Partners

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG)

PUBG has taken the gaming world by storm. As one of the most popular titles on PC and Xbox One, millions of gamers have come to enjoy PUBG's unique take on the BATTLE ROYALE game-mode, which puts up to 100 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills. Players enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking play zone as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death. The developers behind PUBG have been incredible champions for philanthropic causes. Their support of Gamers Outreach programs throughout the past year has enabled us to scale our initiatives, and help thousands more children in hospitals nationwide. At this year's Gamers for Giving, we'll be partnering with PUBG to produce a tournament for LAN attendees. Additionally, PUBG Corp. has announced their intent to MATCH community contributions during Gamers for Giving - doubling the impact of our fundraising efforts!

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is one of the academic leaders of the Midwest, serving 23,000 students from the state of Michigan who are currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan University is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Eastern Michigan University is working alongside Gamers Outreach to produce Gamers for Giving 2017. You can learn more about Eastern Michigan University at Emich.edu.

Lightstream

Lightstream is a cloud based platform that lets streamers easily broadcast gameplay onto their favorite streaming website. The software automatically detects all of a streamer's possible streaming inputs (desktop, cameras, microphone, etc.) and enables live broadcasting with the click of a button. Gone are the days of steep learning curves and convoluted software. Infiniscene requires no weird configurations to sync your gear, and features a beautiful interface that is simple and intuitive.

Astro Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and peripherals for professional gamers and hardcore enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, (an industrial design firm responsible for the look & feel of such products as the Xbox 360, HP Blackbird, and Nike+ FuelBand) ASTRO Gaming is a leading manufacturer of video gaming accessories.

Twitch

Founded in June 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts. Each day, close to 10 million visitors gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 2 million streamers.

LANFest

The Intel LANFest series is a nation-wide BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN organization that features gaming tournaments and activities intended to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers. Ticket proceeds are donated to local charities. To date, LANFest has raised nearly $700,000.00 dollars for charity organizations.

CablesAndKits

CablesAndKits is one of the most recognized privately owned pre-owned/refurbished Cisco network equipment dealers in the US and one of the largest Cisco network accessory suppliers in the world! They’re a fantastic resource for IT professionals, and for the past seven years, have been part of Inc Magazine’s list of 5000 Fasted Growing Companies.

NZXT

NZXT is a computer hardware manufacturer which specializes in mid tower and full tower cases, as well as computer cooling and power systems. Based in Los Angeles, California, NZXT has become one of the world's leading providers of hardware gear for PC enthusiasts since its founding in 2004.

DreamHack

DreamHack started in November 1994 when Kenny “K2-ICE” Eklund and Martin “DH_admin” Öjes rented the local school cafeteria in the small city Malung, Sweden and invited their computer enthusiast friends to join them for a weekend of coding and hacking. Today DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter are the world’s largest digital festivals, the indisputable largest LAN parties in the world with over 26,000 visitors, 22,483 unique devices in the network each and close to 10 000 visitors who enjoy DreamHack with their own computer. DreamHack also features world class esports events, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration on all things Internet happening several times each year all around the world.

Bluewater

Bluewater works with agencies, producers, exhibit houses, architects and consultants to create moving live event and technology experiences for strong brands. Bluewater is stepping in to support this year's event as our official equipment provider for the Gamers Outreach Twitch broadcast!

DTS

Since 1993, DTS has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Perhaps analogous to “Intel Inside,” DTS technology is a driving force behind many of today’s leading surround sound devices. Their audio solutions are integrated in more than two billion devices globally, including mobile, home theater systems, cinema, and beyond.

Detroit Pistons GT

The Pistons GT are the franchise representatives for the new NBA 2K League, kicking off this coming May. As a sponsor of Gamers for Giving, we’re proud to help raise awareness of the Pistons GT brand, and the franchise’s overall support for the gaming community.

DXRacer

For the last five years, DXRacer has supported Gamers Outreach as our exclusive seating provider. Their chairs are known for having a race car aesthetic, but are also ergonomically designed to ensure comfort and proper posture during late night gaming sessions. DXRacer is also local to Ann Arbor, Michigan – which makes us all the more grateful to have their support as we create an incredible experience for this year’s attendees.

Discord

Over the last few years, Discord has become the chat platform for gamers. We’ve used it ourselves as a hub for the Gamers Outreach community, and it’s been a wonderful resource for staying in touch with our supporters year-to-year. It’s with great excitement we welcome Discord to Gamers for Giving 2018 as an official sponsor!

Meta Threads

Developed with an adoration for gaming and fashion, Meta Threads blends street style with gaming culture. Born, raised and crafted in Los Angeles, California, Meta Threads is a pioneer in the subculture of lifestyle gaming. Notable for premium collaborations with leading game developers and PC/Console hardware manufacturers, Meta Threads has become a leader in the industry and continues to deliver elevated gaming apparel aesthetic.

SteelSeries

SteelSeries has long been the go-to provider of hardware for PC gaming enthusiasts. For many years, their name has been synonymous with performance-grade equipment and esports culture. We’re excited to welcome SteelSeries to Gamers for Giving as a partnered hardware provider.

Chipotle

We’re excited to welcome Chipotle to Gamers for Giving as a sponsor of our cause. All players that finish in 1st place during one of our headline tournaments will also receive a special gift from Chipotle – FREE BURRITOS FOR A YEAR!

ADTRAN

ADTRAN is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. Their products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers

Whether you’re in the market to buy a new vehicle or are interested in learning about our current lease offers, your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers will help you find the vehicle perfect for you. Our local Detroit Chevy Dealers are partnering with us to equip hospitals throughout Metro Detroit with GO Karts!

Merit

Merit’s Mission is connecting organizations and building community. The company provides networking, security and community services to member organizations that help make our society a better place to learn, discover work and live – while upholding the principles of an open internet.

IVSComm

IVSComm offers Cloud Communication Services that adds impressive flexibility to businesses. The company can reduce your current phone bill, expand your voice connectivity, and give your business that big company feel. IVSComm not only meets your current telephone needs and requirements but offers features that will match your company's growth.

MichiganCAT

The folks from Michigan CAT have been gracious enough to donate a large quantity of materials and resources to make sure this year’s event has adequate hardware to keep your high-wattage power supplies humming with ease.