xbox One. This team pass grants a total of 4 players + 1 coach with access to the event. Only 1 member from your team needs to purchase this pass for your group. Team information will be collected when you check-in at the event.
  • Call of Duty Team Pass: $200 Online | $240 at the Door
    Purchase this pass to compete in the Gamers for Giving 2016 Call of Duty Black Ops 3 tournament on Xbox One. This team pass grants a total of 4 players + 1 coach with access to the event. Only 1 member from your team needs to purchase this pass for your group. Team information will be collected when you check-in at the event.
  • Super Smash Bros. Pass: $35 Online | $45 at the Door
    Purchase this pass to compete in the Gamers for Giving 2016 Super Smash Bros. tournament on Wii U. This pass grants 1 player access to the event.

Use the menu on the left to learn more about what we have in store for our 2016 event. We hope to see you there!